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U.S. to investigate Apple for slowing down older iPhones

The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission will probe Apple over whether the company "violated securities laws concerning …

Trade panel nixes Boeing's bid for relief against Canadian rival

U.S. companies that see President Donald Trump’s “America First” administration as predisposed to giving them protection against imports from foreign competition got a reality check on Friday: They still have to prove their case before the U.S. International Trade Commission.<p>The bipartisan, …

Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday

The government shutdown headed into its third day as Republicans insulted Democrats for rejecting the latest offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said he would consider allowing a floor debate on immigration issues in mid- to late February if leaders do not strike an …

Donald Trump

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that it planned to prioritize high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy.<p>The initiative, which follows an overhaul that Facebook announced last week to emphasize posts, …

Social Media

The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congressional …

National Security

A new bill would ban the US government from using Huawei and ZTE phones

US Lawmakers have long worried about alleged connections between the companies and the Chinese government<p>US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Crowd Funding

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

Deutsche Bank Shares Slump After Warning on $1.8 Billion U.S. Tax Law Hit

Deutsche Bank AG (DB) shares fell sharply Friday, Jan. 5, after Germany's biggest lender said it would book a €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) charge …

First phase of Trump border wall gets $18 billion price tag, in new request to lawmakers

The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it wants $18 billion over the next decade for the initial phase of a Mexico border wall, laying out for the first time a detailed financial blueprint for the president's signature campaign promise.<p>The money would pay for 316 miles of new fencing and …

Immigration

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Screen Test | Molly Kat by Lester Jones (NSFW)

<i>Screen Test</i> is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers …