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Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday.<p>The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. …

California

The Pillars Of Creation Haven't Been Destroyed, Say New NASA Images

The Pillars of Creation, 7,000 light years away in the Eagle Nebula, represents one of Hubble’s most iconic images.<p>The full nebula itself is a race: evaporative radiation from new stars fights against the active, ongoing star-formation from the nebula’s cool gas.<p>First observed by Hubble in the …

Justice Department appeals Time Warner-AT&T merger approval

The Justice Department will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval, according to a court document filed Thursday.<p>Shares of AT&T slipped more …

Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the nation's public employee unions Wednesday that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle.<p>After three efforts in 2012, 2014 and 2016 fell short, the court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that unions …

Employment

Updating your router to WPA3 could protect your home Wi-Fi network

A new security protocol for wireless internet access known as Wi-Fi Security Protocol 3, or WPA3, has been certified and router manufacturers are …

Routers

Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse

Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat, FaceTime and Houseparty launches today. TechCrunch scooped back in March that Instagram would launch video calling, and the feature was officially announced at F8 in May. Now it’s actually rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android, allowing up to four …

They Are Not Telling Us The Truth About The Job Market. Here Is What They Don't Want You To Know

The government and media have been reporting that the job market is remarkably tight. The unemployment rate is at 3.8%—a historic low. Economists contend that 5% unemployment is deemed full employment. This means that pretty much anyone who wants a job already has a job or could easily attain a …

Employment

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

Here’s why AT&T decided to buy Time Warner, according to CEO Randall Stephenson

Think Netflix.<p>AT&T is close to nailing down its deal to buy Time Warner, a massive content company that owns HBO, CNN and the “Harry Potter” film franchise.<p>But I’ve wondered about the merits of the deal. Since Time Warner content still has to be made available to competing distributors — whether …

Time Warner

Trump calls North Korea 'sincere' on possible nuclear talks, others skeptical

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Feeling the pressure of sanctions, North Korea seems “sincere” in its apparent willingness to halt nuclear tests if it held denuclearization talks with the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday as U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials voiced …

North Korea

Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

By Shane Harris ,<p>Shane Harris<p>Intelligence and national security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Carol D. Leonnig ,<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Greg Jaffe and<p>Greg Jaffe<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Josh …

Security

NRA spokeswoman pushes back on raising age for buying semiautomatic rifles, an idea Trump has suggested

By John Wagner<p>John Wagner<p>National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Sunday pushed back against proposals to raise the age to purchase a semiautomatic weapon to 21, an idea that President Trump has seemed to …

Donald Trump

House Democrats defend FBI, DOJ in rebuttal to GOP intel memo

National Security<p>Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a long-awaited and freshly declassified rebuttal Saturday to Republican claims that federal officials abused the process for obtaining warrants to eavesdrop on Carter Page, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump who …

News

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs

No matter what anyone tells you, we’re not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.<p>I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge

Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, …

South Carolina

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Think Republicans Went Bonkers Over the Nunes Memo? Just Wait.

If you thought conservative reaction to the memo was unhinged, imagine how much panic the Mueller investigation will unleash.<p>Did last week make you …

Donald Trump

Republican lawmakers distance themselves from Trump on memo

By Elise Viebeck and<p>Elise Viebeck<p>Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Shane Harris<p>Shane Harris<p>Intelligence and national security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A fierce partisan battle over the Justice Department and its role in the Russia investigation moves into its …

Russia Probe

Nunes memo release is Trump's attempt to quell threats to him and his circle

By seeking to discredit investigators, Trump may only deepen his predicament – ensnaring his family members and closest aides<p>Huddled with his twentysomething communications director on Air Force One somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, Donald Trump needed a cover story. The news that the president’s …

'Think of where we are now': Fox News' Shep Smith warns we're on the verge of a constitutional crisis

Fox News host Shep Smith on Thursday ran through the litany of problems with the memo—drafted by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman …

Donald Trump

'Weasels and liars': Comey tweets about FBI speaking up amid controversy over memo

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey took to Twitter to weigh in as rumors swirl around the FBI's reported opposition to a secret memo's potential declassification.<p>"All should appreciate the FBI speaking up," Comey wrote Thursday evening. "I wish more of our leaders would. But take …

Andrew McCabe

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concern

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced “any attempt to challenge historical truth”.<p>Poland’s ruling Law and …

Donald Tusk

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Watchdog group files complaint against Trump campaign over reported payout to Stormy Daniels

By Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The confidentiality settlement reportedly paid to an adult-film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump years before he became president may have violated campaign finance laws, a watchdog group alleged Monday.<p>In a pair of …

Donald Trump

Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of Recriminations

WASHINGTON — Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on Monday as Senate Democrats buckled under pressure to adopt a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without first addressing the fate of young undocumented immigrants.<p>The House quickly approved the measure — …

Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels and washing machines in first major trade action of 2018

By David J. Lynch<p>David J. Lynch<p>Financial writer covering trade and globalization<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump took action in two pending trade disputes Monday, imposing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines.<p>The twin actions represent Trump’s first tariff orders and are his most …

Tariffs

Hillary Clinton: Trump's 'ignorant, racist views'

Politics News<p>Hillary Clinton on Friday called President Donald Trump's reported remarks racist as she added her voice to the uproar after the president allegedly derided Haitians and referred to African nations as "shithole" countries in a discussion on immigration.<p>Civil rights icon Rep. John …

Iran threatens 'severe' response to US sanctions against judiciary chief

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to target the head of its judiciary with sanctions, saying the move warrants a "severe" response.<p>Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as …

News

Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

• <b>Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider on Thursday. Some stores have already closed; others will close within weeks.</b>• <b><br>Many employees were not informed of the closings ahead of time.</b>• <b><br>Ten of the closed stores will be turned into e-commerce</b> …

Puerto Rico