Walid Damouny

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This plan would regulate Facebook without going through Congress

How to rein in data collection without going through Congress<p>After two days of bruising testimony before Congress, there’s never been more interest in regulating Facebook. In question after question this week, lawmakers seemed to take it as a given that new rules were needed to rein in Facebook, …

Couple who took in alleged Fla. school shooter says he texted their son that he was 'going to the movies'

In an eerie text message to a friend just three minutes before he allegedly started his Valentine's Day killing spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas …

South Korea Targets U.S. Trade Remedies in New WTO Dispute

South Korea launched a World Trade Organization dispute that argued a key provision of the U.S.’s anti-dumping and countervailing investigations …

They Planted Porn in ISIS Propaganda, Just for Starters, Then Sowed Chaos and Confusion in the 'Caliphate'

Given the dangers they face, the six people who make up the little group calling itself, with conscious irony, “Daeshgram”—its name melding the …

Stephen Bannon’s words and actions don’t add up

Perhaps it’s just me, but a few weeks into the Trump presidency, between the tweets, executive orders, attacks and counterattacks, I feel dizzy. So I’ve decided to take a break from the daily barrage and try to find the signal amid the noise: What is the underlying philosophy of this administration?<p>…

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Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCain | Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) - Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was “how dictators get started”.<p>U.S. Senator John McCain speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February …

Sen. Claire McCaskill says she may face 2018 primary, compares Democratic base to Tea Party

<b>(CNN) —</b> Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said on Thursday that she may face a primary before the 2018 mid-term elections, comparing calls for ideological purity from the Democratic base to the conservative Tea Party movement of the Obama era.<p>"I am for sure gonna run," McCaskill said on "The Mark …

Why Won't Clinton Democrats Like Sally Albright Stop Lying About Bernie Sanders?

There’s a very odd and persistent pathology in the minds of liberals and neoliberals who supported Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: …

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Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

Elizabeth Warren promises to introduce legislation that will force Trump to divest from his business empire

"Americans deserve to know that the president is doing what's best for the country — not using his office to do what's best for himself," she tweeted. "The only way for @realDonaldTrump to eliminate conflicts-of-interest is to divest his financial interests and place them in a blind trust."<p>The …

Robert Reich Warns A 'Dark Cloud Of Illegitimacy' Hangs Over Trump's Presidency

The former labor secretary issued a grave warning about the incoming commander in chief.<p>Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich says that a “dark cloud of illegitimacy” hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump, and that the only remedy is for Trump to release his tax returns and for the CIA …

Electoral College Members Request Intelligence Briefing On Russia, Trump

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta supports the effort.<p>Ten Electoral College members have requested an intelligence briefing on Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election, a week before the group is scheduled to formally certify the results.<p>The bipartisan group made their case to …

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Donald Trump: 'We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes'

President-elect in Fayetteville declares focus on destroying Isis, hours after Barack Obama dismissed ‘false promises’ of bombing terrorists into surrender<p>Donald Trump has laid out a US military policy that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating …

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