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Senate report says Russian election interference ‘invariably’ supported Trump, recommends national PSA

Senate report says Russian election interference ‘invariably’ supported Trump, recommends national PSA A bipartisan Senate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election released today definitively implicates the country in online operations designed specifically to get then-candidate Donald Trump elected. The tactics used were “overtly and almost invariably supportive” of his campaign […]

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To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment

To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment In a move to correct the imbalance of power between technologically sophisticated corporations and the lawmakers who regulate them, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing that Congress reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment. It’s a move that […]

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The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception

The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception Eleven million women in the U.S. live more than an hour from an abortion clinic, a number expected to increase as facilities close up shop following new restrictions on women’s healthcare in several states. Planned Parenthood and other leading nonprofits continue to […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking

Senate Intelligence Committee releases first volume of its investigation into Russian election hacking The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the first volume of its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Helmed by Select Committee Chairman Richard Burr, the Republican from North Carolina, and Virginia […]

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We still don’t know how much of Libra Facebook owns

We still don’t know how much of Libra Facebook owns The $10 million entry fee to join the Facebook-developed cryptocurrency’s Libra Association is merely a minimum. Members who’ll verify transactions can opt to invest more in exchange for more Libra Investment Tokens that will earn them dividends from the interest earned by […]

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Maine lawmakers pass bill to prevent ISPs from selling browsing data without consent

Maine lawmakers pass bill to prevent ISPs from selling browsing data without consent Good news! Maine lawmakers have passed a bill that will prevent internet providers from selling consumers’ private internet data to advertisers. The state’s senate unanimously passed the bill 35-0 on Thursday following an earlier vote by state representatives 96-45 […]

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CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup

CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Evan J. Zimmerman is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He is the Chairman of Jovono and Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative technology council. He is a partner and director in […]

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Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg. It admonishes Facebook for not spelling out […]

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Trump agrees to reopen the federal government through mid-February

Trump agrees to reopen the federal government through mid-February On Friday, President Trump announced his intentions to back off of his demand for border wall funding, allowing the federal government to reopen for three weeks through February 15. The president touted the decision to reopen the government as a deal in spite […]

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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills […]

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