Tag Archives: politics

Tech’s biggest players tackle climate change despite rollbacks

Some of America's biggest tech companies say they're still committed to battling climate change, Bloomberg reports, two days after President Trump signed a sweeping executive order that rolls back many Obama-era climate policies. Not only will it be...

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Dear Donald Trump: ‘Clean coal’ doesn’t exist

"Clean coal" is an oxymoron. Even if you took a hunk of coal, doused it in bleach and scrubbed it for six hours with a soapy horsehair brush, it would still cause lung cancer and fill the air with carbon emissions when you burned it

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US House votes to let ISPs sell your browser history

With a slim majority of 215 to 205, the US House of Representatives just passed a resolution rolling back FCC privacy regulations.

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California’s new car emission standards defy the White House

The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn't stopping California from putting its foot down. The state's Air Resources Board has finalized car emissions standards for 2022-2025 that the White House still wants...

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#GOPDnD Has the Best Dungeons & Dragons Game Ever After Trumpcare Failed

After a series of closed-door meetings , rejected promises , and thinly veiled threats from President Donald Trump, Republicans finally pulled the American Health Care Act before taking a vote on Friday. This was met with laughter by many, and a few tears by others. But the best reaction came from #GOPDnD, which ended… Read more..

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US ordered social media checks for some Visa applicants

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ordered "mandatory social media checks" on all visa applicants who visited ISIS-controlled regions, according to memos seen by Reuters. That could explain why some visitors to the US have complained about increased...

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FCC: Your cybersecurity isn’t our problem

The new FCC chairman hasn't wasted any time getting down to business.

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Germany to use voice recognition to identify refugee origins

Germany will soon use voice recognition tech to help figure out exactly where refugees came from, according to Die Welt. Though the number of asylum seekers coming to the nation in 2016 dropped significantly to 280,000 from 890,000 in 2015, there was...

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Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials

In part of his 5,700-word manifesto last month, Mark Zuckerberg hinted at plans to make Facebook a more informed and civically engaged social network. Now, some of those ideas are getting a concrete solution with a new feature called Town Hall, which...

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Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo account breach

When Yahoo claimed that state-sponsored hackers were behind the 2014 breach that exposed 500 million accounts, it may have been understating the significance of what happened. The Justice Department is indicting four Russians over the intrusion, two...

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