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Where Travis Kalanick and Donald Trump meet in the middle: Their supporters

They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear: Kalanick is, in form and function, nothing like Trump. Kalanick is a legitimately successful entrepreneur who created a massive company out of thin air. Kalanick’s also got plenty of faults, but he hasn’t been accused of a fraction of the improprieties that Trump has (personally, and professionally).  They share, however,…

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Toilet charity wants to rename Indian village after Trump, but it’s for a good cause

During Donald Trump’s first few months in office he’s unexpectedly inspired a great deal of bathroom-related discussion, ranging from urine-themed jokes to trademarked Trump toilet paper. But the latest association between the U.S. President and toilets comes from a charity effort that hopes to provide a small village in northern India with access to improved sanitation facilities. SEE ALSO: Trump toilet paper is here to clean up this political mess According to The Associated Press, a toilet charity called Sulabh International has unofficially renamed India’s Marora village after President Trump…

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Johnny Depp would like to apologize for that ‘bad joke’ about Donald Trump’s assassination

Less than 24 hours since his foreboding question to a Glastonbury crowd, Johnny Depp has issued an apology. During remarks that proceeded a film screening, Depp suggested Donald Trump should be in attendance before asking “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The uncomfortable joke sparked headlines and controversy, and now the actor is back-pedaling.  SEE ALSO: Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump’s assassination at Glastonbury “I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in…

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Obama Authorized Cyberstrikes Against Russia Through Secret Program That Continues Under Trump

Following the Kremlin-directed cyberattacks that upended the Democratic Party last summer, then-President Barack Obama reportedly approved the use of cyberweapons targeting sensitive Russian computer systems, according to a new report from the Washington Post—one of the most comprehensive so far to describe the… Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump’s assassination at Glastonbury

Johnny Depp has taken a page out of Kathy Griffin’s book when it comes to resisting the current occupant of The White House.  During the introduction to his 2004 film The Libertine at Cineramageddon, the drive-in film portion of arts festival Glastonbury, the actor tried to get political with a super awkward joke. While he did not quite pose for a photograph with a beheaded Donald Trump, he did attempt to causally bring up…assassination. SEE ALSO: Kathy Griffin speaks about Trump photo controversy: ‘I’m not afraid of Donald Trump. He’s…

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Trump offered support for use of wireless drones at a meet with tech giants

U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc, and General Electric Co and other business leaders. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market. The meeting, which lasted more than three hours including breakout sessions, is part of Trump’s effort to tap industry experts on how to boost U.S….

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Facebook chooses not to share data on political campaign advertising and related data

Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research. Details such as the frequency of ads, how much money was spent on them, where they were seen, what the messages were and how many people were reached would remain confidential under the company’s corporate policy, which is the same for political advertising as for commercial customers. “Advertisers consider…

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Blockchain, a London based start-up, raised $40 billion of funding

London-based startup Blockchain has raised $40 million (31.5 million pounds) in a fresh round of funding as the software company rides a wave of enthusiasm for digital currency technology. The financing round, the largest for a financial technology company since Britain’s vote last year to leave the European Union, was led by the venture capital arm of Alphabet Inc and Lakestar, Blockchain said on Thursday. Nokota Management and Digital Currency Group also participated in the financing round, which boosted Blockchain’s total funding to more than $70 million. Tom Hulme, the…

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While Trump tweets about Comey, Barack Obama delivers an eloquent plea to save health care

In case you’ve forgotten, this is what a president’s supposed to sound like. While Donald Trump tried to distract the nation from the Senate’s healthcare bill with tweets about Russia, “Cryin’ Chuck,” and those non-existent Comey “tapes,” Barack Obama used Facebook to deliver a 939-word message defending his own health care law and asking Americans to call on their senators to vote down the AHCA.  There’s plenty here that takes direct aim at the current health care debate, like the notion that this is simply a move to wipe away…

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Senate reveals detested health care bill, and LORDY Trump just tweeted about Comey tapes

No one will ever mistake Donald Trump for Machiavelli, but the current president probably thinks of himself as a political magician. On Thursday, just after the U.S. Senate had unveiled their draft of the American Health Care Act, aka “Trumpcare,” the Tangerine Dream in the White House decided it was a great time to throw the internet into a tizzy. With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 …whether there are…

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