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Trump administration may blacklist Chinese firms that routinely copy tech

The US trade war is meant in part to punish China for allowing intellectual property theft, but the Trump administration might not be convinced it goes far enough. Washington Post sources claim that White House advisor Peter Navarro is exploring a p… Source: Engadget | Trump administration may blacklist Chinese firms that routinely copy tech

Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short history Joan Donovan, MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

Twitter outlines when it would restrict world leaders' tweets

Twitter is shedding more light on its approach to restricting world leaders' tweets — not that it'll satisfy everyone. The social network stressed in a blog post that leaders "are not above our policies entirely" and that it would take enforcement… Source: Engadget | Twitter outlines when it would restrict world leaders' tweets

Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

Facebook has updated its policies to make it even easier for politicians to post misleading ads. In a change first spotted by Popular Information, the company has narrowed down what it defines as "misinformation." Prior to this week, Facebook's guide… Source: Engadget | Facebook's new misinformation policy doesn’t include political ads

15% Tariff Hitting AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod and More in the U.S. This Sunday

Starting this Sunday, Apple’s AirPods, Apple Watch, headphones, some iMacs, HomePod, and other products will be impacted by a 15 percent tariff as part of the United States’ ongoing trade dispute with China, reports Bloomberg. The tariffs were entered into the Federal Register today and will go into effect on 12:01 a.m. local time on …

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Here Are the Secret Documents About the Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

The Justice Department has released hundreds of pages of documents relating to an FBI application for a secret warrant issued in October 2016 authorizing surveillance on former Donald Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Here Are the Secret Documents About the Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

Tim Cook Told Donald Trump China Tariffs Are 'Not the Right Approach' in Recent Meeting

Apple CEO Tim Cook conducted a private meeting with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 25, where the discussion was said to be focused “on trade.” Following a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Cook divulged more details about the meeting, mentioning that the two men discussed topics like recently imposed tariffs on China …

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Trump's Planned Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum Would Likely Apply to Apple Products

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum to protect domestic producers. Trump is expected to sign the formal order next week, and he promised that it will remain in effect for a “long period of time.” The controversial …

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Apple and Other Companies Fear 'Looming End' of H-1B Work Visa Spousal Protection Program

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other technology companies have sent a message to the Trump administration through various Washington, D.C. lobbying groups, urging President Trump to keep protecting spouses of immigrants who work in the U.S. with H-1B visas. The companies reportedly fear a “looming end” to the program that protects these spouses and allows …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Other Leaders Sign Letter Asking Trump to Protect DACA Program

Hundreds of chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chairmen, presidents, and other business leaders have added their signatures to an open letter asking President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program protects young adults brought illegally into the U.S. — called “Dreamers” — and grants them the “basic opportunity …

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