Electronics

Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul. Instead, Zuckerberg says that because Facebook has become so valuable, he…

Trump trades insults with ‘madman’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

President Trump speaks to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Trump labeled North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un a “madman” hours after announcing new sanctions on the rogue regime. The comments, sent in a tweet early Friday morning, appeared to be a reaction to the North Korean leader’s dismissal of Trump in his own statement…

4 charts that explain what Graham-Cassidy will do – CNN

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targeted Facebook ads to influence the 2016 presidential election. In Myanmar, activists are accusing Facebook of censoring Rohingya Muslims, who are under attack from the country’s military. In Africa, the social network faces accusations that it helped human traffickers extort victims’ families by…

New aerial photos show Puerto Rico devastation; at least 6 dead in Hurricane Maria aftermath – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Early aerial images of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria here show waterlogged neighborhoods, roofs peeled off homes and shopping centers, and once-lush landscape denuded of leaves from a storm that officials say has left at least six people dead. Three of the fatalities occurred in the municipality of Utuado as a result of mud slides, the U.S. territory’s public safety department said in a statement. Two others…

‘James Comey, you’re not our homie’: Protesters disrupt former FBI director’s speech at Howard University – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

A group of protesters chanting “no justice, no peace,’’ interrupted former FBI director James B. Comey as he tried to address the convocation ceremony at Howard University on Friday morning. “Get out James Comey, you’re not our homie,’’ the group of about 20 protesters chanted. Comey twice sought to ask to be permitted to speak, but the protesters continued chanting. “No justice, no peace, no (expletive) police,’’ they shouted. At…

A short history of ‘dotard,’ the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. “I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. The North Korean leader’s warning about “fire,” which echoed President Trump’s August…

The Note: Fake news gets real after Facebook CEO reveals Russian ads – ABC News

Friday, September 22, 2017

THE TAKE with ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks Mark Zuckerberg just changed the conversation about Russian interference in US elections and made it much harder for folks at the White House to skirt the issue. President Trump, so far, has bristled at any insinuation that his win was tainted by Russian influence. And before Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook had sold over $100,000 in ads to Russian companies and fake Russian accounts,…

Uber loses its license to operate in London – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety.  Private hire operators must meet rigorous regulations,…

Germany goes to the polls Sunday. Here’s what to expect. – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Campaign posters featuring former president Barack Obama have gone up in Berlin. The posters highlight Obama’s support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in elections this month. (Griff Witte/The Washington Post) Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections that will determine the new government. Unlike France and the Netherlands, where people worried about a potential political earthquake if the far right…

The Daily 202: In Alabama Senate debate, a noun, a verb and Donald Trump – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: If you took a shot of liquor every time Luther Strange name-dropped the president during a televised debate last night, you’d probably be too hammered to attend Donald Trump’s rally for him in Huntsville later today. Heck, depending on your tolerance, you might still be too hung over to go vote next Tuesday in the GOP runoff. The senator, who was appointed to…

Kim’s Rejoinder to Trump’s Rocket Man: ‘Mentally Deranged US Dotard’ – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mr. Kim’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, who arrived in New York on Wednesday to attend the General Assembly, also called Mr. Trump “a dog barking.” Asked by reporters in New York what Mr. Kim might have meant by the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure,” Mr. Ri said that only Mr. Kim would know, but that he thought the North might be considering the largest test of a hydrogen bomb ever…

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency — but at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government and starting to self-regulate. Here’s the nine-point plan Zuckerberg has devised to combat election…

Hurricane Maria passed, but for two women in Puerto Rico, the terror was only just beginning – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

LEVITTOWN, PUERTO RICO — The winds had eased, the debris was no longer soaring through the air, the chaos had subsided. Elizabeth Serrano Roldan decided to lie in her bed and rest. In her gated, middle-class community in the San Juan suburbs, it appeared Hurricane Maria had finally passed. Then came the water. It was murky, and sudden, and it flowed into Serrano Roldan’s home with ferocity. Needing a wheelchair…

Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama GOP Senate Debate – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mr. Moore mocked Mr. Strange’s grasping of the president’s coattails, accusing him of offering a one-note message and even being a tad obsessive. “I can’t tell you what the president thinks, I can’t tell you every move he makes, when he goes to the bathroom and when he doesn’t,” Mr. Moore shot back after Mr. Strange claimed that Mr. Trump had noticed the former judge’s apparent unfamiliarity with the Obama-era…

Trump imposes new sanctions on North Korea, Kim says will ‘tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire’ – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Thursday announced new financial sanctions targeting North Korea as his administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point. The new penalties seek to leverage the dominance of the U.S. financial system by forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do…

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency — but at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government and starting to self-regulate. Here’s the nine-point plan Zuckerberg has devised to combat election…

Trump turns to sanctions, diplomacy on North Korea after threatening destruction – CNN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will release the Russia-linked ads to investigators – Business Insider

Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Today is my first day back in the office after taking parental leave. It was really special to be with Priscilla and August after she was born, and to get to spend some more time with Max. While I was out on leave, I spent a lot of time with our teams on the question of Russian interference in the US elections. I made some decisions on the next steps…

New GOP bill could spawn 50 new health care debates – CNN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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