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A New Privacy Problem Could Deepen Facebook's Legal Trouble

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:00
Facebook shared user data with the makers of smartphones and other devices, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Blackberry.
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Tusks, Horns, and Claws: The Fight to Dismantle the Facebook Animal Parts Bazaar

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:00
In Facebook groups, wildlife traffickers can hawk their wares to buyers across the globe. A team of whistleblowers hopes that an undercover sting—and a novel legal attack—can cut off the illicit trade where it lives online.
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Former U.S. Intelligence Officer Charged With Selling Secrets To China

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, was seized by federal agents en route to the Seattle airport, where prosecutors say he meant to board a China-bound flight.

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White House Appeals Ruling That President Can't Block Twitter Followers

Trump has blocked numerous critics from his @realDonaldTrump account. But a ruling in May said the president's account is "a public forum" and that his followers enjoy First Amendment guarantees.

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The Education Of Bobby Kennedy — On Race

"Robert Kennedy was in search of love and found it in black America, and it was reciprocated," says historian David Margolick, reflecting on RFK's legacy 50 years after his death.

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Midterm Messages: Women Are Owning 2018, But So Is Trump

The dominant storylines from the 2018 primaries so far have been that women have dominated and the president has had his own relative success — and a big impact on GOP congressional candidates.

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Transcript: Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, On Trump-Kim Summit

Schumer, D-N.Y., and other top Democrats sent a letter to President Trump yesterday, laying out tough demands ahead of Trump's summit with North Korea. He talks about them with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook On Screen Time Controls, Working With China

Cook, who has led Apple since 2011, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep in a wide-ranging interview on Monday as the company kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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A 24/7 Emergency Room Charges An 'After-Hours' Fee. Who Should Pay?

A severe allergic reaction sent a patient at night to an ER, which now wants to charge more than for a daytime visit. Billing specialists say the patient might have grounds for an appeal.

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What You Need To Know About The Coming Showdown Between Trump And Mueller

Following months on a collision course, the White House and the special counsel's office are on track for a standoff that could take Washington, D.C., into terra incognita.

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Mueller's Team Accuses Manafort Of Witness Tampering, Asks Judge To Detain Him

The former Trump campaign manager and an unnamed associate tried to contact two potential witnesses "in an effort to secure materially false testimony," prosecutors say.

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After Weeks Out Of The Public Eye, Melania Trump Re-Emerges at White House Event

First lady Melania Trump had been out of the public eye for weeks following treatment for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition.

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Schumer Says Trump Not Acting Like An Innocent Man, 'Dead Wrong' On Pardoning Himself

Schumer took issue both with the president's legal team arguing he has the authority to self-pardon and Trump calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe "unconstitutional."

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President Trump Rescinds Invitation To Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles

In a statement, the president says all the players won't promise to stand for the national anthem, hand on heart.

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Apple Requested 'Zero' Personal Data In Deals With Facebook, CEO Tim Cook Says

"We've never been in the data business," Cook tells NPR. He was responding to a report that Facebook struck deals giving Apple and other device makers access to Facebook users' personal information.

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Queen Honors Activist Who Fought To Decriminalize Prostitution

Catherine Healy has spent more than 30 years as an activist and was instrumental in drafting legislation that legalized prostitution in New Zealand. Now she's becoming a dame.

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WWDC 2018: The Best Part About Apple's Keynote Is What Wasn't There

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:40
Taking a pause to work on stability is exactly the right move for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave.
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'I've Waited 44 Years': Capitals' First Radio Voice Finally Calls A Stanley Cup Final

Ron Weber, 84, called 1,936 games from their inception in 1974 to 1997. But he retired before they made their first (and for a long time, only) final. Now, he and the team are getting a second chance.

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WWDC 2018: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 17:56
The next version of Safari takes on ad-trackers more aggressively than ever.
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WWDC 2018: Everything Apple Announced at the June 4 WWDC Keynote

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:59
Apple's yearly developer keynote was all about software.
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