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Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in a Wednesday, July 29, 2020 file photo, in Washington.  Two of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill, Jayapal and  David Cicilline of Rhode Island, have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election. In a letter sent Sunday, Sept. 27, U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and David Cicilline of Rhode Island demanded that Facebook immediately remove pages or groups spreading misleading information about voting and posts encouraging people to bring guns to polling places. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)
Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hateTwo of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber can keep operating in London after the ride-hailing company won a court appeal on Monday Sept. 28, 2020, against the refusal by transit regulators to renew its license. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Uber gets 18-month London license after winning court appealUber can keep operating in London after it won its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license
The Associated Press9 hours ago
TikTok Ban Blocked at Last MinuteFour hours before it was set to take effect, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration's attempt to prohibit Americans from downloading TikTok . The judge partially granted a request by the Chinese-owned app for a temporary injunction, meaning it will remain available on mobile app stores for now, CNN and...
Newser13 hours ago
Federal judge temporarily suspends Trump order that would have banned popular app TikTok from app stores on SundayFederal judge temporarily suspends Trump order that would have banned popular app TikTok from app stores on Sunday
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to ban its app, suggesting the Chinese-owned app’s deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled. An app-store ban, delayed once by the government, is set to go into effect Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTokA federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bavarian leader backs California-style deadline for gas carsThe governor of Bavaria has backed a deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to the 2035 date proposed by California
The Associated Press2 days ago
Resident Accidentally Obstructs Village's Internet for 18 MonthsEvery morning for 18 months, an entire Welsh village would lose its broadband internet connection, or else see speeds slow to a crawl. The problem persisted even after large sections of cable were replaced, infuriating residents of Aberhosan, Powys, per the North Wales Daily Post . Hopefully they're able to laugh...
Newser2 days ago
Security guards wearing masks and armed with restrainers stand guard at the entrance to the Auto China 2020 show in Beijing, China on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The auto show, the first major in-person sales event for any industry since the coronavirus pandemic began, opens Saturday in a sign the ruling Communist Party is confident China has contained the disease. Still, automakers face intensive anti-virus controls including quarantines for visitors from abroad and curbs on crowd sizes at an event that usually is packed shoulder-to-shoulder with spectators. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China opens auto show under anti-disease controlsFord, Nissan and BMW have unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.  Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020,  in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives. Thousands of Google employees walked out of work in protest in 2018 after The New York Times revealed Android creator Andy Rubin received $90 million in severance even though several employees filed misconduct allegations against him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlementGoogle's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo provided by Megan Fry, a desk Fry constructed out of a legless tabletop and bookcases stands in her Indianapolis home on Sept. 14, 2020. First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s not as cute or trendy as a bought desk and I wish it had drawers for storage,” said Fry, who is starting a new work-from-home customer service job in Indianapolis in October.  “But I’m happy it’s clean and has a large surface on top for my monitors and laptop.” (Megan Fry via AP)
Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspacesFirst it was toilet paper
The Associated Press3 days ago
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