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Report: Netflix U.S. Subscription Cancellations Surge Nearly Eightfold Amid ‘Cuties’ ‘Child Porn’ Controversy

Netflix has reportedly seen a surge in U.S. subscription cancellations following the controversy over the movie Cuties, which has generated a firestorm over its highly…

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Former Uber Executive Charged with Offering Bribes to Cover Up Data Breaches

Federal prosecutors have reportedly charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan with covering up a massive 2016 data breach by paying hackers $100,000. The…

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Uber, Lyft Avoid California Shut Down After Judge Grants Last-Minute Extension

Uber and Lyft narrowly avoided shutting down their California rideshare services late Thursday after an appeals court granted the companies a last-minute extension in their…

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Uber Claims It Faces Temp Shutdown in California After Ruling that Drivers Are Employees

Uber claims it may have to temporarily shut down in California after a judge ruled earlier this week that Uber and Lyft must classify their gig…

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Lyft Drivers Are Upset They Have to Buy Masks from Company Store

Some Lyft drivers are reportedly upset that the ridesharing company is making them purchase their own personal protective gear in the midst of the coronavirus…

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Microsoft Promises Hiring Quotas to Address ‘Racial Injustice’

“Black lives matter,” declared Microsoft as part of its promise to implement racial personnel quotas as it works towards “addressing racial injustice.”

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Can’t Answer Question on Viewpoint Discrimination

The notoriously left-wing CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, stood in stunned silence when confronted with a question about the company’s lack of policy on political…

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Uber Eats Offering Free Delivery from Black-Owned Restaurants

Uber Eats is offering free delivery from black-owned restaurants for the rest of the year as part of the company’s response to the #BlackLivesMatter protests…

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Experts: Donald Trump Can Choke Silicon Valley’s Foreign Labor Pipeline

Presidnet Donald Trump can leverage his control of Silicon Valley’s preferred pipeline of cheap, compliant H-1B visa workers to curb censorship on social media, say…

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WSJ: Donald Trump and Intel Want High Tech Chip Manufacturing in America

The Trump administration and semiconductor manufacturers including Intel are looking to jump-start the development of new chip factories in the U.S., according to a recent report…

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Tech Investor Jeffrey Wernick Blasts Facebook’s Oversight Board as ‘Technofascism’

Tech investor Jeffrey Wernick is the latest prominent voice to speak out against Facebook’s new “oversight board”  that will have the power to control speech…

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Coronavirus Giveaway: Democrats Help Companies Keep Foreign College Graduate Workforce

The House Democrats’ 1,400-page coronavirus recovery bill threatens the livelihood of millions of American graduates and their families by expanding work visas for many of…

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Robinhood Blames ‘Thundering Herd’ Effect for Stock Trading Outages

The Robinhood trading app crashed this week during a major U.S. trading day, preventing customers from making trades as stocks surged, an outage that lasted into…

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Report: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Has Employees Blow-Dry His Sweaty Armpits

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has members of his communications staff blow-dry his armpits ahead of big speeches and other appearances that might cause the…

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Jeff Bezos Creates $10 Billion Fund to Combat Climate Change

Amazon CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has announced that he is creating a $10 billion fund to combat climate change, calling it the…

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