Facebook’s Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence

Long before Facebook formally announced its new cryptocurrency, Libra, lawmakers were shaky about the company’s ambitions to reach into the financial lives of its consumers. The panics centered on privacy, presented Facebook’s prior breaches of trust, and how the company…

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Student who spoke against reparations before Congress is a SoundCloud rapper

While many of the speakers at Wednesday’s congressional hearing on bondage mends delivered impassioned arguments, 23 -year-old Quillette writer Coleman Hughes riled up the gathering so much better that the chair of the hearing told beings to “chill” several times….

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Tech stocks tumble as China retaliates in latest salvo of the trade war

Shares of technology corporations were hit hard as China retaliated against the U.S. in the latest salvo of the ongoing market conflict between the two countries. The S& P 500 Index removed roughly $1.1 trillion of value while the Dow…

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Steve King says backlash to white nationalism comment was like what Jesus went through

At a town hall meeting in Cherokee, Iowa on Tuesday, Republican Rep. Steve King likened himself to Jesus Christ, according to the Sioux City Journal . King, who represents Iowa’s 4th region, told a gathering of about 30,” For all…

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The LGBT Equality Act Began Life in 1974. It’s Still Waiting to Be Passed.

When the news divulged that Rep. Bella Abzug had introduced a statute to protect lesbian and gay parties from discrimination to Congress, never moved out of committee, changed Mixner’s life. ” Two several years later, I came out in good…

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Googles anti-trans controversy is the latest case of big tech overcorrecting to the right

Google time smoothed over one spat with the LGBT society, but it’s already well into the next one. Last week, in an effort to monitor the ethical development of neural networks and likely to assuage public concern, Google propelled an…

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Congress needs your input (but dont call it crowdsourcing)

Lorelei Kelly Image: Bryce Durbin/TechCrunch Congress should be this mechanism. Informed public deliberation should be its forte. But right now, our system does not have the capacity nor the incentives to reap the benefits of collective wisdom. Before we jump…

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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app announced Politiscope to move the voting records of members of Congress and the monies that they were introducing — and provision non-partisan informed about what those statements and elects…

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A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

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Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS to Release Tax Returns for Presidential Candidates

Massachusetts Democrat dubbed the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, Warren on Tuesday proposed that the Internal Revenue Service be required to release tax returns from the previous eight years for any presidential or vice presidential candidates. The IRS would also…

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