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Telecom's Top Lobbying Arm Oddly Keeps Undermining The Industry's Own Claims About Net Neutrality

The telecom industry (and by proxy Ajit Pai's) primary justification for killing net neutrality -- and FCC authority over ISPs in general -- was that sector oversight was stunting network investment. Of course repeated analysis of the data shows that simpl

China to boost imports of Russian soybeans, cutting out US crop exports

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Moscow are discussing ways to increase bilateral trade, particularly by increasing imports of Russian soybeans and other agricultural products. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China to boost imports of Russian soybeans, cutting out US crop exports

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Moscow are discussing ways to increase bilateral trade, particularly by increasing imports of Russian soybeans and other agricultural products. Read Full Article at RT.com

Huawei dominates global race to 5G, inking over 50 contracts despite US crackdown

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huawei dominates global race to 5G, inking over 50 contracts despite US crackdown

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tech Billionaires, Outsourcing Lobby Finance GOP/Dems Green Card Giveaway

A handful of tech billionaires, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Indian outsourcing lobby are financing a green card giveaway plan that has already passed the House with support from 140 House Republicans and 224 House Democrats.
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Tech Billionaires, Outsourcing Lobby Finance GOP/Dems Green Card Giveaway

A handful of tech billionaires, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Indian outsourcing lobby are financing a green card giveaway plan that has already passed the House with support from 140 House Republicans and 224 House Democrats.

House votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

Congress and President Trump are headed for a second veto showdown over Saudi Arabia after the House approved three resolutions Wednesday to block emergency arms sales to the kingdom.
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House votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

Congress and President Trump are headed for a second veto showdown over Saudi Arabia after the House approved three resolutions Wednesday to block emergency arms sales to the kingdom.

Los Angeles, California cities 'overrun by rodents' that pose public health epidemic, study says

An ever-growing number of rodents in California -- particularly in Los Angeles -- is being fueled by a spiking homeless population and restrictions on rodenticides that are risking a public health crisis, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Los Angeles, California cities 'overrun by rodents' that pose public health epidemic, study says

An ever-growing number of rodents in California -- particularly in Los Angeles -- is being fueled by a spiking homeless population and restrictions on rodenticides that are risking a public health crisis, according to a study released Tuesday.

U.S. Military Ordered to Reveal if Insects Were Used as Biological Weapon

US lawmakers have voted to demand the Pentagon discloses whether it conducted experiments to “weaponise” disease-carrying ticks – and whether any such insects were let loose outside the lab.
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U.S. Military Ordered to Reveal if Insects Were Used as Biological Weapon

US lawmakers have voted to demand the Pentagon discloses whether it conducted experiments to “weaponise” disease-carrying ticks – and whether any such insects were let loose outside the lab.

US big tech under attack: Spain to push ahead with tax on digital firms

The global hunt on large technology firms continues, with now another country, Spain, seeking to force the companies to pay more in the markets where they operate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US big tech under attack: Spain to push ahead with tax on digital firms

The global hunt on large technology firms continues, with now another country, Spain, seeking to force the companies to pay more in the markets where they operate. Read Full Article at RT.com

China bringing back Maritime Silk Road: RT doc looks inside world’s largest cargo port

The leader of the world’s container port rankings, Yangshan Port, works around the clock to secure its top position and boost China’s trade connections. RTD’s new film offers a glimpse inside the massive facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China bringing back Maritime Silk Road: RT doc looks inside world’s largest cargo port

The leader of the world’s container port rankings, Yangshan Port, works around the clock to secure its top position and boost China’s trade connections. RTD’s new film offers a glimpse inside the massive facility. Read Full Article at RT.com

San Diego City Council Rules Guns Must Be Locked Up, Stowed Away

San Diego leaders override the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment by passing an ordinance requiring that all guns in every home be securely locked up and stowed. Other cities having similar laws include Seattle and New York.
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San Diego City Council Rules Guns Must Be Locked Up, Stowed Away

San Diego leaders override the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment by passing an ordinance requiring that all guns in every home be securely locked up and stowed. Other cities having similar laws include Seattle and New York.

EU Looking To Regulate Everything Online, And To Make Sites Proactively Remove Material

One of the reasons that Techdirt and many others fought so hard against the worst ideas of the EU Copyright Directive is that it was clearly the thin end of the wedge. If things like upload filters and the imposition of intermediary liability become widely im
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EU Looking To Regulate Everything Online, And To Make Sites Proactively Remove Material

One of the reasons that Techdirt and many others fought so hard against the worst ideas of the EU Copyright Directive is that it was clearly the thin end of the wedge. If things like upload filters and the imposition of intermediary liability become widely implemented as the result of legal requirements in the field of copyright, it would only be a matter of time before they were extended to other domains. Netzpolitik has obtained a seven-page European Commission paper sketching ideas for a new EU Digital Services Act (pdf) that suggests doing exactly that.

First NYC, Then DC... More Power Outages Are Looming: Could Your Area Be Next?

Anyone reading this probably knows that our American electrical grid is like a groaning, arthritic old man who just keeps on pushing through. We’ve had more than just this one article about massive grid failure. It seems like we’re seeing more and more po
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First NYC, Then DC... More Power Outages Are Looming: Could Your Area Be Next?

Anyone reading this probably knows that our American electrical grid is like a groaning, arthritic old man who just keeps on pushing through. We’ve had more than just this one article about massive grid failure. It seems like we’re seeing more and more power outages this summer for “no reason.”

Chelsea Manning is Now Being Fined $1,000 a Day for Grand Jury Resistance

Daily fines against Chelsea Manning for resisting a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks increased to $1000 on July 16. On May 16, Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her to be sent back to the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Ce
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Chelsea Manning is Now Being Fined $1,000 a Day for Grand Jury Resistance

Daily fines against Chelsea Manning for resisting a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks increased to $1000 on July 16. On May 16, Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her to be sent back to the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria. The court also imposed a fine of $500 per day after 30 days, and then a fine of $1000 per day after 60 days.

Google kills 'Project Dragonfly' China search engine project

Google's VP of public policy, Karan Bhatia, today told the US Senate the company has “terminated” Project Dragonfly, its localized search engine project for China. The company hasn't ruled out doing other work for China.
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Google kills 'Project Dragonfly' China search engine project

Google's VP of public policy, Karan Bhatia, today told the US Senate the company has “terminated” Project Dragonfly, its localized search engine project for China. The company hasn't ruled out doing other work for China.

British Hijack Iranian Ship: Another Day, Another Provocation

Had Iran openly hijacked a vessel of any nation, for any reason, plying through waters anywhere on Earth, the US and its allies would immediately cite it as a provocation toward war. In fact, even without evidence, suspiciously timed attacks carried out last
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British Hijack Iranian Ship: Another Day, Another Provocation

Had Iran openly hijacked a vessel of any nation, for any reason, plying through waters anywhere on Earth, the US and its allies would immediately cite it as a provocation toward war. In fact, even without evidence, suspiciously timed attacks carried out last month on tankers passing through the Persian Gulf were cited by Washington and London as a pretext for increased pressure on Tehran despite the attacks appearing staged by the West itself.

Turkish Diplomat Assassinated In Brazen Daytime Attack On Erbil Restaurant

A brazen daylight assassination raid by unknown attackers on a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil has left at least one Turkish diplomat dead and two others injured. «They were shot at point blank range by unknown assailants,» one eye
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Turkish Diplomat Assassinated In Brazen Daytime Attack On Erbil Restaurant

A brazen daylight assassination raid by unknown attackers on a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil has left at least one Turkish diplomat dead and two others injured. «They were shot at point blank range by unknown assailants,» one eyewitness described of the afternoon attack which local security sources described as a «serious» and developing situation. 

Scientists Develop A Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

In the next decade or so, a lot of individuals all over the world needing organ donors would die, because there is a shortage. Unless something miraculous turns up. And fortunately, researchers have been on the verge of discovering something magical that woul
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Scientists Develop A Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

In the next decade or so, a lot of individuals all over the world needing organ donors would die, because there is a shortage. Unless something miraculous turns up. And fortunately, researchers have been on the verge of discovering something magical that would change everything about life- transplantable organs through stem cells, for quite some time now.  In fact, there have been reports from the science journal Circulation Research that claim that researchers have already developed a throbbing human heart amidst stem cells.

Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

A year on from BigBrotherWatch’s investigation into Durham Police’s use of Experian’s ‘Mosaic’ big data profiling tool for AI custody decisions, BigBrotherWatch discovered through a long Freedom of Information battle that Durham Police heeded calls
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Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

A year on from BigBrotherWatch’s investigation into Durham Police’s use of Experian’s ‘Mosaic’ big data profiling tool for AI custody decisions, BigBrotherWatch discovered through a long Freedom of Information battle that Durham Police heeded calls to drop the discriminatory tool less than three weeks after their exposé.

Six officials at Southwest Key, nonprofit running migrant child shelters, earned more than $1 million in 2017

Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday.
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Six officials at Southwest Key, nonprofit running migrant child shelters, earned more than $1 million in 2017

Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday.

Venezuela may switch from SWIFT to Russian payment system to skirt US sanctions – report

Venezuela is considering using the Russian alternative to the traditional SWIFT international payment system, as the country braces for new US sanctions that could further weaken its financial sector, according to Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Venezuela may switch from SWIFT to Russian payment system to skirt US sanctions – report

Venezuela is considering using the Russian alternative to the traditional SWIFT international payment system, as the country braces for new US sanctions that could further weaken its financial sector, according to Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com

More US allies defying Trump & moving forward with Huawei’s 5G network – Boom Bust

The United States has been clearly showing its readiness to threaten some of its allies in order to stop Chinese telecom Huawei from getting a foothold in their 5G networks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More US allies defying Trump & moving forward with Huawei’s 5G network – Boom Bust

The United States has been clearly showing its readiness to threaten some of its allies in order to stop Chinese telecom Huawei from getting a foothold in their 5G networks. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump May Appoint Fringe Neocon to Head Intelligence

It keeps getting worse. The neocons have burrowed termite-deep inside the Trump administration and rumor has it the president will add yet another one to an important cabinet position.
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Trump May Appoint Fringe Neocon to Head Intelligence

It keeps getting worse. The neocons have burrowed termite-deep inside the Trump administration and rumor has it the president will add yet another one to an important cabinet position.

City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents

Local governments and private corporations are using facial recognition to secretly blacklist people, despite having no valid reason to do so.
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City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents

Local governments and private corporations are using facial recognition to secretly blacklist people, despite having no valid reason to do so.

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon’s use of merchant data

The world’s largest online retailer Amazon is facing a “full-blown” investigation from the European Union’s antitrust regulators to see if its use of other merchants’ data breaches competition rules. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon’s use of merchant data

The world’s largest online retailer Amazon is facing a “full-blown” investigation from the European Union’s antitrust regulators to see if its use of other merchants’ data breaches competition rules. Read Full Article at RT.com

PFAS Crisis Expands As Millions Of Americans In 43 States Are Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

Tens of millions of Americans in 43 states may have been exposed to toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS in their drinking water. In a report from May, the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) showed how PFAS had exposed upwards of 19 million Ame
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PFAS Crisis Expands As Millions Of Americans In 43 States Are Exposed To Toxic Chemicals

Tens of millions of Americans in 43 states may have been exposed to toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS in their drinking water. In a report from May, the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) showed how PFAS had exposed upwards of 19 million Americans through contaminated groundwater. EWG found 610 contaminated locations ranging from public water systems, military bases, military and civilian airports, industrial plants, dumps, and firefighter training sites.

Top FBI, DOJ Officials Use Drug-Cartel-Style Burner Phones to Dodge Federal Investigators, Lawmakers

Members of the FBI and Justice Department’s top brass at their Washington D.C.headquarters and other field offices are now using burner phones to stay under the radar of federal investigators and lawmakers, according to FBI insiders. The shocking revelation
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Top FBI, DOJ Officials Use Drug-Cartel-Style Burner Phones to Dodge Federal Investigators, Lawmakers

Members of the FBI and Justice Department’s top brass at their Washington D.C.headquarters and other field offices are now using burner phones to stay under the radar of federal investigators and lawmakers, according to FBI insiders. The shocking revelations come on the heels of news that the FBI deleted thousands of text messages between anti-Trump FBI agents before investigators could review their content.

JP Morgan cargo ship released, minus the $1.3 billion worth of cocaine found onboard

US federal authorities have released a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, weeks after it was seized at the Port of Philadelphia in an unprecedented drugs bust that netted 20 tons of cocaine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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JP Morgan cargo ship released, minus the $1.3 billion worth of cocaine found onboard

US federal authorities have released a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, weeks after it was seized at the Port of Philadelphia in an unprecedented drugs bust that netted 20 tons of cocaine. Read Full Article at RT.com

China’s new Silk Road trade expands to over $600 billion in first half of 2019

China’s trade with countries participating in its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been expanding and reached 4.24 trillion yuan ($617.5 billion) in the first half of this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China’s new Silk Road trade expands to over $600 billion in first half of 2019

China’s trade with countries participating in its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been expanding and reached 4.24 trillion yuan ($617.5 billion) in the first half of this year. Read Full Article at RT.com

Why did Huawei become ‘the whipping boy’ in US-China trade war? RT’s Boom Bust explains

The trade spat between the world’s two biggest economies is taking its toll on tech companies in China and Huawei is the prime example. RT’s Boom Bust discusses the telecom giant’s fate as the US-China conflict simmers on. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why did Huawei become ‘the whipping boy’ in US-China trade war? RT’s Boom Bust explains

The trade spat between the world’s two biggest economies is taking its toll on tech companies in China and Huawei is the prime example. RT’s Boom Bust discusses the telecom giant’s fate as the US-China conflict simmers on. Read Full Article at RT.com

Charlottesville: Neo-Nazi gets 2nd life sentence for 2017 attack

A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago. Charlottesville Circuit Cou
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Charlottesville: Neo-Nazi gets 2nd life sentence for 2017 attack

A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore sentenced James Alex Fields Jr, 22, to life plus 419 years, as recommended by the jury that found him guilty last December of murder plus eight counts of malicious wounding and a hit-and-run offence.

Army Corps Admits to Dumping Toxic Water Into Florida Estuaries Without Telling Public

Last week, during a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, an Army Corps of Engineers official admitted that the agency has been dumping toxic water from Lake Okeechobee into local estuaries without any warning to the public. For ye
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Army Corps Admits to Dumping Toxic Water Into Florida Estuaries Without Telling Public

Last week, during a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, an Army Corps of Engineers official admitted that the agency has been dumping toxic water from Lake Okeechobee into local estuaries without any warning to the public. For years, this has been an open secret among the area’s residents, who have seen the consequences of this policy on the region’s wildlife, but this is the first time the government has admitted that it is actually happening.

Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers and the General Public

Rhode Island is one of about a dozen states that prohibit the release of 911 recordings or transcripts without the written consent of the caller or by court order. The goal generally is to protect the privacy of callers in what may be one of the most stressfu
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Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers and the General Public

Rhode Island is one of about a dozen states that prohibit the release of 911 recordings or transcripts without the written consent of the caller or by court order. The goal generally is to protect the privacy of callers in what may be one of the most stressful moments of their lives. But Rhode Island’s restrictive law also keeps families in the dark about how the state’s 911 system has responded to calls involving their loved ones, and it has left the public oblivious to troubling gaps in how the system is performing, according to an investigation by The Public’s Radio and ProPublica.

Maryland police agencies have for years broken law mandating reporting of excessive force, charges against officers

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody and the subsequent protests and rioting in Baltimore in 2015, state lawmakers passed a law mandating police agencies across Maryland report when officers use excessive force or in
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Maryland police agencies have for years broken law mandating reporting of excessive force, charges against officers

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody and the subsequent protests and rioting in Baltimore in 2015, state lawmakers passed a law mandating police agencies across Maryland report when officers use excessive force or injure someone and cases of officers’ criminal misconduct, among other data.

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad

Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyri
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How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad

Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russian Forpost shot down by Israel was designed in Israel itself.

US judge slashes Monsanto cancer victim’s payout by $55 million

A US federal judge has reduced the $80 million punitive damages award a jury ordered Monsanto to pay to California cancer victim to $25 million. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US judge slashes Monsanto cancer victim’s payout by $55 million

A US federal judge has reduced the $80 million punitive damages award a jury ordered Monsanto to pay to California cancer victim to $25 million. Read Full Article at RT.com

India to push Japan out of world’s top 3 economies by 2025

India is projected to outpace the UK by the end of the year to become one of the world’s top five economies. It will then take it just six more years to overtake Japan as the world’s third largest economy, a new study suggests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India to push Japan out of world’s top 3 economies by 2025

India is projected to outpace the UK by the end of the year to become one of the world’s top five economies. It will then take it just six more years to overtake Japan as the world’s third largest economy, a new study suggests. Read Full Article at RT.com

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