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Oklahoma GOP leaders to push 'triggered' abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Republican leaders in Oklahoma want to join at least five other states in automatically banning abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide more
Estonians kick off online voting for March election  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in Europe more
Trump calls for 6G cellular technology, because why the heck not  TechCrunch · 19 hours
We’ve been covering the battle for 5G between the U.S. and China for some time. The White House has made 5G technology a national security priority,... more
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Female presidents are held to higher standards than males  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar—the list of women who have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2020 U.S. presidential election continues to grow. more
Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Balloting has started in online voting pioneer Estonia for next month's election, a day after Microsoft said hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries more
Don't be fooled by fake images and videos online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his... more
Dubai budget airline flydubai loses $43.5m in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dubai budget carrier flydubai chalked up a loss of $43.5 million in 2018, it said Wednesday, as airlines across the Gulf struggle with mounting costs and political tensions. more
Microsoft says Russian hackers targeted European researchers - CNET  CNET · 2 days
A group linked to Russian government agencies targeted more than 100 people researching electoral integrity and public policy. more
Huawei founder says daughter's arrest was 'politically motivated' - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Ren Zhengfei also says his company is "as small as a tomato" in the tension between the US and China. more
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said. more
Russian hacking campaign spotted ahead of EU elections  Sky News · 2 days
Microsoft has detected a hacking campaign targeting democratic institutions ahead of the European Union elections this year, from a group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government. more
Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and... more
Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists... more
Twitter Launches Political Ad Tracking Tools in Europe, India, and Australia  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Twitter on Tuesday rolled out tools in Europe, India, and Australia, that will make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads. more
Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The offer by Italy's populist 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's yellow vest protesters could be a harbinger of what's to come in... more
Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers  TechCrunch · 3 days
Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union.... more
Opinion: Was the EU's ban on electric fishing the right decision?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Last week, on 13 February 2019, the EU approved the ban on pulse trawling. This followed the vote for a ban by the European Parliament on... more
For 2020 Dem hopefuls, ‘Medicare-for-all’ is a defining issue, however they define it  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Democrats with 2020 presidential aspirations are courting the party's increasingly influential progressive wing and staking out ambitious policy platforms. more
The UK’s blistering Facebook report has a good recommendation — for the UK  THE VERGE · 3 days
The United Kingdom Parliament is still mad at Facebook. How much does it matter? We’ve known since last summer that the report of the... more
Huawei Founder Says CFO Arrest Was Politically Motivated  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. more
Robert Mueller questioned ex-Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Kaiser was subpoenaed as part of the special counsel's investigation into potential Russian election interference. more
Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyberattack from ‘sophisticated state actor’  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Australia government suffered a cyberattack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s prime minister. PM Scott... more
For scientists, the ripple effects of the government shutdown are still spreading  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Matt Helgeson knew it was time to pull the plug. For weeks, the University of California, Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering had held... more
White House gets report that could trigger auto tariffs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The White House received Monday a Commerce Department report on the auto industry that could trigger tariffs against imported cars and intensify tensions with Europe. more
The exorbitant cost of climate procrastination  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From COP24's disappointing final agreement to France's abandonment of the carbon tax increase due to the "gilets jaunes" movement… it seems that concerns about climate change have fell to the very bottom of the global political... more
A call for a theoretical framework to address replication crisis facing the psychological sciences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective... more
Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime... more
'Honeypot of juicy political gossip hoovered up' in Oz cyber attack  Sky News · 4 days
A "sophisticated state actor" has carried out a cyber attack on the Australian parliament's computing network - just a month before an election. more
Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says  BBC · 4 days
The "sophisticated" activity follows an attempted hack on the parliament, Scott Morrison says. more
Facebook broke law, must be regulated to protect democracy, politicians say - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A report on fake news from Parliament condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" towards the UK and other countries around the world. more
UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook  TechCrunch · 4 days
A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled... more
Political and policy feedbacks in the climate system  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Matto Mildenberger, University of California Santa Barbara explains how perceived experiences with climate change in the United States can be linked to political shifts in Congress, culture and society. He will demonstrate... more
President of United States reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest  THE VERGE · 6 days
President Trump tweeted a video today from a YouTuber known for winning an Infowars meme contest. The video, from a creator who goes by... more
Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions more
How New Yorkers beat Amazon in the HQ2 fight  THE VERGE · 7 days
When rumors surfaced last week that Amazon was having second thoughts about its New York headquarters, most observers... more
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states' border, saying... more
Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A study claims far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its... more
Why seeing marginalized communities in pop culture matters  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
It was just four years ago that the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending, helping to spark a national outcry regarding the lack of diversity in Oscar-nominated films and Hollywood in general.... more
Report: Far right tried hard to influence Bavarian election  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A London-based think tank says last year's election in the German state of Bavaria was the subject of concerted social media campaigns designed to benefit a far-right party more
In America, high-speed train travel is off track  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States—including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles. more
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion... more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ “Medicare-for-all” for dummies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Republicans are still in charge of the White House and the Senate, but the "Medicare-for-all" debate is in full swing. Democrats of every stripe are pledging support for a number of variations... more
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care  ABC NEWS · 1 week
John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado who's considering running for president, says he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it. more
New York politicians slam Amazon as it drops HQ2 plan  TechCrunch · 1 week
Like the initial HQ2 plan, today’s news that Amazon will no longer be setting up shop in Queens has been met with a flood of mixed reactions. Business... more
What is this maddening black dot in Sarah Sanders’ Apple Notes statement?  THE VERGE · 1 week
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement today on the government funding bill on Twitter, which is pretty standard for the Trump... more
William Barr confirmed to lead the Justice Department  TechCrunch · 1 week
On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Trump nominee William Barr as the next head of the Justice Department. Barr was nominated to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who fell out... more
Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? It’s complicated.  TechCrunch · 1 week
Now that Amazon has said that it’s taking its ball and going home rather than deal with mean, pushy New Yorkers, outside observers are giving off the sense... more
Ex-Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care  ABC NEWS · 1 week
John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado who's considering running for president, says he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it. more
Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York City  CBC · 1 week
Citing opposition from local politicians and community activists, Amazon abruptly announced Thursday that it... more
Amazon drops plan for New York headquarters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amazon announced Thursday it was abandoning plans for a new headquarters site in New York City, citing opposition from local politicians angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most... more
Bavarians in record push for 'save the bees' vote  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A record 1.75 million Bavarians signed a petition to seek a referendum to "save the bees," a move that could have huge consequences for the German farming industry and environmental... more
Utah’s novel plan for Medicaid expansion opens door to spending caps sought by GOP  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Utah this week became the 35th state to approve expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates for the... more
Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices  TechCrunch · 1 week
The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and other businesses that... more
Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results... more
ACLU, NAACP call on Congress to address discrimination in privacy laws - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The civil rights groups aim to fix issues like discriminative advertising, voter suppression and targeted misinformation. more
Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Russian hackers are redoubling their efforts in the run-up to presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine's cyber-police more
Democrats question pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. more
The Latest: Democrats question T-Mobile-Sprint merger deal  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. more
What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been... more
A new Congress means a new opportunity for consumer privacy protections  TechCrunch · 1 week
Debra Berlyn Contributor Share on Twitter Debra Berlyn is the president of Consumer Policy Solutions and the executive director of Project GOAL, a project to raise... more
Saskatchewan takes its case against Ottawa's carbon tax to court  CBC · 1 week
Today, a courtroom in Regina gets its first official look at Saskatchewan's constitutional case against Ottawa's... more
Manipulating an Indian politician’s tweets is worryingly easy to do  TechCrunch · 1 week
Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook, Google... more
US Senate votes to expand nationals parks, protected lands  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The US Senate approved a landmark expansion of protected lands Tuesday, the first major gain for conservationists in two years after repeated setbacks by the Trump administration. more
BuzzFeed News employees vote to unionize  TechCrunch · 1 week
Shortly after BuzzFeed News employees revealed that they had voted to unionize, its editor-in-chief said the company wants to meet with them to discuss voluntarily recognition. Employees announced today that they are organizing as BuzzFeed News... more
Senate Democrats urge regulators to put kibosh on T-Mobile-Sprint merger - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The $26 billion merger would reduce the number of nationwide wireless players from four to three. more
Amid border wall debate, 'smart' tech raises questions too  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As congressional Democrats counter President Donald Trump's border wall plan with a high-tech solution, the idea of a "smart" security barrier is raising fresh questions over the potential for intrusive... more
Top Democrats want to kill the T-Mobile-Sprint merger  THE VERGE · 1 week
Today, a group of Democratic senators wrote to officials at the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice, asking... more
Russian politicians vote for tight new internet controls  Sky News · 1 week
Russian politicians have voted for tight new internet requirements which could see state authorities exercise powerful controls over web content. more
Brexit as much due to resistance to supranationalism as immigration  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) may have had as much to do with people's distrust of international organisations as it did fear of... more
Study finds indebtedness among low income households worsened under government austerity measures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A paper recently published in New Political Economy by a team of academics led by Hulya Dagdeviren, Professor of Economic Development, University of Hertfordshire,... more
Opinion: What’s gone wrong with Apple in China  9to5Mac · 1 week
There is a common saying among expats in China – particularly longtime “China Hands” – that goes like this: The... more
Bill Gates says tax policies like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s are ‘missing the picture’  THE VERGE · 1 week
Bill Gates thinks taxes can be higher. Speaking on The Vergecast this week, Gates said that while marginal tax rates in the United States... more
How to dismantle an atomic bomb  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons? more
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