Trump tweets “we will no longer deal” with UK ambassador after leaked cables

Trump tweets “we will no longer deal” with UK ambassador after leaked cables

The president also insulted Theresa May’s handling of Brexit. In a batch of leaked cables, the UK ambassador to the US Kim Darroch described President Donald Trump’s administration as “inept” and said that, despite being president, Trump “radiates insecurity.” On Monday, Trump inadvertently confirmed Darroch’s assessment when he tweeted, “I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well … thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him.”…

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Facebook says it will crack down on health misinformation

Facebook says it will crack down on health misinformation

The company has had longstanding problems with posts containing promises of miracle cures, unproven scientific claims, and outright lies. You’ll soon see fewer “miracle cures” on your News Feed, according to Facebook. The company vowed last week to moderate posts touting unproven health claims, make it harder to find products and treatments ballyhooed as heal-alls, and “minimize low-quality health content.” “We know that people don’t like posts that are sensational or spammy,” said Facebook product…

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A black teenager was listening to rap music. A white man allegedly killed him for it.

A black teenager was listening to rap music. A white man allegedly killed him for it.

The suspect in Elijah Al-Amin’s murder reportedly said anyone who listens to rap music is “a threat to him and the community.” A white man suspected of killing a black teenager in Arizona is claiming that he felt “unsafe” because the teen was listening to rap music. On July 4, 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin entered a Circle K convenience store in Peoria, Arizona. He was followed inside by 27-year-old Michael Paul Adams, who approached the teen…

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Thousands of Android apps can track your phone — even if you deny permissions

Thousands of Android apps can track your phone — even if you deny permissions

When you explicitly tell an Android app, “No, you don’t have permission to track my phone,” you probably expect that it won’t have abilities that let it do that. But researchers say that thousands of apps have found ways to cheat Android’s permissions system, phoning home your device’s unique identifier and enough data to potentially reveal your location as well. Even if you say “no” to one app when it asks for permission to see…

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Amazon factory workers plan Prime Day strike in Minnesota

Amazon factory workers plan Prime Day strike in Minnesota

Amazon workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota warehouse plan to strike for six hours during Prime Day to demand safer working conditions and secure jobs. According to Bloomberg, workers across two shifts will leave the warehouse and protest outside the facility; they’ll also be joined by some engineers from the Amazon Employees For Climate Justice group who plan to fly in to support the strike. There have been a number of strikes at Amazon warehouses on…

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Racist Border Patrol groups show Facebook still has work to do on hate speech

Racist Border Patrol groups show Facebook still has work to do on hate speech

The controversial “I’m 10-15” and “The Real CBP Nation” groups were secret to a lot of people — but not Facebook. So why didn’t the company do more about them? Facebook keeps saying it’s getting better at filtering out racist, sexist, and other hateful content. But if it’s struggling to do so with public posts, the company may have an even harder time in private posts behind tightly closed doors. Case in point: the multiple…

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How to get Google apps on an Amazon Fire tablet

How to get Google apps on an Amazon Fire tablet

The best thing about the Amazon Fire 7 tablet is its $49 price. The worst thing is that its Android-based Fire OS 6 software lacks most of what makes Android, well, Android. It (like Amazon’s other Fire tablets) lacks any of the standard Google apps, like Google Maps, Google Photos, or Google Drive. What’s worse is that the built-in Amazon Appstore is a stand-in for Google’s Play Store, and most of the apps you know…

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