Lawsuit accuses Facebook of having used apps for data gathering, engaging in mass surveillance

A court case in California has accused Facebook to have used its apps to gather information and data about users and their connections, including people who don’t have an account, engaging in mass surveillance. This included reading through messages, accessing to locations and photos in their mobile devices. Although a spokesperson from Facebook has stated that the claims “have no merit, and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously”, whether the company has been engaged in practices of surveillance or not has yet to be answered directly. The lawsuit has been…

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President Trump loosens bank regulations

Congress reaches bipartisan agreement on bank regulations On Thursday, President Trump rolled back regulations on small- and mid-size banks. The Obama administration signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (abbreviated as Dodd-Frank) to increase financial stability after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Dodd-Frank was successful in stabilizing the economy, but critics believed that it halted economic growth. The rollback on the bill passed in both the House of Representatives and Senate with bipartisan support. President Trump stated in a press conference that this bipartisan agreement is key for…

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Migrant is shot and killed by Border Patrol agents near the Texas border

A migrant was shot and killed in the Mexican-Texas border by an agent of the U.S. border patrol, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. During 1:30 p.m. (ET) on this past Wednesday, the agent was given a report notifying of “illegal activity” on a channel near Rio Bravo, in the Webb County. When he got to the indicated place, he spotted a group of migrants. The agency has notified that the agent “came under attack by multiple subjects” as he attempted to approach the group. After firing “at…

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A Dot Is Added: Michael Cohen met with a Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

On January 9th, 2017, Michael Cohen sanctioned and met with Viktor Vekselberg at Trump Tower, according to CNN. Nowadays Cohen is already dealing with many issues. Meanwhile Vekselberg is a Russian oligarch, a term used to describe a business leader with political influence. He is the chairman of Renova Group, a Russian asset manager. Vekselberg was questioned by Robert Mueller’s investigative team after the FBI stopped his private jet from leaving New York earlier in 2018. Someone else who was a part of the January 9th Trump Tower meeting is…

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Famous Actor and Narrator Morgan Freeman is Accused of Sexual Harassment

Not long ago did news of rape allegations against Cosby surface, which were confirmed and tried. Now most recently, Morgan Freeman is being accused of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment by several women. The American actor, producer, and acclaimed narrator is now seen in a different light than many have perceived in the past. The first accusation came from a young production assistant that he worked with on the set of “Going in Style.” She claimed that for several months, she would receive unwanted touching from Freeman and inappropriate comments…

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