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Trump claims he has 'legal right' to intervene in criminal cases

President reasserts his right to tweet on judicial issues following William Barr’s warning the posts ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’Donald Trump has ignored a plea from his attorney general, William Barr, to not tweet about ongoing legal cases, by using his Twitter account to say he has a “legal right” to do so.Barr delivered a remarkable public rebuke of the president just hours earlier, saying that Trump’s tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job” and that he would not be “bulli...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Internet, US news, US crime, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Barr, William Barr, Law (US

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a calling for the event's cancellation, saying, "Ellison's support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle's core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and ethical business conduct." Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, a...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ellison

Judge Temporarily Blocks Microsoft Pentagon Cloud Contract After Amazon Suit

A judge ordered Thursday a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract in response to a suit filed by Amazon. From a report: A court notice announcing the injunction was filed on Thursday, but wasn't public. It's unclear why the documents were sealed. In April, the Defense Department announced that Amazon and Microsoft were the two finalists to provide the contract, ruling out other contenders like IBM and Oracle. Then in July, President Donald Trump said he was looking into the contract after IB...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Washington Post, Tech, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Jedi, Amazon From, Microsoft Pentagon

Trump administration aims to protect GPS with new exec order

GPS increasingly runs the entire planet. Supply chains, oceanic shipping, port docking, and even our daily movements in cars, on bikes, and walking around cities is dependent on a constellation of satellites hovering above us to make all this activity work in synchronicity. Increasingly though, GPS is under attack. GPS spoofing, where the signals from GPS satellites are spoofed to send false data, can prevent devices from getting an accurate location or any location at all. One of our TechCrunch...
Tags: Security, Government, China, India, America, Tech, European Union, Cybersecurity, Policy, Shanghai, Gps, Booz Allen Hamilton, Trump, Department of Commerce, MIT Technology Review, Coggins

US government files racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Chinese telecom company Huawei with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The Trump administration has pursued charges against Huawei for close to a year now, as geopolitical tensions between the US and Huawei's home country China continue to rise. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies and "made repeated misstatement...
Tags: Apple, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Canada, Un, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Doj, Trump, Rico, US EU, Department of Justice DOJ

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison

The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here). Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American...
Tags: Asia, North Korea, Government, China, Germany, US, America, Tech, Cisco, Iran, Fbi, Policy, Chicago, Canada, United Kingdom, Department Of Justice

Catching up on China’s tech influence operations in America

It’s been a dizzying few weeks following all the China news emanating from Washington DC these days. While a “phase one” trade deal with China has been signed and appears to be moving forward as of a month ago (we covered the origins of this trade war extensively on TechCrunch in 2018 and 2019), it has also become clear that the Trump administration and its various agencies are aggressively targeting China on a variety of fronts. Here’s what’s been happening with startup funding, Huawei, univers...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Asia, UK, Wtf, Justice, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Intel, Policy, Harvard

WhatsApp seized on US allegations against Huawei to defend encryption against the government's demands for backdoors

Earlier this week US officials accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of spying for the Chinese government by using telecoms backdoors designed for use by law enforcement. WhatsApp seized on the story as an example of why it shouldn't build backdoors in its encrypted messaging for law enforcement. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook have been fighting off US government demands to build methods for law enforcement to infiltrate encrypted messaging. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Fbi, Louisiana, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Business Insider, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Cathcart, Will Cathcart

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. The CEO of Cisco disagreed with a Trump administration proposal to take an ownership stake in Nokia and Ericsson to counter China's 5G offensive. Chuck Robbins said he disagreed with a Trump Administration proposal to buy an ownership stake in Ericsson and Nokia to counter China in 5G. Apple has added $18 billion in market value after its Chinese factories accelerated their post-coronavirus re-openings. Foxconn, which produces...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, California, China, Softbank, Nokia, America, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Eu, United States, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner

Dolby Atmos can turn your room into a dome of immersive sound for movies and TV shows — here's everything you need to know

  Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio format capable of producing surround sound from all directions — including from above.  Movies and TV shows that feature Dolby Atmos audio are available on Blu-ray discs and streaming services, like Disney Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV Plus. To play Dolby Atmos audio, you need a compatible soundbar or speaker system, as well as a TV or media player with support for the format. Dolby Atmos products are available from many brands, including ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, AV, Netflix, Sony, Lg, Pixar, Vizio, Dolby, Warner Brothers, Trump, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Blu, Samsung LG, VUDU

The Price of a .Com Domain Is Set To Rise, and Some Sellers Aren't Happy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: If you're the sort who buys domains for fun, or to inspire you to start a future project, your hobby's about to get a little pricier. ICANN is just days away from ending a consultation into the future of the .com top-level domain that'll put an end to Obama-era price freezes. If successful, it'll see the cost of a .com address rise by two bucks by the end of 2026, and potentially more thereafter. Verisign has the exclusive right to sell .com dom...
Tags: Obama, Godaddy, Tech, Icann, Trump, Engadget, Department of Commerce, VeriSign, Namecheap, Richard Kirkendall, Internet Commerce Association

The US says Huawei has been spying through 'backdoors' designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years

The US government accused Huawei of spying on people by exploiting telecoms backdoors intended for use by law enforcement, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US has repeatedly accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government, but this is the first detail it's ever given about how it thinks Huawei does it. Huawei denies the allegation. The US government has been pressuring tech companies like Apple and Facebook to build vulnerabilities for law enforcement to access encrypted devices and me...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, China, Germany, US, Trends, Fbi, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Veale, William Barr, Michael Veale, Digital Rights and Regulation

Trump made a special sign to show reporters that the initials of the 4 most valuable stocks spell MAGA

President Trump highlighted the best-performing companies on the stock market so far this year, holding up a sign that said "the trillion $ club" in an Oval Office briefing held Tuesday.  The sign alluded to a recent achievement made by Google's parent company Alphabet, which became the fourth American company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion last month.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ⁩Four tech companies have earned bragging rights to a unique milestone in recent mon...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Alphabet, Trump, Oval Office, Google Facebook, Alphabet Google, Maga

Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and quantum R&D

The US Office of Science and Technology today released more information about President Donald Trump‘s FY 2021 budget and, as it stands, it looks like the White House and Pentagon are finally getting serious about AI and quantum computing technology. The new budget contains billions of dollars earmarked for AI research and development (R&D) spread out over various government agencies. This includes a record $1 billion set aside for non-military AI research. The National Science Foundation has a ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, White House, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, National Science Foundation, Neural, US Office of Science and Technology

What Fox News viewers think is funny vs. what CNN viewers think is funny

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. Life after the cookie “Customer data platforms have historically lived in the business-to-business world,” Ad Age’s George P. Slefo writes. “But CDPs—software that creates a unified customer database using information culled from various sources—have also gained significant traction with marketers operating in the bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Cnn, New Hampshire, Showtime, Fox News, Vizio, Google Ventures, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, WPP, Zenith, Trump

Tulsi Gabbard's unique campaign brought people together – but looks to be coming apart

Hawaii congresswoman made a noble effort to bring together voters with different beliefs, but her poll numbers are lowIf Tulsi Gabbard drops out of the Democratic race in the coming days, her unique campaign is likely to be remembered more for her spats with the Democratic party, accusations of being a Russian operative, and the imagery of her promise to “bring a soldier’s heart to the White House” than a realistic bid for president.The Hawaii congresswoman’s unusual political journey, which has...
Tags: Google, News, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, Barack Obama, Dnc, Eu, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Fox News, Rochester

Microsoft accuses Amazon of using 'politicized rhetoric' about Trump to distract from its surprise loss of the $10 billion JEDI contract (MSFT, ORCL)

Microsoft fired back at Amazon in their legal duel over JEDI, saying the cloud giant's protest is based on "sensationalist and politicized rhetoric. Amazon is challenging the Pentagon's decision to award the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, project to Microsoft. Amazon argued in a filing on Monday that President Trump's animosity toward Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos played a role in the DoD's decision. But Microsoft challenged that argument in a separate, sayin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Washington Post, NFL, Trends, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Defense Department, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Jedi, Bezos Amazon, Amazon Microsoft, Microsoft Amazon, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure

Does Tristan da Cunha have the world's weirdest place names?

Tristan da Cunha is the world's most isolated inhabited island.It also has some of the world's weirdest place names.Is there a link? Maybe, if we stretch Darwin's theory from biology to topography. Thriving in isolation As Darwin predicted, islands have more species. That's because isolation can help preserve biodiversity. Could it be that place names also thrive on islands, and for the same reason? Tristan da Cunha certainly seems to offer excellent support for that theory. Located roughly h...
Tags: Google, London, Scotland, Best, South Africa, Innovation, Cape Town, Royals, Island, Edinburgh, Norway, Uruguay, Map, Geography, Darwin, Trump

White House Earmarks New Money For AI and Quantum Computing

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled its $4.8 trillion budget proposal which, among other things, includes plans to increase federal funding for the development of AI and quantum computing. "The technologies are expected to become an important part of national security, and some worry the United States is behind China in their development," reports The New York Times. From the report: The funding [...] would direct more money for A.I. research to the Defense Department and the National Sc...
Tags: White House, China, Tech, United States, New York Times, Defense Department, Quantum Computing, Trump, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy Department

Trump's 2021 Budget Drowns Science Agencies in Red Ink, Again

It's another sea of red ink for federal research funding programs in President Donald Trump's latest budget proposal. The 2021 budget request to Congress released today calls for deep, often double-digit cuts to R&D spending at major science agencies. From a report: At the same time, the president wants to put more money into a handful of areas -- notably artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) -- to create the new technology needed for what the budget request calls "i...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Usda, Nasa, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department Of Energy, Trump, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, U S Department of Agriculture, U S Geological Survey, National Institute of Standards and Technology, DOE s Office of Science, DOE s Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

A US House candidate says she was hacked — now she’s warning others

“I cannot think of a reason not to share this with the public,” said Brianna Wu tweeted. “Two of my non-campaign Google accounts were compromised by someone in Russia,” she said. Wu isn’t just any other target. As a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’ 8th District, she has a larger target on her back for hackers than the average constituent. And as a former software engineer, she knows all too well the cybersecurity risks that come along with running for ...
Tags: Google, Maryland, Microsoft, Congress, Russia, Tech, Dhs, Fbi, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Homeland Security, Cloudflare, Clinton, Trump, Democratic Party

Trump Administration slashes basic science research while boosting space, AI and quantum tech funding

The new fiscal year 2021 budget proposal from the Trump Administration would increase funding for research and development by $142 billion over the Administration’s previous year’s budget, but will still reduce overall spending for science and technology from alternative proposals coming from the U.S. House of Representatives. Basic science funding would be hard hit under the Trump Administration priorities. A rundown of all of the programs that would be cut under the Administration’s budget was...
Tags: TC, Congress, White House, China, New York City, Tech, Usda, Eu, Nasa, Chicago, House Of Representatives, National Institutes of Health, University Of Chicago, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department Of Energy

Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data, U.S. says

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and drive...
Tags: Business, New York, Science, Technology, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, United States

TCL Came Out of Nowhere To Capture the US TV Market. Up Next: Cheap Phones.

After capturing the U.S. television market with aggressively priced Roku TVs, China's TCL wants to replicate that success with inexpensive phones, IoT devices and connected appliances -- and in the process, turn its still relatively unknown brand into a household name. In other words: TCL wants to be the next Samsung. From a report: It won't be easy. The phone market, TCL's next target, is firmly dominated by Apple and Samsung and hard to penetrate for newcomers. The company also faces headwinds...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Barcelona, Roku, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Guangdong, Trump, Tcl, U S Tv

2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Spree’, ‘Shirley’ and Many More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Indonesia, Mexico, New York City, Features, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Aclu

Max Q: A SpaceX spin-out sounds great

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Two rocket launches were set to take off Sunday, including one from Wallops Island in Virginia and another from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The first is a relatively standard (but still exciting – we are talking about rockets here, very little is ‘standard’) ISS resupply mission, and the second is a major scientific mission from NASA and the ESA called the ‘Solar Orbiter.’ Unfortunately, ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Virginia, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Esa, International Space Station, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing

North Korea's Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong-un, to evade a "maximum pressure" American sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study. From a report: The study concludes that since 2017 -- the year President Trump threatened "fire and fury like the world has never seen" against the country -- the North's use of the internet has surged about 300 percent. Nearly half of that traffic now...
Tags: North Korea, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, United States, National Security Agency, Trump, Kim Jong, Cambridge Mass, Priscilla Moriuchi

Amazon wants to depose president and secretary of Defense as part of JEDI protest

Today, AWS made public its Motion to Supplement the Record in its protest of the JEDI contract decision. As part of that process, the company has announced it wants to depose President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. When Amazon announced at the end of last year that it was protesting the DoD’s decision to award the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract to Microsoft, the company made clear that it was not happy with the decision. The company believes that the president steered ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Drama, Defense, Tech, United States, Aws, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Trump, Jedi, Andy Jassy, Jassy

China says Huawei is the victim of a 'witch hunt' as it warns European countries not to freeze the company out of their 5G networks

Six senior UK politicians wrote a letter on Saturday criticising the UK's decision to allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network. In a BBC interview on Sunday China's ambassador to the UK said the politicians were pursuing a "witch hunt" against Huawei because it is a Chinese company. The UK's decision to include Huawei in its 5G network was in defiance of the US, which has been lobbying allies to exclude Huawei's 5G equipment on the grounds it acts as a conduit for Chinese government spying...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Europe, UK, France, China, Nokia, US, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Paris, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative Party, Huawei

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