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Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims

November 18, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018 until he was removed from […]

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Trump admin orders TikTok, WeChat gone from app stores on Sunday

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Consumers inside the US will no longer be allowed to download TikTok or WeChat from any US app store after Sunday, the Trump administration announced today. Any “provision of service to distribute or maintain” the mobile applications or their “constituent […]

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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

August 7, 2020


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh round of sanctions on 11 individuals, including Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as tensions between the United States and China accelerate. The Treasury Department designated Lam for her role in overseeing […]

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Supreme Court rules against Trump’s bid to end program shielding ‘Dreamer’ immigrants

June 18, 2020


The Supreme Court ruled against President Donald Trump on Thursday in a set of cases over his effort to end the Obama-era immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The ruling will protect hundreds of thousands […]

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Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech

June 2, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the European Union, escalating a global battle that will affect where big American […]

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US “terminating relationship” with World Health Organization, Trump says

May 29, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

President Trump today said the US government is “terminating our relationship” with the World Health Organization, alleging that the global health group has not implemented needed reforms and that it is controlled entirely by China. “China has total control over […]


Ransomware gang asks $42m from NY law firm, threatens to leak dirt on Trump

May 15, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The criminal group behind the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware is extorting a New York-based law firm, threatening to release sensitive files on the company’s celebrity clients unless the the firm pays a whopping $42 million ransom demand. The extortion attempt is […]

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Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

May 11, 2020


President Donald Trump is reportedly considering another way to get more money to struggling Americans by letting them take an advance on their Social Security benefits. Many Americans are eager for more financial help from the effects of the coronavirus […]

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Trump’s demand that China pay coronavirus reparations evokes an ugly history

May 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

U.S. officials want China to pay reparations for the coronavirus. In China, those demands echo a history of foreign imperialism. When asked about reparations at an April 27 press briefing, President Donald Trump said the U.S. will be seeking “very […]

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Trump to meet with executives from Waffle House, Wynn, Toyota, others to discuss reopening economy

April 29, 2020


Executives from Wynn Resorts, Hilton, Toyota North America and Waffle House are among those meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss reopening the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. The people, who requested anonymity because the […]