Trump's Justice Department tells court to block California net neutrality law

California AG office reviewing DoJ filing, “[We] look forward to defending California’s state net neutrality protections.”

‘Untrusted’ Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat must be banned from U.S. app stores, says Pompeo promoting 'Clean Network'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced a five-part “Clean Network” effort from the Trump administration which Pompeo says is to limit potential national security risks from China. Read the rest

State Department says Russia is pushing coronavirus disinformation

The U.S. State Department says Russia is exploiting a well-established online operation that includes proxy websites to amplify coronavirus disinformation and conspiracy theories. Read the rest

FBI SWAT team raids YouTube star Jake Paul's mansion

• Search warrant executed by FBI at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday • Judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit • No info on nature of FBI investigation, or individual served

The Southern California home of YouTube star Jake Paul was raided today in a large FBI operation that included a SWAT team. Many details in the case remain sealed. Read the rest

'Breakfast' macaroni and cheese coming in 2021, says Kraft

Is 'breakfast' macaroni & cheese a thing? What? Kraft says it's a product coming in 2021, unless this is a grotesque food hoax I've somehow fallen for. Read the rest

Twitter makes 'Team Trump' remove false coronavirus post, banned from tweeting until post was removed

Facebook also took down a Trump post for the first time, citing COVID-19 misinformation ban

'SOS' written in sand helps 3 men get rescued from Pacific island

Three men were rescued from a tiny South Pacific island after they wrote a giant “SOS” sign in the sand, later spotted from search aircraft above, authorities say. Read the rest

Clorox won't have enough disinfecting wipes on shelves until 2021, says CEO

COVID-19 sure has created some weird shortages. Clorox disinfectant wipes are one such product. Read the rest

Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam. Read the rest

Apple considering TikTok purchase, report Axios and others

Multiple news outlets citing multiple sources report TikTok rumor, but Apple denies

Watch the full, uncut Trump interview with Axios and Jonathan Swan [VIDEO]

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“We're last...meaning we're first.” Read the rest

China will not accept 'theft' of TikTok by Trump and the U.S, reports state-run China Daily

China isn't prepared to accept the “theft” of Chinese technology company TikTok, and has the capability to respond to Trump's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft, state-controlled China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday. Read the rest

Portland, Maine votes to ban face recognition technology use by government

You love to see it.

Trump threatens to sue Nevada to block universal mail-in ballots

“We will be suing in Nevada. And that’s already been taken care of, we’ll probably file something tomorrow,” he said during a White House briefing.

FTC probing Twitter's use of sensitive data for ad targeting

Twitter disclosed in a regulatory filing it faces up to $250 million FTC fine over use of your phone # & email data to target advertisements

WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1

WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1. Read the rest

Black Michigan teen detained for not doing homework to be released 'IMMEDIATELY'

“Grace,” the Black teen girl in Michigan who was detained because the school said she was not doing her online coursework, is to be released from detention “IMMEDIATELY.” Read the rest

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