Google mistreats conservative employees, California congressman says

A Republican congressman from California took to Twitter on Thursday, objecting to Google’s recent firing of an employee who criticized the tech giant’s left-leaning corporate culture.

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Tech Billionaire Thiel Aims to Justify His Trump Support


Peter Thiel, one of the few well-known Silicon Valley figures who has given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a public endorsement, on Monday reiterated his support at a National Press Club event in Washington. He prefaced his remarks with a disclaimer. “Nobody thinks his comments about women were acceptable,” Thiel told the gathering, referring to Trump. “I agree, they were clearly offensive and inappropriate.” However, a vote for Trump would not constitute an endorsement of his flaws or lack of judgment, Thiel argued.

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Facebook employees fume after push to censor Trump posts rebuffed

Some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year, with some employees arguing certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Pence dominated Twitter during vice presidential debate

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence dominated conversations on Twitter during his feisty debate with Democratic nominee Tim Kaine Tuesday.

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Apple Won't Put Its Money Where Trump's Mouth Is


Apple reportedly has declined to sponsor the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month amid increasing concerns over the rhetoric coming from presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The company notified RNC officials that it would withdraw its support from the July convention after Trump made a number of highly charged statements targeting minority and religious groups. Apple apparently had planned to provide funding and high-tech equipment to both the Republican and Democratic conventions but has pulled its support from the RNC.

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Apple scraps GOP convention support over Trump, report says

Apple is reportedly withholding support for next month’s Republican presidential convention over comments made by Donald Trump about women, immigrants and minorities.

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Three weeks after calling for Apple boycott, Donald Trump is tweeting from his iPhone again

Article Image Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for a boycott of Apple products didn’t last long –?his official Twitter account has been posting regularly from an iPhone, just three weeks after he vowed to stop.

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Watch Republicans Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz side with FBI in Apple encryption debate

Article Image At the last Republican debate before the “Super Tuesday” primaries, the remaining candidates for U.S. president said they believe Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Trump jumps into iPhone security row, calls for boycott of Apple products

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products until the tech giant complies with a judge’s order to help hack the phone of a shooter in the deadly San Bernardino terror attack.

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Avid iPhone user Donald Trump calls for Apple boycott over encryption fight

Article Image Donald Trump, who is seeking the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, on Friday said consumers should boycott Apple until the company complies with government requests to help unlock an iPhone 5c tied to last year’s San Bernardino massacre.

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What Apple would have to do to comply with Donald Trump's American-built mandate

Article Image Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines this week with a protectionist proposal that included a vow to force Apple “to build their damn computers and things in this country” if he’s elected. It’s a suggestion that has been outright dismissed by most observers — but should it be?

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Donald Trump promises to make Apple manufacture in US instead of China

Article Image In a campaign speech at Virginia’s fundamentalist Liberty University on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tangentially promised that he would force Apple to manufacture its hardware in the US instead of looking to overseas labor.

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple's Tim Cook 'omitted critical facts' in encryption stance

Article Image In a statement issued on Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, criticized Tim Cook for his defense of strong encryption during a 60 Minutes interview, claiming that the Apple CEO had “omitted critical facts.”

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Jeb Bush says Apple Watch not intuitive, knocks battery life in 'review'

Article Image In a recent interview with Business Insider, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush shared his thoughts on Apple Watch, which he is often seen wearing on the campaign trail, and rattled off a few of his favorite apps.

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Jeb’s plan to woo Silicon Valley: Gut net neutrality, kill encryption, bulk up NSA

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — or just “Jeb!” as he’s called in his campaign signs — probably won’t win the endorsement of the Electronic Frontier Foundation given his positions on tech policy. In fact, we can’t imagine many Silicon Valley types are pleased with Jeb’s latest declarations this week that as president he’ll kill net neutrality rules while at the same time bulking up the data collection powers of the National Security Agency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/24/jebs-plan-to-woo-silicon-valley-gut-net-neutrality-kill-encryption-bulk-up-nsa/

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