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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices – TechCrunch

Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices – TechCrunch Last September two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information …

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Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield – TechCrunch

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield – TechCrunch Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from …

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TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings – TechCrunch Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – …

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Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement – TechCrunch

Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement – TechCrunch Amazon shareholders are demanding the company stop selling Rekognition, the company’s facial recognition software, to law enforcement. Unless the board of directors determines the technology “does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations …

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Trump calls for space-based missile defense – TechCrunch

Trump calls for space-based missile defense – TechCrunch The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan’s ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn’t actually exist yet and may not for years to …

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These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown – TechCrunch

These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown – TechCrunch We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser …

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