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A huge spreadsheet naming ICE employees gets yanked from GitHub and Medium – TechCrunch

A huge spreadsheet naming ICE employees gets yanked from GitHub and Medium – TechCrunch A massive database of current ICE employees scraped from public LinkedIn profiles has been removed from the tech platforms hosting the data. The project was undertaken by Sam Lavigne, self-described artist, programmer and researcher in response …

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Priscilla Chan to discuss Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

Priscilla Chan to discuss Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in the world, and the most technology-forward foundations in history. By integrating technology, CZI believes it can affect social change at a much more rapid pace than by …

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Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’ – TechCrunch

Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’ – TechCrunch Space is a big place, and mostly empty — but there’s no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life as we know it. A new national plan for detecting …

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California legislators stealthily ‘eviscerate’ state’s net neutrality bill – TechCrunch

California legislators stealthily ‘eviscerate’ state’s net neutrality bill – TechCrunch A group of legislators in California have sneakily but comprehensively “eviscerated” the state’s imminent net neutrality bill, removing a huge amount of protections in a set of last-minute amendments. State Senator Scott Wiener called the hostile rework of the bill …

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Trump signs an executive order to detain families together at the border indefinitely – TechCrunch

Trump signs an executive order to detain families together at the border indefinitely – TechCrunch President Trump has signed an executive order to reverse a practice recently enacted by his own administration that resulted in the separation of children from their families at the border. The language of the executive …

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Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch

Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content – TechCrunch In a key vote this morning the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements of a digital copyright reform package — which critics warn could have a chilling effect on Internet norms like memes …

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Verizon stops selling customer location to two data brokers after one is caught leaking it – TechCrunch

Verizon stops selling customer location to two data brokers after one is caught leaking it – TechCrunch Verizon is cutting off access to its mobile customers’ real-time locations to two third-party data brokers “to prevent misuse of that information going forward.” The company announced the decision in a letter sent …

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Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border – TechCrunch

Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border – TechCrunch Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of …

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