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April 29 2017

01:08

Tesla recruiting engineers in Mexico for California plant | Reuters

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on robotics and other automated equipment at its California factory, according to LinkedIn postings viewed by Reuters, part of a hiring push to ready the plant for mass production of the upcoming Model 3.
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01:08

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01:08

Former Director of Anti-Immigration Group Set to Be Named Ombudsman at U.S. Immigration Agency - ProPublica

by Marcelo Rochabrun and Jessica Huseman A former director of an anti-immigration group, Julie Kirchner, is expected to be named as ombudsman to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the pending appointment. Kirchner was from 2005 to 2015 director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that has advocated for extreme restrictions on immigration. The ombudsman’s office at USCIS provides assistance to immigrants who run int.  show all text
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@BoingBoing: SCOOP: Former director of anti-immigration group set to be named ombudsman at @USCIS propub.li/2qo5m9M
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@ProPublica: NEW: Julie Kirchner, who for years advocated against immigration, has a new job: assisting immigrants @USCIS propublica.org/article/ex-dir…
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@ProPublica: SCOOP: Former director of anti-immigration group set to be named ombudsman at @USCIS propub.li/2qo5m9M
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@joshtpm: NEW: Julie Kirchner, who for years advocated against immigration, has a new job: assisting immigrants @USCIS propublica.org/article/ex-dir…
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@kimmaicutler: NEW: Julie Kirchner, who for years advocated against immigration, has a new job: assisting immigrants @USCIS propublica.org/article/ex-dir…
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@xeni: SCOOP: Former director of anti-immigration group set to be named ombudsman at @USCIS propub.li/2qo5m9M
01:08

NSA Backs Down on Major Surveillance Program That Captured Americans’ Communications Without a Warrant

Changes to the NSA's "upstream" program are welcomed by privacy advocates who had argued it violated the Fourth Amendment.
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@froomkin: NSA backs down on major surveillance program that captured Americans' communications without a warrant interc.pt/2pqvzoV by @froomkin
01:08

North Korea missile test may have failed - CNN.com

North Korea on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that blew up over land, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command said.
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@cnni: US official now says North Korea's test missile exploded over land and did not reach the Sea of Japan/East Sea cnn.it/2oGJwBY
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@CNN: US official now says North Korea's test missile exploded over land and did not reach the Sea of Japan/East Sea cnn.it/2oGJuKm
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@cnni: JUST IN: North Korea has launched a test missile that landed in the Sea of Japan/East Sea, US official confirms cnn.it/2oGyFIm
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@CNN: JUST IN: North Korea has launched a test missile that landed in the Sea of Japan/East Sea, US official confirms cnn.it/2oGDNMx
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@cnnbrk: North Korea has launched a test missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, a US official says. cnn.it/2oQYYXG pic.twitter.com/wED06bdYUt
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01:08

Emmanuel Macron: I'll renegotiate Le Touquet border treaty | World news | The Guardian

theguardian.com - Anushka Asthana Political editor
Presidential hopeful’s comments on French TV raise the possibility of migrant camp springing up to the UK Emmanuel Macron, the favourite in the race to become the next French president, has suggested that he would want to renegotiate an agreement that allows British border police to operate in Calais. The centrist politician, who will go head to head against Marine Le Pen in the final round of the election on 7 May, said: “I want to put the Le Touquet border deal back on the table. It must be r.  show all text
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@guardiannews: Emmanuel Macron: I'll renegotiate Le Touquet border treaty dlvr.it/P19p6F
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01:08

Elizabeth Pears: "I'm here at Exuma at the Fyre Festival"

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@BuzzFeed: LIVE: BuzzFeed News is at #FyreFestival in the Bahamas to see what’s really going on pscp.tv/w/1gqxvbLyPWjxB
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01:08

North Korea missile test: regime has 'disrespected China', says Trump | World news | The Guardian

theguardian.com - Staff and agencies in Seoul
US says initial indications suggest test was unsuccessful Rex Tillerson had warned of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of missile program Donald Trump has condemned North Korea, saying it “disrespected the wishes of China”, after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile. The unsuccessful test comes as the United States pushed for tougher sanctions to curb the country’s nuclear threat. Continue reading...
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@GuardianUS: North Korea defies US pressure by test-firing ballistic missile trib.al/5eRuQgs
01:08

U.S. NSA stops some warrantless surveillance of American messages | Reuters

The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target, the spy agency confirmed on Friday.
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@Snowden: People said speaking up isn't worth the risk. Today, we can see they were wrong. Blow the whistle, change the world. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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@rmack: People said speaking up isn't worth the risk. Today, we can see they were wrong. Blow the whistle, change the world. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
01:08

Montenegro ratifies Nato membership in historic shift to western alliance | World news | The Guardian

theguardian.com - Associated Press in Cetinje
Politicians voted 46-0 in favour, but pro-Russian lawmakers boycotted session and outside parliament hundreds of anti-Nato protesters gathered Montenegro’s parliament has supported the Balkan country’s membership in Nato in a historic turn toward the west amid protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. Politicians voted 46-0 to ratify the accession treaty with the western military alliance. They then stood up and applauded the decision. Continue reading...
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01:08

White House Weighs Kicking Out Sebastian Gorka - The Daily Beast

The president admires Sebastian Gorka for his fiery TV performances, but his ties to far-right organizations are making him more liability than asset, administration sources say.
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@thedailybeast: The Trump administration is exploring options to remove Sebastian Gorka from the White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
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@thedailybeast: Scoop from @lachlan and @swin24: Seb Gorka might not be long for The White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
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@thedailybeast: "Gorka owes his continued presence at the White House to President Donald Trump himself." thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/… pic.twitter.com/9Yj7vwmW1S
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@thedailybeast: EXCLUSIVE: Trump admin looking to kick Sebastian Gorka out of the White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
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@GreatDismal: EXCLUSIVE: Trump admin looking to kick Sebastian Gorka out of the White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
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@chrislhayes: EXCLUSIVE: Trump admin looking to kick Sebastian Gorka out of the White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
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@NoahShachtman: EXCLUSIVE: Trump admin looking to kick Sebastian Gorka out of the White House. thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/…
01:08

Arielle Pardes on Twitter: ".@adavies47 Also, listen to @adavies47 this week on the @GadgetLab podcast because he is smart and tells us about FLYING CARS! https://t.co/iQhyHltHyb"

“.@adavies47 Also, listen to @adavies47 this week on the @GadgetLab podcast because he is smart and tells us about FLYING CARS! https://t.co/iQhyHltHyb”
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01:08

Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling - BBC News

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April 28 2017

22:45

N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

nytimes.com - By CHARLIE SAVAGE
The National Security Agency program was one of the most disputed forms of surveillance.
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@FreedomofPress: NSA. halts collection of Americans’ emails about foreign targets nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
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@leolaporte: Yay for the 4th ammendment: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails - The New York Times: zpr.io/P3RjJ
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@Snowden: Compare today's report by @Charlie_Savage (@NYTimes) to the President's denials in 2013. nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/… pic.twitter.com/bDOFR5LalN
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@newsycombinator: N.S.A Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
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@xeni: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
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@dabeard: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets nyti.ms/2pcy5kd
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@xeni: NSA says they’re shutting down program that collects American’s emails and texts with foreign NSA targets. nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
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@naval: The truth changed everything. nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
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@eff: The New York Times reports that NSA "halts collection of Americans’ emails about foreign targets." nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/…
22:45

Climate of Complete Certainty

nytimes.com - By BRET STEPHENS
How about a reasonable conversation on what to do about our warming planet?
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@nytimes: Read @BretStephensNYT's debut column: "Climate of Complete Certainty" nyti.ms/2qnKGyW pic.twitter.com/jCzbfyhzwh
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@mims: The Brett Stephens op-ed about climate change doesn't actually say anything other than "prediction is hard" nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opi…
@</a><a href=anthony on Twitter" />
@anthony: Political power now resides with climate deniers. @nytimes proudly offer @BretStephensNYT as their representative. nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opi…
@SopanDeb on Twitter
@SopanDeb: CC @BillNye nyti.ms/2pqkTqB pic.twitter.com/UaU3uckrB3
@BenMullin on Twitter
@BenMullin: But wouldn't you want to take steps to avoid an apocalyptic hellscape even if there was a chance it wouldn't happen? nytimes.com/2017/04/28/opi…
@jackshafer on Twitter
@jackshafer: And @BretStephensNYT comes out guns blazing. nyti.ms/2pu6T0Z
@froomkin on Twitter
@froomkin: No one can know anything with certainty says new nihilistic NYT columnist @BretStephensNYT nyti.ms/2qg1DMm Give me a break
22:45

In first 100 days, a reversal of fortune for Trump favorites on Wall Street | Reuters

A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher.
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22:45

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Starting a New, Ugly, For-Profit Troll | Vanity Fair

With what he says is a $12 million stake from secret investors, the former Breitbart Tech editor is launching Milo Inc., a live-event touring company, dedicated to making progressives’ lives a “living hell.”
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@kimmaicutler: Because if he did it in actually conservative town, no one would care. vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m… pic.twitter.com/1cNctZaDVS
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@chrislhayes: The targets wanting more is one way to measure of the effectiveness of violent campus protest tactics vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
@cwarzel on Twitter
@cwarzel: this makes sense if u look at what pro-trump online media cares about rn: protests/live confrontations with the left vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
@joshtpm on Twitter
@joshtpm: Guess he patched things up with the Mercers? vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
@GreatDismal on Twitter
@GreatDismal: My exclusive: Milo Yiannopoulos got $12 million to start a professional troll company vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
@blakehounshell on Twitter
@blakehounshell: Milo is building a live trolling and touring media startup vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
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@NoahShachtman: My exclusive: Milo Yiannopoulos got $12 million to start a professional troll company vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/m…
22:45

‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes

nytimes.com - By CHRISTOPHER MELE and DANIEL VICTOR
Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.
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@davewiner: It’s all fun and games until someone’s password security question gets hacked. nytimes.com/2017/04/28/tec…
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@nytimestech: Here are 10 concerts I've been to, and one of them might be an invitation to a hacker nyti.ms/2oTkwDX
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@nytimes: That "10 concerts" Facebook meme? It could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach accounts. nyti.ms/2ptSnX3
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@nycjim: Another reason that concert meme is bad and should die nytimes.com/2017/04/28/tec… via @MelanieLisa
22:45

Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures | World news | The Guardian

theguardian.com - Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro
Police clash with striking union workers in streets of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as protesters in 26 states demonstrate against Michel Temer’s proposed reforms Brazilian unions have ratcheted up the pressure on Michel Temer with a nationwide general strike that closed schools, disrupted transport networks and led to clashes with public security in several cities. Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo blocked key roads with barricades of burning tires. Riot police used teargas and per.  show all text
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@guardiannews: Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures dlvr.it/P15wgR
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@GuardianUS: Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures trib.al/qGlHBqv
22:45

Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks | TechCrunch

techcrunch.com - Connie Loizos
 Taboola and Outbrain — two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006) and have each raised substantial sums of venture capital — are in advanced merger talks, reports the Israeli news outlet Calcalist. The deal isn’t final, but the two companies have moved past many of the sticking points that ended earlier talks. Read More
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@anildash: If you like this company that makes reading articles worse, here's a related company you will also detest. techcrunch.com/2017/04/28/rep…
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@om: So herpes of the Internet will soon mutate into a super bug. techcrunch.com/2017/04/28/rep…
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@sarahcuda: So herpes of the Internet will soon mutate into a super bug. techcrunch.com/2017/04/28/rep…
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