Day: January 12, 2018

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

Yana Paskova | Getty Images Former U.S. President Barack Obama on September 20, 2017 in New York City. Americans are living in a political “bubble” by personalizing their respective media streams, according to former President Barack Obama. People who watch Fox News are “living on a different planet” than individuals who listen to National Public […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

Six bipartisan senators announced Thursday that they reached a deal in principle on legislation that would shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. But it remained to be seen if the chamber’s leaders, the House of Representatives or the White House would get behind their framework. “President Trump called on Congress to solve […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

“We have a good working relationship with Google’s security team,” Daniel Padon, a Check Point researcher, tells Giftofaservant. However, even after Google deleted the apps from Play, the malware will continue to live on in people’s phones until they get rid of it. “We’ve removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers’ accounts, and will […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

“Why do we need more Haitians?” President Donald Trump reportedly asked a group of lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, demanding that congressional negotiators “take them out” of any further talks about extending temporary protected status. The members of Congress were there for a meeting on immigration policy, and Trump’s comment about Haitians shocked […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool. The legislation, which passed 256-164 and split party lines, is the culmination of a […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for “dreamers” — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization’s […]

Tess Torelli January 12, 2018

Beijing has developed a new “landing ship” that could be used in future wars involving islands, Chinese media reported Thursday. That news follows a Reuters report last month that a Chinese official threatened the communist nation would invade Taiwan if a U.S. warship visited the self-ruling island. Also, Chinese state media recently have played up […]