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Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users […]

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Chris Selley: John Tory’s anti-tax message threatens his city-builder image as Toronto election looms

John Tory is not the sort of politician people vote for rapturously. I have never seen anyone swoon in his presence. Which is a good thing, for him, because if legions of Torontonians can’t wait to vote again for the somewhat ambitious city-builder who presented himself in 2014, so far he’s offering them precious little. […]

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Another whistleblower: Tesla ignored drug dealing at Gigafactory, spied on employees

Another former Tesla employee has come forward as a whistleblower, alleging that the electric carmaker hacked and wiretapped cellphones and computers of current and former employees, and also failed to report to federal authorities possible drug dealing done that allegedly took place at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory. The former Tesla employee, Karl Hansen, worked in the […]

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Lara Trump is no longer the least controversial Trump

While most of President Donald Trump’s offspring and their spouses have been mired in scandal or investigations, or have just been the butt of late-night jokes (Eric and Tiffany), Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump has managed to glide above the fray. Omarosa Manigault Newman appears alongside then-Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a press conference […]

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The jury now deliberating Paul Manafort’s bank fraud case asked the judge a clarifying question that might concern the prosecutors

Jury deliberations began Thursday in the Virginia bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The jury sent a note to the judge asking for clarification about four topics, including a definition of the term, “reasonable doubt,” the standard to convict in a criminal trial. Legal experts wrote on Twitter that […]

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Fox news’ tribute to Aretha Franklin mistakenly uses image of rumored rival Patti LaBelle

Praise poured in for Aretha Franklin Thursday following the news of her death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Fans and fellow artists tweeted about her lasting influence, news channels ran touching retrospectives and a makeshift memorial sprung up at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Somehow Fox News got it wrong. During […]