Thai proposal for all-powerful cyber agency alarms businesses, activists

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists. Civil liberties advocates, internet companies and business groups are protesting the planned legislation, saying it sacrifices privacy and the rule of law, […]

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French Government Criticizes Trump For Mocking Tweets On Paris Anniversary

On Tuesday morning U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted up a storm, this time with his vitriol aimed at French President Emmanuel Macron and the politics in the European nation. Among his messages, he criticized France’s World War II record, Macron’s approval rating, the unemployment rate in the country, and even took a stab at the wine industry, accusing France of […]

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Pentagon Audit Failure Not Surprising To Deputy Defense Secretary, ‘We Never Expected To Pass’

Pentagon fails its first ever audit. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says that he isn’t surprised that the Pentagon failed its first audit. For the first time in history, the DoD’s Office of Inspector General conducted a long sought-after audit of the headquarters. But according to Reuters, the Pentagon failed the review, which looked at weapons systems, military personnel, […]

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Grandson of tycoon who married Anna Nicole Smith cleared of assault

Grandson of Texan billionaire J. Howard Marshall who was married to Anna Nicole Smith is cleared of head-butting his estranged wife but admits he ‘bit her on the face in self defense’ Preston Landon Marshall, the grandson of the late Houston business tycoon J. Howard Marshall, was found not guilty of head-butting and slapping his wife Marshall conceded he bit her […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps Getting Confused For An Intern At US Capitol

At age 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to win a seat in Congress. That’s a historic event, to be sure, but it’s caused some confusion as staffers in the halls of the U.S. Capitol building don’t seem to understand she’s a Congresswoman-elect, and not an intern or spouse of a lawmaker, according to reporting from Business Insider. […]

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Amish farmer seeks pardon by Trump for mislabeling products

An Amish farmer in Kentucky is asking President Donald Trump for a pardon after he was sentenced to six years in federal prison for mislabeling homemade herbal products. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 58-year-old Samuel Girod filed his petition with the U.S. Department of Justice pardon attorney. Girod is currently serving the time at a minimum security facility in […]

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