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The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom

On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Unlike the previous indictment—which focused narrowly on an apparent offer to help crack a password—the 17 superseding counts focus instead on alleged violations of the Espionage Act. In doing so, the DOJ has aimed a battering …

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Why Tesla's stock is brutally damaged

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) price is in full meltdown mode just like a defected electric car battery. Shares of the cash hemorrhaging electric car outfit led by the one and only Elon Musk has tanked more than 43% this year. A good chunk of the losses — 26% — have come …

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Facebook says it took down 2.2 billion fake accounts in 2019

Facebook (FB) on Thursday announced that it deleted 2.2 billion, yes billion with a “b”, fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019. As part of its Community Standards Enforcement Report (CSER), Facebook also said it deleted 1.2 billion fraudulent accounts in Q4 2018. “This is due to an increase in automated …

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How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos speaker

Google Assistant is now available on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, meaning you’ve now got a second choice besides Alexa for handling your voice commands. If Assistant is already controlling your smart home gadgets — or if you merely think it’s better at responding to questions than Alexa — …

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Julian Assange is facing 17 new criminal charges

The Justice Department has filed 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The charges follow a much more limited indictment unsealed in April, when Assange was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. According to the indictment, he’s now facing several counts of obtaining and disclosing …

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