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Alana Mastrangelo

Silicon Valley High School Bans Students from Using Smartphones

Students at San Mateo High School — in the heart of Silicon Valley — must now lock up their phones at the start of every school day this year. The school is using a device, developed by a start-up company specifically for locking up phones so that students can be more engaged with their surroundings rather than with their phones.

Online harassment a problem for many US teens: survey

TPUSA Activist: 2020 Democrats Claim Ignorance, Refuse to Condemn Antifa

Turning Point USA (TPUSA) activist and student Zach Doehermann told Breitbart News that multiple 2020 Democrat primary presidential candidates claimed that they did not know what Antifa was after being asked if they would denounce the organization widely known for terrorizing conservatives. Doehermann joined host SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily Alex Marlow in a Wednesday interview for TPUSA’s weekly campus report.

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Facebook’s Latest ‘Mistake’ – Blacklisting Artwork Mocking the Chinese Government

Instagram recently censored a post by an artist critical of the Chinese government. The anti-Beijing post was removed by the Facebook-owned social media platform, but death threats made against the artist remained uncensored. Instagram later restored the artwork, while Facebook claimed that the censorship had occurred Due to due to “a mistake” by the company.

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Facebook Tool Shows Users Which Websites Have Tracked Them

A Facebook tool rolling out in the coming months will allow users to see which apps and websites have tracked them and shared their personal data with Facebook while they were not using the social media platform.

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Twitter, Facebook Suspend ‘Inauthentic’ Chinese Accounts Attacking Hong Kong Protesters

Twitter and Facebook announced on Monday that the platforms are removing “inauthentic” accounts discovered to be operated from within the Chinese government. The social media platforms say that the “state-backed” fake accounts are attempting to undermine “the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement” in Hong Kong.

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Google Employees Compare Enforcing U.S. Immigration Law to the Holocaust

Google employees are calling on the tech giant to ban the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other law enforcement entities including ICE, from accessing the Google Cloud Platform. The Google staffers — who are urging other tech companies to join them in hindering cloud access for law enforcement agencies — claim that U.S. law enforcement has been “terrorizing” immigrants, and compared providing its services to “IBM’s role working with the Nazis during the Holocaust.”

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400-year-old Buddhist Temple in Japan Installs Robot Priest

A 400-year-old temple in Kyoto, Japan has installed a human-like robot to deliver the teachings of Buddha to worshipers. Foreigners are reportedly appalled, but the temple’s chief steward says that he hopes the robot will be the first of many found in Buddhist temples and that unlike Westerners, “Japanese people don’t possess any prejudices against robots.”

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Harvard Law Prof Laurence Tribe: White Supremacists Oppose Abortion to Avoid ‘Non-White Replacement’

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tweeted on Sunday that “white supremacists oppose abortion” because they fear it will “reduce the number of white infants” and eventually contribute to “non-white replacement.” The professor ignores the disproportionate effect of abortion on black Americans and the fact that actual white supremacists like Richard Spencer endorse abortion.

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Report: ‘BioStar 2’ Data Breach Leaks 1+ Million Fingerprint Records, Other Personal Details

A major data breach reportedly found in biometrics security system “BioStar 2,” built by security company Suprema, has now made private data — such as fingerprints and facial recognition scans — public, affecting at least a million people. According to researchers, once biometric data is stolen, it cannot be retrieved, potentially affecting users “for the rest of their lives.”

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TPUSA Activist Katie Moon: Joe Biden Said ‘Don’t Play Games with Me, Kid’ Before Grabbing Arm

Turning Point USA (TPUSA) activist and student Katie Moon — who recently asked former vice president Joe Biden to list how many genders there are — told Breitbart News that Biden said to her, “don’t play games with me, kid,” moments before grabbing her arm to utter an additional, confusing statement. Moon joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow in a Wednesday interview for TPUSA’s weekly campus report.

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Report: 4Chan Post Announced Jeffrey Epstein’s Death 38 Minutes Before Authorities

The New York City Fire Department has said it will investigate if first responders or other medical personnel leaked the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to anonymous message board 4chan. The news was allegedly posted to the site about 40 minutes before the story was initially broken by news outlets and reporters on Twitter.

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Chris Cuomo’s ‘Fredo’ Meltdown Breaks the Internet with Memes Galore

Internet users erupted with mockery in response to a video that surfaced of CNN’s Chris Cuomo having a public meltdown over a man who referred to him as “Fredo.” In the video, the CNN anchor used profanity and accused the man of using an ethnic slur equivalent to “the n-word,” before threatening to throw him down the stairs.

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Pamela Geller Event to Proceed Despite Eventbrite Blacklisting

An event featuring conservative commentator Pamela Geller will proceed as scheduled, despite being blacklisted by the ticketing service Eventbrite over supposed violations of the platform’s “community guidelines.” The group had been using the platform as its main source for organizing ticketing for the event.

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Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools

The governor of Illinois recently signed a bill that will mandate public schools in the state teach LGBT history, beginning next year. The new legislation will require schools to incorporate “a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people” as part of the American history curriculum.

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Report: Instagram Let ‘Marketing Partner’ Track Millions of Users, Save Their Personal Data

A startup marketing firm based in San Francisco, California, appears to have been secretly saving millions of Instagram users’ “stories,” as well as tracking their locations. The Facebook-owned app has since issued a cease and desist letter to its trusted “marketing partner,” but the incident has revived concerns over Facebook’s apparent inability to protect its users’ data.

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Study: 49% of Young Americans Believe a College Degree Is Unnecessary

Nearly half of young Americans say that a college education is no longer necessary, noting that they believe their degrees were not needed in order to obtain their current jobs. 89 Percent of the members of Generation Z surveyed are also considering options outside of a traditional four-year degree.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: A graduating student's cap declares their future intentions during commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. …

Eventbrite Blacklists Pamela Geller

Ticketing service Eventbrite has blacklisted an event featuring conservative commentator Pamela Geller over supposed violations of the platform’s “community guidelines.” The ticketing service then warned the group planning to host Geller that any further attempts to create an event listing featuring the conservative commentator and free speech activist could result in the group’s account being banned from the platform.

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TPUSA High School Leader: Pepper Spray Attack on Meeting Ignored by Mainstream Media

Park City High School student and Turning Point USA (TPUSA) leader Ryan Zink told Breitbart News that the mainstream media did not take interest in an incident occurring at his school earlier this year, involving a leftist student who allegedly sprayed bear repellant into the venue ahead of a TPUSA event, which left one individual hospitalized. Zink joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow in a Wednesday interview for TPUSA’s weekly campus report.

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Jeff Bezos Sells Amazon Stock Worth $2.8 Billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has sold $2.8 billion worth of his company’s stock over the course of one week. Bezos has previously stated that he would invest a large portion of his wealth into the development of space technologies.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at a Washington, DC, event in September 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)

Google Temporarily Stops Contractors from Listening to ‘Assistant’ Recordings

Google says it has temporarily stopped its contractors from listening to Assistant audio recordings around the world. The move arrives shortly after the tech giant learned of a data leak from a media outlet in the Netherlands, which revealed that Google Assistant had been recording users without their prior knowledge.

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Google Will Charge Search Competitors for the Right to Be Chosen by EU Android Users

Google will allow its European Android users to choose their own search engines, starting in 2020. The process will also include the tech giant charging its competitors, who will bid to be included as one of the default options alongside Google on the display screen that Android users will see when choosing their search engine.

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