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U.S. is investigating claims that TikTok violated children’s privacy

The FTC and the Justice Department are investigating claims that TikTok, the popular social media app with close ties to China, violated a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy. Reports Diane Bartz at Reuters,

The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others in May asked the FTC look into their allegations ...

I found out about this amusing Karen parody of American Girl dolls because they want it taken down

Today's serving of the Streisand Effect comes courtesy of American Girl, which hopes that no-one will see Adam the Creator's "Karen" parody of its dolls.

"We were informed of this post a few days ago and are working with the appropriate teams at American Girl to ensure this copyright violation is handled appropriately," ...

Three Nevada casinos sued over coronavirus protections for workers, unions claim dangerous working conditions

Unions that represent 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and Reno sued three Nevada casino properties Monday, claiming dangerous working conditions that fail to protect workers from the still accelerating coronavirus outbreak.

“The Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 filed the lawsuit on Monday against Harrah’s Las Vegas, owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp, ...

Devin Nunes loses legal battle with fictional cow

U.S. Representaive Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) has lost his legal battle to unmask a fictional cow on Twitter. Though the case made news of Nunes' narcissism, it was months before a judge could bring an end to his thin-skinned legal shenanigans. It was an exercise in censorship, in chilling criticism with the expensive prospect of ...

IRS says it bought in to location database for millions of US cellphones to track tax crime suspects

The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected of tax-related crimes.

The unsuccessful effort illustrates how marketing data, and locatin data, are used by law enforcement to track and I.D. individual people ...

Hydroxychloroquine whistleblower: Read full statement from Rick Bright, HHS official who says he was demoted for speaking out

• Dr. Rick Bright, head of the agency responsible for vaccines in the Trump administration, released a statement Wednesday that blames political motives for his abrupt reassignment.

• "I am speaking out because to combat this deadly virus, science – not politics or cronyism – has to lead the way."

WASHINGTON: Dr. Rick Bright, a leading ...

Federal judge rejects R. Kelly’s coronavirus get out of jail request

A federal judge today denied a request that accused serial ****** abuser R. Kelly be released from jail, rejecting claims by his lawyers that he is at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

READ THE DECISION: [PDF]

The judge said they failed to prove their client is no longer “a flight risk or a danger to ...

Citing coronavirus risk, Julian Assange’s lawyers to apply for bail

Wikileaks said Monday that lawyers representing founder Julian Assange will apply for his release on bail because of the high risk in prison of contracting coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19.

More from Reuters:

The Wikileaks founder is being held at a prison in London on an extradition warrant for publishing classified ...

Crossbow killer exposed by car telematics

Gerald Corrigan, 74, went outside his house at midnight to check his satellite dish after the TV signal failed. It was a trap: he was shot in the dark with a crossbow bolt, which punctured internal organs and led to his death three weeks later from sepsis. His killer was Terence Whall, 39, convicted ...