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Trump admin sued for requiring foreigners to disclose social media accounts when applying for visas

Two of documentary film groups are suing the administration of President Donald Trump for requiring foreigners to hand over their social media account IDs, even pseudonymous ones, to U.S. officials when applying for a visa.

Trump's administration announced the new rule in 2018, and started enforcing it in 2019.

“The requirement grew out of President Trump’s campaign ...

Feds charge Evil Corp, Russia-based creators of Dridex malware, in $100 million bank hacking spree

The most on-brand name since “Fraud Guarantee.”

The U.S. departments of Justice and Treasury departments today announced sanctions against the Russian hacking group “Evil Corp.”

The Russian cybercrime organization stole “at least” $100 million from banks using malware that grabbed users' banking credentials, the DOJ/Treasury joint press release says.

The name “Evil Corp.” seems to allude to ...

Trump is a creepy ******, his undocumented servants reveal

Donald Trump's undocumented personal servants were “often left to perform the most intimate and personal work” in the Trump estates. His former domestic workers from Costa Rica, Mexico, and other Latin American countries now have some intimate and personal details about Trump to share with the world.

This Washington Post story is full of weird ...

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson discuss Trump’s nutty behavior

Oh boy.

Donald's not going to like this one at all.

In this video from a Buckingham Palace VIP reception earlier today, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron of France, and Boris Johnson of the Republic of Brexit appear to be discussing Donald Trump's wacky impromptu word salad speeches.

.@JustinTrudeau, ...

Judge says Facebook users entitled to better security but not $ damages

In a decision released late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled that up to 29 million Facebook users whose personal info was stolen in a September 2018 data breach are not entitled to sue Facebook as a group for damages -- but the users may be entitled to demand better personal data security ...

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance wants you to know everything is just fine, really

China-based technology company ByteDance is on a charm offensive, reports Reuters, ramping up efforts to distance its popular social app TikTok from the rest of its Chinese operations.

The PR moves coincide with a U.S. national security panel inquiry into the risks of a China-based company managing personal data of Americans, reports Reuters.

Excerpt:

The Chinese technology ...

Police sad over spilled donuts get sweet surprise ending

“The final resting spot of the once glorious glazed donuts.”

The police department in Brookhaven, Georgia openly shared their grief in this social media post, honoring a load of tragically fallen donuts.

A surprising act of carb kindness followed.

The Facebook post screengrabbed above details a scene of “total carnage” on Tuesday morning, when dozens of donuts ...

Former CIA officer Jerry Lee sentenced to 19 years for handing U.S. info to China

Today, a federal judge sentenced former CIA officer Jerry Lee to 19 years in prison. He was convicted of gathering United States defense information and other sensitive information, and handing it over to agents for the government of China.

BREAKING: A federal judge has sentenced former CIA agent Jerry Lee ...

The ‘Ukraine meddling’ thing is a Russian operation, say U.S. intel experts

“Intelligence officials believe that one of the people the Kremlin relied on to spread disinformation about Ukrainian interference was Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who had ties to Mr. Manafort.” ...

UPDATED: Tony Robbins accused of sexually assaulting high schooler at summer camp

UPDATE: Here is an email I received from Tony Robbins' representative moments after I published this blog post about the Buzzfeed News story. I have appended Mr. Robbins' full statement, and that of his representative Jennifer Connelly, below. -- Xeni Jardin

Connelly, Jennifer 11:23 AM

Dear Xeni,

I represent Mr. Robbins and just saw your story which repeats ...