TechCrunch: Tech companies get a reprieve thanks to a reversal from the President on tariffs

President Donald Trump and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have issued technology companies some temporary tariff relief. Citing an unwillingness to hit consumers with higher prices on things like computers, mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, computer monitors,…

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TechCrunch: Which immigration headlines should you care about?

Foreign-born tech workers shouldn’t panic — or bury their heads in the sand Xiao Wang 7 hours Xiao Wang Contributor Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green…

TechCrunch: How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

Three of Google’s planned submarine cables are on indefinite hold while Team Telecom investigates Mark Harris 8 hours Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other…

Mashable: Seth Meyers rips into the Republicans dodging questions about Trump’s racist tweets

By Sam Haysom2019-07-18 08:54:40 UTC [embedded content] If you’re a Republican being asked about Trump’s most recent racist tweets, you have to develop a very unique skill set. Swiftly ducking into elevators and temporarily forgetting how Twitter works is a…

TechCrunch: Climate justice and environmental ethics in tech, with Amazon engineer Rajit Iftikhar

Nearly 8,000 Amazon employees, many in prestigious engineering and design roles, have recently signed a petition calling on Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Board of Directors to dramatically shift the giant company’s approach to climate change. By deploying a kind…