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Sen. Ted Cruz On James Gunn: “He Needs To Be Prosecuted If The Tweets Are True”

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a former presidential candidate, has weighed in on the James Gunn controversy, saying he needs to be prosecuted if his past tweets alluding to child molestation are true. Cruz tweeted early on Saturday. “Wow. These #JamesGunn tweets are just horrible. Child rape is no laughing matter. As Texas SG, I handled far too many child sexual assaults. Truly evil. I'm glad Disney fired him, but if these tweets are true, he needs to be… Read

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ – Partial First Look Of Superheroes Unveiled By Netflix

Netflix has released an obscured Twitter first look at the super-hero cast of The Umbrella Academy, its forthcoming adaptation of the comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Ellen Page, Aidan Gallagher, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, .Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, T.J. McGibbon and Adam Goldley star in the series from Universal Cable Productions, with appearances by Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore and Cameron Brodeur. The series will adapt the first… Read

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World Cup: Celebrating France Victory Cuts Across Politics And Other Differences

For one day, at least, the world managed to put aside its differences and celebrate a game beloved across the planet, honoring the two teams that made it to the final championship with thanks and gratitude. The 2018 World Cup final brought moments of drama, political protests, celebration, controversy on at least one call, and ultimately, a celebration of human spirit and national unity that is rarely achieved outside of sports. Crowds packed the lawns beneath the Eiffel… Read

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Tyler Perry Warns Fans About Internet Scams Using His Name

Actor, comedian and director Tyler Perry has made a boatload of money during his career. But a series of online posts claiming the “Madea” franchise creator is giving some of his bounty away are not true. Perry has long been plagued by the problem of scammers using false giveaways and promotions with his name and image, and has previously reached out online to warn fans about them. As far back as 2014, he posted on Facebook that “People who do this are some of the lowest… Read

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EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants

European Union lawmakers on Thursday voted against a series of controversial copyright rules known as the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The vote handed a perceived, but perhaps temporary, victory to Silicon Valley while reps for content creators and owners expressed disappointment at the outcome. The directive will now go back to the drawing board and be debated again in September. At the heart of the intense battle today were Articles 11 and 13… Read

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Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto May Be Writing A Book – Report

One of the biggest mysteries in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world may soon be revealed in a forthcoming book. Bloomberg News reporter Matthew Leising reports that Satoshi Nakamoto, the legendary “inventor” of bitcoin, may be working on a tell-all that will clear up the identity of who ignited the blockchain and cryptocurrency world with the publication of a white paper in 2008. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has never been revealed, although a few people have… Read

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Univision Vs. Dish Networks Carriage Dispute Escalates, As Univision Goes Dark

Univision has gone dark on three channels programmed for the DishLatino and Dish networks, a new escalation in the ongoing carriage dispute with the satellite and Internet provider. Univision and UniMás (including local affiliates) and Galavisión were the three channels affected. Univision has also blocked Sling customers from accessing all of its channels on the service. "Univision's attempted price hikes target Hispanics despite the fact that fewer members of our… Read

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Alec Baldwin Issues Video Call To Arms On The Mueller Probe

Actor Alec Baldwin has issued a political video for the Mic news site, urging supporters to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election. Baldwin, who frequently parodies President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, did the video for Mic, a liberal web site, which billed it as “opinion. In the video, Baldwin claims the Mueller investigation is under fire and touts activism as the cure to stop it from being… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

UPDATE:  President Trump was back for more Twitter fun on Saturday afternoon, renewing his early morning thoughts with a new round of tweets. The latest touted a friend’s book, talked about the immigration issue, and called out Sen. Charles Schumer, or “Cryin’ Chuck,” as the Commander-in-Tweet calls him. He also mentioned that he will be interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Sunday at 10 AM on Fox News. The latest: When people come into our Country illegally, we must… Read

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EFF Challenges Online Sex Trafficking Act

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sued the federal government and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to challenge the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA-FOSTA), signed  into law by President Donald Trump in April. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday. Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. United States is the first action to challenge SESTA-FOSTA, which critics contend puts sex workers at greater risk, but advocates claim will cut down… Read

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California Enacts Nation’s Strictest Data Privacy Law

In a move that will have broad ramifications for any company that does business in the US, the California legislature has passed the nation’s strongest data privacy law. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which takes full effect in 2020, will limit how big companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook, among others, collect and use personal data. It mimics the effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25 and resulted in a… Read