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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is asking suppliers to study feasibility of shifting final assembly of some products out of China amid trade tensions — iPhone maker is asking suppliers to study moving final assembly of some products out of the country — Apple Inc. AAPL -.29% is asking suppliers …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Druva, which provides a SaaS platform for data protection and management, raises $130M round led by Viking Global Investors at a $1B+ valuation — As businesses continue to move more of their computing and data to the cloud, one of the startups that has made a name for itself as a provider …
UK government says the age verification requirement for porn websites is delayed because it failed to inform European regulators about the plan — An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time. — The changes - which mean UK …
Daniela Perdomo / Industrial Felt:
Analysis of Crunchbase data of 21K funding rounds for 13K US startups shows women leading “non-female-focused” startups raise 54% less VC than their fair share — I've raised four rounds of venture capital. Each time, I feel a little part of me dies so goTenna might succeed.
Sources: the US has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally — NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally …
People who buy and set up a used Nest Cam Indoor that was paired with a Wink hub may be allowing previous owners unfettered access to images from the camera — We've explained before that when you're selling or giving away your old smart-home devices, it's critical to do a factory reset …
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
A Florida city council votes to pay $600K ransom to hackers who, over three weeks ago, encrypted city records, disabled its email system, and more — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system …
Jim Salter / Ars Technica:
Oracle publishes out-of-band update to patch a zero-day code-execution vulnerability in WebLogic Server that is being actively exploited, per researchers — Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs. — Oracle on Tuesday published an out-of-band update patching …
Sarah Emerson / VICE:
Some Twitter users receiving notifications whenever someone unfollows them, falsely saying the user “followed them back”; Twitter says it's working on a bug fix — Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them. — For several days, untold numbers of Twitter users …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Valtix, which develops a suite of enterprise cloud security products, raises $14M Series A from Trinity Ventures and others — There's no two ways about it: The state of cloud services security is alarming. About 24% of organizations have hosts missing high-severity patches in the public cloud …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Sources: Ajit Pai's office has withheld documents from Democratic FCC commissioners on the FCC's probe into the unauthorized sale of US cellphone location data — Democratic commissioners at the FCC are still in the dark when it comes the agency's ongoing investigation into the unauthorized sale …
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
Fresno-based Bitwise Industries, which offers training for developers, raises $27M Series A led by Kapor Capital — Four years ago, my wife, Deb, and I wrote about an ambitious and unusual tech startup called Bitwise Industries, in the gritty and long-struggling city of Fresno in California's Central Valley.
Sources: the UK government will announce on Thursday that an upcoming age verification requirement for porn websites will be indefinitely delayed — There were fears of porn users' identities and browsing habits being tracked, creating possible blackmail and online surveillance. — Created with Sketch.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers find that an ad agency left a database open with 150K+ personal records, including names and email and home addresses, from user-filled forms — Florida ad agency leaks the keys to its entire kingdom, including invoices, campaign metrics, and all collected data.
Pete Schroeder / Reuters:
Senate panel says it will hold a hearing on Facebook's Libra on July 16; source: David Marcus, who leads Facebook's blockchain efforts, is expected to testify — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will discuss Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency at a July 16 hearing, the panel announced Wednesday.
Trump isn't really a presidential candidate and he certainly isn't a president, not as far as the job is designed by the Constitution. Which the begs the question, what exactly is he?
This is what he is: A TV star.
Specifically a comedian.
There must be some rude comedians out there who wouldn't mind making a spectacle of Trump hate. And of course hatred for the wimps that vote for him.
Now we don't know if his rallies are still a thing. He's doing one tonight in Orlando. Maybe it'll be a bust. He doesn't really have a new schtick you know. And he wasn't that funny in 2016.
If he's a dud in his rally, or if he has to amp up the hate to scary levels to get a rise then he's jumped the shark.
But still it wouldn't hurt to put some Trump hate on a stage. Nothing held in reserve. Really vent. We all need to stop being so polite when it comes to Trump. Attack the things he cares about. His net worth. Masculinity. Intelligence.
But the key thing here is the people doing the insults are comedians, not would-be presidents. That's the key. Make Trump all about entertainment by attacking him with entertainment.
PS: This started as a thread on Twitter.