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Prosecutors: Media company admitted it paid off Playboy model to protect Trump before election

On the same day former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced in Manhattan to three years in federal prison violating campaign finance laws by paying off women who alleged affairs with Donald Trump, the U.S. from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/prosecutors-media-company-admitted-it-paid-off-playboy-model-to-protect-trump-before-election/http://ifttt.com/images/no_image_card.png

FCC approves new text message rules, giving carriers more power

On a party-line vote, the FCC today approved a controversial measure that gives mobile phone carriers more power over text messages. The agency’s Republican leadership has pushed for the measure, which would classify text messaging as an information service. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/12/18137795/fcc-text-message-rule-classification-spamhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62669950/acastro_170619_1777_FCCserver2.0.jpg

Calling Google biased won’t alter the truth

We all know how these things play out: A tech CEO is sworn in, and then is railed at for a couple of hours. Some of the representatives will rage against what they see as unfairness, some will scream bias, while others will print out pages from conspiracy theory websites. from https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/12/google-pichai-house-judiciary-hearing/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?crop=4444%2C2963%2C0%2C0&quality=85&format=jpg&resize=1600%2C1067&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fos%2Fcreatr-images%2F2018-12%2Fc967da10-fe2d-11e8-ba3b-e7a7c02c9b2b&client=a1acac3e1b3290917d92&signature=8ac707a33c88393d40cdec50a6be3eaf55f97938

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/12/18137415/amazon-package-sting-operation-jersey-cityhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62667936/amazon-box-logo-stock-2_1020.0.jpg

Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is on sale now after being a no-show on Black Friday

The older you get, the harder it is to stay in touch with reading. Books are amazing. They’re also bulky, and they can get expensive. Luckily, it’s 2018, and you can have an entire library in your back pocket. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is down to $99.99 at Amazon. from https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-amazons-waterproof-kindle-paperwhite-sale-now-after-being-no-show-black-fridayhttp://ifttt.com/images/no_image_card.png

Sundar Pichai had to explain to Congress why Googling ‘idiot’ turns up pictures of Trump

In a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain why a Google image search for “idiot” turned up pictures of Donald Trump — and whether that was a case of intentional bias. The question came from Rep. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/11/18136114/trump-idiot-image-search-result-sundar-pichai-google-congress-testimonyhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62662932/1080992848.jpg.1544546789.jpg