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silicon valley leaders target donald trump’s travel restrictions


leaders from across the technology industry criticized president donald trump’s temporary ban on foreign nationals from seven muslim-majority countries, ending weeks of cautious enga ent with the new president, whom many in silicon valley opposed. alphabet inc.’s google, apple inc., facebook inc., microsoft corp., uber technologies inc. and other companies expressed concern about the immigration order’s effect on their employees,...






new bed for tech startups: europe


when danish-portuguese engineer lars fjeldsoe-nielsen wanted to make it as a technology entrepreneur nearly a decade ago, he bought a one-way ticket to silicon valley.after an eight-year ride as a senior manager or adviser at dropbox inc., whatsapp inc. and uber technologies inc., however, he has returned to europe.“the european tech...






silicon valley prepares to take on trump over immigration agenda


the president’s aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump.at issue: h-1b visas. companies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. “the immigration policy, in particular this visa program, is -- i think it’s very much on the table,” said jessica levinson, a law professor at loyola university. “my guess is it will be changed and it is very much up in the air.” playvideo urdaytrump signs order to halt immigrants from some muslim countries president trump friday signed a controversial executive order to suspend all refugees from entering the u.s. while the administration tightens th... currently, the u.s. grants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order published in the new york ti






rebels begin to leave syria's barada valley


beirut — syrian state-controlled tv says rebels have begun to evacuate barada valley as part of an agreement to surrender the capital region's primary water source to government control.al-ikhbariya tv says four buses carrying 160 rebels and family members departed the barada valley on sunday for the rebel-held idlib province, where they will join thousands of other rebels and dissidents from the damascus area.the evacuation marks the end of a nearly six-week-long standoff between rebels and pro-government forces that led to severe water cuts to some 5 million people around damascus.the governor of the greater damascus province told al-ikhbariya that water pressure would begin to return to damascus on monday as engineers repair facilities destroyed in the fighting.






silicon valley execs speak out against immigration ban


technology executives are speaking out against president trump’s executive order on immigration, highlighting how the ban hurts their businesses. leaders of companies that include google, microsoft, apple, facebook, uber, lyft, airbnb, dropbox and twitter denounced it over the weekend. "apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do,” said apple chief executive tim cook in a memo to employees. “in my conver ions with officials here in washington this week, i’ve made it clear that apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future.” general electric co. chief executive jeff immelt said sunday that businesses with global operations must balance working with the new administration while also suppor






as sequoia upped investments abroad, other valley vcs scaled back


joanna glasnercrunch network contributorjoanna glasner is a reporter for crunchbase. more posts by this contributor: how to join the networksilicon valley’s most consistently successful old-guard venture firm now makes the majority of its investments outside the united states.sequoia capital, the storied early investor behind such iconic u.s. technology companies as google, cisco, apple, and linkedin, has increasingly being setting its sights abroad. the firm invested in 51 funding rounds for non-u.s. companies in 2016, according to crunchbase data. that compares to 45 rounds for u.s. companies last year.the shift toward more globally dispersed investments been a consistent pattern over the last three years for sequoia, which invests out of dedicated funds for china and india as well as pr






echo health ventures rob coppedge talks about the coming rec ing to health tech


rob coppedge, ceo of echo health ventures.health tech investments have been red the last few years, but rob coppedge, the ceo of echo health ventures says while the industry isn’t going to pop, it is a slowly deflating bubble.echo health is the recent creation of bia health and mosaic health, the investment arm of blue cross blue shield and has a long-term strategy in the health investment space. coppedge has been in and around the health tech finance scene for more than 20 years as well so he might know something abut the industry.he says what we were seeing in the last couple of years was a ramp-up of “tourist investors” in the space — eager silicon valley vc’s hoping to cash in on the trend.but, “there’s a rec ing coming,” says coppedge. “if you look at the amount of capital that’s been






as #deleteuber trends, lyft pledges $1 million to aclu


p o: gettyfollowing uber ceo travis kalanick’s limp response to trump’s “muslim ban,” lyft has decided to put its money where its mouth is. the ridesharing rival announced today that it will donate a million dollars to the aclu to “defend our constitution.”being part of trump’s economic advisory team and the head of an international silicon valley… read more read moreprotests gathered at airports around the country yesterday and people were looking to the rich and powerful members of silicon valley to take a stand against trump’s egregious executive order that will affect countless refugees, green card holders, immigrants and their families. some tech leaders responded more forcefully than others but many seemed to agree that kalanick’s statement was among the weakest. advertisementadverti






silicon valley’s false feminist idol finally makes a peep


after an era of cowed silence, noted fair-weather feminist and facebook demigod sheryl sandberg finally spoke up!sandberg had not objected to the trump administration — clearly an affront to her values, the values that have sold more than two million copies of lean in — but late this week she posted on her platform of choice to decry trump’s day one expanded global gag rule. that law will yank foreign aid from any nongovernmental organization that so much as discusses abortion as an option with patients. and yes, for anyone with even a p ing interest in women’s health, that policy is bad. sandberg is right about that part! so, um, about that women’s march.sandberg’s only other recent facebook posts concern a feel-good story about a long-distance swimmer (hashtagged #leanin) and a political






the future of american jobs lies with the tech industry


abinash tripathycrunch network contributorabinash tripathy is ceo and co-founder of helpshift.how to join the networkwhen donald trump won the election, many in silicon valley were flummoxed: “how could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy twitter trigger finger win the u.s. presidential election?” they asked themselves.liberal outlets have tried to make sense of the m ive divide between “our” (upper-cl liberals working in tech) vision of the country and “their” (blue-collar workers) vision of the country. we are facing a collective identity crisis, living in a “post-truth” world, utterly perplexed as to how a person so at odds with our bay area politics could win the most important democratically elected seat in the country.it’s quite simple: trump won precise






rebels begin to leave syria’s barada valley


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make pg&e pay for film documenting san bruno blast


included in pg&e’s sentence of penalties for the horrific san bruno explosion and fire should be a requirement to pay for an independently produced film about the event, showing the neighborhood burning, and including p os and stories of the people who were going about their lives in one moment, and burned to death in the next.  it should tell in detail the errors and omissions on the part of the company that led up to this.  pg&e should be required to show this film to all its employees, and to each group of new hires forever in the future.corinne derringerathertonall scientific information must be reviewed by the political officer before release. information is not correct unless approved by the supreme leader. information from the supreme leader is always correct.george orwell?






uber ripped for undercutting taxi strike


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);in a cl ic silicon valley twist to the refugee story, scores of twitter users rallied behind the #deleteuber hashtag to protest the company’s decision to continue operating while taxi drivers were staging a work slowdown during protests this weekend at jfk airport.uber’s main competitor, lyft, took a different approach, pledging to donate $1 million to the american civil liberties union. the aclu had waged the legal battle on urday that resulted in a stay of the ban and helped secure the release of refugees who had been detained.uber was criticized not simply because it kept operating during the taxi-driver strike in support of refugees – they also lowered their extra-high surge-pricing fares, giving the impression to many users that uber was






zachary moore, brendan westendorf lead -shooting redhawks to win


the redhawks (10-11, 2-4 western athletic conference) s 62.5 percent from the field (30 of 48) and were 58.3 percent on three-point attempts.zachary moore scored 34 points and brendan westendorf added 29 as the seattle university men’s basketball team defeated texas rio grande valley 96-84 at keyarena on urday night.moore was 11 of 14 from the field and 8 of 10 on three-point attempts. westendorf, who also had six ists, was 10 of 16 from the field, and 5 of 8 from three-point range.overall, the redhawks (10-11, 2-4 western athletic conference) s 62.5 percent from the field (30 of 48) and were 58.3 percent on three-point attempts. william powell had 22 points and seven rebounds for seattle u, which led 53-40 at halftime. nick dixon had 26 points and eight rebounds for texas rio grande valle






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


new york — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies are barely budging.in 2014, 2 percent of googlers were black and 3 percent were hispanic, numbers that have not changed since. the picture is similar at facebook and twitter . microsoft is slightly more racially diverse (though not when it comes to gender) and apple even more so, though still not reflective of the u.s. population. amazon is more racially diverse still, although it counts a large, lower-wage warehouse workforce in its t






syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels


damascus, syria — syrian government troops gained control of the village that houses the main water source for damascus urday, as fighters begin to evacuate, in a major development that caps weeks of fighting in the area, according to syrian state tv and opposition media.the development could signal the end of a standoff in the barada valley that restricted the water flow to nearly 5 million residents for nearly a month. the fighting t ped tens of thousands of civilians in the rebel-held area.syrian state tv showed buses lined up to transport rebel fighters out of the village of ain el-fijeh. the village houses the water source with the same name, which was the major source of water for damascus.the opposition monitoring group syrian observatory for human rights said government forces ente






lots of attention, little progress – the denver post


by barbara ortutay,the ociated pressnew york — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies are barely budging.in 2014, 2 percent of googlers were black and 3 percent were hispanic, numbers that have not changed since. the picture is similar at facebook and twitter . microsoft is slightly more racially diverse (though not when it comes to gender) and apple even more so, though still not reflective of the u.s. population. amazon is more racially diverse still, although it counts a large, low






what is a processor's process size and why does it matter?


the size of a processor’s process node is always something that’s frequently discussed in the chip’s specifications. but what is that, and why does it matter?what does “process size” mean?in this context, “process” is used to describe the fabrication process rather than the computer’s processor. it’s about how the chip gets made, not what it can do. the size of the process node, measured in nanometers, describes the size of a processor’s smallest possible element.imagine it like this: if a processor’s design is a digital image, the size of one “pixel” would be the process size. for example, on intel’s current process, the smallest possible element is 14 nanometers, or 14nm. the smaller the process, the greater the resolution that can be obtained. as a result, fabricators can make transisto






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


new york (ap) — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies are barely budging.in 2014, 2 percent of googlers were black and 3 percent were hispanic, numbers that have not changed since. the picture is similar at facebook and twitter . microsoft is slightly more racially diverse (though not when it comes to gender) and apple even more so, though still not reflective of the u.s. population. amazon is more racially diverse still, although it counts a large, lower-wage warehouse workforce in






syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels


damascus, syria (ap) — syrian government troops gained control of the village that houses the main water source for damascus urday, as fighters begin to evacuate, in a major development that caps weeks of fighting in the area, according to syrian state tv and opposition media.the development could signal the end of a standoff in the barada valley that restricted the water flow to nearly 5 million residents for nearly a month. the fighting t ped tens of thousands of civilians in the rebel-held area.syrian state tv showed buses lined up to transport rebel fighters out of the village of ain el-fijeh. the village houses the water source with the same name, which was the major source of water for damascus.the opposition monitoring group syrian observatory for human rights said government forces






canadian tech firms ask trudeau to give immediate visas after us immigration ban


a group of canadian technology company founders, executives and investors on sunday called in a letter for ottawa to immediately give temporary residency to those displaced by a u.s. order banning the entry of people from seven muslim-majority countries.the open letter said u.s. president donald trump’s executive order, which temporarily bars travelers from syria and six other countries and also puts a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states, had already “impacted several in our community.”“canadian tech companies understand the power of inclusion and diversity of thought, and that talent and skill know no borders,” said the letter, signed by more than 200 industry players.“many canadian tech entrepreneurs are immigrants, are the children of immigrants, employ and have






dating app creates service for people who are too lazy to make dates


p o via hingethese days there isn’t much we can all agree on, but here’s a perennial truth: online dating isn’t easy. if you’re looking for love and haven’t found any luck on tinder or similar platforms, the dating app hinge is testing a new service for the online dater who thinks is cool but way too time-consuming. it’s called audrey. business insider reports the service costs a steep $99 a month, though hinge was not able to confirm that figure with gizmodo.advertisementhinge describes audrey as “a powerful personal istant that allows you to spend less time on the app and more time on great dates.” while the company has yet to specify whether audrey is a bot, it will “reach out, introduce you, and schedule a date if the feeling is mutual.” if the feeling isn’t mutual, audrey will also pr






kashmir valley buried in snow


five indian soldiers were rescued on urday after they had been buried under snow in the disputed kashmir region.kashmir is currently under the grip of 'chillai-kalan' considered the harshest period of winter, which began on december 21 last year.in the last three days, one army major and 14 soldiers have lost their lives in avalanches, making it the highest number of such casualties that the army has suffered in the last year.five civilians were also killed this week by avalanches, prompting authorities to issue a high danger avalanche alert in the snow-covered region.the snowfall and fluctuating temperature, along with consequent rain, have already triggered many avalanches and rock slides, blocking roads at several places.roads between the kashmir valley and the rest of the country, incl






some tech executives are matching aclu donations amid immigration ban protests


tech executives are offering to match donations to the american civil liberties union (aclu) following the enactment of an executive order banning entry to refugees and visa holders from seven countries.as multiple executives and ceos of technology companies have come out in opposition of what’s essentially being called an immigration ban, some have chosen to do so by offering to match individuals’ donations on twitter. early twitter investor chris sacca, for example, was an early one to start the trend and offered to match donations to those who would direct message or respond with receipts.a number of executives also followed, including stripe ceo patrick collison, nest founder tony fadell, a joint group including union square ventures partner fred wilson and foundry group partner brad f






kashmir valley buried in snow


five indian soldiers were rescued on urday after they had been buried under snow in the disputed kashmir region.kashmir is currently under the grip of 'chillai-kalan' - considered the harshest period of winter - which began on december 21 last year.in the past three days, one army major and 14 soldiers have lost their lives in avalanches, making it the highest number of such casualties that the army has suffered in the past year.five civilians were also killed this week by avalanches, prompting authorities to issue a high-danger avalanche alert in the snow-covered region.the snowfall and fluctuating temperature, along with consequent rain, have already triggered many avalanches and rock slides, blocking roads at several places.roads between the kashmir valley and the rest of the country, i






lyft donates $1m to the aclu, condemns trump’s immigration actions


ride hailing provider lyft has taken a strong stance against trump’s new immigration actions and ban on muslim refugees (which rudy giuliani admitted is exactly what it was intended to be on fox news on sunday morning). in an email sent to users, lyft noted that it is “firmly against these actions, and will not be silent to issues that threat the value of the community.”this is one of the strongest statements against trump’s unconstitutional executive orders from a tech company to date, and lyft is also putting action behind its words: the ride hailing company also announced it will be donating $1 million to the american civil liberties union (aclu) over the next four years. the aclu filed suit against trump’s administration for the refugee ban, and succeeded in getting a temporary stay of






delete your account | techcrunch


we love to tweet. we love to share. it appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. and we have to accept that.these are strange times. we are able to reach millions with a single medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. today’s imp ioned jeremiad – like this one – is tomorrow’s digital fish w per. a ceo can tweet something noble today and it is gone a moment later. we can spread the word through facebook but that site’s pernicious systems keeps it from spreading outside of your immediate zone of friends. in the end all we do on social media is akin to a fart in a crowded room – sure to annoy someone nearby but dissipated by the time it reaches the edges.so i’m saying delete your account and do something.if you are a programmer and you haven’t contacted your favorite in






boys' basketball: c ius stanley leads harvard-westlake past loyola in ot


despite playing with a wrist injury, sophomore c ius stanley contributed 20 points on friday night to help harvard-westlake defeat loyola, 70-66, in overtime at loyola.fans were turned away. the ones who got in saw another terrific mission league game. mason hooks had 18 points and 10 rebounds and johnny juzang added 14 points and 10 rebounds. harvard-westlake (14-9, 6-2) is in second place in the mission league.chaminade defeated sherman oaks notre dame, 70-62. sophomore dennis flowers had 18 points. kj martin added 12 points and 10 rebounds. st. francis defeated crespi, 83-48. lucas shin made six threes and finished with 19 points.in the trinity league, mater dei (23-1, 7-0) stayed unbeaten with a 79-53 win over servite. spencer freedman had 15 points and bol bol added 14. santa margarit






toast to willie nelson with seven spanish angels beer


if there is one person who embodies texas as a spirit, a people, a nation, it’s willie nelson. the man is literally a living legend. it doesn’t matter who you are, politician, celebrity, average joe—when you’re in the presence of willie, when you get a chance to see him perform, it’s amazing.i’ve had the pleasure of seeing willie nelson perform many times, most recently with the federalist’s own ben domenech at last year’s austin city limits festival. that day willie was joined on stage by a dozen people, including other ians who were performing at the festival, his family, and the man who serves as his unofficial sidekick, the man who introduced him to the tens of thousands of people in the crowd, matthew mcconaughey.the ians who joined willie on stage, including margo price and nathaniel






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigration lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executiv






peter thiel won't say if he's bankrolling lawsuit against techdirt


peter thiel at trump tower. (getty)silicon valley billionaire peter thiel won’t say if he is funding the latest $15 million lawsuit brought by shiva ayyadurai, in which he claims to have “invented email: the electronic mail system as we know it today,” against the website techdirt.advertisement it was revealed last year that thiel had spent $10 million secretly funding lawsuits against gizmodo’s former owner, gawker media. thiel’s representatives, ayyadurai’s lawyer charles harder, and ayyadurai himself have not responded to inquiries from gizmodo asking if thiel is funding ayyadurai’s lawsuit against techdirt.advertisementayyadurai recently received a $750,000 settlement from gawker media’s bankrupt estate, resolving his defamation claims over a series of articles that, according to his l






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigration lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executiv






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigration lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executiv






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigrationp lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executi






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigrationp lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executi






claims coal-fired plant polluted river: utility faces trial


nashville, tenn. — environmental groups are taking the tennessee valley authority to trial over whether waste ash from its aging coal-fired power plant near nashville polluted the cumberland river in violation of the clean water act.in a bench trial opening monday in nashville federal court, the tennessee clean water network and tennessee scenic rivers ociation target the tva's storage of coal ash, waste from burning coal for energy.the groups say ash storage ponds at gallatin fossil plant have been illegally fouling the nearby river for years — and that state regulators haven't properly addressed the problem.the federal utility, which provides electricity in parts of seven southern states, says it has followed regulations and decades of data show no impact on water sources.






resistance and reluctance | techcrunch


every sunday, our daily newsletter features a piece of analysis and opinion regarding the biggest stories of the week in tech. this sunday, we’re republishing this week’s daily newsletter column here in its entirety.resistance and reluctance: trump’s most controversial act yet is a sweeping immigration order that bars refugees and even legitimate visa holders from a list of muslim majority countries from entering the country. in an interview on fox news on sunday, trump lieutenant rudy giuliani admitted trump e to him and asked him for a way to create a muslim ban in a way that was legally acceptable. this is no longer something that anyone with any influence in tech can justifiably fail to oppose.and yet we see a range of responses from leaders and companies in and around silicon valley.






uber's ceo praises the 'magic of america' in toothless statement on immigration


p o: gettybeing part of trump’s economic advisory team and the head of an international silicon valley company has uber co-founder travis kalanick in a bit of a pickle. his official statement regarding the president’s immigration ban takes virtually no position aside from that america is great.jfk terminal 4 – at least 12 people were detained overnight at john f. kennedy airport in new york, … read more read morekalanick joined other tech companies this afternoon in addressing the impact that the travel ban will have on his employees:advertisementadvertisement our people ops team has already reached out to the dozen or so employees who we know are affected: for example, those who live and work in the u.s., are legal residents but not naturalized citizens will not be able to get back into t






navy's oldest pearl harbor salvage diver dies at 103


in his 103 years of life, valley center resident ken hartle was a chicken breeder, a ship-fitter, a prune-picker and a resort chef. but nothing made him prouder than the work he did in world war ii, which made him — until his death on tuesday — the navy’s oldest surviving pearl harbor salvage diver.besides towing away unexploded japanese torpedoes and raising sunken ships and planes, hartle and his fellow navy seabees were often given the somber duty of bringing up the long-submerged bodies of sailors t ped underwater when their ships sank during the japanese attack on dec. 7, 1941.hartle’s adult children say their father loved telling stories from his early life, but the body-raising responsibility was a topic he avoided. “he just didn’t like talking about it,” said his son, ken w. hartle






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation's most economically and culturally important industries. that's especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry's temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as some






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation’s most economically and culturally important industries. that’s especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry’s temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation's most economically and culturally important industries. that's especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry's temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as some






claims coal-fired plant polluted river: utility faces trial


nashville, tenn. (ap) — environmental groups are taking the tennessee valley authority to trial over whether waste ash from its aging coal-fired power plant near nashville polluted the cumberland river in violation of the clean water act.in a bench trial opening monday in nashville federal court, the tennessee clean water network and tennessee scenic rivers ociation target the tva’s storage of coal ash, waste from burning coal for energy.the groups say ash storage ponds at gallatin fossil plant have been illegally fouling the nearby river for years — and that state regulators haven’t properly addressed the problem.the federal utility, which provides electricity in parts of seven southern states, says it has followed regulations and decades of data show no impact on water sources.most read






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






about 1,000 flood sfo to protest immigration ban


the protesters sentiments has been projected onto a wall of the jfk international airport on urday.(p o: justin lane, epa)san francisco — hundreds of outraged demonstrators converged on san francisco international airport urday afternoon, in defiance of president trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries entry into the u.s.waving signs reading “my grandparents were one of the lucky ones" and "one earth, one people, one love,” they chanted in full throat, "you put a wall, we tear it down" and "never again!"as the crowd swelled to as many as 1,000, some protesters spilled onto the road that circled the international terminal, briefly blocking access for cars attempting to get to the terminal. organizers extended the peaceful prote






how israel polices palestinian voices online | israel


at about this time last year, israel was facing what e to be known as the "knife intifada" - hundreds of apparently uncoordinated attacks involving palestinians stabbing israelis. while 36 israelis lost their lives, more than 200 palestinians were killed, during that period, by israeli security forces. the other weapon, apart from kitchen knives, that drew the attention of the israeli security establishment was social media.the rationale offered: because some attackers went online to signal their intent or had been exposed to provocative posts there, the internet required policing for what the authorities called "incitement". the result: hundreds of arrests and prison sentences for palestinian activists, ordinary citizens, as well as journalists - based on what they wrote or shared - parti