– Advertisement – But Hunter Biden wasn’t alone this year, as this Verge headline reminds us:TikTok says the Trump administration has forgotten about trying to ban it, would like to know what’s upThis all started in August, when crybaby Donald Trump attempted to ban the social media network, apparently because 1) it has Chinese corporate parents, and 2) K-pop fans used the network to organize signups to Trump’s Tulsa rally—the one he and then-campaign manager Brad Parscale claimed would be attended by 1 million people. Barely 6,000 showed up in the end. – Advertisement – Now, there are plenty of real reasons to challenge the operation of Chinese companies on U.S. soil. China severely restricts or outright blocks U.S. social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, WhatsApp, and … well, pretty much everyone else. There is an asymmetry to access to our market versus access to China’s. So there could be a case made for restrictions to TikTok as a retaliatory tactic. But. Yeah, that’s not what Trump was about. He was pissed the network was used to organize against him. And given that it was populated by young users, it didn’t have the conservative presence that has been cultivated on Twitter or Facebook. And finally, Trump decided that the best way to respond to COVID-19 criticisms was to simply blame China. So attacking TikTok worked great as another way to amplify his anger at China for … something. For exposing his own uncaring incompetence? In any case, after Trump announced his ban, TikTok filed suit and has won a series of legal stays of execution in the courts. Yet Trump persisted, finally getting the company to agree to sell certain assets to Trump-backing Oracle Corp. Why? National security. Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok […] TikTok automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search histories. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage […]The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security.- Advertisement – Wow. Sounds terrible! Our nation’s own security is at risk! But that was then, when there was an election to try and win. Today? The Chinese government blocked that Oracle deal, and how did the Trump administration respond? Crickets. They just … forgot. “For a year, TikTok has actively engaged with CFIUS in good faith to address its national security concerns, even as we disagree with its assessment,” TikTok says in a statement to The Verge. “In the nearly two months since the President gave his preliminary approval to our proposal to satisfy those concerns, we have offered detailed solutions to finalize that agreement – but have received no substantive feedback on our extensive data privacy and security framework.”So all that crap about national security? Never mind. Trump has lost interest. It’s almost as if … it was never about national security? Weird, that. – Advertisement –
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Opposition wins in Jamaica by: – December 30, 2011 36 Views no discussions Leader of the PNP and incoming prime minister, Portia Simpson MillerKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has won the country’s parliamentary elections, while the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) conceded defeat, preliminary results indicated late Thursday.With more than 1.6 million Jamaican voters casting their ballots in Thursday’s elections, the PNP won 41 out of the 63 seats in the lower house, with the JLP winning the remaining 22 seats.The JLP campaign manager Karl Samuda conceded on local television that “we have not won … the people have spoken.”“We have done what we could on behalf of the people of Jamaica,” Samuda added. “There will be another day.”Leader of the PNP and former prime minister, 66-year-old Portia Simpson Miller, returns to office amid major economic woes afflicting the country, having served as the country’s first female prime minister from March 2006 to September 2007.Outgoing prime minister, Andrew Holness, 39, assumed office in October after former prime minister Bruce Golding resigned. Holness now has the dual distinction of being not only Jamaica’s youngest prime minister but also the shortest serving.By Caribbean News Now contributor Share
The Lions released guard T.J. Lang Friday morning, leaving the the two-time Pro Bowl guard’s future uncertain.But the 31-year-old veteran had some fun on Twitter after the Lions made the announcement, tweeting out a meme, “HOW YOU GOING TO GET FIRED ON YOUR DAY OFF,” the meme read. Lang prefaced the meme with, “Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions.” Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions. https://t.co/1uGvoZhn4z— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang, who played his first eight seasons in Green Bay, had indicated he would be open to returning to Detroit for a third season at a lesser salary in 2019. But according to the Detroit Free Press, the team did not discuss that option with Lang.”We would like to personally thank T.J. Lang for his two seasons with the Lions,” general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia said in a team statement. “He represented everything you could want from a football player and team captain. … We wish T.J. and his family all the best in the future.”Lang, a native of the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, missed time the past two seasons due to concussions, and has had at least six concussions in his career, according to the Free Press. He had said after last season he was considering retirement. “I think that’s something that obviously takes some time to ponder and think about and talk about,” Lang said. “I think everybody wants to have a chance to go out on their own terms, and I’m no different. I’m not going to make a decision one way or the other anytime soon.”Lang tweeted his thanks to the Lions organization and fans Friday afternoon, saying in part, “They are building something special that this town has long deserved, a championship team. Best of luck to all the coaches and players … you guys made it fun and worthwhile.”pic.twitter.com/AzTsyCj9eN— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang’s release frees up $11.7 million in cap space for the Lions.
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Image Courtesy: Bundesliga/Sky SportsAdvertisement d5pcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbrqqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E93cp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) du2fWould you ever consider trying this?😱yz4Can your students do this? 🌚mflRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been almost two months that the human life has been without any football action due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Following a complete suspension of all football activities in Europe, a number of leagues like the Ligue 1 and Eredivise cancelled their current seasons, and the rest are still on the books on making a possible comeback in the coming months. However, the lengthy wait for football fans is finally over, as Bundesliga is the first major European football league that is making a comeback on 16th May!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Bundesliga/Sky SportsBundesliga and 2. Bundesliga were suspended on March 13th by the DFL. Following almost two months of repeated extension of the suspension and speculations on a possible return date, the German top flight football has finally received the green light from the country’s government. However, since the novel Coronavirus crisis is still prevalent in the country, all matches will be behind closed doors, as fans will be glued to the screens in their homes on the resumption of German football.Resuming from matchday 26, the 2019-20 Bundesliga still has 9 matchdays left, with Bayern Munich leading the table with 55 points from 25 matches. Borussia Dortmund, who will be pitted against FC Schalke 04 in the first season re-opener match, are close in second, with 51 points. Bayern have their match on Sunday against Union Berlin.Advertisement Starting this Saturday, here are the games that are happening in the month of May to keep an eye on-Matchday 26:May 16Borussia Dortmund vs SchalkeAugsburg vs WolfsburgFortuna Dusseldorf vs PaderbornRB Leipzig vs FreiburgHoffenheim vs Hertha BerlinEintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia MonchengladbachMay 17Koln vs MainzUnion Berlin vs Bayern MunichMay 18Werder Bremen vs Bayer LeverkusenMatchday 27:May 22 – May 24Bayern Munich vs Eintracht FrankfurtBorussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer LeverkusenWolfsburg vs Borussia DortmundHertha Berlin vs Union BerlinMainz vs RB LeipzigFreiburg vs Werder BremenSchalke vs AugsburgKoln vs Fortuna DusseldorfPaderborn vs HoffenheimMatchday 28:May 26 – May 27Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern MunichRB Leipzig vs Hertha BerlinBayer Leverkusen vs WolfsburgEintracht Frankfurt vs FreiburgWerder Bremen vs Borussia MonchengladbachHoffenheim vs KolnFortuna Dusseldorf vs SchalkeAugsburg vs PaderbornUnion Berlin vs MainzMatchday 29:May 29 – June 1Bayern Munich vs Fortuna DusseldorfBorussia Monchengladbach vs Union BerlinWolfsburg vs Eintracht FrankfurtHertha Berlin vs AugsburgMainz vs HoffenheimFreiburg vs Bayer LeverkusenSchalke vs Werder BremenKoln vs RB LeipzigPaderborn vs Borussia DortmundIf you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAdvertisement Also read-The best online sports betting site 1xbet has a whole page dedicated to the Europa LeagueCostly can: IPL 2020 cancellation could cost BCCI Rs. 40 billion! Advertisement