America is the land of free trade … precisely until it is not. Through a thicket of laws and regulations, the U.S. government has broad control over what can get exported to whom, particularly in areas with sensitive technology or national security concerns. In general, those restrictions are loose, which is why startups mostly haven't had to think about export laws. That open world is rapidly closing though, and startups could well be the most harmed [...]
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Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian borderTwo friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State.Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel, both 22, used the travel review site to check out an area near the Syrian border before travelling to Turkey in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading... [...]
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Berlin! TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin will be in December. Disrupt Berlin is where you'll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… As part of our tour to promote Disrupt, you can come and pitch your tech startup to TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher, in this “office hours” style event for Founders. Sign up here for the meetup this Wednesday evening. See you there! [...]
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GM engineers hid secret tailgate in storage room for 2 years
The secret story behind one of the most innovative features on the new 2019 GMC Sierra pickup, made by General Motors. [...]
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Facebook this morning announced a new initiative focused on using its data and technologies to help nonprofit organizations and universities working in public health better map the spread of infectious diseases around the world. Specifically, the company is introducing three new maps: population density maps with demographic estimates, movement maps, and network coverage maps. These, says Facebook, will help the health partners to understand where people live, how they're moving, and if they have [...]
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Chairman of U.S. telecoms regulator backs T-Mobile, Sprint merger
Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc has won the support of the chairman of the U.S. telecommunications regulator but will require a series of changes to their proposed $26 billion merger, including selling Sprint's Boost Mobile cell service. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he will recommend that the other four commissioners vote to approve the merger. A second member of the five-person FCC, Commissioner Brendan Carr, a Republican, [...]
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State Rep. Jim Lower was already planning on challenging Amash, but made the announcement earlier than planned after Amash attacked the president [...]
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After nearly a decade, the beloved HBO series, "Game of Thrones," came to an end Sunday night. Leading up to the finale, more than a million disappointed viewers petitioned for the final season to be re-made altogether. Vladimir Duthiers reports with no spoilers. [...]
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith announced he plans to pay off an estimated $40 million in student loan debt [...]
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Alabama man in custody after allegedly killing police officer, injuring two others
Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday following a massive manhunt that involved multiple police agencies and aircrafts. [...]
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