CNBC exclusive: Watch live as FTC Chair Lina Khan sits down with Andrew Ross Sorkin and Kara Swisher to discuss her plans to take on Big Tech
Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan will join CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Kara Swisher, host of "Sway" podcast, for her first on-camera interview.cnbc.com
A Capitol rioter who pleaded guilty this week compared January 6 to a 'modern day Boston Massacre' and said Ashli Babbitt was 'viciously assassinated'
Clifford Meteer posted on Facebook: "I was there. No riot. Trump Lives Matter," following the Capitol insurrection. He faces up to six months in prison following his guilty plea.news.yahoo.com
Conservative Activist Dies of COVID Complications After Attending Anti-Vax ‘Symposium’
via Facebook A well-known conservative activist in Arlington, Texas, who peddled COVID-19 vaccine misinformation has died of complications caused by the virus—just a few weeks after attending a “symposium” against the shots. The Arlington Republican Party confirmed the passing of Kelly Canon on Facebook. “Another tragedy and loss for our Republican family. Our dear friend Kelly Canon lost her battle with pneumonia today. Kelly will be forever in our hearts as a loyal and beloved friend and Patrinews.yahoo.com
‘It’s So Unimaginable the Pain and Hurt’: 8-Year-Old Georgia Girl Shot in Head While Petting Horses Outside
via FacebookAuthorities in Augusta, Georgia, have launched a manhunt for two suspects accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old girl in the head as she petted horses outside her home on Saturday.Arbrie Leigh Anthony, an honor-roll student at Jenkins-White Elementary School, began the day visiting with her aunt and playing outside. By Saturday night, she was pronounced dead at a local hospital after police say two suspects driving by in a red or orange Jeep Compass fired as many as 10 shots outsinews.yahoo.com
Slain officer's sister sues Facebook for wrongful death
The sister of a slain federal security officer is suing Facebook, alleging the tech giant played a part in the radicalization of two men who are accused of planning the killing on its platform. David Patrick Underwood was fatally shot and his partner was wounded while guarding a federal building in Oakland on May 29, 2020, when a large demonstration over the police killing of George Floyd was underway nearby. Federal prosecutors said two men now awaiting trial in the drive-by shooting met through a Facebook group page dedicated to the extremist anti-government “boogaloo” movement, and used the protest as cover for the crime.news.yahoo.com
Final ruling in Google-Sonos patent fight bars Google from importing certain audio devices
The U.S.'s international trade agency says Google must stop important smart speakers using patents owned by Sonos. But Google has already designed workarounds to avoid the patent infringement.washingtonpost.com
Twin French TV stars die after contracting COVID-19
Twin French TV stars Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff, who were known for hosting a science-fiction-and-fact show in the 1980s, died at the age of 72 after contracting COVID-19. They were not vaccinated against the coronavirus, and friends said the pair believed their healthy lifestyle would protect them, according to BBC News. Vladimir Duthiers has more.news.yahoo.com
California Deputy DA Who Fought Vaccine Mandate Dies Abruptly After Falling Ill With COVID at Age 46
via Facebook A deputy district attorney and up-and-coming Republican political star in California’s Orange County has died abruptly after telling friends she contracted COVID-19.Kelly Ernby, a presumed candidate for the state Assembly in 2022, was only 46 years old. According to the Los Angeles Times, she fell ill shortly after speaking out against vaccine mandates at a rally organized by Turning Point USA on Dec. 4.“There’s nothing that matters more than our freedoms right now,” she was quotednews.yahoo.com
The Heartbreaking Note Left With Abandoned Infant in Alaska: ‘My Mom Is So Sad to Do This’
via FacebookA newborn boy was found abandoned in a cardboard box in freezing weather in Alaska on New Year’s Eve—with a heartbreaking note saying the parents did not have food or money.The temperature was just 1 degree when a Fairbanks woman spotted the blanket-filled box near her home. Alaska police said the child was taken to the hospital and “was found to be in good health.”The note left with the infant—headlined “Please help me!!!”—indicated he was born 12 weeks premature, though authoritiesnews.yahoo.com
Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence
Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook parent Meta Platforms for more than $150 billion over what they say was the company’s failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by Myanmar’s military rulers and their supporters.
The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is warning that the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy will be addictive and rob people of personal information while giving the company another monopoly online.
Facebook yanks Bolsonaro video claiming vaccines cause AIDS
Facebook and Instagram have removed from their platforms a live broadcast that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro delivered in which he said people in the U.K. who have received two coronavirus vaccine doses are developing AIDS faster than expected.