It is now nearly certain that Hillary Clinton will be announced as the Democratic nominee at the convention in July. But how has she managed to gain the nomination with a campaign and a career steeped in scandal? The short answer appears to be that Hillary has friends in high-tech places.
Whether or not Donald Trump was serious when he threatened to “cancel” the United Nations climate agreement negotiated in Paris last year, the White House appears to be taking the threat very seriously. According to media reports and statements by senior Obama “climate” officials, the administration is hard at work “Trump-proofing” the controversial global-warming pact. Regardless of the efforts, though, a President Trump could easily kill the UN scheme — especially because it is not even legally valid, since Obama has not presented it to the U.S. Senate for ratification as required for all treaties by the U.S. Constitution.
Rejoicing by OPEC that its strategy of low prices would force U.S. producers out of the market now appears to be premature.
Over the past few months, Microsoft has maintained a course that continues to anger and alienate users. Having converted the Windows operating system into a suite of spyware tools designed to harvest users’ data through recommended updates that it has forced on users, the Redmond giant has given many of those users reason to abandon Windows for another operating system. As Windows continues to lose users, Microsoft — rather than adjust course —has instead ramped up the very tactics that angered users in the first place.
Facebook has been fighting allegations that the social media site harbors a political bias against conservatives, but on Monday, the company announced that it would send employees for retraining and discontinue its practices that have been charged as politically biased.
It’s enough to make a greenie spontaneously combust: A new study has shown that electric cars, much touted as environment-friendly, actually emit more harmful pollutants than internal-combustion vehicles do.
Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker notified Exxon Mobil Corporation in a subpoena that it was suspected of engaging in a civil violation of the RICO Act by having engaged in “conduct misrepresenting Your knowledge of the likelihood that Your products and activities have contributed and are continuing to contribute to Climate Change.”
As Microsoft continues its trend of converting Windows into an operating system of spyware, more and more computer users are discovering the security, privacy, and liberty of Linux. Now, the company behind the world’s most popular Linux distribution has publicly pledged that there will never be any back doors built into its product.