Trump eyes ‘concrete legal steps’ against social media sites for alleged bias against conservatives

Such attacks aren’t new for Trump, who for years has charged that Facebook, Google, Twitter and other popular Web platforms limit the reach of prominent conservative users and news sites. He often has provided scant evidence for his claims, which tech companies vehemently deny.

But the president has ratcheted up his attacks in recent months, as social media companies increasingly take more active, aggressive steps to limit Trump’s most controversial tweets and posts — particularly out of concern they may seed doubts about the legitimacy of the 2020 election and in some cases carry the potential to incite violence.

The president delivered his broadside Wednesday alongside nine Republican state attorneys general, some of whom echoed Trump’s belief that technology companies exhibit political bias against conservatives. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr later appeared to encourage the GOP leaders in attendance to take action, stressing that the federal government does not

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Gerber Technology’s Commitment to Innovation Celebrated by U.S Mint; Gerber Variable Scale Honored on American Innovation $1 Coin

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Mint is honoring Gerber Technology’s dedication to innovation by featuring the Gerber Variable Scale on the American Innovation Coin for Connecticut. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series to honor innovation and inventors from each state and U.S territory. The company’s innovative heritage is thanks to their founder, Joseph Gerber, who invented the Gerber Variable Scale in 1945 while a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his lifetime, Gerber was driven by his passion for innovation, holding over 600 patents and his inventions transformed manufacturing. Today, the company continues to build on the spirit of innovation by partnering with their customers to drive change across the manufacturing sector. As digital transformation becomes critical in the new world, Gerber is committed to being the partner their customers can trust to continue to be successful.

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Dice celebrating 30 years as a tech career site

To celebrate the milestone, the company is launching new features and a career guide.


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Tech career site Dice is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the release of a new career guide and some new additions. The Guide to a Successful Technology Career features comprehensive career advice to help aspiring and early stage technologists build a successful career and leverages Dice’s three decades of experience and leadership in the technology sector, the company said.

The guide includes salary information, tech job listings by city, emerging hubs, and digital job capacity from 2020 to 2025.

Dice has also launched a series of features to help technologists further their careers and employers hire the quality professionals they need.

“When Dice started in 1990, the total population of those in computer systems design in the United States stood around 413,000,” said Art Zeile, CEO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company of Dice,

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Key Technology appoints Marco Azzaretti as director of marketing

Key Technology announced the appointment of Marco Azzaretti as Director of Marketing. Azzaretti was previously with Key from 2012 to 2019, most recently as the Automated Inspection Systems Product Manager. In his new role as Director of Marketing, he is responsible for marketing strategies and initiatives that promote the value of the company’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and process automation solutions worldwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marco back. During his prior tenure at Key, he accumulated a deep understanding of our products, markets and customers,” said Carson Brennan, President of Key Technology – Americas. “Among other things, Marco was instrumental in helping us develop and launch our VERYX family of digital sorters, which established new standards of performance and continues to evolve and lead the industry today. His industry expertise and strong customer relationships will help guide strategies that best serve food processors around the world.”

Azzaretti brings

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Li-Cycle Selects Rochester, NY as Site for Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling “Hub”

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Li-Cycle Corp. (Li-Cycle), a leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, today announced the company will invest over US$ 175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York. The Hub is a wet chemistry/hydrometallurgical facility that will refine battery-grade materials from ‘black mass’ generated from pre-processing spent lithium-ion batteries and will have the capability of processing material from an equivalent of 60,000 metric tonnes of spent lithium-ion batteries, roughly equating to 120,000 electric vehicle battery packs. This comes in addition to its Spoke facility, set to be operational at the park by late 2020, that will produce ‘black mass’ from spent lithium-ion batteries.

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What Students And Instructors Should Know About Virtual Learning Technology

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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, just about every sector of society has undergone profound changes. The shift has been especially significant for students and teachers. Less than a year ago, only 38% of teachers said they used a blended or hybrid course format for teaching. In the blink of an eye in March 2020, universities and community colleges scrambled to transition to an almost 100% remote learning setup. Educators saw the adoption of video tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams skyrocket as a result — initially as an interim measure until the spread of the virus slowed and schools reopened.

The realization now, of course, is that the pandemic has accelerated a dramatic shift toward remote learning. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the benefits of tools like videoconferencing software as I’ve worked on new features to add

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13 Fourth Quarter Factors Tech Leaders Need To Consider

As the world navigates an ever-changing “new normal,” agility has never been more important for tech leaders. Businesses everywhere must be ready to modify or change course at the drop of a hat, but this is especially true in the tech sector, as both companies and consumers increasingly rely on technology to carry out everyday tasks.

Tech leaders will need to be prepared to be flexible and agile when mapping out Q42020 tech plans. To help, the members of Forbes Technology Council share 13 important considerations to keep in mind.

1. Don’t assume Q4 will be ‘normal.’

Tech leaders need to understand that their assumptions regarding a “normal” Q4 are not relevant anymore. They should do a weekly evaluation of the situation and make business decisions as if they were product decisions—in short cycles and in an agile way. Now more than ever before, every plan should be treated

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Probable Missile Vehicle Spotted at N. Korea Parade Site | Voice of America

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – A vehicle likely large enough to carry an intercontinental ballistic missile has been spotted at a North Korean parade training site, according to a U.S. research organization, the latest evidence Pyongyang may use an upcoming political anniversary to showcase missile technology. 

38 North, a website specializing in North Korea, says commercial satellite imagery from Tuesday revealed a “probable missile-related vehicle” at the Mirim Parade Training Ground on the outskirts of Pyongyang, where the North rehearses its major military parades.  

“While imagery resolution is insufficient to determine exactly what the vehicle is, relative size and shape suggests that it may be a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) for a large missile,” the website said late Tuesday. 

The vehicle appears to be around 20 meters long and 3 meters wide, “which would be of sufficient size to carry a Hwasong intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),” the post said. “Alternatively, it could be

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The benefits of freelance management technology for workforce changes

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Even as the nature of work changes with an expanding global economy and increasing impacts from technology, the past six months have presented unexpected and dramatic challenges. Because of COVID-19, companies find themselves at various stages of ramping up or down — so they need an agile, scalable talent strategy to meet these demands.

Some companies, like providers of delivery and educational services are in greater demand, while businesses like restaurants, bars and museums have needed to adjust their business models. The unpredictable nature of the current situation and potential for even greater disruption provides the perfect opportunity for companies to prepare their responses to these situations. Having technology that supports an agile model gives those companies ways to quickly adapt their workforces.

Companies that used large numbers of traditional W-2 workers, but laid off those folks, are apprehensive about making long-term commitments because of the liability and

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Elon Musk announces a $25,000 Tesla is in the works and details all the new battery technology the company is developing

Elon Musk standing in front of a building: Elon Musk at Tesla's 2020 annual meeting on Tuesday. Tesla

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Elon Musk at Tesla’s 2020 annual meeting on Tuesday. Tesla

  • Tesla’s delayed shareholder meeting and “Battery Day” kicked off on Tuesday afternoon outside the company’s Fremont, California, factory.
  • Following a short formal portion of the meeting, CEO Elon Musk gave a review of the company’s progress over the past year with heavy emphasis on software and manufacturing. 
  • Musk touted new battery improvements that could make manufacturing cheaper and provide more power.
  • He also announced a yet-to-be-named future Tesla car that will be priced at $25,000 and a $140,000 “Plaid” version of its Model S.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Elon Musk and other Tesla executives held an unusual outdoor version of the company’s annual shareholder meeting and a “Battery Day” presentation on Tuesday afternoon in Fremont, California.

Among the touted advancements in power technology and manufacturing, Musk announced a yet-to-be-named $25,000 Tesla car was in the

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