Turkey's President Calls for Boycott of American Electronics Like the iPhone as Trade War Heats Up

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country of 81 million people will boycott American consumer electronics, including Apple’s iPhone. The declaration comes as a trade war between the United States and Turkey has caused the Turkish currency, the lira, to plummet over the past few days, sending…

Turns Out That Soccer Ball Putin Gave Trump Has an NFC Chip in It, But It's Probably Harmless

While at a conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a high-profile conference in Helsinki this month, Donald Trump took some time out of relentlessly praising his counterpart—a former KGB foreign intelligence officer and currently suspected U.S. election-meddler—to accept a gift of one Adidas AG soccer…

Trump Is Still Rambling About a Dumb Theory That the DNC Is Hiding an Incriminating Server

On Monday, flanked by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Donald Trump refused to concur with the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that Russia was behind intrusions into computer systems belonging to the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign…

Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Is a Disaster for Net Neutrality, Great for the NSA

On Monday night, President Donald Trump announced his second Supreme Court nominee of his term: the DC Court of Appeals’ Judge Brett Kavanaugh. On a range of issues—but particularly net neutrality, the principle that service providers should be required to treat all data on their networks equally—he is likely to be a…

President Trump Sends North Korean Dictator a CD of Elton John's 'Rocket Man' Because Our World is Just One Big Joke [Update: State Department Denies the Story]

President Trump gave a speech at the United Nations in September of 2017 where he famously called Kim Jong Un, “rocket man.” Now, in one of the most bizarre stories we’ve heard this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a CD of Elton John’s song “Rocket Man” to the North Korean dictator today. Our world…

ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver

Chinese smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer ZTE scored another concession from the White House on Tuesday, with Reuters reporting that the Department of Commerce had decided to grant it a “temporary reprieve” from a ban on purchasing components from US companies that recently led to ZTE shutting down its…