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Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

The Intercept – Sam Biddle – Dec 2 – Every American corporation, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, should ask itself right now: Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? Or will we resist? This question is perhaps…
matt RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Nellie Bowles RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
janet van huysse RT @mekosoff: Of 8 tech companies, only Twitter says it would refuse to help build Trump's Muslim registry t.co/aIfzCxQ8U7
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Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan, creating another potential conflict of interest

Shanghaiist – Nov 18 – Thanks for checking out our new design, please let us know if you have feedback The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the…
Suzanne Spector RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Ben Smith RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Michael de la Merced RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Peter S. Goodman giant collection of skyscrapers in Shenzhen with gold leaf adorned statues of naked goddesses surely about to be offered to Trump co. t.co/rHrU300zZw
Felix Salmon RT @JuddLegum: 2. In TOTALLY UNRELATED NEWS the Trump Organization is looking to do business in Taiwan t.co/OeNFigjVkZ
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nytimes.com - Mark Landler - Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 2, 3:01 PM – Washington — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes…
Kara Swisher What. An. Idiot. Part 236: Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Likely Affront to China, via @nytimes t.co/mPdNYzm7HU
Carl Quintanilla RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Jennifer 8. Lee I'm fond of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen, since she reminds me of my mom. Who knows if mom hadn't come to US? t.co/VsEGhV83j9
Jennifer 8. Lee Trump's call with Taiwan's president changes everything I've known since childhood. t.co/1E7DKybVgv
Eric Lipton Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
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Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump's deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the…
Atul Arora RT @Lessien: Sarah Palin made a cogent argument about the Carrier deal that I agree with. t.co/LRHzX2dmfc
Kara Swisher Omg, I agree with her #hellfreezesover: Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/WF0trr1R1m t.co/T5erGiKqat
Suzanne Spector RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
Lisa Tozzi RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
Maggie Haberman Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Thomas Roessler RT @mattblaze: Trump's refusal to consult with State Dept experts yields its serious diplomatic incident. t.co/1JZwng4Zo2
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Facebook wants to create 'Collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat

Business Insider – Alex Heath – Dec 2, 1:10 PM – Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar with the project and internal documentation seen by Business Insider. The feature is called…
Henry Blodget RT @demandrichard: Facebook wants to create 'collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat t.co/LDhaqbCrM7
Dawn Chmielewski That's one way to deal with the fake news problem t.co/R8AKcEVw3D
ಠ_ಠ today in "Mark Zuckerberg DGAF about ripping your company off in the months leading up to its IPO" t.co/D69BbPLjYE
Jessica Lessin Inevitable. I hope the publishers involved really think through their economics. t.co/BgkcmpO7ow
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Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 1, 6:12 PM – On Thursday, the White House weighed in with an offer of professional help. The press secretary, Josh Earnest, urged the president-elect to make use of the State Department's policy makers and diplomats in planning and conducting his encounters…
Kurt Wagner Scarily reminiscent of that Family Guy episode where Peter creates his own country and hangs with Saddam & Bin Laden t.co/RjOKb0FHh8 t.co/d3s7ydURVZ
David Gelles RT @juliehdavis: Diplomats were already wringing their hands about Trump's unscripted world leader calls per @MarkLandler t.co/oEtHt5Eg0R
Maggie Haberman RT @juliehdavis: Diplomats were already wringing their hands about Trump's unscripted world leader calls per @MarkLandler t.co/oEtHt5Eg0R
ಠ_ಠ this taiwan thing is going to keep happening. it's like bar talk. "great guy, great to meet, heck of a world leader" t.co/V9iifzvkZf
Farhad Manjoo RT @nytpolitics: The tone of Trump's call with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan left diplomats in Washington slack-jawed. t.co/P79NqgyxJ1 t.co/e7elNIo4C0
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Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle

New York Times – Julia Preston – Dec 1, 5:43 PM – The judge could only urge her to make sure that Damián “presents himself in all of his future hearings.” Weighed down by a backlog of more than 520,000 cases, the United States immigration courts are foundering, increasingly…
Ian Fisher RT @JuliaPrestonNYT: Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle t.co/ls39THrA1f My final story for the NYT
Suzanne Spector RT @JuliaPrestonNYT: Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle t.co/ls39THrA1f My final story for the NYT
The New York Times RT @JuliaPrestonNYT: Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle t.co/ls39THrA1f My final story for the NYT
Scott Shane @JuliaPrestonNYT bows out with her usual authoritative reporting. Hope she keeps writing post-NYT! t.co/YF9c6Et2Zo
Sewell Chan RT @JuliaPrestonNYT: Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle t.co/ls39THrA1f My final story for the NYT
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Canadian Journalist's Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms

New York Times – Daniel Victor – Dec 2, 9:20 AM – Ed Ou, a Canadian freelance photojournalist, spent 10 years covering the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. He endured aggressive interrogations at border crossings in some of the world's most authoritarian nations. But he says a recent…
EFF Old border rules give federal agents free rein to rifle through our phones without warrant, says EFF's @scopesetic t.co/dWpd2F6Up9
Christopher Soghoian RT @trevortimm: Journalists don't get much braver or more talented than Ed Ou. What happened to him at the US border is shameful. t.co/4jCjUUqMaw
Trevor Timm Journalists don't get much braver or more talented than Ed Ou. What happened to him at the US border is shameful. t.co/4jCjUUqMaw
Rukmini Callimachi RT @StevenErlanger: More than troubling. Not just for journalists, but for anyone who believes in free speech t.co/UbL5w5L3kp
The New York Times A Canadian journalist's detention at the U.S. border raises concerns about privacy and press freedom t.co/uPDRCNPtNk
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Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor

Taiwan News – Nov 16 – Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan confirmed rumors that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was considering building luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan's Taoyuan City, according to media reports Wednesday. A woman working for the Trump Organization came…
Maggie Haberman RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
Patrick LaForge RT @chrislhayes: In September, the Trump Org sent someone to Taiwan inquiring about a possible development near Taiwan's airport t.co/UvbhH8oXJr
Farhad Manjoo RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
Matthew Goldstein RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the Trump Organization's looking to do business in Taiwan building luxury hotels: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e
Peter S. Goodman RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor | Taiwan News t.co/W38FnHhT9e