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PBC News & Comment: Will Americans Unfriend Facebook?

Facebook stonewalled on data grab by Cambridge Analytica, exposing the depth of information Facebook collects on its users, for profit….–Zuckerberg remains silent as British Information Commissioner seeks warrant and blocks Facebook contractor from auditing Cambridge Analytica

–in US, Federal Trade Commission and state prosecutors weigh action based on FTC consent decree from 2011 and the user agreement that no one has ever read

–Facebook demoted security chief Alex Stamos after he clashed with other execs

–former Facebook manager, who now works at Uber, left after his warnings were ignored 

–London’s Channel 4 conducted sting operation, captures Cambridge boss bragging about bribery and extortion as campaign tactics

–in first fatality involving driverless car, Uber vehicle struck pedestrian in Tempe, AZ

–ignorant of recent American history, Trump launches new War on Some Drugs, threatens death penalty for opioid kingpins…will he execute a corporation?

–more package bombs bound for Austin found at FedEx depot after one explodes

–while ignoring violent white extremist groups, FBI has been monitoring peaceful black activist groups

–Homeland Security released its controversial “Race Paper”, 100% blacked out

–former British ambassador Crig Murray reports that Iran was able to brew up some Novochik from whistleblower’s formula

–Trump hammers Mueller as his lawyers say the investigation should end

–John Brennan’s tweeted retort to Trump was deadly, but his words could easily be applied to Brennan himself; Ray McGovern comments

–in oral arguments, Supreme Court seems ready to overturn California law requiring anti-abortion clinics to tell the truth

–SCOTUS declined to accept review of Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

–Mississippi’s new abortion law with 15-week limit is likely to reach the top court

–federal appeals court in DC hears arguments about Guantanamo’s “forever” prisoners, but inidcations aren’t promising

–former French president Sarkozy is detained in investigation he took bribes from Qaddafi in 2007, years before France joined US in toppling Libyan leader