Sen. Hawley takes Yates to task over FISA process, Steele contacts

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., grilled former deputy attorney general Sally Yates over her role in the use of Christopher Steele’s dossier and FISA warrant applications to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, criticizing the Justice Department‘s lack of accountability when it comes to accepting blame for misleading the court. During a heated exchange at Wednesday’s[…]

Trump campaign takes a brief pause on its TV advertising

With 96 days to go until November’s general election, President Trump’s re-election team is taking a brief pause in running TV ads in order to fine-tune the campaign’s strategy. The Trump campaign has vastly outspent the campaign of Democratic challenger Joe Biden to run TV and digital commercials since the start of the general election[…]

Huawei takes top spot in global phone shipments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei’s P40 flagship launched during the virus lockdown – and without Google apps Huawei has become the biggest vendor of smartphones in the world for the first time, according to analysts’ estimates. It took the top spot by shipping 55.8 million devices in the last quarter, overtaking Samsung’s 53.7[…]

McConnell takes issue with funding for new FBI building inside coronavirus legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s “opposed” to including funding for a new FBI headquarters in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation — even though his proposal released Monday allocates $1.75 billion for the FBI building construction. McConnell made clear at the Capitol Tuesday he has no intention of fighting for the FBI money,[…]

Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery

Image copyright Amazon Amazon is ramping up its online grocery service with the aim of serving millions of shoppers across the UK by the end of 2020. Online food sales have almost doubled during the pandemic with grocers struggling to keep up with demand. Amazon is now after a bigger slice of this fast-growing market,[…]

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook will be challenged on whether its current practices respect EU citizens’ right to privacy Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition[…]