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The Case Against Harvey Weinstein, Explained

NY Times - 4 hours 24 min ago
The challenges in prosecuting, and defending, a sex crimes case aimed at a once-powerful target with high-priced lawyers.

9 People Reveal a Time They Racially Stereotyped a Stranger

NY Times - 4 hours 29 min ago
After a string of episodes in which black people were treated unjustly while simply going about their business, we asked readers to tell us their stories.

Report: Virginia congressman ordered staff to shuttle his kids and buy groceries

CNN - 4 hours 36 min ago
A Virginia congressman and his wife used staffers in his office to carry out personal chores, Politico reported Friday, citing multiple, unnamed former employees who detailed a toxic work environment.

Want to Make Money Like a C.E.O.? Work for 275 Years

NY Times - 4 hours 41 min ago
For the first time, companies in the U.S. are disclosing how their C.E.O.’s compensation compares with the pay of employees. The results are eye-opening.

On this Memorial Day, remember the trauma of 1968

CNN - 4 hours 44 min ago
America was a mess on Memorial Day 1968.

They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?

NY Times - 4 hours 54 min ago
Prosecutors are increasingly treating overdose deaths as homicides, but they aren’t just going after dealers. Friends, family and fellow users are going to prison.

Trump's 'yes' then 'no' then 'yes' approach leaves summit fate unclear

CNN - 4 hours 58 min ago
Twenty-four hours after President Donald Trump dictated a dejected letter to Kim Jong Un canceling their June 12 meeting, he appeared to reverse course, telling reporters Friday the diplomatic encounter could still occur on the same date if conditions keep improving.

Apple Shares Latest Transparency Report Outlining Government Data Requests From July 1 to December 31, 2017

MacRumors - 5 hours 4 min ago
Apple today released its latest transparency report outlining government data requests for the second half of 2017, covering the dates between July 1 and December 31 [PDF].

Apple's transparency reports are designed to provide customers with information on how many data-related requests it has received from law enforcement officials both in the United States and globally.

In the United States, Apple received 4,450 requests for 15,168 devices and provided data 80 percent of the time (in 3,548 cases). Worldwide, Apple received a total of 29,718 requests covering 309,362 devices and provided data 79 percent of the time (in 23,445 cases).

Apple received a similar number of requests in the United States and worldwide from July to December 2016, but the number of devices included in the total number of requests has doubled. Last year, Apple received 30,184 total requests covering 151,105 devices and complied with 72 percent of those requests.

Data requests cover a wide range of circumstances, from instances where law enforcement agencies are working on behalf of customers who have asked for help locating lost or stolen devices to issues with credit card fraud to criminal investigations.

In the United States, requests Apple receives can include subpoenas, court orders, search warrants, pen register/trap and trace orders, or wiretap orders.

While Apple attempts to be as transparent as possible in these reports, the government does not allow the company to release specific details on the number of National Security requests received, instead requiring a number range to be provided to customers. Apple uses the narrowest range permissible by law.

In the latest report, Apple says it received between 16,000 and 16,249 National Security Orders and provided data for 8,000 to 8,249 accounts. Apple did not report any declassified National Security letters. The number of National Security Orders Apple receives continues to grow and has more than doubled since the July-December 2016 report. Apple received a similar number of requests during the first half of 2017.

In addition to the total number of device requests and National Security Orders, Apple also shares information on a range of other categories like financial identifier requests, government account requests, account preservation requests, emergency requests, and more, all of which can be viewed directly in the transparency report.

Apple says that starting with its next report covering the second half of 2018, it will include details on when a government asks for an app to be removed from the App Store.

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Rose McGowan and Other Harvey Weinstein Accusers React: ‘We Got You’

NY Times - 5 hours 14 min ago
Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Annabella Sciorra and others expressed satisfaction and relief as Mr. Weinstein was arrested.

Ireland Abortion Vote: ‘It’s Not a Man’s Issue,’ but Male Turnout Is Crucial

NY Times - 5 hours 16 min ago
Women are expected to vote in greater numbers in Friday’s referendum. But turnout among male Irish voters — who tend to consider abortion a women’s issue — may be critical.

Russian oligarch met with Cohen during transition

CNN - 5 hours 26 min ago
A Russian oligarch who was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and recently sanctioned by the US visited President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen in Trump Tower during the presidential transition in January 2017, according to video reviewed by CNN.

Loose Ends: Baby TripAdvisor

NY Times - 5 hours 27 min ago
Now I don’t usually leave reviews, both because I’ve never been on vacation before and because I’m a baby who can’t speak or type.
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