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‘People in Power Who Make the Rules Are White Men:’ Wisconsin Teacher Indoctrinates 4th Graders on BLM

A teacher in Burlington, Wisconsin, is facing backlash after teaching her fourth-grade students using a pro-Black Lives Matter curriculum. The curriculum alleges that “systemic racism happens because the people who make laws and rules set them up so that it works for them,” and that “most of the people in power who make the rules are white men.”

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Report: President Trump to Block U.S. Downloads of TikTok by Sunday

A recent report by Reuters claims that the U.S. Commerce Department plans to block downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States by Sunday, September 20. This claim, made by three sources, could indicate the Trump White House is not satisfied by the Oracle deal to be a “trusted” partner for TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance.

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Two Iranian Nationals Charged in Global Cyber-Theft Campaign

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday that charges have been filed against Hooman Heidarian and Mehdi Farhadi, two Iranian nationals in their 30s who allegedly carried out cyberattacks against private and public systems in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East — “sometimes at the behest of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

Wikipedia Editors Censor Portland Murder from Antifa Page

Following the murder of Trump supporter Aaron Danielson by self-identified Antifa member and Black Lives Matter activist Michael Reinoehl, editors on Wikipedia tried to add the execution-style killing to the page for the violent far-left group. Antifa supporters on the site argued Reinoehl was not a member of any Antifa organization and therefore the killing was not significant enough to mention in the article. One administrator, during a discussion of the incident, smeared Danielson as a “fascist” with another administrator agreeing with the remark.

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Boston University Lecturer Dies in Elevator Accident

A 38-year-old lecturer at Boston University died in a tragic elevator accident this week. Professor Carrie O’Connor, who had previously taught French at MIT, Tufts, and Northeastern, had just started her second year of full-time teaching at Boston University. She reportedly became trapped between the elevator car and the first-floor door of her building.

Boston University Carrie OConnor

Oracle Promises to Review TikTok Source Code for Chinese Spying

As Silicon Valley giant Oracle faces backlash over its recent deal with Chinese company ByteDance to enter a partnership with TikTok, the company has promised to review the video-sharing app’s source code and software to ensure that there are no software backdoors that could be accessed by the Chinese government.

Larry Ellison, Chairman of Oracle

U. of Wisconsin Grad Student Lied About Being Black, Resigns from Teaching Position

A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin recently announced that she has lied about her race. Graduate student CV Vitolo-Haddad, who is actually Sicilian, wrote in a blog post this week that she has pretended to be black for some time. At one point, Vitolo-Haddad also told her peers that she identified as Latino. She has resigned from her position as a teaching assistant

U of Wisconsin Grad Student CV Vitolo Haddad