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‘Extreme privilege’: Ivanka Trump’s speech at tech conference infuriates participants

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Ivanka Trump’s appearance at a major technology conference infuriated industry figures before and after she spoke.

Women tech leaders said ahead of the CES gathering in Las Vegas that they were “insulted” by Trump’s invitation, and her speech angered attendees, reported The Guardian.

“Ivanka is not a woman in tech,” said Brianna Wu, a video game developer who is running for Congress in Massachusetts. “She’s not a CEO. She has no background. It’s a lazy attempt to emulate diversity but like all emulation it’s not quite the real thing.”

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The president’s eldest daughter and senior White House adviser spoke Tuesday afternoon in a keynote session at SEC about the “the path to the future of work.”

“Our current and future workforce rely on the efforts of industry, academia and government to fill our workforce needs and I’m excited to discuss how the Trump administration is championing these shared goals,” Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

Trump touted her father’s record on employment and claimed “every American who wants to work can secure employment,” with 7 million U.S. job openings — but tech experts were baffled by her invitation.

“There are many more women who are in tech and are entrepreneurs who could run circles around Trump on how technology will impact the future of work,” wrote tech analyst Carolina Milanesi for Forbes.

Investor Elisabeth Fullerton was also angered by Trump’s participation.

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“This is an insult to women in technology,” Fullerton said. “We did hard times in university, engineering, math, and applied sciences. This is what extreme privilege and entitlement get you. It’s not what you know it’s who you know I guess.”


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World War Z author: Donald Trump is ‘a homicidal buffoon’ who has committed ‘a type of war crime against the American people’

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The United States is stuck in a real-time dystopian nightmare that is all too real.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country with more than 130,000 Americans killed by the disease. The country is led by a neofascist regime that is actively trying to hurt its citizens through willful neglect and malevolence. The United States is in the midst of an economic collapse which will rival if not surpass the Great Depression. Yet, the very richest Americans are profiting from the economic chaos and human pain and overall destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese apps: Pompeo

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over allegations Beijing is using them to spy on users.

India has already barred the wildly popular TikTok app over national security and privacy concerns while other countries are reportedly mulling similar measures.

Asked on Monday by Fox News's Laura Ingraham if the US should consider blocking the apps -- "especially Tik Tok" -- the country's top diplomat said the Trump administration was "taking this very seriously; we are certainly looking at it."

Pompeo said the US had been working for a "long time" on the "problems" of Chinese technology in infrastructure and was "making real progress."

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Susan Collins had a 67% approval rating when Trump first took office — it’s collapsed to just 36% today

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, trails leading Democratic challenger Sara Gideon by four points in her re-election race as her support continues to sag.

Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, leads Collins 46-42 in a new Public Policy Polling survey, which sampled more than 1,000 Maine voters and has a margin of error of 3.1%.

Gideon held a similar four-point lead in a PPP poll in March and edged out Collins by a single point in a Colby College poll from February, meaning this is the third straight poll to show Collins behind. She led the race by 16 points when it was first polled in June 2019.

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