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Photo: Donald Trump speaks as PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel (C) and Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook look on during a meeting with technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS

 

Trump Tower was buzzing with excitement on Wednesday afternoon as Silicon Valley giant after giant made their way through the golden lobby to meet with the president-elect.

Though much of the meeting is being kept under wraps, video of the meeting room and a short introduction was obtained by Fox News and NowThis Politics.

Peter Thiel’s latest bet

 

Peter Thiel is the only prominent Silicon Valley figure to publicly support Trump during the election campaign. He famously spoke at the Republican Convention. This is what he said:

Good evening. I’m Peter Thiel. I build companies and I’m supporting people who are building new things, from social networks to rocket ships. I’m not a politician. But neither is Donald Trump. He is a builder, and it’s time to rebuild America.

 

On Monday morning, Donald Trump formally addressed the CIA’s allegations that Russian hackers tried to interfere in the election on — where else? — Twitter and, as usual, got some basic facts wrong.

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DBO writes, “A new report by Deflect Labs tracks the complex ways that hackers have sought to take down the Black Lives Matter website. The attacks, which relied on harvesting WordPress sites, increased in sophistication and left a murky, unsavory trail by actors who did everything from try to extort the website to taking it down entirely.

We need European regulation of Facebook and Google

 

It’s time for the EU to step in and regulate the world’s two biggest media outlets.

Over the weekend, Facebook sent me a link to a video they had made of my activity on their site over the last year. To my mind, that was more proof, if any were needed, that Facebook is a media company, despite all its protestations.

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