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President Donald Trump has not had the easiest time being President of the United States, what with people not liking him and all. He cemented himself in the hall of fame of all things hated when he implemented what is being called a Muslim ban.

What this means is that immigrants from 7 nations (Islamic nations) would be restricted severely from entering into the country. 
The tech industry have been quick to fight this seeing as a lot of tech talent that make the companies the behemoths they are today is gotten from some of these nations. As many as 97 companies including some of the biggest names in tech have banded together to file a legal brief in opposition of Trump’s executive order on immigration.

In an amicus brief filed late on Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 97 companies clearly stated their opposition to Trump’s controversial executive order, which bars refugees and valid visa holders from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States. A US District judge temporarily lifted the immigration ban late on Friday night, but Trump and his staffers have already stated their intention to fight the judge’s decision.
If you're curious as to which companies are leading the charge, you can check them out below (Look out for Apple, Facebook and Netflix)


1. AdRoll, Inc.
2. Aeris Communications, Inc.
3. Airbnb, Inc.
4. AltSchool, PBC
5. Ancestry.com, LLC
6. Appboy, Inc.
7. Apple Inc.
8. AppNexus Inc.
9. Asana, Inc.
10. Atlassian Corp Plc
11. Autodesk, Inc.
12. Automattic Inc.
13. Box, Inc.
14. Brightcove Inc.
15. Brit + Co
16. CareZone Inc.
17. Castlight Health
18. Checkr, Inc.
19. Chobani, LLC
20. Citrix Systems, Inc.
21. Cloudera, Inc.
22. Cloudflare, Inc.
23. Copia Institute
24. DocuSign, Inc.
25. DoorDash, Inc.
26. Dropbox, Inc.
27. Dynatrace LLC
28. eBay Inc.
29. Engine Advocacy
30. Etsy Inc.
31. Facebook, Inc.
32. Fastly, Inc.
33. Flipboard, Inc.
34. Foursquare Labs, Inc.
35. Fuze, Inc.
36. General Assembly
37. GitHub
38. Glassdoor, Inc.
39. Google Inc.
40. GoPro, Inc.
41. Harmonic Inc.
42. Hipmunk, Inc.
43. Indiegogo, Inc.
44. Intel Corporation
45. JAND, Inc. d/b/a Warby Parker
46. Kargo Global, Inc.
47. Kickstarter, PBC
49. Knotel
50. Levi Strauss & Co.
51. LinkedIn Corporation
52. Lithium Technologies, Inc.
53. Lyft, Inc.
54. Mapbox, Inc.
55. Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart
56. Marin Software Incorporated
57. Medallia, Inc.
58. A Medium Corporation
59. Meetup, Inc.
60. Microsoft Corporation
61. Motivate International Inc.
62. Mozilla Corporation
63. Netflix, Inc.
64. NETGEAR, Inc.
65. NewsCred, Inc.
66. Patreon, Inc.
67. PayPal Holdings, Inc.
68. Pinterest, Inc.
69. Quora, Inc.
70. Reddit, Inc.
71. Rocket Fuel Inc.
72. SaaStr Inc.
73. Salesforce.com, Inc.
74. Scopely, Inc.
75. Shutterstock, Inc.
76. Snap Inc.
77. Spokeo, Inc.
78. Spotify USA Inc.
79. Square, Inc.
80. Squarespace, Inc.
81. Strava, Inc.
82. Stripe, Inc.
83. SurveyMonkey Inc.
84. TaskRabbit, Inc
85. Tech:NYC
86. Thumbtack, Inc.
87. Turn Inc.
88. Twilio Inc.
89. Twitter Inc.
90. Turn Inc.
91. Uber Technologies, Inc.
92. Via
93. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
94. Workday
95. Y Combinator Management, LLC
96. Yelp Inc.
97. Zynga Inc.

America's President Donald Trump has somehow incensed the entire world again this time with his restriction on Immigration from certain countries that are largely Islamic.

Since then there have been a ton of protests from people all over against the move, but from the looks of things, this may only be the start.

According to Bloomberg, a new executive order set to be launched will crack down on the work visa program in the US. Foreign work visas, known as H-1B visas, are important to the hiring practices of US tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft.

If the order goes through, companies could have to change hiring practices and attempt to find employees in the US first before seeking workers internationally, according to the report. Seeing as a lot of tech talent comes from overseas, this could hit tech companies who hire a lot of foreign talent.

The move will most likely elicit robust responses from tech companies who have been very vocal in their displeasure of the immigration restriction by the US government.

So it remains to be seen when the law could go into action, but it sure seems that there's a storm.


President Donald Trump might be disliked in many quarters but it is still a worry that he is reportedly using  an unsecured Android phone to send his tweets, according to The New York Times.

According to a security analyst, Bruce Schneier, this could be a huge issue as he could be bugged if he keeps it up.

"There are security risks here, but they are not the obvious ones," he said.

Schneier is a widely respected cryptography expert. He's a fellow at Harvard Law School, and he's written several books on information security.

Schneier posits that the "bigger risk" from Trump's actions isn't so much that the data on it could be stolen, but that a hacker could compromise the device and turn it into a presidential spying machine.

Schneier continued, "That Android has a microphone, which means that it can be turned into a room bug without anyone's knowledge, 

"That's my real fear."

Schneier added that a forged email could "easily move the stock market," and that by using a consumer device, Trump is "at risk from everybody, ranging from lone hackers to the better-funded intelligence agencies of the world."

While some of the claims may seem a bit far fetched, whistle blowers such as Edward Snowden have claimed that smartphones can be taken over. It might be something President Trump might want to watch out for.
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