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Court Rules Mass Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden Illegal

Seven years ago, Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA), blew the whistle on mass surveillance programs on US citizen’s phone records. Now, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled that the program was illegal.  From the ruling, the court believed that the US intelligence officials who defended the program in public […]

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Black Franchisees Hit McDonald’s with Racial Discrimination Suit

McDonald’s is facing a lawsuit from over 50 black-owned franchisees in the US who claim they went out of business after being forced by the fast-food giant to establish their shops in crime-ridden locations. The franchisees also say that their businesses were denied financial assistance given to white-owned franchisees. According to a copy of one […]

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Huawei Halts Rugby Sponsorship Over Australia’s ‘Great Trade War’

Huawei is terminating its oldest sports sponsorship deal with an Australian National Rugby League (NRL) team because of what it calls the ‘great trade war’ between Australia and China. After a relationship that lasted nine years, the Chinese telecommunications giant is breaking the contract with the Canberra Raiders. In recent years, Australia has barred the […]

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Steps Down Following Trump’s Call

Just months after being appointed, TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer, a past Disney executive, has retired amid a charged political environment. In a letter to employees, Mayer blamed a ‘sharply changed political environment’ for his action following a directive from President Donald Trump to ByteDance to sell up to an American firm within three months.  Mayer’s […]

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FDA Cautions Firms Selling CBD Products as COVID-19 Cures

The United States Food and Drug Administration has sent more warning letters to firms that claim their products cure, prevent, or treat coronavirus.  The FDA, alongside the Federal Trade Commission, cautioned Living Senior  that the cannabidiol products on its website violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.   In a press release on Thursday, the […]