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Microsoft pledged $500 million for housing. Now what will Silicon Valley tech do?

Microsoft’s promise to pony up $500 million for Seattle-area housing has Silicon Valley buzzing, full of hope that tech titans here will pour similar sums into fighting the housing shortage in their own back yards. The Redmond-based company pledged $225 million Wednesday evening for middle-income housing, $250 million for low-income housing and $25 million for […]

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Lawsuit links ramped-up surveillance of foreign and U.S. citizens to Trump’s immigration crackdown

The federal government has ramped up its surveillance of the social media feeds of citizens and non-citizens amid an immigration crackdown, and won’t disclose what it’s doing, a new lawsuit claims. Migration of communication onto social media, and concentration of that communication in a small number of social media platforms has allowed the federal government […]