The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday June 24)

June 24, 2020

Here are some of today’s biggest news headlines from select sources around the world.


Pompeo urges China to release two detained Canadians after ‘groundless’ charges

The United States has spoken out forcefully against China’s prosecution of two Canadian men for spying.

Pompeo urges China to release two detained Canadians after ‘groundless’ charges

The United States has spoken out forcefully against China’s prosecution of two Canadian men for spying.

White House admits Trump was involved in firing of top US attorney after Trump claimed he wasn’t

The White House on Monday admitted that President Donald Trump was involved in the removal of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman after Trump had claimed he was “not involved” in the process this weekend.

Trump falsely accuses Obama of treason in latest unfounded attack on his predecessor

President Donald Trump has falsely accused former President Barack Obama of committing “treason” in his latest unfounded accusation aimed at his predecessor.

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

By Ben Westcott and Adam Renton, CNN Updated 12:08 a.m. ET, June 23, 2020 Dr. Leana Wen says every time she gives advice about Covid-19 on CNN, she gets hate-filled and racist messages.

Microsoft is shutting down streaming platform Mixer to partner with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is shutting down its video game streaming platform, Mixer, after its growth failed to meet the company’s expectations.

Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 14

Apple just offered a glimpse at how the experience of using an iPhone is about to change.

Wirecard says missing $2 billion never existed. Its stock is down 85% in 3 days

Scandal-plagued Wirecard has acknowledged that $2.1 billion its auditors were unable to locate probably never existed, deepening a crisis at the German digital payments company.

Brexit Leader Allowed To Attend Trump Rally With A ‘National Interest’ Travel Ban Waiver

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s presidential reelection campaign chartered jets to fly in VIPs to attend his much-hyped but ultimately flopped Oklahoma rally on Saturday, including his pro-Brexit ally Nigel Farage, who was given a “national interest” waiver to enter the country despite the coronavirus travel ban.

Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress Is Slipping

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 100,000 on Monday, part of an alarming surge across the South and West as states reopen for business and many Americans resist wearing masks or keeping their distance from others.

Trump Expands Immigration Ban To Suspend Foreign Worker Visas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will suspend the entry of certain foreign workers, a senior administration official said on Monday, a move the official said would help the economy, but which business groups strongly oppose.

Mike Pence Reportedly Voted Via ‘Rigged’ Mail System, Joining Other Officials (And Trump)

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife reportedly voted in April using a ballot system blasted by President Donald Trump as corrupt – mail-in voting. Pence, whose voting record was exposed Monday by Business Insider, joins a long list of White House and Trump campaign officials and Trump family members who have voted by mail.

Republican Group Relentlessly Dunks On ‘Disheveled’ Post-Rally Trump In New Ad

The Lincoln Project is not letting President Donald Trump ‘s very underwhelming campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, slide. In a new attack ad dropped Monday, the anti-Trump Republican group hit the president for the second time in two days over the mediocre turnout at the event, which was supposed to kickstart his bid for reelection but ended up falling significantly short of the campaign team’s jacked-up expectations.

The 4 most exciting announcements from WWDC 2020

The 2020 edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference wasn’t exactly full of bombshells, but we did get some choice announcements out of the all-virtual event. We learned about the next big version of macOS and some fun enhancements to the iPad experience, but the most exciting reveals pertained to iPhones and Apple Watches.

Microsoft will shut down its Twitch competitor Mixer, free Ninja, and partner with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is throwing in the towel for Mixer. On Monday, the computer conglomerate announced that it would close down its video game livestreaming platform on July 22. Microsoft also it would be partnering with Facebook to transfer Mixer’s partners and streamers over to the social network’s gaming platform.

Google workers demand company stop selling tech to police

Over 1,600 Google workers have signed an open letter demanding the company stop selling its technology to police. Addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, the petition references ongoing protests against racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd’s death, and calls Google out as “profiting off…racist systems.” “We want Google to take real steps to help dismantle racism,” says the letter, which has been circulating at Google since Wednesday.

Apple’s coronavirus keynote was slick but extremely dystopian

This is the world of the 2020 apocalypse, where pre-recorded propaganda segments are brought to you from gleaming white saucer-shaped bunkers. As wide-eyed, perfectly-coiffed executives find the bright side of a global pandemic that goes unnamed in uplifting updates (customers just so happen to be using iMessage 40 percent morethan they did this time last year), masked camera crew members try their best to stay away from airborne droplets propelled by their enthusiastic mouths.

Apple will let you change the default email and web browser app in iOS 14

There was a lot to take in at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, so you may have missed this important nugget of information: Apple will finally allow iOS users to change their default email and web browser apps with the arrival of the new iOS 14.

20 tweets that perfectly sum up 2020 so far

We’re only halfway through 2020, but it’s already abundantly clear that the year is not going to be great. Protests against racism and police brutality continue to spread around the world, America has a major presidential election coming up in November, and we remain in the midst of a global pandemic that has already killed more than 116,000 people in the U.S.

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