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A majority of Washington voters agree big tech companies should have to pay for news

55% of 773 like­ly gen­er­al elec­tion vot­ers in Wash­ing­ton inter­viewed ear­li­er this month said they strong­ly or some­what agreed that big tech com­pa­nies like Google and Face­book should be oblig­at­ed to pay media pub­lish­ers for news con­tent. Only 17% some­what or strong­ly dis­agreed, and 27% were not sure.

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Washington nonprofits’ email systems breached by phishers in March 6th attack

The Microsoft-based email sys­tems of sev­er­al Wash­ing­ton-based non­prof­its and at least one trib­al nation were breached today in what appears to the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute team to be a well-exe­cut­ed, alarm­ing mass phish­ing cam­paign tar­get­ing insti­tu­tions that serve the peo­ple of the Pacif­ic Northwest.

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Elon Musk takes over Twitter after reportedly completing acquisition, begins firing people

The mega­bil­lion­aire com­plet­ed his acqui­si­tion of the social net­work­ing plat­form this evening after a failed attempt to back out of the deal that he struck sev­er­al months ago, which prompt­ed a law­suit by Twit­ter to force him to hon­or the terms of the deal and buy out the shareholders.

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President Biden signs CHIPS and Science bill crafted by Washington’s own Maria Cantwell

Sen­a­tor Cantwell does the grunt work of gov­ern­ing. She has repeat­ed­ly pulled progress out of a balky, divid­ed body. She was able to get a Repub­li­can-con­trolled Sen­ate to per­ma­nent­ly autho­rize and fund the Land and Water Con­ser­va­tion Fund. Team­ing with Sen­a­tor Lisa Murkows­ki, R‑Alaska. On Tues­day, August 9th, she was right next to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden as he signed into law a key bill she steered across the fin­ish line to keep Amer­i­ca tech­no­log­i­cal­ly competitive.