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Mounting pressure from Oracle employees: Nearly 400 employees have signed a letter asking the company's leadership to join a recently filed amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging Trump's immigration executive order, according to BuzzFeed. More than 100 other tech companies have signed the amicus brief since Sunday, but a few companies, including Oracle, have yet to take a public stance against it. Oracle, along with IBM, still has leaders sitting on Trump's CEO advisory council.

Advocacy group wants Uber's self-driving trucks off California roads: Consumer Watchdog has asked the California DMV to revoke the registrations of self-driving trucks being tested by Otto, a company owned by Uber, according to Recode. The group argues that Otto doesn't have a testing permit and its vehicles are above the 10,000-pound limit. Uber says its trucks are only testing a lane-keeping assist and cruise control technology.

This isn't Uber's first brush-up with the California DMV over its self-driving car testing—in December it faced off with the agency for testing a fleet of cars in San Francisco without a permit. Again, Uber argued that its vehicles didn't fall under the state's self-driving definition and didn't need a permit—an increasingly common pattern from the company.

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Kushner to Woodward in April: Trump is "getting the country back from the doctors"

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner bragged in an interview with Bob Woodward on April 18 about Trump "getting the country back from the doctors," in reference to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, according to audio obtained by CNN.

Why it matters: Trump has campaigned on a message of "opening up" the country after lockdowns designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the spring resulted in widespread economic disruption. But some health experts have criticized states for opening up too fast, leading to a second and third surge of coronavirus infections as Election Day nears.

How overhyping became an election meddling tool

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As online platforms and intelligence officials get more sophisticated about detecting and stamping out election meddling campaigns, bad actors are increasingly seeing the appeal of instead exaggerating their own interference capabilities to shake Americans' confidence in democracy.

Why it matters: It doesn't take a sophisticated operation to sow seeds of doubt in an already fractious and factionalized U.S. Russia proved that in 2016, and fresh schemes aimed at the 2020 election may already be proving it anew.

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