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Briefing Wednesday 24th October

Starbucks have opened the first sign language café in Washington DC. The Starbucks store uses the American Sign Language to make the environment comfortable for deaf and hard of hearing customers. The shop is located near Gallaudet University, a university specifically designed for deaf or hard of hearing people, offering classes in both English and ASL.

Donald Trump has called the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi killing as the ‘worst cover-up ever’. Trump has been initially unwilling to criticise the Saudi regime and has commented little on the implications of the murder itself, however, his administration has announced the revocation of visas for 21 people identified as being involved.

An investigation has uncovered that as many as 90% of Android apps send data to Google. An Oxford University study has revealed that almost one million apps on the Google Play Store used third-party tracking tools for use in building user profiles and personalising their experience. However, many are touting this as another misuse of personal data.

And in other news,

Vogue has responded to accusations of cultural appropriation over a photoshoot with Kendall Jenner. Vogue announced that they ‘certainly did not mean to offend anyone’ with the photoshoot. In the cover, Jenner is seen wearing an afro, which many have suggested is appropriation of black culture.

From the Speakerpolitics news desk, you are up to date.

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