Apple Blocks Rainbow Watch Face in Russia

Apple blocks its LGBTQ Pride rainbow watch face in Russia, it has been discovered. Russia has a law banning gay propaganda for minors, but it’s unclear if avoiding legal jeopardy is the company’s reason for blocking the face.

The Verge reports: ‘While Apple regularly touts its “unwavering commitment to equality and diversity” in highly-produced gay pride videos, the company has its limits. iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has discovered that the pride Apple Watch face is “hardcoded to not show up if the paired iPhone is using the Russian locale.” Reddit users and Apple support forum users have been questioning the lack of a pride watch face in Russia over the past couple of months. The Verge has tested this on an iPhone running the latest iOS 12 beta, and the pride watch face simply disappears once you switch to the Russian locale.’

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Trump Announces Departure of White House Counsel Don McGahn, Who Talked Extensively with the Mueller Probe

Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that White House Counsel Don McGahn would be leaving in the fall. McGahn made headlines earlier this month after it emerged that he had spent more than 30 hours speaking with Robert Mueller’s team. That news prompted a Trump meltdown on Twitter.

Tweeted Trump on Wednesday: “White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!”

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Giuliani to Robert Mueller: Issue a Report Showing Trump’s Innocence Right Now, Then We Will Say You Were Fair

Rudy Giuliani issued an ultimatum to special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday morning at the end of a week in which Trump’s closest allies were given immunity in the Russia probe.

Tweeted Giuliani: “Just a few days before 60 day run-up to 2018 elections. If Mueller wants to show he’s not partisan, then issue a report on collusion and obstruction. They will show President Trump did nothing wrong. Then we will have to admit you were fair. And we will.”

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