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Let’s Get Digital: Taxes, Texas, and College Football Rankings

Let’s Get Digital: Taxes, Texas, and College Football Rankings

Skimm This - August 20, 2019 - 12:36

France wants big tech firms to pay a 3 percent tax on profits they make in the country. We’ll explain why the companies are siding with President Trump to push back. Then: authorities in Texas reported a coordinated cyberattack on computer systems in 23 towns. We’ll tell you what we know – and why this is becoming a thing across the US. Also on the show: your warm-up for the new college football season, and scientists are turning apple peels into eco-friendly plastics.

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