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Relaxed Grooming Standards

Jeff Horwitz's muckraking reporting on Facebook for the Wall Street Journal is some really solid investigative journalism. Honest kudos to him for it.  But...bro, when did we start going on Meet the Press dressed like this? The theory was advanced (in a Facebook conversation, for extra meta points, Mr. Horwitz) that the lack of serious jowls on the current host of MTP robs it of a certain gravitas and next thing you know, you've got journalists Skyping in from San Francisco wearing color-...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Guns, San Francisco, Tam, Chuck Todd, Horwitz, Bill Monroe, MTP, T'hee, Jeff Horwitz, Roger Mudd, Bread And Circuses


Trump is demanding that the Pulitzer Prize committee strip NYT and WaPo journalists of their awards for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election

Former President Donald Trump wrote to Pulitzer Prize administrator Bud Kliment, asking for the 2018 Pulitzers given to The Times and The Post to be rescinded. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Donald Trump is calling for Pulitzers given to The Washington Post and The New York Times to be stripped. The media outlets were awarded Pulitzers in 2018 for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump alleges there was "false reporting of a non-existent link between the Kremlin and ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Russia, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Kremlin, Times, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Durham, Clinton, Pulitzer Prize, Trump, WaPo


White people in the US have long controlled public institutions. Racial progress has paid the price.

Major institutions in the U.S. — including law enforcement, school leaders and the media — have sometimes hindered or openly opposed racial progress.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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New Zealand: New 2021 resident visa announced - Cavell Leitch

Immigration New Zealand have confirmed that a new one-off residence visa pathway will be introduced.
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Check out NASA’s top skywatching tips for this month

Telescope or no telescope, you can enjoy all of the night-sky treats recommended by NASA throughout the month of October.
Tags: Astronomy, Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Skywatching


North Korea reopens hotline with South in bid to mend ties

It comes days after Kim Jong-un said he would restore communication as a conditional olive branch.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong


Australia: Australian designs law undergoes a welcome update - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

These amendments are designed to make Australia's designs system more widely available, user friendly and comprehensive.
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Huntington Beach: California oil spill sparks concern for wildlife

The spill has been described by one official as a potential ecological disaster.
Tags: News, California, Huntington Beach


'We need to admit reality,' Facebook whistleblower says

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
Tags: Facebook, News, Stories


'We need to admit reality,' Facebook whistleblower says. Here's what might happen next

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen says "I believe in truth and reconciliation — we need to admit reality. The first step of that is documentation."
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, Frances Haugen


Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity In Bombshell ’60 Minutes’ Interview’

Haugen, who worked on Facebook's civic misinformation team, secretly copied thousands of internal documents.
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LAST NIGHT: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity In ‘60 Minutes’ Bombshell

Haugen, who worked on Facebook's civic misinformation team, secretly copied thousands of internal documents.
Tags: Facebook, News, Haugen, Facebook Whistleblower


Opinion: McConnell's Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed to the Supreme Court a year ago, gave a speech a few weeks ago in which she said the justices were not "partisan hacks." Justice Barrett did this at the University of Louisville, at the 30th anniversary celebration of a center named in honor of Mitch McConnell, Republican minority leader in the US Senate.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Mitch McConnell, University of Louisville, Barrett, Amy Coney Barrett, McConnell s Supreme Court


McConnell's Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin writes on the divide between the originalist and living Constitutionalist justices on the Supreme Court.
Tags: Cnn, Jeffrey Toobin, McConnell s Supreme Court


Amber list scrapped as UK travel rules simplified

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for people to travel abroad, industry groups say.
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Covid: Amber list scrapped as travel rules simplified

The changes will make it easier and cheaper for people to travel abroad, industry groups say.
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Frances Haugen: Facebook whistleblower reveals identity

Facebook ex-product manager Frances Haugen says the company prioritises "growth over safety".
Tags: Facebook, News, Frances Haugen


15 everyday essential tools for work, hiking, and the person who's always prepared

If you're someone who always likes to be prepared or organized in life, you're going to want something to help organize it all. To help everyone be a little bit more organized and prepared, we've put together a list of some of the best everyday essentials out there. — Read the rest
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Evergrande: Debt-laden China developer's shares suspended

The Chinese real estate company reportedly missed millions of dollars of bond interest payments.
Tags: News, China


The husband-and-wife duo redefining cultural architecture in China

Amid a museum boom, Open Architecture's understated theaters and galleries offer a welcome dose of subtlety in a country with skylines often blighted by bold statements.
Tags: China, Cnn


Farmers among 6 killed as India protest erupts in violence

Six people were killed when violence broke out in India's Uttar Pradesh state on Sunday after a car linked to a federal minister ran over two farmers taking part in a protest against controversial farm laws.
Tags: India, Cnn, Uttar Pradesh


Got this Flubot malware warning on your Android phone? Beware, it’s a trap

The infamous Flubot malware is back and hackers have found new ways to infect Android phones with the virus. Cybercriminals are sending messages warning users that their phone has been infected with the dangerous malware or suffered a data breach. Once inside your phone, Flubot malware can access credit card details, personal information, SMS messages, open browser pages and other information stored the phone. [Via]
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The court will tackle some of the most divisive issues at a time when the majority of the public doesn't approve of the job the justices are doing

For the first time in more than a year, the Supreme Court will convene in its crimson velvet-lined majestic chamber Monday to begin a new term and hear some of the most divisive issues of the day at a time when the Court's institutional legitimacy is under attack and the majority of the public doesn't approve of the job the justices are doing.
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The court will hear some of the most divisive issues of the day at a time when its institutional legitimacy is under attack

For the first time in more than a year, the Supreme Court will convene in its crimson velvet-lined majestic chamber Monday to begin a new term and hear some of the most divisive issues of the day at a time when the Court's institutional legitimacy is under attack and the majority of the public doesn't approve of the job the justices are doing.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Stories


‘Billions’ at a Crossroads: Showrunners Brian Koppelman, David Levien Break Down Season 5 Finale

SPOILER ALERT:  Do not read if you have not seen “No Direction Home,” the Season 5 finale of “Billions.” “Billions” will get a big reset in its upcoming sixth season as the durable Showtime drama shift its prism on the world of billionaires, vulture capitalists and global high finance. “Billions” co-creators Brian Koppelman and David […]
Tags: News, David, Showtime, Billions, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Brian Koppelman David Levien


iPhone in space: SpaceX crew shares Earth image shot on Apple’s handset

An iPhone recently found its way to space as part of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, which last month became the world’s first all-civilian orbital trip.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Photography, Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Iphone Camera, Smartphone Camera, Inspiration4


‘Billions’ Bids Farewell to Longtime Cast Member; Season 6 With Corey Stoll to Premiere in January

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “No Direction Home,” the Season 5 finale episode of Showtime drama “Billions.”  Damian Lewis has signed off of “Billions” after a five-season run as the alpha-male hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod. The Showtime drama series set in the world of billionaires and global high-finance has […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Damian Lewis, Billions, Corey Stoll, Bobby Axelrod


India lags in financial inclusion amid booming UPI payments

From April 2020 to August 2021, the total value of UPI transactions in India stood at Rs 68.81 lakh crore, about 69 per cent of the total value of UPI transactions done since its inception in April 2016. Ever since UPI was launched as a pilot by the then RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in April 2016, the UPI system has seen a huge growth in the number of transactions and aggregate value for processing instant payments. While the UPI system has provided itself as a catalyst to take forward Prime Mini...
Tags: Business, News, India, Narendra Modi, UPI, RBI, Raghuram Rajan, Digital India


WhatsApp Adds Rupee Symbol To Chats: Now, Pay Using Whatsapp For Faster Access To Payment Capability

Following the launch of WhatsApp Pay in 2020, WhatsApp announced that it will introduce the Indian rupee symbol in the chat box as a visual indicator for making payments easier for users on the platform – a slight change from the current solution that takes two steps to initiate payments. WhatsApp’s addition of the rupee symbol in chat box and feature additions such as QR code access by the camera app are ways to enhance user adoption in India amid the growing competitive space. With the latest ...
Tags: Business, News, India


Miami Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett says, “It for sure is frustrating, and it's all on us”

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett speaks to the media after the loss against the Indianapolis Colts at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, October 3, 2021. ... Click to Continue »
Tags: News, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Jacoby Brissett, Miami Gardens, Hard Rock Stadium



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