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Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


Asian-Americans for cross-racial solidarity in medicine

As authors, although we represent a multitude of Asian diasporic identities, we are not representative of all Asian identities. We acknowledge this and add nuance to unpack this whenever possible. The views expressed in this piece are our own. As we enter another month of America’s racial re-reckoning, anti-affirmative action sentiment has resurfaced like clockwork. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Sweden bans telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

Sweden has banned its telecom operators from using equipment from Huawei and ZTE. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority said in a statement on October 20 that “[n]ew installations and new implementation of central functions for the radio use in the frequency bands [under auction currently] must not be carried out with products from the suppliers Huawei or ZTE.” PTS cited “assessments made by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Security Service” to justify the ban. “China deplores Sweden’s ...
Tags: Travel, News, Sweden, Australia, China, US, Samsung, Policy, Beijing, Telecom, Huawei, ZTE, Security Service, Zhao, Swedish Armed Forces, Nokia Ericsson


France rebrands contact-tracing app in an effort to boost downloads

Don’t call it StopCovid anymore. France’s contact-tracing app has been updated and is now called TousAntiCovid, which means ‘everyone against Covid’. The French government is trying to pivot so that it’s no longer a contact-tracing app — or at least not just a contact-tracing app. Right now, TousAntiCovid appears to be a rebranding more than a pivot. There’s a new name and some changes in the user interface. But the core feature of the app remains unchanged. StopCovid hasn’t been a success. Firs...
Tags: TC, Europe, France, Germany, Tech, Policy, France Newsletter, Bluetooth Low Energy, INRIA, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Contact Tracing, Stopcovid


Daily Crunch: Facebook Dating comes to Europe

Facebook’s dating feature expands after a regulatory delay, we review the new Amazon Echo and President Donald Trump has an on-the-nose Twitter password. This is your Daily Crunch for October 22, 2020. The big story: Facebook Dating comes to Europe Back in February, Facebook had to call off the European launch date of its dating service after failing to provide the Irish Data Protection Commission with enough advanced notice of the launch. Now it seems the regulator has given Facebook the go-...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Eu, Policy, Switzerland, Homeland Security, Donald Trump, Amazon Echo, Zurich, Trump, Lili, Moog, Byju, Yuanfudao


Facebook’s controversial Oversight Board starts reviewing content moderation cases

Facebook’s external body of decision makers will start reviewing cases about what stays on the platform and what goes beginning today. The new system will elevate some of the platform’s content moderation decisions to a new group called the Facebook Oversight Board, which will make decisions and influence precedents about what kind of content should and shouldn’t be allowed. But as we’ve reported previously, the board’s decisions won’t just magically enact changes on the platform. Instead of ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Congress, Tech, Policy, Denmark, Board, Cato Institute, Oversight Board, Content Moderation, Whitmer, Facebook Oversight Board, Real Facebook Oversight Board


5 things medical professionals can do to take climate action 

The flurry of recent articles on the adverse effects of climate change on health are almost as overwhelming as the climate crisis itself. Just this past year, over 300 medical students came together to found Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF), an international coalition that recognizes climate change as the greatest health emergency of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Hospital administrators thinking about no-cost treatment which really helps patients

The following article is satire. According to several very old studies, interventional patient-centered bipedal locomotion (sometimes informally referred to as walking) might be an important part of good hospital care. Programs focusing on this treatment are reportedly under consideration by administrators at some facilities. “As we look to streamline interoperability and optimize outcomes metrics, we’re […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA job...
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Legacy news publishers’ digital association puts out ethics code

Members of the Digital News Publishers’ Association released a code of ethics on October 17. Much like the code of conduct adopted recently by streaming services and digital companies, the DNPA’s ethics code relies entirely on the compliance of its members in good faith. “The object of this Code is to outline high standards, ethics and practices in digital news publishing, and does not constitute any attempt to involve itself in the day to day operations of the publishers — who have complete edi...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Policy, Code Of Conduct, Content Regulation, Online content regulation, Digital News Publishers Association, DNPA


Exclusive: Government starts private consultation to amend Copyright Act

You’re reading it here first: The Registrar of Copyrights has indicated that the government may soon make amendments to the Copyright Act, according to an email to industry associations and law firms reviewed by MediaNama. Three stakeholders confirmed to MediaNama that the email was authentic, as has the industry association Nasscom, which has put out a call for comments to its members on its forum. As has been the pattern of late with many government consultations — such as the one around New I...
Tags: Travel, News, Copyright, Policy, Intellectual Property, Wipo, Copyright Act, NASSCOM, MHRD, Bombay High Court Full, reg Dear Sir Madam, World Intellectual Property Organization Treaties


Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners

The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), a newly-formed advocacy group pushing for increased regulation over app stores, has more than doubled in size with today’s announcement of 20 new partners — just one month after its launch. The organization, led by top app publishers and critics including Epic Games, Deezer, Basecamp, Tile, Spotify and others, debuted in late September to fight back against Apple and Google’s control over app stores, and particularly the stores’ rules around in-app purchases...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Developers, Policy, Regulation, Itunes, United States, Coalition, Schibsted, App Stores, App-store, Advocacy, Sdk


The science behind ending on a high note

This article is adapted from Called to Care: A Medical Provider’s Guide for Humanizing Healthcare. Imagine getting a call that your child has injured himself during football practice. Although you are up against a work deadline, you have to find an available doctor, leave work early, pick up your son, battle traffic, hunt for a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA, Humanizing Healthcare Imagine


Dear Sophie: What visa options exist for a grad co-founding a startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Berkeley, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS


Automotive Politics: A Tale of Two Industries?

Politics have corrupted just about everything under the sun over the last few years. Practically everything is political in 2020 and if you have an opinion about that, it had better be the correct one and sanctioned by your preferred party. After all, having an approved take is far more important that an accurate one. […] The post Automotive Politics: A Tale of Two Industries? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Politics, Joe Biden, Policy, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Industry News, UAW, News Blog, Union News


Daily Crunch: DOJ files antitrust suit against Google

Google faces a big antitrust suit, Amazon offers to pay customers for shopping data and we review the iPhone 12. This is your Daily Crunch for October 20, 2020. The big story: DOJ files antitrust suit against Google The suit accuses Google of “unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising in the United States.” It’s co-signed by 11 states, all with Republican attorneys general — Texas, Arkansas, Florida, G...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Tech, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, North America, Doj, University Of Michigan, U S Department of Justice, Perch, Gowalla, Daily Crunch, Amazon Shopper Panel


Mitch McConnell reportedly told the White House to refrain from striking a stimulus deal before the election

Alex Wong/Getty Images McConnell has reportedly told the White House to refrain from striking a stimulus deal before the election, The Washington Post reported. The Senate majority leader said he thought a stimulus agreement would complicate the GOP's efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week. Many Republicans are reluctant to support a relief bill with a likely price tag ranging from nearly $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Republicans, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell


Nancy Pelosi walks back the Tuesday deadline she set for a stimulus deal with the White House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday appeared to walk back a deadline she'd set to broker a stimulus deal with the White House. "It isn't that this day is the day we would have a deal," she said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "It's a day when we would have our terms on the table to be able to go to the next step." Negotiations are ongoing, but many Senate Republicans are reluctant to support a multitrillion-dollar stimulus agreement ...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, House, Treasury, Senate Appropriations Committee, Fox News, Capitol Hill


Nancy Pelosi walks back the Tuesday deadline she previously set for a stimulus deal with the White House

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi appeared to walk back a stimulus deadline she set to broker a deal with the White House. "It isn't that this day is the day we would have a deal," she said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "It's a day when we would have our terms on the table to be able to go to the next step." Negotiations are ongoing, but many Senate Republicans are reluctant to support a multitrillion-dollar stimulus agreement that's taking shape between the White House and Democr...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Economy, Policy, Democrats, House, Treasury, Senate Appropriations Committee, Fox News, Capitol Hill


What legal prescription cocaine might look like

As part of a campaign to decriminalize drugs and deny criminals the profits of selling them, a UK-based charity produced a mockup of what legal coke might look like. The rendering is by Halo Media. Transform's campaign for legalising the three drugs is backed by the former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, UK, News, Drugs, Policy, Snorty Snow Boxes, Colombia Juan Manuel Santos


Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the video app 11 days ago, over what it described as “immoral,” “obscene” and “vulgar” videos. The authority said today that it’s lifting the ban after negotiating with TikTok management. “The restoration of TikTok is strictly subject t...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Instagram, Singapore, Disney, US, Tech, Ukraine, Policy, Pandora, Pakistan, Paris


Republicans and Democrats are clashing over another stimulus package. Here are 7 areas of disagreement holding up $1,200 checks and coronavirus relief.

A compilation of pictures including President Donald Trump (R) and Nancy Pelosi (L) Getty Imags Negotiations between the White House and Democrats on another stimulus package are still ongoing, but significant differences remain. The odds of Congress passing a federal rescue package with $1,200 stimulus checks before the election appear very low. Here's a breakdown of seven differences between both parties, which include childcare, federal unemployment benefits, overall spending, and testi...
Tags: Politics, New York, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Childcare, Economy, Policy, Democrats, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Help us make equality an American ideal once again

As physicians, we have a unique perspective on racial justice. As an OB/GYN, I am trusted by women, the LGBTQ community, and people of all ethnic backgrounds to take care of them when they are at their most vulnerable.  America is at a health care crossroads, and the decisions we make today will affect generations […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Why Indian telecom networks should be regulated for resilience

India needs a plan for telecom resilience. Telecom networks in Goa, Mumbai and West Bengal have faced major issues in the wake of power cuts and natural disasters. There may be more power cuts, and there definitely will be more natural disasters. Along the coasts, cities like Chennai, Kochi and Mumbai lay vulnerable to storms that have had time to brew and intensify before making landfall, and here, internet infrastructure is at risk. Unlike buildings, which are regulated to withstand earthquake...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Policy, Vodafone, Telecom, Mumbai, Trai, Chennai, West Bengal, Panaji, Pune, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Goa Mumbai, Chennai Kochi


Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post decision

A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display and fitness startup Future raises $24 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 16, 2020. The big story: Twitter walks back New York Post decision A recent New York Post story about a cache of emails and other data supposedly originating from a laptop belonging to Joe Biden’s son Hunter looked suspect from the start, and more holes have emerged ov...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Ipo, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, Policy, Sony, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Faa


Twitter is now allowing users to share that controversial New York Post story

Twitter has taken another step back from its initial decision to block users from sharing links to or images of a New York Post story reporting on emails and other data supposedly originating on a laptop belonging to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The story, which alleged that Hunter Biden had set up meeting between a Ukrainian energy firm and his father back when Biden was vice president, looked shaky from the start, and more holes have emerged over time. Both Facebo...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter, Casey Newton, Hunter Biden, New York Times Twitter


Cornell University program aims to end world hunger in 10 years

An international team of researchers has released a series of studies geared towards ending world hunger. They are thought to be some of the first people to use Evidence Synthesis for agricultural data. Their ideas could increase food production and lower poverty for a low cost, regardless if they meet their lofty goal. World Hunger is one of those problems that everybody seems to want to solve but that just won't go away. In 2020, nearly 700 million people suffered from hunger at some point. T...
Tags: Food, Nutrition, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Hunger, Innovation, Agriculture, Global development, Bill, Ceres, Cornell University, Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Roman Goddess of Agriculture


The need for true equity in equity compensation

Carine Schneider Contributor Share on Twitter Carine Schneider is the president of AST Private Company Solutions, Inc., a division of AST Financial. I began my career at Oracle in the mid-1980s and have since been around the proverbial block, particularly in Silicon Valley working for and with companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to global consulting companies to leading a number of startups, including the SaaS company I p...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Column, Gender, New York, Pinterest, Labor, Opinion, Sexism, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Compensation, Ronald Reagan, Venture Capital


Twitter changes its hacked materials policy in wake of New York Post controversy

Twitter has announced an update to its hacked materials policy — saying it will no longer remove hacked content unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those “acting in concert with them”. Instead of blocking such content/links from being shared on its service it says it will label tweets to “provide context”. Wider Twitter rules against posting private information, synthetic and manipulated media, and non-consensual nudity all still apply — so it could still, for example, remove links to h...
Tags: Security, Social, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Vladimir Putin, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Hacking, Donald Trump, Trump, Vijaya Gadde, Josh Hawley, Content Moderation


With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to pursue a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which among other things limits the liability of internet platforms for content they host. Commissioner Rosenworcel described the timing — immediately after Conservative outrage at Twitter and Facebook limiting the reach of an article relating to Hunter Biden — as “absurd.” But it’s not necessarily the crackdown the Trump administration clearly desires. In a statement, Chairman Pai e...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Fcc, Government, White House, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Pai, Trump, Starks, Ajit Pai, Rosenworcel, Section 230, Hunter Biden