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A Month Late, U.S. Finally Reaches 70% Vaccination Milestone
- TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into the arms of 70% of American adults was finally reached on Monday. The milestone came a month late, and arrived amid a fierce case surge fueled by the Delta variant that is filling up hospital beds around the country. In a major reversal, Louisiana ordered nearly everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks ...

Source: consumer.healthday.com
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Biden calls on Andrew Cuomo to resign after Attorney General says he sexually harassed aides
- President says he stands by previous remarks stating Cuomo should leave office if state AG corroborates allegations Biden calls on Andrew Cuomo to resign after Attorney General says he sexually harassed aides Leer en Español President Joe Biden has called on New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, to resign following a report from the state’s attorney general finding that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, ...

Source: independent.co.uk
Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam
- TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn’t going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can’t quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet standing on the podium Tuesday, a bronze medal hanging around her neck and tears in her eyes, the 24-year-old Biles may have claimed something ...

Source: apnews.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden Tells CDC to Consider Eviction Moratorium Options After Congress Fails to Act
- U.S. President Joe Biden is trying to find a way to extend a ban on evictions for people who have been unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic, after the COVID-19 moratorium lapsed over the weekend and Congress failed to pass an extension. Biden said he's consulted with constitutional scholars about whether executive action would "pass muster." "I told the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide [Video]
- Skip to main content Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide Two more Washington, D.C., police officers who responded to the have died by suicide, police said Monday. Since the attack by a pro-Trump mob, four officers who defended the site that day have died by suicide. Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead at his home Thursday, the Metropolitan Police Department said Monday, and Officer ...

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SCIENCE  
Watch Boeing's Starliner test flight to the ISS at 1:20PM ET (update: not happening today after all)
- The flight test is Boeing's big second chance. Boeing finally has a chance to redeem itself after its first Starliner test flight went awry , and you can watch as it happens. NASA is launching Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 from Cape Canaveral today (August 3rd) at 1:20PM Eastern, with a livestream available from NASA's YouTube channel (below) starting at 12:30PM ET. If successful, the unoccupied spacecraft will ...

Source: engadget.com
US  
Police officer dies, others injured and Pentagon locked down after shots fired at DC Metro station
- CNN reports responding officer dies from injuries, citing three law enforcement officials The Pentagon, headquarters of America’s armed forces, went into lockdown after a shooting was reported at a nearby Metro station. Multiple gunshots were heard by the station, which is served by the city’s Yellow and Blue lines, The Associated Press reported. The shooting reportedly occurred outside the station at a bus ...

Source: independent.co.uk
US   POLITICS  
Amazon workers should get a new vote, union says. No final decision yet from NLRB
- The union that tried – and failed – to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, may get a do-over. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Monday said that a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that the vote by workers in April to overwhelmingly reject the union be set aside and that another vote be held in its place. The hearing officer determined ...

Source: usatoday.com
Updates: More Spirit, American Airlines flights canceled at Tampa airport
- More than 35 Spirit, American and Southwest flights into and out of Tampa were called off Tuesday. Updated Tuesday at Tampa International Airport saw another hefty round of Spirit Airlines cancellations as the carrier continued experiencing what it called “operational challenges.” More than a dozen morning and afternoon departures were called off by 5 p.m., including to destinations like to Las Vegas, Houston, ...

Source: tampabay.com
US   POLITICS  
Sen. Collins, colleagues behind bipartisan public works bill show off their work
- Susan Collins says that the $65 billion for broadband means that some people in Maine would get access to the internet for the first time. WASHINGTON — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, ...

Source: pressherald.com
TECHNOLOGY  
What Is Google Tensor, and Why Is Google Making its Own Processor?
- , you probably know the name "Qualcomm Snapdragon." The vast majority of Android phones are powered by Qualcomm. But now Google has made its own processor and it’s called "Tensor." Google is joining the ranks of Apple—and Samsung, to a lesser extent—as a phone maker that also produces its own processor. Typically, companies such as OnePlus, LG, and even Samsung, manufacture phones that use processors from ...

Source: howtogeek.com
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Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack steps down following company's sexual harassment lawsuit
- Last week, the state of California sued Activision Blizzard in a labor lawsuit Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack is stepping down, the company announced on Tuesday. Activision Blizzard, the maker of popular video games such as "Call of Duty" and "Warcraft," faces a lawsuit from the state of California on sexual harassment and discrimination claims. Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra were named as Blizzard's ...

Source: businessinsider.com
DaBaby Dropped From Two More Festivals, Despite Latest Apology
- DaBaby has been dropped from two more music festivals, despite issuing a second apology on Monday for homophobic comments he made at and after his performance at the Rolling Loud Miami festival on the weekend of July 23. Reps for the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Austin City Limits confirmed that he will no longer be performing at their events. "DaBaby will no longer be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival ...

Source: variety.com
US  
Actor Matt Damon has insisted he has never used a gay slur "in my personal life" after being criticised for saying he'd only recently "retired" the word.
- The Hollywood star told The Sunday Times his daughter had rebuked him for using what she called the "f-slur for a homosexual" in a joke "months ago". In a follow-up statement, the Oscar winner stressed that he had never used the insult against anyone off screen. "This conversation with my daughter was not a personal awakening," he said. "I do not use slurs of any kind." Damon sparked anger for the original ...

Source: bbc.com
US  
Kathy Griffin Reveals Battle With Addiction and Suicidal Ideation, Recovering From Lung Cancer Surgery
- Kathy Griffin is in recovery, after undergoing surgery for lung cancer. Griffin revealed on Monday morning that she has been diagnosed with stage one lung cancer and would be undergoing surgery to have her left lung removed. Shortly following her personal announcement, a representative for Griffin told Variety on Monday afternoon that the comedian is out of surgery, which went well and as planned, and that she is ...

Source: variety.com
WORLD  
UN urges warring parties in Afghanistan to protect civilians
- UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan warns the impact of ‘indiscriminate’ gunfire and air raids will be ‘catastrophic’. The United Nations has called on Afghanistan’s warring parties to do more to protect civilians, warning that the impact of “indiscriminate” gunfire and air raids will be “catastrophic”. The Taliban ground offensive and Afghan forces’ air raids are causing the most harm, the UN ...

Source: aljazeera.com
China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as COVID-19 returns
- City where COVID-19 first emerged in late 2019 reported at least seven locally transmitted cases among migrant workers. Authorities in Wuhan have announced that they will test its entire population for COVID-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged reported its first local cases in more than a year and the country moved to stamp out a slew of outbreaks connected with the Delta variant. ...

Source: aljazeera.com
US   POLITICS  
End of Moratorium Could Fuel Wave of “Invisible Evictions,” Organizers Warn
- Housing justice organizers are bracing for a wave of evictions after a federal eviction moratorium expired and rent deadlines hit over the weekend, leaving an estimated 15 million people at risk of housing insecurity during a surge in new COVID cases. A national moratorium on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was extended multiple times ...

Source: truthout.org
WORLD  
Lawmaker Offers Glimpse Inside Fort Lee's Temporary Home for Afghan Allies and Their Families
- Lawmakers got their first look on Monday at Afghans moved to Fort Lee , Virginia, the first wave of immigrants who had helped U.S. forces and are fleeing the country as the Taliban continues to conquer large swathes of territory. In an interview with Military.com on Tuesday, Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., described the conditions for the Afghans, who have been waiting for visas to be processed under a special program ...

Source: military.com
Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth: study
- The theory proposes longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it ...

Source: foxnews.com
US   POLITICS  
Totally Fed-Up Arizona Official Slams Baseless Republican Election Audit
- "The board has real work to do and little time to entertain this adventure in never-never land," Maricopa County chairman wrote to GOP state senators The Republican Party’s childish pursuit of "evidence" to support the Big Lie that the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump has run into adult supervision in Arizona , where a county chair has rejected a state-senate subpoena and told GOP lawmakers to ...

Source: rollingstone.com
POLITICS  
Biden has shared 100 million vaccines abroad – here’s where they went
- US pledged to donate 500 million doses in June The US has reached a milestone in its efforts to provide Covid-19 vaccines to the rest of the world, and had completed 110 million donations as of Tuesday morning, the White House said. In a fact sheet released by the Biden administration Tuesday morning, White House officials said that this donation was separate from the 500 million doses the president said he would ...

Source: independent.co.uk
US  
Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine sold in Blackstone-backed venture
- Reese Witherspoon’s entertainment group Hello Sunshine has been sold to a company backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc. Hello Sunshine, which produces Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" and Reese's Book Club , is the first investment for the new media company led by former Disney executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, according to a press release Monday. Hello Sunshine, a women-led media business ...

Source: usatoday.com
Crime alert app Citizen will connect users to safety agents for $20 a month
- Protect agents can send emergency services to your location or just chat with you for peace of mind. Controversial crime alert app Citizen has opened up its $20-a-month subscription service to everyone in the US. The Protect plan, which almost 100,000 users have beta tested, offers around-the-clock access to "Citizen’s team of highly trained Protect Agents," CEO Andrew Frame wrote in a blog post . Those agents ...

Source: engadget.com
US   POLITICS  
CDC extends Trump-era policy expelling migrants over COVID-19 fears - UPI.com
- Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Biden administration has extended a Trump-era policy that allows border officials to expel migrants entering the United States due to COVID-19 fears as the American Civil Liberties Union renews its lawsuit against the rule. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in a statement Monday that it was extending Title 42 until the health agency "determines that the danger of further ...

Source: upi.com
US  
Privacy issues and zoombing cost Zoom $85 million
- 03/08/2021 Reading Time: 2 mins read Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling incidents known as “Zoombing.” That lawsuit was filed in March 2020, at the height of the platform’s boom thanks to Zoombing, in the U.S. Northern District Court of California ...

Source: techbriefly.com
US  
How (and Where) to Find the Best Water Quality in the U.S.
- It’s often overlooked, but you should always consider water quality when searching for a new place to live. Here’s how to find what you need to know. In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” a sailor on a becalmed ship surrounded by salt water famously said, “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” It wasn’t a misguided priority; after all, water is the elixir of our ...

Source: homes.com
WORLD  
Mercer Street Drone Attack: A Wake-Up Call for the World
- On Monday, the UK Foreign Office summoned newly appointed ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London, Mohsen Baharvand, following Iran’s attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker in the Gulf, which killed civilians crew members. Middle East Minister James Cleverly communicated to Baharvand, “Iran must immediately cease actions that risk international peace and security and reinforced that vessels must be ...

Source: news.clearancejobs.com
US   POLITICS  
A new Senate report is making the case for reforms to the law governing federal cybersecurity standards, after finding multiple federal agencies made just “minimal improvements” over the past two years in their efforts to comply with the ...
- The report, released by leaders of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today, follows up on a 2019 document that found eight federal agencies were out of step with federal cyber standards, putting sensitive data at risk. The latest report found seven of the eight agencies made “minimal improvements” since 2019. Only the Department of Homeland Security employed an “effective cybersecurity ...

Source: federalnewsnetwork.com
SCIENCE  
Plastic pollution is laying "evolutionary traps" for developing turtles
- We know that plastic pollution continues to build up in the ocean at alarming rates, and we know this poses a risk to the creatures that call it home, but scientists continue to dive into the complex interactions underlying this relationship. The latest study to shed light on this issue paints a startling picture of how the evolutionary habits of juvenile turtles lure them into the most polluted parts of the ocean, ...

Source: newatlas.com
Tech for sending lab samples used by 3,000 hospitals at risk for hacking
- A technology used by more than 3,000 hospitals across the globe for delivering medications, blood and other lab samples is at a significant risk of being hacked, reported Aug. 3. nine critical vulnerabilities that allow for a complete hijacking of the Translogic Nexus Control Panel, which powers the Translogic pneumatic tube systems from Swisslog Healthcare. More than 80 percent of hospitals in North America — ...

Source: beckershospitalreview.com
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes history at Olympics
- Even without completing a lift, she was a pioneer for transgender athletes. TOKYO (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard finally got to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. It didn't last long, but it was significant. Hubbard couldn’t complete any of her first three lifts on Monday night, ruling her out of medal contention in the women’s over-87-kilogram division that ultimately was won by China's Li ...

Source: today.com
Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants
- Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said. A Frontier Airlines passenger assaulted three flight attendants, punching one and groping the breasts of two others, on a weekend flight from Philadelphia to Miami, prompting one crew member to tape him to his seat until the plane landed, the ...

Source: nytimes.com
Karsten Warholm outduels Rai Benjamin in ‘the best race in Olympic history
- TOKYO — Rai Benjamin cleared the final hurdle, and suddenly there the two of them were, Benjamin and a blonde-haired Norwegian whippet called the Terminator, the only man who separated him from forever. They sprinted shoulder-to-shoulder, Benjamin in Lane 5 and Karsten Warholm in 6, each stride an assault on the possible. Warholm had created a sliver between them, but Benjamin had waited for this moment for two ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US  
McDonald's again requiring masks as Delta variant spreads COVID-19
- As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads nationwide , McDonald's workers and customers alike will have to wear masks again — regardless of their vaccination status — with the fast-food chain reinstating the policy at most of its more than 14,000 restaurants across the U.S. The restaurant giant confirmed that it is reimposing the requirement following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Source: cbsnews.com
Miami Beach police arrested after assaulting suspect, top prosecutor says
- Florida police arrested after videos showed them kicking a handcuffed suspect and punching the person recording it A police lieutenant had already forced Dalonta Crudup to the ground at gunpoint and then made him put his hands behind his back. As Crudup was lying face down, another officer had started to handcuff him. A swarm of about a dozen more officers quickly rushed to back them up. That’s when Officer Kevin ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent Holdings, said Tuesday it will limit gaming time for minors and ban children under age 12 from making in-game purchases after a state media article called games “spiritual opium.
- HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent Holdings, said Tuesday it will limit gaming time for minors and ban children under age 12 from making in-game purchases after a state media article called games “spiritual opium." Tencent’s pledge to curb gaming for minors came hours after the company’s stock plunged as much as 11% following a critique published by the Economic Information Daily, a ...

Source: courthousenews.com
US  
'America's Got Talent': What Nightbirde Said About Dropping Out of the Finals
- America's Got Talent Season 16 touched many viewers' hearts when it told the story of singer Nightbirde (real name Jane Marczewski). When the performer appeared during the auditions of the NBC show , she told the judges she had cancer in her liver, lungs and spine that gave her a two percent chance of survival. Nightbirde moved the judges with original song "It's OK" and her positive attitude so much that Simon ...

Source: newsweek.com
US  
Chipmunks Test Positive for Plague Near Lake Tahoe, Leading to Closures
- You may have learned about the Black Death in history class—but as it turns out, the plague that caused the medieval pandemic is still with us and prompting occasional outbreaks of the disease centuries later. Over the weekend, areas of South Lake Tahoe were closed to the public, after a number of chipmunks tested positive for the plague. El Dorado County spokesperson Carla Hass clarified that the chipmunks had ...

Source: newsweek.com
WORLD  
Turkey’s Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires
- BOZALAN, Turkey As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have ...

Source: miamiherald.com
NCAA undervalues women's basketball by millions, report says
- The NCAA "significantly undervalues and underutilizes" women's college basketball despite the sport being projected to command $112 million in broadcast rights alone by 2025, according to a new report produced on behalf of the athletic association. The report comes almost six months after women's college basketball players and coaches complained about disparities they experienced during the men's and women's March ...

Source: cbsnews.com
US  
Twitter to work with AP and Reuters to provide more context around disputed topics
- Twitter is working with news agencies the Associated Press and Reuters to more proactively combat misinformation on its platform, the company has announced . The platform’s internal teams already work to explain and add context to Twitter content, but it says the two news agencies will help provide more authoritative information, especially when facts are in dispute. In particular, Twitter says it wants to be ...

Source: theverge.com
Strong winds threaten to whip up 'biggest ever' wildfire on Hawaii's Big Island
- Strong winds could fan the flames of the largest wildfire ever recorded on Hawaii's Big Island, officials warned Tuesday. The fire forced thousands of people to flee and destroyed two homes over the weekend. Though the evacuation orders were lifted, authorities said that they could be reinstated and that people should be ready to go again. “It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big Island ...

Source: usatoday.com
DIGITAL   BUSINESS  
AT&T & TPG Close DIRECTV Transaction
- AT&T Inc. and TPG Capital , the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, announced that they have closed their transaction establishing a new company named DIRECTV. This new company will own and operate the DIRECTV, AT&T TV and U-verse video services previously owned and operated by AT&T. DIRECTV had approximately 15.4 million premium video subscribers at the end of the second quarter of 2021. ...

Source: aithority.com
Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home
- MOSCOW A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. Waiting to leave Japan to seek refuge in Europe, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she hopes she can continue her career, but for now her safety is the ...

Source: miamiherald.com
98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100 as ice melts – can Endangered Species Act protection help them?
- Emperor penguins thrive on Antarctica’s coastlines in icy conditions any human would find extreme. Yet, like Goldilocks, they have a narrow comfort zone: If there’s too much sea ice, trips to bring food from the ocean become long and arduous, and their chicks may starve. With too little sea ice, the chicks are at risk of drowning. Climate change is now putting that delicate balance and potentially the entire ...

Source: theconversation.com
MARKETS  
PepsiCo stock rises after $3.3 billion deal to sell juice brands, including Tropicana and Naked
- Shares of PepsiCo Inc. PEP, -0.40% rose 1.0% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the beverage and snacks company announced an agreement to sell Tropicana, Naked and other juice brands across North America for $3.3 billion in cash to PAI Partners. The deal includes options to sell certain juice businesses in Europe. PepsiCo said it will retain a 39% interest in a newly formed joint venture, and will retain exclusive ...

Source: marketwatch.com
WORLD  
UK 'Urgently Investigating' Incident on Ship Between UAE, Iran Amid 'Hijacking' Report
- The United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said it was tracking with urgency an incident that its military's maritime tracker identified involving at least one ship traversing the tense Gulf of Oman between the United Arab Emirates and Iran. "We are urgently investigating an incident on a vessel off the UAE coast," an FCDO spokesperson told Newsweek . The comment came after the Defense ...

Source: newsweek.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Google Maps Makes It Easier to Share Your Location on iPhone
- With the latest version of Google Maps for iPhone and iPad, you can share your location with friends, get traffic information more quickly, and even access a dark mode on your iPhone within the popular navigation app. Google Maps Gets Real-Time Location Sharing on iPhone that you’ll be able to share your live location through iMessage, and it seems easy enough to get up and running. If you’re on your way to a ...

Source: howtogeek.com
SEC Chair Gensler says crypto ‘rife with fraud, scams and abuses,’ threatens national security
- Stablecoins could help the evasion of sanctions, Gensler said Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler on Tuesday warned that new regulations are needed on cryptocurrencies and digital assets in order to protect U.S. national security. “This asset class is rife with fraud, scams and abuses in certain applications,” he said. “There’s a great deal of hype and spin about how crypto assets work. ...

Source: marketwatch.com
MEDICINE  
Tall order: grandmother giraffes help raise the grandkids
- Giraffes have surprisingly complex social systems. A mother Rothschild's giraffe tending to her baby in Soysambu Conservancy, in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. Giraffes are attentive mothers to their offspring, and all female adults in a group are invested in each others' offspring. Image credit: Zoe Muller Giraffes are much more socially complex than once thought, and may depend upon their grandmothers as much ...

Source: cosmosmagazine.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Microsoft released Windows 365, its cloud-based operating system
- 03/08/2021 Reading Time: 2 mins read Windows 365, Microsoft’s new business-oriented service for using Windows 10 or Windows 11 through a browser, is now commercially available. This cloud-based service can be purchased at rates starting at $20 to $162 per user per month. In previous public statements, when Microsoft made references to this project, it was defined as a tool for companies to have instant access to ...

Source: techbriefly.com
DIGITAL   BUSINESS  
YouTube Premium Lite: Ad-free videos for less money
- 03/08/2021 Uncategorized Reading Time: 2 mins read Google is testing a new subscription offer to bring YouTube Premium Lite to even more users, now for less money per month. No more juggling, you will no longer have to go out of your way to try YouTube Premium for free if you find their subscriptions expensive, and Google is finally testing in some European markets its new YouTube Premium Lite service that offers ...

Source: techbriefly.com
TECHNOLOGY  
New Privacy Laws in Colorado, Virginia & California
- Trifecta of New Privacy Laws Protect Personal Data Following California’s lead, two states recently enacted new privacy laws designed to protect consumers’ rights over their personal data. The Colorado Privacy Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act mimic California privacy laws and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by imposing stringent requirements on companies that collect or process ...

Source: natlawreview.com
US   DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Amazon will give you a whole $10 for your palm print
- Amazon is offering $10 in credit if you enroll your biometric data in the company’s palm print recognition system, Amazon One. The promotion, spotted by TechCrunch , says people must connect their palm print to their Amazon account to claim the reward, though it’s not clear exactly where it’s available. Amazon launched Amazon One in September last year , presenting it as an easy way to pay in the company’s ...

Source: theverge.com
SCIENCE  
Black Hole Warps Space so Much That Astronomers See Light Behind It
- A black hole warped space-time so much that astronomers saw flashes of light from its far side black hole black hole warped light from X-ray explosions on its far side, bending the light around toward Earth. For the first time, scientists have seen the light behind a black hole . Because no light can pass through a black hole and come out the other side, the discovery further confirms Albert Einstein's theory that ...

Source: businessinsider.com
US  
Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment
- A legislative ethics committee says an Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of an intern who reported a rape should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to the state's House of Representatives BOISE, Idaho -- A legislative ethics committee says an Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of an intern who reported a rape by another lawmaker should be stripped of ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
Russia’s Latest Space Station Incident Points to Larger Issues
- Nauka’s errant firings were likely the result of human error—and they raise concerns about the future of the country’s space program and its partnership with NASA. Last Thursday the big new Russian space station module, Nauka, finally docked with the International Space Station after several technical issues en route to the orbiting laboratory. However, the problems did not end there. About three hours after ...

Source: wired.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Google
- Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held on to a device for too long, it’s time to say goodbye to the decade-old Android Gingerbread . Google is officially laying it to rest. As of Sept. 27, the company will no longer allow devices running the vintage version of Android 2.3.7 or lower to connect with Google services, ...

Source: gizmodo.com
US   MARKETS  
Household Debt Rises by $313 Billion in Second Quarter
- Total household debt increased 2.1% in the second quarter of 2021, rising by $313 billion to land at $14.96 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported today. Household Debt Rises by $313 Billion in Second Quarter Total household debt increased 2.1% in the second quarter of 2021, rising by $313 billion to land at $14.96 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported today . That increase was ...

Source: bankingjournal.aba.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
WhatsApp photos and videos can now disappear after a single viewing
- WhatsApp said that it would soon let users send disappearing photos and videos and this week the feature will be rolling out to everybody. Anyone using the Facebook-owned messaging app can share a photo or video in "view once" mode, allowing a single viewing before the media in question goes poof . Media shared with "view once" selected will show up as opened after the intended audience takes a peek. New feature ...

Source: techcrunch.com
US   POLITICS  
The Long Island legislature approves bill that allows police officers to sue protesters that harass, menace or injure them
- County approves bill to let police sue anyone who harasses them. Activists cry foul. County lawmakers in Long Island, N.Y., passed a bill Monday night that allows first responders to sue any person who harasses, attacks or injures them while they are in uniform. Its proponents argue the Nassau County bill offers additional protections to officers in the face of “destructive riots and lawlessness” targeting law ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US   POLITICS  
DC protest: Rally for voting rights and passage of For the People Act
- Democratic lawmakers rally in D.C. to demand the passage of voting rights legislation Democratic lawmakers, including more than 100 state legislators, rallied Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol to urge the Senate to delay its summer recess until passing the For the People Act, a sweeping elections and ethics bill to expand and protect voting rights. The state lawmakers at Tuesday’s rally traveled from across the ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine
- A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution has been found dead in the Ukrainian capital KYIV, Ukraine -- A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday. Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
US  
Fox Dumps Judge Napolitano After Sexual Harassment Claims
- Fox dumps Judge Napolitano, legal pundit who opposed Trump, after male production assistant accuses him of sexual harassment A producer at the network accused him of sexual harassment in a lawsuit. Fox News said it took "immediate, appropriate action" on hearing of the claims. Fox News has "parted ways" with legal analyst Andrew Napolitano after a producer at the network accused him of sexual harassment. Producer ...

Source: businessinsider.com
Tamyra Mensah-Stock becomes the first Black woman to win a wrestling gold.
- CHIBA, Japan — Either way on Tuesday night, Tamyra Mensah-Stock knew there would be a first. Since women’s wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004, a Black woman had never won the top prize. But in the light heavyweight gold medal match at Makuhari Messe Hall, Mensah-Stock, a Texas native whose father came to the United States from Ghana at 30, was going up against Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria. ...

Source: nytimes.com
MEDICINE  
Here’s what we know about the delta-plus variant
- South Korea’s Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Tuesday that it had recorded at least two cases of the new coronavirus delta-plus variant, which some experts believe to be more transmissible than the original delta variant that was first detected in India and has since thwarted plans for returning to life before the pandemic. But what do we know about “delta plus,” yet another new variant causing ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer
- Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute and Canada earned a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States in the Olympic women’s soccer competition KASHIMA, Japan -- Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women's soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won't play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd's look in the 86th minute with the ...

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Fed sees loosening credit standards as lending demand returns
- WASHINGTON — Banks eased lending standards across all loan types in the second quarter as demand increased and the economic outlook improved, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer opinion survey on bank lending practices. Most banks reported that they began implementing stricter lending standards for borrowers in late March of 2020 as the economic outlook shifted in light of news about ...

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Five social media giants failed to remove 84% of antisemitic posts in May and June — and Facebook performed the worst despite announcing new rules to tackle the problem, a new report finds.
- Driving the news: The Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) notes in its study that it reported 714 posts containing "anti-Jewish hatred" to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok — which were collectively viewed 7.3 million times. These "clearly violated" company policies, according to the CCDH. "As a result of their failure to enforce their own rules, social media platforms like Facebook have ...

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New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought
- Opinion: New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought Nineteen months after the start of the pandemic, the Chinese government continues to actively thwart a real investigation into the origins of covid-19. Now, a new GOP congressional report alleges that Beijing was covering up the outbreak for months longer than previously assumed. The House Foreign Affairs ...

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