Immigration

“Immigration storm bears down on Republicans” – Politico

“President Donald Trump has been pestering Congress to send him big money for his border wall with Mexico, a demand that could lead to a government shutdown just weeks before Election Day. And lawmakers might not even have that long to ignore the issue.” Read more

“Congress failed to do something on immigration – again. Here’s why.” Vox

“Without having reached any meaningful solution, Congress’s debate over the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is likely over for the foreseeable future. For the past few weeks, Republicans have been furiously negotiating among themselves to develop a “compromise” between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration.” Read More

“For Democrats, Immigration Is a Political Problem Without a Policy Solution“ – New York Magazine

“In recent weeks, as a new wave of Central American asylum seekers arrived at the U.S. southern border — and the Trump administration set about willfully traumatizing their children — two popular myths about immigration politics in the United States came back into fashion.” Read More

Tech

“Here’s Some Cryptocurrency. Now Please Use It.” – New York Times

“You may have seen the actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher present $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP to Ellen DeGeneres’s favorite charity on her talk show. Or maybe you saw Stephen Colbert announce a $29 million donation of XRP to schoolteachers on his late-night show.” Read More

“Social Feeding A Manipulation Machine” – BBC Tech

“Computer scientist Jaron Lanier says people should delete their social media accounts in order to get a greater perspective on life. He tells Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that companies such as Google and Facebook are “behaviour modification empires” due to the intense monitoring of their users and the way they send subliminal messages to them.” Read More

“Facebook Rolls Out More API Restrictions And Shutdowns” – TechCrunch

“Following the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal and the more recent discovery of a Facebook app that had been leaking data on 120 million users, Facebook is today announcing a number of API changes aimed at better protecting user information. The changes will impact multiple developer-facing APIs, including those used to create social experiences on the site, as well as those for media partners, and more.” Read More

Entertainment

“LeBron James’ Move to LA Should Up His Hollywood Producing Game” – Hollywood Reporter

“After signing a four-year $154 million deal with the Lakers, the NBA’s biggest star will only need to travel 11 miles from his new basketball home at the Staples Center and his SpringHill offices on the Warner Bros. lot.” Read More

“Drake Breaks Spotify, Apple Music Global Streaming Records With New Album Scorpion” – Pitchfork

“Drake has broken multiple streaming records with his new double album Scorpion, Music Business Worldwide and Variety report. According to the publications’ calculations, based on data from SpotifyCharts.com, the Scorpion tracks racked up 132,384,203 total streams within its first 24 hours, breaking the Spotify record for most global streams for an album in one day.” Read More

“Harvey Weinstein Faces Life In Prison From New Sex Crime Charges By NYC D.A. From 3rd Victim” – Deadline

“Already facing rape and criminal sex act charges and a potential 25-years behind bars, Harvey Weinstein today was hit with even heavier legal weight from the Manhattan D.A. – that could see him in jail for life.” Read More

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