Global Immigration

“First Wave of Migrant Children Reunited With Parents” – New York Times

“Facing a legal deadline to return young migrant children separated from their parents at the border, federal officials began reuniting them on Tuesday, with a goal of returning up to 34 children to their families by the end of the day.” Read More

“Racial resentment is the biggest predictor of immigration attitudes, study finds” – Washington Post

“White Americans’ negative attitudes toward immigrants are driven overwhelmingly by racial prejudices, not “economic anxiety,” according to a working paper by political scientist Steven V. Miller of Clemson University. Immigration hard-liners, including President Trump, often frame their arguments with ostensibly race-neutral appeals to public safety or economic interest.” Read More

“German interior minister presents his migration master plan” – Deutsche Welle

“Interior Minister Horst Seehofer finally got to present his migration “master plan” to the press on Tuesday, a month after it was blocked at the last minute by Chancellor Angela Merkel, precipitating a crisis in the German government that almost cost them both their jobs.” Read More

Tech

“Who are the firms selling your data?” – BBC Tech

“Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma’s Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to. But in exchange for free nappies, they also gave consent for their data to be used for a mix of advertising purposes. It has now emerged that the data was sold to the Labour Party in 2017, even though the consent did not extend to political parties.” Read More

“The Good and Bad of Ride-Sharing, When It Comes To Race” – Wired

“The conventional wisdom on Uber and Lyft is that the ride-hail services are shortcuts for rich people, who take advantage of venture capital-subsidized rides at the expense of struggling gig economy workers.” Read More

“Timehop admits that additional personal data was compromised in breach” – TechCrunch

“The company first acknowledged the breach on Sunday, saying that users’ names, email addresses and phone numbers had been compromised. Today it said it that additional information, including date of birth and gender, was also taken.” Read More

Entertainment

“Summer Box Office Heats Up, But Some Studios Left in the Cold” – Hollywood Reporter

“Summer box office is booming, yet for the first time in two decades, Warner Bros. is largely taking a vacation. Sony Pictures and Paramount, which traditionally have competed heavily in the warm-weather blockbuster season, have generated just 2.2 percent and 4.2 percent of domestic market share, respectively, from May 4 to July 8, with only a few titles left to unfurl.” Read More

“Childish Gambino Brings Ultimate Summer Vibes With Two New Tracks: Listen” – Billboard

“Following his May appearance on Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino returns to deliver a pair of new tracks, supplying all of the summer feels. “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer” made their way onto streaming services on Wednesday (July 11) and are collectively being dubbed the Summer Pack EP. “ Read More

“50 Greatest Latin Pop Songs” – Rolling Stone

“Encompassing everything from salsa to rock en español, Latin pop is a constantly evolving genre colored by the traditions, migrations and innovations of Latinx people in spite of all odds. Some of the most famous Latin pop songs have survived military dictatorships, war, famine and natural disasters – and they still hold up in spite of passing trends. Rolling Stone contributors selected 50 of the most influential songs in Latin pop history, ranked in chronological order.” Read More

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