Global Immigration

“To win over moderates, Democrats need a coherent immigration policy” – Los Angeles Times

“Two conflicting trends emerge from a new poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Americans are largely unsupportive of President Trump’s approach to managing immigration. At the same time, they trust him to handle many aspects of the issue as much as, or more than, they trust congressional Democrats on the issue.” Read More

“Non, M. Macron, les Africains qui meurent en Méditerranée ne sont pas issus de la classe moyenne” – Le Monde

“En marge de sa visite au Nigeria, Emmanuel Macron a accordé une interview à l’animateur Claudy Siar diffusée sur France 24 et RFI le 5 juillet, dans laquelle il revient sur le sujet de la migration africaine vers l’Europe. De façon surprenante, il soutient que « les personnes très pauvres ne quittent pas leur pays. Ce sont les classes moyennes de pays qui sont plutôt émergents qui passent par la Libye pour rejoindre l’Europe ». Il ajoute que ce sont les familles aisées qui donnent un pécule à leurs enfants pour aller en Europe.” Lira la suite

“Trump’s immigration policies were supposed to make the border safer. Experts say the opposite is happening” – CNN

“Before US immigration authorities detained him and took his son, the Honduran migrant said he spent three days in the hands of armed men who identified themselves as members of the Gulf Cartel. Christian, who did not want his full name used, said he was traveling to the US border with his 7-year-old last month when the men stopped a bus full of migrants in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The demanded $300 from each family.” Read More

Tech

“Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections” – BBC Tech

“At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear to have been targeted by phishing attacks, he told the audience.” Read More

“U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans” – New York Times

“A broadcasting organization backed by the federal government has used Facebook to target ads at United States citizens, in potential violation of longstanding laws meant to protect Americans from domestic propaganda.” Read More

“Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps” – TechCrunch

“The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts, and more across apps. Founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft, the DTP today revealed its plans for an open source data portability platform any online service can join.” Read More

Entertainment

“Mamma Mia!’ Creator Judy Craymer Talks Meryl Streep’s Sequel Role, Making Overalls Trendy” – Hollywood Reporter

“Worldwide musical sensation Mamma Mia! — the brainchild of British producer Judy Craymer — started out as merely an idea. An idyllic Greek island, three potential fathers, a pair of overalls and a soundtrack consisting of songs by pop group ABBA. Inspired by the theatrical potential of ABBA’s emotional ballad “The Winner Takes It All,” Craymer utilized her production skills to put together a story built around some of the Swedish band’s greatest hits.” Read More

“Amazon gör tv-serie av svensk retrofuturistism” – Omni

“Amazon tänker göra tv-serie av den svenske konstnären Simon Stålenhags retrofuturistiska konstbok ”Ur varselklotet”, rapporterar flera medier.
Stålenhags illustrationer har fått stor uppmärksamhet då robotar och mystiska maskiner tar plats i landskap där miljön tydligt påminner om svenskt 80-tal.” Läs mer

“Billboard’s 2018 Money MakerS: 5 0 Highest-Paid Musicians” – Billboard

“Not only is U2 the top Money Maker of 2017, the veteran Dublin rockers are also the highest-ranking newcomers to this year’s list. The bulk of the band’s $54.4 million in take-home pay came from its Joshua Tree Tour, which played 28 U.S. dates, including a headlining slot at the Bonnaroo music festival.” Read More

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