Global Immigration

“New wave of ‘fake dates’ cause chaos in immigration courts Thursday” – CNN

“More than 1,000 immigrants showed up at courts across the United States on Thursday for hearings they’d been told were scheduled but didn’t exist, a lawyers’ group said, as the Justice Department struggles with an overloaded immigration court system and the effects of the recently ended partial government shutdown.” Read More

“USCIS Immigration Delays Grow Longer And Longer” – Forbes

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has found a way to make life more difficult for immigrants – make them wait longer.” Read More

‘EU must rethink its approach to migration'” – Deutsche Welle

“Stephen Adaawen: Migration is a contentious issue. If you look at the approach of the EU, I think there should be a rethink.” Read More 

Tech

“Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global” – New York Times

“Russia created a playbook for spreading disinformation on social media. Now the rest of the world is following it.” Read More

“Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law” – TechCrunch

Amazon  has been forced to pull an estimated 400,000 products in India after new regulation limiting e-commerce businesses went into force in the country today.” Read More

“Apple to issue fix for Facetime bug” – BBC Tech

“Apple has found a fix for a bug that let people eavesdrop on other FaceTime users when the person called did not answer.” Read More

Entertainment

“Vice Media to Reorganize, Lay Off 10 Percent of Staff (Exclusive)” – Hollywood Reporter

“The cuts, which will impact around 250 people, are part of new CEO Nancy Dubuc’s strategic plan to tighten spending and achieve profitability.” Read More

“Oscar Intrigue: Did Lady Gaga Force Academy To Fix Song Snafu? Are Last Year’s Actor Winners Being Ignored As Presenters?” – Deadline

“Either today or tomorrow, the Academy will start leveling with what it is planning for the 91st Oscars on February 24. ” Read More

“Over 200 Artists, Labels Sign Pledge to Consider More Women Producers and Engineers in the Booth” – Billboard

“The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion announced on Friday a new initiative that aims to boost the number women producers, engineers and mixers in the music industry.” Read More

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