Global Immigration

“Republicans, Democrats continue to kick the can on immigration reform” – Dallas News

“The debate about how to overhaul the nation’s immigration system is a political game of kick the can.” Read More

“State of the Union Guests Will Reflect Immigration Split” – Wall Street Journal

“When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, the debate over immigration that spurred the recent government shutdown will be well-represented in the guests invited to view from the House gallery.” Read More

“The Latest: Irish official warns of UK’s ‘wishful thinking’ – Seymour Tribune

“Ireland’s foreign minister, Simon Coveney, has warned about Britain’s “wishful thinking” when it comes to finding alternatives to the so-called Irish backstop, which is holding up a Brexit solution.” Read More

Tech

“Digital Media: What Went Wrong” – New York Times

“The digital publishing industry took a big hit in recent days, when more than 1,000 employees were laid off at BuzzFeed, AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost.” Read More

“Amazon: Facial recognition bias claims are ‘misleading'” – BBC Tech

“Amazon has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” Read More

“Why no one really quits Google or Facebook” – TechCrunch

Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google. This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and Google had abused Apple enterprise developer certificates in order to distribute info-scraping research apps, at times from underage users in the case of Facebook. ” Read More

Entertainment

“TV Ratings: Super Bowl at 10-Year Low in Early Numbers” – Hollywood Reporter

“While still massive, the audience for the low-scoring game is down about 5 percent in preliminary Nielsen figures.” Read More

“Maroon 5’s Terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show Lacks Lift-Off Or Soul – Review” – Deadline

“Coming out of the first half of a very low scoring 3-0 Super Bowl match-up today between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, Adam Levine and Maroon 5 proved conclusively that they could pull off a halftime show that put Justin Timberlake to shame – at least when it came to ill-considered timing and strongly bleached blandness… and that’s a feat.” Read More

“21 Savage Arrested by I.C.E. in Atlanta: Report” – Billboard

21 Savage has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports.” Read More

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