Global Immigration

“That was not the deal’: McCarthy, Ryan renege on immigration vow” – Politico

“House GOP leaders are reneging on a vow to hold an immigration vote before the August recess, a move that puts House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a particularly awkward spot as he seeks to become the next speaker.” Read More

Le Royaume-Uni post-Brexit, avant-poste du trumpisme en Europe ? – Le Monde

“Depuis la visite infernale de Donald Trump au Royaume-Uni, les véritables enjeux du Brexit apparaissent plus clairement. Venu à Londres à l’invitation pressante de Theresa May, le président américain ne pouvait pas se montrer hôte plus ingrat : il a publiquement humilié la première ministre en jugeant « très regrettable » la façon dont elle conduit les négociations avec l’Union européenne (UE) et il a répété que Boris Johnson, le ministre des affaires étrangères démissionnaire, ferait bien mieux qu’elle à sa place.” Lire la suite

“Birthright citizenship, explained: why some on the right want to end it, and what they got wrong” – Vox

“When it comes to immigration, Donald Trump is the rare politician who’s been every bit as aggressive in office — in policy and rhetoric — as he was on the campaign trail. But one of the “problems” that candidate Trump fixated on since way back in 2015 seems to have fallen off President Trump’s radar: birthright citizenship.” Read More

Tech

“Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter” – New York Times

“European authorities took their best swing, but it appears that Google hardly felt it. Less than a week after the European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion for abusing its dominance in the smartphone market, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said on Monday it had already absorbed the cost of the fine and still made $3.2 billion in profits in its latest quarter.” Read More

“Russian hackers penetrate US power stations” – BBC Tech

“Russian hackers have won remote access to the control rooms of many US power suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The access could have let them shut down networks and cause blackouts, US officials told the newspaper. The state-backed hackers won access even though command centre computers were not directly linked to the web.” Read More

“Sen. Ron Wyden On Breaking Up Facebook, Net Neutrality, and the Law That Built The Internet: – The Verge

“There may not be a lawmaker in Congress who has done more to shape the internet than Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). As a congressman, Wyden co-authored Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a piece of legislation that, in 1996, limited internet companies’ liability for what was posted on their platforms by third parties.” Read More

Entertainment

“Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life Itself’ Among Festival Lineup” – The Hollywood Reporter

“The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled the first titles for its 43rd edition, with Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell starrer Beautiful Boy and This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself among the most high-profile world premieres. Both Beautiful Boy, based on a book of the same name about a father struggling with his drug-addicted son, and Life Itself are Amazon Studios titles, set to hit theaters this fall.” Read More

“Make Way, Or Rather Don’t, For The Recessive Movie Male of 2018” – Deadline

“Will this be the year of the recessive movie male? It’s much too early to tell with any certainty, as it only takes a few powerful contenders to set what seems to be a mood for an awards season. In the last round, it only became clear with the Producers Guild of America nominations in early January that, Dunkirk and Darkest Hour aside, white men were in cinematic eclipse, as films like Lady Bird; I, Tonya; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Get Out; and, of course, The Shape of Water put other demographics in the spotlight.” Read More

“Get to Know 070 Shake, G.O.O.D. Music’s Shape-Shifting Secret Weapon” – Pitchfork

“070 Shake is moseying down the streets of Manhattan’s Flatiron District alongside her Instagram-model girlfriend, Sophia Diana Lodato. The two walk arm-in-arm at a tortoise-like pace, giggling at bidets in window displays, while Lodato scrolls through designer shoes on her iPhone. Shake lovingly dotes on her partner; at the trendy vegan café where we eat lunch, she fetches Lodato a lemon poppyseed muffin, almost on command.” Read More

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