Global Immigration

Trump wants to cut family-based immigration. The results would be seismic.” – AZ Central

“First lady Melania Trump’s immigrant parents are now U.S. citizens.Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are originally from Slovenia, took the citizenship oath in August at a federal building in Manhattan.” Read More

“Sweden’s Far Right Rises in a Campaign Defined by Immigration” – Wall Street Journal

“With his gelled hair and jovial eloquence, Jimmie Akesson could have been mistaken for a talk-show host as he addressed a crowd recently in this idyllic lakeside town.” Read More

“At N.H. Border Checkpoints, Immigration, Drug Policy and Politics Collide” – New Hampshire Public Radio

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been running checkpoints in New Hampshire more frequently under the Trump administration, setting up on Interstate 93 near the small towns of Woodstock and Lincoln.” Read More

Tech

What Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Taught Congress and Vice Versa” – New York Times

“We are at a consequential juncture in the technology business and in society. A handful of tech giants have become the guardians of global speech, amplifying certain kinds of voices and limiting others according to their own bespoke, often opaque and shifting standards.” Read More

“State data to be used to limit child gamers in China” – BBC Tech

“Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country. From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of Kings games, which will be linked to China’s public security database.” Read More

“Congress turns up heat on Facebook and Twitter, but what comes next?” – CNET

“How do you identify a bot when it’s signing up for an account on Facebook or Twitter? Can you warn people they’re about to interact with it? Why does the burden of reporting online harassment fall on the victims?” Read More

Entertainment

“Are Black Movies Being Shut Out by Global Theaters?” – Hollywood Reporter

“A director’s outcry sparks a closer look at whether prejudice among foreign buyers is still shortchanging films despite the gains of ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Get Out’: “I don’t think they’re giving audiences enough credit.” Read More

“Sony Hack Re-Enters Spotlight: DOJ Set To Charge North Koreans, Contradicting Donald Trump Bouquet-Toss” – Deadline

“According to multiple media reports, the Department of Justice plans to announce formal charges against North Korean nationals in a news conference at 10AM PT. Officials will lay out a case showing a far-reaching scheme perpetrated by the isolated nation, a stance that is starkly different from the warm-and-fuzzy view of the ruthless regime expressed recently by President Donald Trump.” Read More

“Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ Finishes at No. 1 on Billboard’s 2018 Songs of the Summer Chart” – Billboard

“Drake’s “In My Feelings” takes top honors on Billboard‘s 2018 Songs of the Summer chart, wrapping as the No. 1 song on the annual seasonal survey.The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 9 through Sept. 8).” Read More

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