The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

National labor leaders oppose the Green New Deal but some state unions endorse it. That’s a challenge for presidential contenders. As a statement of principles and goals, the Green New Deal seems to take economic justice and workers’ rights pretty seriously. It calls for a federal jobs guarantee. It says we need workforce retraining, strengthening collective bargaining rights, retirement security, and universal health care. The resolution decries “antilabor policies” and says it must be fleshed…

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Update your Firefox browser now, there’s an emergency patch you’ll want

Update your Firefox browser now, there’s an emergency patch you’ll want

Are you running Firefox version 67.0.3 or Firefox ESR 60.7.1? If the answer is “no,” or you’re not sure, maybe just update your web browser now. Firefox maker Mozilla is warning (via ZDNet) that the browser has a zero-day flaw that’s actively being exploited in the wild — you don’t see that every day — and it has issued an emergency patch that can let you plug that hole right now. Here’s the full description…

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Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

“You have people on both sides of that.” More than a decade after the exoneration of five black and Latino teens accused of raping a woman in Central Park, President Donald Trump indicated on Tuesday that he still doesn’t accept their innocence. Nor does he think he owes them an apology for publicly calling for their executions. The teenagers, known as the Central Park 5, were exonerated by DNA evidence and a confession from the…

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How to convert your Xbox Live subscription into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

How to convert your Xbox Live subscription into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) and Xbox Live Gold for $14.99 per month, saving you $15 per month compared to paying for these services separately. If you want to try it out, there’s a promotion happening that gives you a one-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1. But before you redeem it, you should know that it’s possible…

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Magic Leap sues Nreal for allegedly stealing AR glasses design

Magic Leap sues Nreal for allegedly stealing AR glasses design

Major augmented reality hardware startup Magic Leap has sued competitor Nreal — which was founded by a former Magic Leap employee — for allegedly ripping off its technology and design. In a lawsuit filed yesterday, Magic Leap accuses Nreal founder Chi Xu of “blatant copying” and an attempt to “free ride on Magic Leap’s business, image, and confidential information” with its upcoming Nreal Light glasses. Xu worked at Magic Leap for roughly a year between…

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Top Democrat calls for Facebook to halt cryptocurrency plans until Congress investigates

Top Democrat calls for Facebook to halt cryptocurrency plans until Congress investigates

Hours after Facebook announced its plans for a global cryptocurrency project, a top House Democrat is calling for Facebook to halt its plans until Congress and regulators have had a chance to investigate potential risks. “With the announcement that it plans to create a cryptocurrency, Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users,” House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) said in a statement. “Given the…

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Google will cite where its song lyrics come from following Genius dispute

Google will cite where its song lyrics come from following Genius dispute

Google today responded to an ongoing controversy involving lyrics provider and annotator Genius Media, which has accused Google of copying its song lyrics and reposting them as part of a feature in its search engine. Now, Google is claiming it receives all of its song lyrics through third-party providers, and its asked the provider in question, LyricFind, to “investigate the issue to ensure that they’re following industry best practices in their approach.” Google says it…

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Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

The UK’s advertising regulator gave agencies six months to eliminate stereotypes “likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offense.” Playing off gender stereotypes to sell stuff is now explicitly against the law for advertisers in the UK. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority announced the ban in December, with a six-month buffer period before it went into effect. And that announcement came shortly after the ASA published a 64-page report on how gender stereotypes in ads…

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T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly nearing a deal with Dish to save their merger

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly nearing a deal with Dish to save their merger

Dish is negotiating a deal to buy wireless spectrum and Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint, as the latter two companies look to finally receive approval for their huge, industry-reshaping merger. According to Bloomberg, Dish has emerged as the company most likely to purchase the assets that T-Mobile and Sprint are currently trying to offload in a bid to assuage the Justice Department’s concerns with the merger. The satellite TV provider is reportedly willing to…

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