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My direct flight to London has been canceled again. A friend of mine who is close to the travel industry has told me that after a summer respite airlines are flying at 10% of year over year, and just can't afford it. My friend's hotel is at 10% occupancy.
Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEAnd not out of evil, but out of lack of resources..
The Wall Street Journal
– Sep 17, 11:48 AM
Facebook Inc. is moving to curb internal debate around divisive political and social topics, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, in the wake of a spate of disputes and criticism that has fueled discord among staff. The steps will…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEIt’s impossible to allow free speech externally and limit it internally. Facebook must be out of control internally. That’s what’s the matter with a total free speech environment inside a private company.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a House Select Subcommittee hearing. | Erin Scott/Pool via AP The health department's politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEThis has since come out in the wash, so to speak. It's hard to keep things about Covid private, because of hospital reports and global data.
The first thing my five-year-old learned in kindergarten, set up at a tiny desk in the corner of our dining room, is to always stay muted. It's probably the wrong thing to teach a child, but not everyone remembers, and then life bleeds in. Zoom…
Francine Hardaway #VOTE'By the time it was over I was wrecked for the day. But also I know he’s lucky to have a parent next to him (let alone two), a solid internet connection, and food and snacks when he needs them.' This just sounds awful.
Published Thu, Sep 17 2020 9:58 AM EDT President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on TikTok's fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources told CNBC's David Faber. Walmart is also expected to partner with Oracle in a deal where…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEI guess it would be illegal to give the government a 'finder's fee' for bringing together the TikTok WalMart/Oracle deal. I find this a hilarious concept to begin with.
Hindustan Times Auto News
HT Auto Desk
– Sep 15, 9:21 PM
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal supporter of self-driving or autonomous vehicles and claims these are safer than conventional vehicles that have humans controlling the wheel. He has also in the past made a case for driving underground and his…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEOne thing you have to give Elon Musk: he gets things done. He is almost finished with his tunnel under Las Vegas
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Francine Hardaway #VOTEThis is an article from the Economist that is usually behind a paywall. A gift from me to you, via a great newsletter called 2PM.
Shelby Hedgecock contracted the coronavirus in April and thought she had fought through the worst of it — the intense headaches, severe gastrointestinal distress, and debilitating fatigue — but early last month she started…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEThis may be the most horrific complication yet of Covid.
The New York Times
– Aug 27, 2:57 PM
Listen, liberals. If you don't think Donald Trump can get re-elected in November, you need to spend more time on Facebook. Since the 2016 election, I've been obsessively tracking how partisan political content is performing on Facebook, the world's…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEI think Kevin is actually stunned by what he is finding. If, indeed, this is the silent majority, the world has become far more fearful and conservative. If that's true, we have to figure out what in our society we have to fix so we don't live in fear.