Jan 25, 2022, Tuesday

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Facebook on Disinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
Idea
American Jobs Plan
The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden on U.S. infrastructure over eight years.
Story
Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok
The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force.
Story
2021 United States Capitol attack
On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., was violently attacked by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump.
Organization
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government, which is responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code, the main body of the federal statutory tax law.
Story
2021 California gubernatorial recall election
The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is an upcoming special election on whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, scheduled to be held in-person on September 14, 2021
Story
2020 California Proposition 22
Proposition 22 was a ballot initiative in California on the November 2020 state election which passed with 59% of the vote and granted app-based transportation and delivery companies an exception to Assembly Bill 5 by classifying their drivers as "independ
Story
Gabby Petito's disappearance
Petito was on a road trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie when she went missing.
Idea
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize is five separate prizes that, according to Sir Alfred Nobel's will of 1895, are awarded to ”those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.”
Story
Timeline of the Joe Biden presidency
A timeline of the presidency of Joe Biden beginning from his inauguration as president of the United States on January 20, 2021.
Idea
Lottery Drawing Vaccination Incentives
Vaccination Incentives include lottery drawings
Story
Apple CSAM Scanning Plan
Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) Scanning
Story
Pandora Papers: An offshore data tsunami
The Pandora Papers’s 11.9 million records arrived from 14 different offshore services firms in a jumble of files and formats – even ink-on-paper – presenting a massive data-management challenge
Story
United States debt Default 2021
September 30 marks the end of the federal government’s fiscal year
Bill
For the People Act
Summary of H.R.1 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): For the People Act of 2021
Story
China’s crypto crackdown
China's top regulators ban crypto trading and mining
App
OnlyFans
OnlyFans is a content subscription service based in London, England. Content creators can earn money from users who subscribe to their content—the "fans". It allows content creators to receive funding directly from their fans on a monthly basis as well a...
Story
Evergrande liquidity crisis 2021
The Evergrande liquidity crisis refers to the ongoing financial situation of Chinese property developer Evergrande Group. As of September 2021, the developer has 2 trillion RMB (310 billion USD) in liabilities.
People
Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, born October 16, 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a four-...
Story
Tracking D.C. Statehood
Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries and defend our Nation in times of war like most other Americans, the residents of the District of Columbia are barred from having voting representation on the floor o
Company
Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
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Sexual misconduct allegations against Paul Riley
Paul Riley had sexually coerced and verbally abused players on his teams, specifically during the time period between 2011 and 2015
Story
Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan
The United States Armed Forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021
Organization
REvil
REvil (Ransomware Evil; also known as Sodinokibi) is a private ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. After an attack, REvil would threaten to publish the infomation on their blog 'Happy Blog' unless the ransom is received. The ransomware code used by R
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GOP ousts Liz Cheney from top post
House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader on May 12, 2021.
Story
Activision Blizzard Sued Over Workplace Culture by California
The lawsuit says women at the gaming company were paid less and discriminated against, and it described a culture of sexual harassment.
Story
Nirvana sued by the baby from Nevermind's album cover
Spencer Elden, the man who was photographed as a baby on the album cover for Nirvana's Nevermind, is suing the band alleging sexual exploitation.
Movie
In the Heights (2021)
The creator of "Hamilton" and the director of "Crazy Rich Asians" invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... "In the Heights." Lights up on Washington Heights... The scent of a cafecito calien
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Biden administration rolling out COVID-19 booster shots
The Biden administration plan booster shots for Americans the week of Sept. 20
Story
2021 Canadian federal election
Canada federal election 2021 will take place on September 20, 2021, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 44th Canadian Parliament after Governor General Mary Simon dissolved Parliament on August 15, 2021 at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's reques
Story
Colonial Pipeline Hack
The Colonial Pipeline, an American oil pipeline system that originates in Houston, Texas and carries fuel oil to an area mostly comprising the Southeastern United States, suffered a ransomware cyberattack that forced them to shut down their system. The att
App
Spotify
Spotify is all the music you’ll ever need.
App
Clubhouse - Drop-in audio cha‪t app
Clubhouse is a space for casual, drop-in audio conversations - with friends and other interesting people around the world.
Story
Apple MacBook Pro Flexgate Issue
Flexgate refers to a design flaw in the ribbon cable connecting the body of the laptop to the display: that cable is supposed to flex with the opening and closing of the computer, but it’s wearing down too quickly with conventional use.
App
Substack
Substack is a place for independent writing. Subscribe directly to writers you trust.
Idea
Havana Syndrome
Havana syndrome is a series of debilitating symptoms that first affected U.S. intelligence officers and embassy staffers stationed in Havana, Cuba, in late 2016. In the following year, American diplomats in different parts of the world reported similar sym
Pickup
F-150 Lightning
Ford Motor Co. all-electric F-150 pickup truck
Movie
Candyman
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five t
Phone
Google Pixel 6
All new. All Google.
Holiday
Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recogniti
App
ProtonMail: free encrypted email.
ProtonMail is the world's largest secure email service, developed by CERN and MIT scientists. We are open source and protected by Swiss privacy law
Movie
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Story
Nabisco workers on strike (2021)
The Nabisco strikes comes on the heels of a nearly three-week walkout by hundreds of Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas, protesting back-to-back 12-hours shifts with only eight hours off in between.
Story
Bob Dylan sexual abuse allegation
A lawsuit filed in New York City claims that Bob Dylan sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in 1965, according to court documents filed Friday.
TV
Impeachment: American Crime Story - Season 1
The third installment of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story anthology centers on how Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) become embroiled in a scandal that almost ended the presidency of Bill
TV
The Problem With Jon Stewart
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the world's problems. It's harder to pinpoint the systems responsible for creating them. In this series, Jon Stewart bring together people impacted by different parts of problem to discuss how we come up with change.
Organization
The Pulitzer Prizes
Honoring Excellence in Journalism and the Arts
App
Shein
SHEIN is an affordable online shopping platform with a distinct tone focusing on women's fashion.
Story
California Comeback Plan
California’s recovery is underway. But we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were. The California Comeback Plan outlines comprehensive strategies and major investments to address five of the state’s most stubborn challenges. ...
Story
Beto O’Rourke run for Texas governor
Beto O'Rourke is set to announce his Texas gubernatorial bid
Idea
Federal Writers' Project
The Federal Writers' Project (FWP) was a federal government project in the United States created in 1935 to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, librarians, and other white-collar workers during the Great Depression. It was part of the Wor
App
Libby
All you need is a library card to access ebooks, audiobooks and more for free! Read & listen to books with just a tap in our award-winning app! Need a library card? Libby may be able to help!
Phone
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
A full-sized smartphone that folds to fit small-sized pockets.
Story
Antitrust case against Facebook
FTC files monopoly lawsuit against Facebook
Music
Voyage (ABBA album)
Voyage is the upcoming ninth studio album by Swedish group ABBA, scheduled to be released on 5 November 2021.It is the group's first album of new material in 40 years following The Visitors (1981) and the group's subsequent disbandment in 1982.
Book
Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence
a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors.
Place
The state of Arizona
Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro Natio...
TV
Somos.
The lives of the people of Allende, a Mexican border town, are overtaken by a powerful cartel's operations, leading to tragedy. Inspired by true events.
Book
Persist | Elizabeth Warren
The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.
Documentary
The Reagans: Documentary Series on Ronald and Nancy Reagan
A four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency.
Tool
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox.
Tool
Fastly | The edge cloud platform
Fastly's edge cloud platform delivers faster, safer, and more scalable sites and apps to customers. Elevate your edge CDN, video delivery, security, and more.
Idea
Wave flag but donate to anti-LGBT+ politicians
Corporations are plastering their social media avatars with rainbows, sponsoring Pride parades, however, many of them are spending millions supporting the campaigns of anti-gay politicians at the federal and state level.
App
Shopify
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform. Entrepreneurs can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels.
Documentary
LFG
LFG is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others.
App
Tara AI | Define, plan & track mission-critical product updates
Define, plan & track mission-critical product updates, in one place.
Movie
Flag Day (2021)
A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter.
Phone
Pixel 5a with 5G
We’re revealing the new Pixel 5a with 5G ahead of its arrival on August 26, 2021.
SmartWatch
Galaxy Watch 4
Galaxy Watch4 Classic works as an extension of your phone so you can talk, stream and text from your wrist on the go.
App
Duolingo - The world's best way to learn a language
With our free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.
App
Coinbase – Buy & Sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more with trust
Coinbase is a secure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. Based in the USA, Coinbase is available in over 30 countries worldwide.
TV
The Chair
At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
App
Telm.ai | Data Observability Platform
Telm.ai is on a mission to help Data Architects and Data Engineers to design, build and maintain robust and reliable data systems.
Event
Microsoft Surface hardware event
Microsoft is holding a special Surface hardware event on September 22nd.
Tool
Segway Navimow
Segway Navimow is truly the first of its kind. This automated robotic mower uses a virtual boundary, eliminating the need for complicated perimeter wiring.
App
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wikipedia is an online free content encyclopedia project helping create a world in which everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge
Book
The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power
A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics
Phone
iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are a range of smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the fifteenth-generation, lower-priced iPhones, succeeding the iPhone 12. They were unveiled at a virtually held Apple Special Event at App
Idea
Remote work
Remote work, also called telecommuting, distance working, telework, teleworking, working from home
Event
The New Yorker Festival 2021
October 4-10, 2021, in N.Y.C. + Virtual.
App
Medley — Redefining Personal and Professional Growth
Medley is a membership for curious, growth-minded people who want a structured, social, and accessible way to invest in themselves.
Story
Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website
Missouri's governor promises to seek prosecution of a reporter and news outlet that discovered a privacy flaw in a state website.
Book
Renewal
From the acclaimed author of Unfinished Business, a story of crisis and change that can help us find renewed honesty and purpose in our personal and political lives
Book
First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11
An award winning journalist reveals the dramatic true story of the CIA’s Team Alpha, the first Americans to be dropped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan after 9/11.
Movie
I'm Your Man
In order to obtain funds for her research, Alma (Maren Eggert) is persuaded to participate in an extraordinary study. For three weeks she is required to live with Tom (Dan Stevens), a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect life partner for her, tailored
App
Cocoon
Cocoon is an employee leave management platform designed to address every type of employee leave and empower companies to better support their team members through life’s most pivotal moments.
TV
Star Wars: Visions
Seven Japanese anime studios bring their unique talent and perspective to Star Wars: Visions, a collection of animated Original Short Films, streaming September 22 on Disney+.
Book
Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait
A fascinating, complex dual biography of Hollywood's most dazzling--and famous--brothers, and a dark, riveting portrait of competition, love, and enmity that ultimately undid them both. One most famous for having written Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles, as
Bike
Civilized Cycles Model 1
Next generation e-bikes that redefine the category. Effortlessly carry two adults in comfort and style, with fully integrated locking storage and automatically adjusting full suspension.
Book
State of Terror
Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. From the #1 bestselling authors...
Book
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling aut...
Book
Dopamine Nation
Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
Book
Inter State: Essays from California
A debut collection of poetic, linked essays investigating the past and present state of California, its conflicting histories and their impact on a writer's family and life.
App
Supabase | The Open Source Firebase Alternative
The Open Source Alternative to Firebase.
Organization
Oper8r LLC
Oper8r is an cohort-based educational community for emerging managers.
App
Factmata.com - Preserving the quality of the Internet
Factmata uses artificial intelligence to understand online narratives and identify harmful content.
Book
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!) I have decided t
Hardware
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Power & portability in a premium package
TV
Foundation
Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of Galactic Empire.