Sen. Ed Markey Ed Markey Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Overnight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Kathy Castor Katherine (Kathy) Anne Castor Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference House Republicans circulate memo on legislative concepts targeting Big Tech MORE (D-Fla.) urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate if Google’s app store is misleadingly marketing children’s apps as compliant with a law aimed at protecting children’s privacy. The Democrats on Wednesday sent a letter to the FTC calling for the commission to launch an investigation into … [Read more...] about Markey, Castor urge FTC to investigate Google Play Store
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The neighborhood social media app Nextdoor is reportedly introducing new “anti-racism notifications” that will alert users if the app thinks that they’re going to post something racist. The company’s example of a racist post that will receive the notification is “all lives matter.” The Verge reports that the neighborhood social media app Nextdoor is introducing a new anti-racism notification which will ask users to reconsider their post if it detects offensive or racist language in their posts. Previously, the app introduced a Kindness Reminder asking users to avoid posting phrases or words that Nextdoor finds objectionable. In a blog post announcing the new anti-racism notification, Nextdoor pointed to its Kindness Reminder’s success, stating that it had reduced “incivil content” on the app by 30 percent and hoped that the anti-racism notification would have a similar effect. Nextdoor showed an example of someone responding to a Black Lives Matter post with a … [Read more...] about Nextdoor Adds ‘Anti-Racism Notifications’ to Warn Users of Posts Like ‘All Lives Matter’
Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of the Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube, has received a “Free Expression” award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony — sponsored by YouTube. Newsweek reports that YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has received a “Free Expression” award from the Freedom Forum Institute as part of a virtual ceremony which featured YouTube as a “signature sponsor.” A creator from the platform named Molly Burke presented Wojcicki with the award in a video posted to YouTube. Burke stated: “I’m so excited to be here tonight to present Susan Wojcicki with the Free Expression award. As the CEO of YouTube, Susan is facing some of the most critical issues around free expression today.” Wojcicki was interviewed during the ceremony and emphasized the importance of free speech and claimed her company works to protect free speech online. “I’ve just seen the real benefits that freedom of speech has, as well as representing people of all different … [Read more...] about YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Receives ‘Free Expression’ Award (Sponsored by YouTube)
( CBS Miami ) — The Zurich Classic of New Orleans was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. But the PGA Tour returns to TPC Louisiana this week for what’s become one of the game’s more unique events . Rather than 18 holes of individual play for four days, golfers pair up to play two rounds of best-ball and two rounds of alternate shot. The tournament will start with the best-ball format . That means each teammate plays each hole, and the team records the better of the two outcomes. The second round will feature the alternate-shot format. One player on a team tees off, and the other plays the next shot from where the first ends up. The teammates alternate shots until holing the ball and then record the total score. The two players on a team alternate tee shots. Saturday returns to best-ball, and Sunday will be alternate shot again. A field of 80 teams plays the first two rounds, with 33 teams making the cut to play on the weekend. READ MORE: NFL Approves Rule Change … [Read more...] about Zurich Classic Preview: Can Jon Rahm And Ryan Palmer Defend Title At TPC Louisiana?
Attorney General Merrick Garland Merrick Garland Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice Senate confirms Biden's nominee for No. 2 official at DOJ Why Biden's gun policy doesn't go far enough MORE announced Wednesday morning that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will open an investigation into the policing practices of law enforcement in Minneapolis. The investigation comes a day after a jury in Minneapolis found former city police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. “Although the state's prosecution was successful, I know that nothing can fill the void that the loved ones of George Floyd have felt since his death,” Garland said Wednesday morning. ADVERTISEMENT “Yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis.” The DOJ under President Biden Joe Biden … [Read more...] about DOJ to probe Minneapolis police