Kara Swisher: I actually use a burner phone to use it. Let me just say it’s fantastic. The algorithm, it really is good. You get drawn in there. There’s a lot of wonderful, creative stuff people are doing with it, but there’s another side. The question is, how well will they control, say, anti-vax content, which is another complex issue. … [Read more...] about Can the Trump Administration Really Ban TikTok?
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It’s no coincidence that Neo himself is along to guide viewers through the vast and menacing matrix of the “hidden Internet.” What most analog plebes know of the Deep Web comes from the panicked mainstream news media, or that Season 2 hacker subplot on House of Cards. Reeves’s dulcet voice, perhaps the most trusted voice in cyber-storytelling for an entire generation, is here to navigate the uninitiated safely down the Darknet rabbit hole. … [Read more...] about Bill & Ted & the ‘Deep Web’: Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves Defend the Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht
The foreign OPT workers — mostly Indians — are willing to accept unpaid training, meager wages, and long hours because they want to work several years in America and because many are competing to get slots in the H-1B visa program. If they get into the H-1B program, they can get green cards in exchange for many years of compliant work, and sometimes, also for payments to their managers. … [Read more...] about ‘Faculty-Lounge Coyotes’: 25,000 Academics Dismiss Citizenship as ‘Artificial Distinction’
Governments are frantically trying to get people to feel comfortable shopping and dining out again. Earlier this week, UK finance minister Rishi Sunak announced that meals at participating restaurants, cafes and pubs will be discounted by up to £10 ($12.61) per head from Monday to Wednesday for the month of August. … [Read more...] about Why it pays to be a chain during a pandemic
The biggest concern is whether the boom in China's stock market could be followed by a major bust, like what happened in 2015. That summer, the Shanghai Composite collapsed 30% in three weeks after gaining 150% in a year. The volatility — which experts attributed to slowing economic growth and risky trading practices, compounded by a bullish state media — continued for months, triggering a global rout. … [Read more...] about Chinese stocks are on an incredible run. But going too high, too fast is risky