July, 22 2022

⚖️ Further Fallout from Jan 6th

Last night's hearing about the Capitol riots showed that Trump refused to ask to stop the violence at the Capitol for nearly three hours despite his aides and every other person at the White House begging him to stop. The committee also showed footage from the riot, including some less than flattering footage of Senator Josh Hawley.

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🍿 Back with More Bada

Joey Bada, better known as Joey Bada$$, released 2000, his first album in five years today.

🍿 Calling Triple H Back to the Ring

WWE announced that Triple H will return to his post as EVP of Talent Relations. Also known as Paul Levesque, Triple H is a former WWE wrestler.

💻 Snap Stock Implodes

After posting poor Q2 earnings, Snap's stock value is in a freefall, diving as much as 38%.

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🍿 McMahon Retires

Vince McMahon is retiring as the WWE chairman and CEO after taking leave amid an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations and alleged hush payments made to female employees.

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🍿 Lots More Baby Groot

The trailer for upcoming Disney+ shorts following the adventures of the adorable Baby Groot was unveiled at Comic-Con in San Diego. The shorts will be available in August.

💻 Impending Ford Layoffs

Ford will reportedly slash the jobs of 8,000 employees in order to expand its electric vehicle manufacturing.

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⚖️ Steve Bannon Found Guilty

Former Trump advisor and podcaster Steve Bannon has been convicted of contempt of Congress.

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🍿 Lord of the Rings Returns

A new trailer for the \"Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power\" explores a time before the reign of Sauron was released at San Diego Comic-Con. The tv series will stream on Amazon Prime Video

🍿 Charlie Cox's Freshman Year

Actor Charlie Cox will return to voice Daredevil in the MCU's upcoming animated series, \"Spider-Man: Freshman Year.\"

🍿 Walking Alive

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Guria will return to reprise their Walking Dead roles in the show's new spin-off. The two will play Rick Grimes & Michonne Grimes in a spin-off set to air in 2023.

💻 SAP Top Executive is Out

After posting their Q2 earnings, which sent the stock of SAP tumbling, SAP announced that the President of SAP North America, DJ Paoni, is leaving the company after 26 years. Paoni is retiring, and eagle-eyed watchers are curious about who the enterprise company will choose as the longtime veteran's successor.

#Headline#*Hole in the Instacart Grocery Bag

The co-founder and executive chairman of Instacart, Aproova Mehta, announced he is stepping down from the role and transitioning off the board of directors once the company goes public to pursue other passion projects.

#Headline#*Disney Gets Edge-y

Disney+ adds Logan and the Deadpool movies to its offerings today, which flaunt a hefty \"R\" rating. Parents are encouraged to revisit the security controls on their kid's accounts.

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Lyft Pauses Hiring

September 28, 2022
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The context
Lyft has frozen hiring in the U.S., a surprising move for the company that is expected to last until next year.
Technology
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Lyft Pauses Hiring

Lyft has frozen hiring in the U.S., a surprising move for the company that is expected to last until next year.
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Pause button

  • Lyft is reportedly canceling job interviews scheduled for this week and has frozen hiring across the U.S.
  • Bloomberg broke the report and said that sources within the company said the hiring freeze is a response to ongoing market uncertainty.
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Are layoffs next?

  • Employees at Lyft are worried that the freeze could turn into layoffs in the coming months.
  • The news also comes after a series of difficult setbacks for the company, including a driver shortage and a steep decline in the firm's stock.
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Technology

Fast Company Hack

September 28, 2022
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The context
A hacker accessed the media company, Fast Company and used its access to send a push notification through Apple News to users that contained racist and offensive language.
Technology
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Fast Company Hack

A hacker accessed the media company, Fast Company and used its access to send a push notification through Apple News to users that contained racist and offensive language.
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Pushed to users

  • The push notifications came from Fast Company's Apple News account.
  • The hack is one of the first, and most significant times that Apple's "walled garden" has been breached.
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Not good news

  • Fast company called the messages vile and shut down their website until the situation could be resolved.
  • The company did not share any details, but the hacker said it was easy to access the system using a default password shared across the company.
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The context
The White House convened experts on hunger in the U.S. today for a conference to discuss how to approach the administration's effort to end hunger in the country in the next decade.
Politics
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

White House Aims to End Hunger

The White House convened experts on hunger in the U.S. today for a conference to discuss how to approach the administration's effort to end hunger in the country in the next decade.
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Focused on partnerships

  • The Biden administration has partnered with a variety of members of the private sector to help end hunger in America by 2030.
  • Some of the partners include Novo Nordisk, Publix, Danone, and Meijer. The partners have made multimillion-dollar commitments to expanding food access for Americans through food distribution programs or discounts.
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McGovern's role

  • The Biden administration is leaning heavily on legislation modeled and proposed by Representative Jim McGovern. McGovern lobbied and pushed the administration to host the conference.
  • Some of the policies discussed at the conference will require Congress to pass legislation, which could complicate the administration's goal if the Republicans take the House in the midterms.
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