October, 17 2022

💻 Ye Will Buy Parler

Rapper Kanye West intends to buy the social media Truth Social/Twitter competitor Parler, which is a favorite of extreme far-right users. Parler has little to no content moderation strategy, making it a popular forum for misinformation and violent rhetoric.

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⚖️ DOJ Recommends Sentence for Bannon

Prosecutors with the Department of Justice have recommended a sentence of six months for Steve Bannon for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.

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🍿 BTS Takes a Break

The K-pop group, BTS, is taking a hiatus to fulfill their service commitment to the South Korean military. The plan to reunite in 2025 after the members have served in the military and worked on various solo projects.

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🍿 Miller Pleads Not Guilty

The star of 'The Flash,' Ezra Miller has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony burglary charges in Vermont. If convicted they could face up 26 years in prison.

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🍿 Ford for General Thaddeus

Harrison Ford will play General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross in the next Captain America movie, which stars Anthony Mackie. He takes over the role from William Hunt, who passed away in March 2021.

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💻 Now Selling Over the Counter Hearing Aids

In August, the FDA approved the sale of low-cost, over-the-counter hearing aids. As of today, the low-cost hearing aids approved by the FDA are now being sold over the counter.

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⚖️ Secret Service's Hefty Bills

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform released documents that show that former president Donald Trump charged the Secret Service exorbitantly high rates to stay at his hotels, even though they were there for his and his family's protection.

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💻 Musk Backtracks on Starlink

Last week, Elon Musk revealed that he had asked the Pentagon to pick up the tab for Starlink internet in Ukraine, which he installed for free when Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Now, he said that SpaceX will no longer seek funding to provide free Starlink internet in Ukraine.

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💻 TikTok updates Live Rules

TikTok announced they are making big updates to their live streaming policies. They are raising the minimum age requirement to go live and introducing adult-only streams to further moderate potentially inappropriate content from reaching minors.

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⚖️ DNA Kits Distributed to Texas Schools

A new law in Texas requires that the Texas Education Agency distribute kits with DNA identification cards and inkless in-home fingerprint samples to guardians at each public school system in the state.

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⚖️ Kemp and Abrams Face Off

Georgia governor Brian Kemp and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams faced off in a debate tonight. Kemp attempted to paint Abrams as soft on crime and \"mad,\" while Abrams called attention to voter suppression in the state and protecting Georgia's farmland.

⚖️ Student Debt Portal Opens

Americans can now apply for student loan forgiveness after the White House revealed that the application portal is now live. As a result, 43 million Americans are expected to find relief from student loan debt through the program announced by Biden in August.

⚖️ Student Loan Debt Portal Opens

Americans can now apply for student loan forgiveness after the White House revealed that the application portal is now live. As a result, 43 million Americans are expected to find relief from student loan debt through the program announced by Biden in August.

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Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
Technology
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ChatGPT-Enabled Bing Blasts Off

Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
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ChatGPT goes mainstream

  • Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into Bing and released a demo on the Bing homepage today.
  • The bot aims to provide answers to search queries directly to enhance productivity.
  • Microsoft added a more complex version of GPT, GPT 4, into the search engine, which is able to provide more useful answers, annotate answers and provide up-to-date results with fewer errors.
  • One implication of the integration could be that articles or blogs may get fewer clicks, meaning fewer dollars for publishers from ads.
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Disney's DeSantis-Land

February 7, 2023
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The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
Entertainment
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Disney's DeSantis-Land

The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
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DeSantis takes over

  • Under newly proposed legislation released on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, FL.
  • DeSantis promised to take over the district last year after Disney criticized his administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
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Electric sprint begins

  • Mercedes is releasing the largest version of its electric sprinter van in North America in 2023.
  • The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has excellent mileage both on the highways and in cities.
  • The van can charge with alternating current and direct current.
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