Police are worried about white extremists organizing on Gab Chat, leaked documents showMASHABLE.COM — Violent white extremists are sick of getting doxxed on Discord, and will “likely” move their organizing efforts to an encrypted messaging alternative created by Gab, an alt-right favorite. So claims a May 26 law enforcement bulletin leaked, along with 269GB of files from over 200 police departments, in late June by hackers and published by Distributed Denial of Secrets, a journalist organization specializing in the publication of leaked documents.
How ‘The Last of Us Part II’ fails its women protagonistsMASHABLE.COM — This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II, and Left Behind. With two daughters starring as the lead protagonists, you’d think The Last of Us Part II would be a game about daughters. But it isn’t. Instead, it only purports to be about Ellie and Abby, all while…
Face-off over face-masks: Europe’s latest north-south splitECONOMIST.COM — Daily chartFace-off over face-masks: Europe’s latest north-south splitSoutherners cover up in public; northerners don’t Jul 8th 2020DURING THE pandemic, arguments have raged over the wearing of masks. This week in France, they spilled into violence. A bus driver in Bayonne was left brain-dead on…
Robert Mueller: Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly soWASHINGTONPOST.COM — Robert Mueller III served as special counsel for the Justice Department from 2017 to 2019. The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. But I feel compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office.
Wells Fargo tells employees to uninstall TikTok while Amazon reverses its own banMASHABLE.COM — Amazon may have backed away from telling employees to uninstall TikTok, but it seems Wells Fargo actually went through with it. The Information reported that the San Francisco-based financial institution recently told its workers to remove TikTok from any company-issued devices immediately. Apparently there was just a “small number” of employees who had the social video app installed in the first place, according to a statement from Wells Fargo.
Which Chromebook is better for students?MASHABLE.COM — Anyone who’s gone to school in the past decade or so understands that a three-ring binder and some notebooks alone don’t cut it anymore. With a new age of remote learning upon us, student-friendly Chromebooks are going to be more important than ever. There are tons of Chromebook options out there for anyone who wants a low-maintenance laptop that does most of the work for them.
I’m leaving Sleeping Giants, but not because I want toMEDIUM.COM — Nearly four years after I began building Sleeping Giants, the campaign to make bigotry and sexism unprofitable, I’m leaving — but not because I want to. I want to share with you my journey with Sleeping Giants, why taking credit matters and why you must fight for yourself as hard as you do for your cause.
TikTok stop showing users likes, and everyone melted downMASHABLE.COM — TikTok temporarily stopped displaying likes, and users thought the U.government actually went through with banning the app. . Videos on the platform, which is own by Beijing-based ByteDance, stopped showing like counts on Thursday afternoon. It followed days of speculation that the Trump administration would try to shut down the app, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the government was “looking at” banning it. .
The legal cannabis industry must reckon with systemic racismMASHABLE.COM — The legal and medical cannabis industry has long been complicit in the systemic oppression of Black people. As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country, activists, doctors, and entrepreneurs are calling for those in cannabis to dismantle the systemic racism the industry is built…
Charles Esten talks ‘The Office’ and what it was like playing Josh PorterMASHABLE.COM — Before Dunder Mifflin’s Stamford branch closed down it was run by a seemingly well put together, albeit severely opportunistic man named Josh Porter. Porter, who was mentioned in the pilot of The Office and first seen in the “Valentine’s Day” episode of Season was played by actor Charles Esten, who currently stars on Netflix’s Outer Banks.
A Letter on Justice and Open DebateHARPERS.ORG — The below letter will be appearing in the Letters section of the magazine’s October issue. We welcome responses at email@example.com. Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts.
How the world’s most remote buildings can help us adapt to climate changeFASTCOMPANY.COM — But these places don’t just have to be cautionary tales. A new exhibition in Berlin suggests that architecture can coexist with the extreme landscapes of a changing climate, without itself exacerbating the changing climate that’s making these landscapes so extreme. And these remote projects might just be models that other buildings in more populated places need to follow.
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