Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Daily Headlines for May 3, 2022

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.

Supreme Court Live Updates: Calls for an Investigation and Possible Charges After Leak
The draft opinion, which could change before it is finalized, indicated that the court would let individual states determine abortion’s legality. Chief Justice John G. Roberts called for an investigation of the leak, and Mitch McConnell said the person responsible should face criminal charges.

Roe v. Wade unrest: DC police activate protest units after Supreme Court abortion ruling leak
DC police say they anticipate 'First Amendment activity' after the leak

Which states will ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned? These maps will tell you
Some states are ready with so-called trigger bans that would go into effect immediately should the landmark 1973 decision go away.

Hidden in a Fire Island House, the Soundtrack of Love and Loss
In tragedy, music provided solace during the AIDS epidemic, and newly discovered cassette tapes captured two decades of parties and pain.

Paramount+ Adds 6.8 Million Subscribers in First Quarter Streaming service got boost from ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Halo,’ NFL games

Netflix just added a sci-fi RPG called Relic Hunters: Rebels The library is slowly expanding

Should a private company own taxpayer data? The answer is no Recent controversies involving the IRS’ use of third-party ID verification service-providers raise an important question: What’s the right way to handle identification of taxpayers online?

10 tools to help you focus on the stuff that really matters Sites and apps for days when a sharp mind is key.

This software differentiates authentic images from deepfakes With its technology, Truepic—a winner of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards—verifies the veracity of images, restoring trust in an age of disinformation.

Botnet that hid for 18 months boasted some of the coolest tradecraft everOnce-unknown group uses a tunnel fetish and a chameleon's ability to blend in.

The metaverse merges science fiction, tech, and games

Watch this giant Japanese robot fix railways (and pray it doesn’t turn on us)
Turning rail workers into damn Transformers

Your 401(k) plan might be funding fossil fuels. This tool lets you know—and helps you change that
As You Sow’s Corporate Retirement Plan Sustainability Scorecard—a winner of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards—rates major companies on how sustainable their retirement funds are, and offers a toolkit to help employees invest their values, instead.

With New York lawmakers weighing a moratorium on mining, the crypto lobby has descended on the state
A bill to impose a moratorium on some kinds of crypto-mining just passed the state assembly. Little wonder the Blockchain Association—an industry lobbying group based in D.C.—has decided to set up shop in Albany.

How to successfully share personal details at work
It’s possible to share just enough about yourself in order to be authentic, without getting too deep.

Video calls make us less creative — but that’s no reason for your boss to force you back to the office
Researchers suggest turning off video may boost collective intelligence

How to create a pet-friendly office that everyone can tolerate
Here are some best practices for companies who want to welcome pets at the workplace.

1,053 world changing ideas to inspire a perfect day
Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas features 39 winners, 350 finalists, and 664 honorable mentions doing great things to improve society.

6 hiring techniques that provide a new perspective on sourcing talent
Think outside the box of your regular hiring techniques in order to tap into more talent.

How big companies kill ideas—and how to fight back, with Tony Fadell
Stories and lessons from his new book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

Autonomous trucking transition to drive job change, not job loss

Amazon Workers Reject Union in New York After Labor Victory at Separate Facility
Employees at Staten Island facility vote against unionization after workers at another location in borough decided to join union in April

Amazon could stymie unions for years by going to the courts
Even if Amazon workers win more historic union votes, bargaining and contracts could be years away.

Facebook’s E-Commerce Bet Stumbles as Meta Looks to Revamp Its Ads Business
Digital shopping division is navigating senior departures, operational challenges and return to in-person shopping after a pandemic bump

Square Enix sells its western studios and hits such as Tomb Raider for $300m
Japanese gaming company behind Final Fantasy series secures deal with Sweden-based Embracer

Tomb Raider publisher sells iconic video game franchise to invest in blockchain

Square Enix didn’t know how to squeeze profits out of its western studios

Are some fonts ageist?
A new study reveals that the speed at which you’re able to read online depends a lot on the font—and your age.

These are the storytelling lessons I learned from Steve Jobs
In an excerpt from his new book, Nest cofounder Tony Fadell writes of his time at Apple and how he saw Steve Jobs marshal facts and emotion to tell a tale.

Online retailers are offering rare, endangered bugs
As insects decline globally, there’s a need for regulating their sale online.

Doctor Strange 2 gets lost in a tangle of fan service and half-baked ideas
The Doctor Strange sequel is a bloated comic book event in movie form

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