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Fired #AppleToo Organizer Files Labor Charge Against Apple

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Photo: Greg Baker (Getty Images)One of the key leaders of the growing #AppleToo movement has filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, claiming Apple fired her in retaliation for organizing, according to documents seen by Reuters. The charge brought by former Apple Maps program manager Janneke Parrish swells the total count of…

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Apple’s Privacy Policy Cost Snap, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube an Estimated $9.85 Billion in Revenue

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Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images)With its App Tracking Transparency feature launched in April, Apple overhauled its iPhone lineup’s privacy settings to give users more control over their data. The feature has cost Snap, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube an estimated $9.85 billion in lost revenue in the second half of this year, the Financial Times reports.…

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5-Day Brain Stimulation Treatment Highly Effective Against Depression, Stanford Researchers Find

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A magnetic resonance imaging machine. MRI scans are used to customize the brain stimulation to the patient.Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP (Getty Images)Stanford researchers think they’ve devised an effective and quick-acting way to treat difficult cases of depression, by improving on an already approved form of brain stimulation. In a new trial published this week, the researchers…

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Star Trek: Prodigy Is for the Kids—and Kids at Heart

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The Next Generation is here.Image: Paramount+When Star Trek: Prodigy was first revealed as a “kid-friendly” show, certain fans decried that they did not need a “dumbed-down” entry to get into Star Trek when they were young. A blessing then, that this next generation doesn’t have that either: instead, they’re offered something smart, fun, and perfect…

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The King’s Man Does a Roll Call of Some Men and a Woman

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Image: 20th CenturyHave you forgotten who stars in the Kingsmen prequel The King’s Man? I wouldn’t blame you if you had, honestly. The film was originally meant to premiere in the distant prehistory of November 2019—yeah, nearly full two years ago—before getting pushed back to March of 2020, when recorded history began. The ancient scroll…

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The Amazon Worker-Led Union Is Almost Ready for Election Time

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Photo: Stephanie Keith; Amazon workers strike in Staten Island to demand better covid-19 safety protocols on May Day 2020 (Getty Images)The grassroots Amazon Labor Union is finally gearing up for an election after gathering thousands of worker signatures. Organizers of the new union, all former and current Amazon workers, set up camp in April outside…

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The Candy Corn Has Been Hacked

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Photo: Wikicommons/Evan AmosJust in time for Halloween, a ransomware gang has targeted Ferrara Candy—the massive confectionary responsible for producing Brach’s well-known candy corn—the most OG of holiday treats. Ferrara, which is based in Chicago, is responsible for 85 percent of the candy corn production in the country during the Halloween season—and reportedly churns out approximately…

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Someone Hacked and Defaced Donald Trump’s Website

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Photo: JIM WATSON / AFP (Getty Images)Someone hacked into and temporarily defaced the website of former President Donald Trump on Monday, weirdly embedding a YouTube video of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan onto one of the site’s pages.The defacement, which popped up on the site’s subdomain devoted to “Action,” included the following message: “Do not…

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Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool

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It seems that the world’s largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects. Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool. The country’s Public Investment Fund, its sovereign wealth fund, has announced a…

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Ransomware Hackers Reportedly Targeted 3 Different U.S. Water Facilities This Year Alone

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Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)Ransomware gangs targeted multiple water facilities in the U.S. this year, a new government report claims. The news represents a frightening escalation in cybercrime—showing that hackers are increasingly willing to put people’s lives at risk for the sake of money.A joint advisory, published Thursday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency,…

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Former Boeing Manager Indicted for Lying to FAA About 737 Max Plane Before Crashes

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File photo of Boeing’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas has indicted Boeing’s former chief technical pilot for allegedly lying to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) about Boeing’s 737 Max airplane, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of…

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Report: Amazon Used Sales Data to Duplicate Popular Products and Box Out Retailers

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Photo: Sajjad Hussain (Getty Images)Reuters has uncovered damning evidence about the extent to which Amazon has systematically planned to rip off its third-party sellers in India—to the extent that it’s virtually impossible for the company to keep up a years-long charade.According to documents obtained by the outlet, Amazon’s India branch employed a detailed campaign to…

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