The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet. The aged financier has a tradition of hosting a dinner at the World Economic Forum, where he regales tycoons, ministers, and journalists with his thoughts about the state of the world. That night he began by warning in his quiet, shaking Hungarian accent about nuclear war and climate change. Then he shifted to his next idea of a global menace: Google and Facebook. “Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies exploit the social environment,” he said. “The owners of the platform giants consider themselves the masters of the universe, but in fact they are slaves to preserving their dominant position ... Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered.” Across town, a group of senior Facebook … [Read more...] about 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook
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President Donald Trump’s administration has provided the nonprofit foundation arm of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) with more than $111 million in a variety of taxpayer-funded grants and contracts. But the gravy train may be coming to a stop soon amid concerns over not just AARP’s work against Trump’s agenda on major big-picture policy items such as healthcare and taxes but also over data privacy concerns for seniors who have trusted the organization to help them file their tax returns for years. The organization’s continued profiting to the tune of billions of dollars off of denying seniors pre-existing condition healthcare coverage as part of a major Obamacare loophole also factors into the mess. The AARP foundation has, since the beginning of the Trump administration, received more than $111,000,000 in taxpayer funding from a variety of sources. They come from departments and agencies as wide-ranging as the Department of Health and Human … [Read more...] about Amid Data Privacy Concerns, AARP Sweetheart Deals with Federal Government Face Renewed Scrutiny
Produced by Christopher Gidez On Aug. 28, 2017, police in upstate Corning, New York, were called to the home of Michele Neurauter. Police found the 46-year-old mother of three hanging from a rope -- an apparent suicide. But Police Chief Jeff Spaulding had doubts, calling a rope mark found on Michele's chin "unsettling." Michele's mother Jeanne Laundy thought she was murdered, and pointed fingers at Neurauter's ex-husband, even though he was more than 2,500 miles away on a job interview in California when Michele was found dead. "I'm thinking it's more than likely Lloyd killed her," Jeanne Laundy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. Lloyd Neurauter was Michele's ex-husband. For five years, the couple had been embroiled in bitter custody battles. Michele accused Lloyd of turning their daughters against her. On the day police found Michele, the couple's 19-year-old middle daughter, Karrie, at college in Rochester, told investigators that over the weekend, her father helped her … [Read more...] about “I had to choose”: Did a father brainwash his daughter to help kill her mother?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yvonne Abraham March 07, 2019 Something is seriously amiss if the Trump administration protects the rights of an undocumented worker better than the city of Boston does.Yet that conclusion is hard to avoid if one believes the allegations in a federal Department of Labor complaint filed last week. In it, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta accuses a South Boston employer of retaliating against a worker, badly injured on the job and seeking compensation, by trying to have the worker deported — with help from the Boston Police Department.Until the lawsuit was filed, labor and immigration advocates had no idea of the extent to which Boston police were involved in the case. They are shocked, and deeply troubled — especially given Mayor Marty Walsh’s repeated assurances that immigrants can trust police. Advertisement First, the case. The worker, Jose Martin … [Read more...] about Is Boston truly looking out for immigrants? Not in this case.
It’s been an interesting year for Apple Watch apps. In the spring it seemed as if the Watch had lost its sparkle, with many big-name apps either languishing or being pulled from the Watch altogether. The problem wasn’t that Apple Watch apps are a bad idea, though. Far from it, as our selection here demonstrates. It was that sometimes, apps were designed to answer the wrong question: “could we make a Watch app?” but not “should we?”Now, the Apple Watch is onto its fourth generation, and the aptly-named Apple Watch 4 is proving pretty popular - so that's why you're probably here checking out the new apps. In fact, it's one of the best smartwatch options out there, and now we're at the fourth generation it's becoming a particularly accomplished smart option for your wrist.Jump to section- Best apps for fitness and healthBest apps for sleep and musicBest apps for photo and videoBest apps for making life easierBest apps for email and … [Read more...] about The best Apple Watch apps we’ve used in 2018