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Remote work really does mean longer days — and more meetings

(washingtonpost.com)
"The average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes in the weeks following stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, and the number of meetings increased by 13 percent" via

Li Jin on the Passion Economy, Consumer Investing, and Writing Habits | The Proof

(theproofwellness.com)
~ New interview with @ljin18 ~ We dive deep on: ∙ late night writing flow ∙ her vision for the world ∙ challenging the status quo via

Republicans Aid Kanye West’s Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot

(nytimes.com)
The Wisconsin GOP is welcoming Kanye West to the ballot in what increasingly looks like an effort to siphon votes away from Biden. But in 2016, it took Johnson + Stein. via

How the Pandemic Defeated America

(theatlantic.com)
Yes, Trump failed & COVID-19 has brought the US to its knees. Corrupt & racist policies broke a system that never worked for many in the first place. But we’re not a nation of quitters. I still believe different policies can make big, structural change. via
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Sign the Petition

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German ambassador pick disparaged immigrants and refugees, called for martial law at US-Mexico border

(cnn.com)
NEW from me & @KFILE: Trump's pick to become the US ambassador to Germany, retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, demonized refugees in Germany as "unwanted Muslim invaders." He advocated to enact martial law on the US-Mexico border and "shoot people" as needed. via
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CSU athletes, staff say athletic administration covering up COVID-19 health threat

(coloradoan.com)
Among complaints from Colorado State athletes staffers: Coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms, threatened players with reduced playing time if they quarantine and claim CSU is altering contact tracing reports to keep players practicing via

I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.

(nytimes.com)
"When the world stopped cracking open, I couldn’t see at first because of the blood running down my face." A harrowing first-person account of the Beirut blast, and the kindness of strangers, from an injured @VivianHYee via
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Jamison v McClendon

(documentcloud.org)
This qualified immunity decision from Judge Carlton Reeves is truly extraordinary. … via

Stuntwomen (2020) - Official Trailer (HD)

(youtube.com)
STUNTWOMEN trailer. I am so here for this. via
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COVID-19 should finally end the inhumane practice of solitary confinement

(businessinsider.com)
Solitary confinement is the prison system’s torture device and it is used all too frequently. We must protect people from suffering this inhumane treatment and eliminate this practice immediately. Me for @businessinsider #BlackLivesMatter #COVID19 via

‘Supermarket Sweep’ Contestants Spill Secrets of the Show

(thedailybeast.com)
I talked to Brandon and Kevin from 'Supermarket Sweep.' via
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The Police Lie. All the Time. Can Anything Stop Them?

(slate.com)
Police officers lie. All the time. They lie on arrest reports. They lie on the stand. They lie about traffic stops. About consenting to a search. About civil rights violations. And these lies form the very foundation of our criminal justice system. via

‘The kids will forget’: Custodians, housekeepers and other support staff brace for college reopenings

(washingtonpost.com)
Small glimpse into what’s about to happen on so many campuses. via
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The Horrifying ICE Documentary Trump Doesn’t Want You to See

(thedailybeast.com)
ICE gave two filmmakers behind-the-scenes access to document Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy. What they captured is horrifying: ICE agents taunting/mocking detainees, conducting illegal raids, giddily trying to get their numbers up, etc. via

Briefing: Ex-Google Engineer Levandowski Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

(theinformation.com)
🚗👮Just in: ex-Google & Uber exec Anthony Levandowski gets 18-month prison sentence for stealing a document from Google's self-driving car program. Judge Alsup had a lot to say about why it was the "biggest trade secret crime" he had seen. More here: via
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Collective action in tech for Black Lives Matter

(collectiveaction.tech)
Workers are taking action for the Black Lives Matter movement and holding companies accountable for the systemic racism our industry exploits. We’re in this together but we still have a long way to go. Here’s how we can make change together: via

‘How do you do, fellow kids’ has become the ‘how do you do, fellow kids’ of memes

(theverge.com)
‘How do you do, fellow kids’ is the ‘how do you do, fellow kids’ of memes via

Facebook’s Looted-Artifact Problem

(theatlantic.com)
Facebook's latest scandal involves *spins giant wheel* facilitating the illicit sale of ancient Syrian artifacts *spins again* in private smuggler groups *spins a third time* by ISIS. via
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Great white sharks swim among us at Southern California beaches

(latimes.com)
Between the murder hornets, the aggressive bees and the sharks, nature has done more than any elected official to encourage Americans to stay inside this summer via

Opinion: What are the consequences of latest Supreme Court leaks?

(eastbaytimes.com)
I don't remember who first wrote this but the SCOTUS leaks basically started once a veteran of the hyperpartisan and very leaky Starr investigation joined the court. via

Upstream

(upstreamapp.com:443)
We’re releasing a new feature at Upstream called Guest Speaker. We are hosting an Upstream Social on Friday w/ the first guest speaker, @TaylorLorenz! We’re still invite-only right now but if you request access + mention Taylor, we will try to let you in: via

Census will rush to complete its count by Sept. 30, a month earlier than planned

(latimes.com)
The Census Bureau is ending efforts to count the country’s population on Sept. 30, a month sooner than planned. About 40% of the country has not been counted. via

Two decades of pandemic war games failed to account for Donald Trump

(nature.com)
🚨Biosecurity experts ran dozens of pandemic war-games to prep for this crisis. My NEW feature w/@jefftollef asks what went wrong. They depicted #coronavirus, leaky travel bans, PPE shortages, vaccine scrambles, battles btwn leaders. But not Trump. via

Enhance SMS-delivered code security with domain-bound codes - Discover - Apple Developer

(developer.apple.com)
New and important for app and website developers: With iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, you can harden your SMS-delivered one-time codes against phishing with domain-bound codes. All it takes is a small tweak to your message format. via

'The fear is real': Chinese students in Australia dread reprisal from Beijing

(smh.com.au)
"The CCP has also established a new online portal that allows people to refer their compatriots to police for political crimes." Accessible in Australia, it facilitates allegations of "attacking the party...harming the national image & slandering heroes." via

Talib Kweli's Harassment Campaign Shows How Unprotected Black Women Are Online and Off

(jezebel.com)
I wrote about Talib Kweli’s alleged online harassment campaigns and its broader implications for black women’s safety online. via
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Analysis | Trump actually doesn’t appear to understand how bad the pandemic is

(washingtonpost.com)
Trump appears not to have even a rudimentary understanding of a pandemic that his staff insists occupies him full time. @pbump via
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Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

(apnews.com)
Getting evicted is one of the most searing life experiences. It happened to my family once and it was the most destabilizing event in a childhood filled with instability. This will wreck people. via

You Don't Hate Charcuterie, You Just Hate Rich People

(vice.com)
cured meats, pickled vegetables, dried fruits and jams are all working class foods ffs via

The Devil's Harvest

(hachettebooks.com)
It's pub day for THE DEVIL's HARVEST, a story about injustice in California that Publisher's Weekly called "essential reading." via

Maine Spy Agency Pushed Absurd Claim That TikTok Teen Trained Terrorists

(mainernews.com)
Qanon cultists mass reported a TikTok teen’s anti-cop comedy clip to FBI and DHS, then DHS spread the clip to local police claiming it was an instructional video for aspiring terrorists, leaked DHS documents reveal via
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TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

(wired.com)
i wrote the cover story for @wired's september issue it's about tiktok, blackface, and the consequences of cultural theft via

This Is How It All Ends

(nytimes.com)
It’s my publication day and there’s a review of my book by @JamesGleick in @nytimesbooks! 🚀📖🎉 #EndO… via

Beyoncé’s Knowing Ethnic Splendor in “Black Is King”

(newyorker.com)
i wrote about 'black is king' via

Update website status minvws/nl-covid19-notification-app-website@ce16c03

(github.com)
Dutch health minister says fuck PRs, pushing to master, YOLO via

Kissa by Kissa

(shop.specialprojects.jp)
It is with *total delight* I am finally able to share with you my new book— Kissa by Kissa: How to Walk Japan, Book One A book about the countryside of Japan, the culture of toast (pizza toast!), and mid-twentieth century Japanese cafés called kissaten. via

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

(theatlantic.com)
Vaccines exist for many viruses. But only one (smallpox) has ever been eradicated. It took 15 years of obsessive global coordination. “We will probably be living with this virus for the rest of our lives.” Brilliant, sobering, must-read @sarahzhang: via

The Hate-Fueled Rise of r/The_Donald—and Its Epic Takedown

(wired.com)
On the now-banned The Donald's subreddit's new forum TheDonald[dot]win: "tracking apps estimate that the new website has the approximate daily traffic of a subreddit with 2.5 million subscribers." via
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Aurora police detain Black family after mistaking their vehicle as stolen

(thedenverchannel.com)
AURORA, Colo. — "Police detained and handcuffed a Black mother and four children after mistaking their SUV for a stolen motorcycle from another state." #DefundPolice via

Microsoft Should Refuse Trump’s TikTok Payoff

(wsj.com)
Microsoft should walk away if it has to pay the fee Trump proposes for TikTok - for the sake of all U.S. multinationals. With @djtgallagher via