Tech Giants Join Forces To Create Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Passport
Health and technology groups are working together to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport to allow airlines, businesses, and countries to see if a person received the vaccine.
Report: Google is Under Fire for Running Experiments of Removing Australian News Sites
Google is on fire after it removing some local news content in Australia from its search results as part of an “experiment.”
Facebook Hires Civil Rights Vice-President; a Former Obama Administration Worker
Facebook announced its first-ever vice president for civil rights on Monday. Facebook made its promise in July last year that it would be hiring a civil rights leader.
Firearm Sales Increase Days After Riots at the US Capitol
As Americans anticipate Joe Biden's administration to put additional gun control measures, firearm sales reached an all-time high in 2020.
Security Threat: Telegram ‘People Nearby’ Feature Could Let Hackers Know Your Exact Location, Researcher Says
Telegram launched a feature called 'People Nearby' for added functionality that might impose a potential threat, researcher says.
Bar Owners Sue Arkansas Over COVID-19 Curfew Reportedly Taking Their Livelihoods
Bar owners in Arkansas filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking to thwart COVID-19 restrictions. According to the lawsuit, the Arkansas Department of Health made an arbitrary decision when it commanded bars to close at 11 P.M.
Elon Musk's 150B Networth Ranks Him on Top of World's Richest People List
With a net worth of not less than $185 billion, business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer, Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world.
Keeping up with Credit Card Bills: How Long Can Americans Last?
Due largely to the government relief programs passed by Congress earlier this year, the coronavirus has not stopped Americans from keeping up with their credit card payments.
48 US States Sue Facebook for Alleged Abuse of Market Power
Forty-eight states and districts accused the American Social Media Conglomerate, Facebook, in separate lawsuits due to the alleged abuse in its market power in terms of social networking crushing smaller competitors, prompting Federal regulators on Wednesday sue to force a breakup with Facebook.
US Jobless Claims Hit the Lowest in the Pandemic Era, Signals Rise in Employment Amid Crisis
Since the start of not only the health but also the economic crisis, new jobless-claim filings reached their lowest level last week, provides a sign that hiring is continuing even at a slower pace.
Disney to Layoff 32,000 Employees in 2021 Due to COVID-19 Crisis
As the pandemic continuously ravages most industries, the American diversified multinational mass media, and the entertainment conglomerate, The Walt Disney Company plans to lay off an estimated 32,000 employees in the first half of 2021.
Well-Times Stock Trades Amid COVID-19 Crisis Boosts Wealth of Ga. Sen. Perdue
As the extensive damage of novel coronavirus continuously forcing millions of people out of work, shrinking the value of retirement accounts, shuttering businesses, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping to a three-year low.
742,000 Americans File for Unemployment, Stimulus Package Nowhere in Sight
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the United States, the world’s largest enemy is once again being threatened with the surge of infections as the US records 742,000 new unemployment claims as of the second week of November.
Stimulus Bill Must Be Introduced Early 2021, Says Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell
A new stimulus bill must be introduced at the start of 2021, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated on Friday, and not in a post-election outgoing meeting of congress.
Costco Drops Chaokoh Coconut Milk Brand After Use of Enslaved Monkey Labor Revealed
Costco dropped the Chaokoh coconut milk brand following reports that the Thai supplier is enslaving monkeys for labor. Costco decided to no longer stock the product, which is also being done by other retailers such as Walgreens.