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Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy – 98bmp

Michael Kebede Contributor Maine has joined a growing number of cities, counties and states that are rejecting dangerously biased surveillance technologies like facial recognition. The new law, which is the strongest statewide facial recognition law in the country, not only received broad, bipartisan support, but it passed unanimously in both chambers of the state legislature. Lawmakers and advocates spanning the political spectrum — from the progressive lawmaker who sponsored the […]

todayJuly 20, 2021 2

Music News

Travis Barker Shows Support for Mark Hoppus in Cancer Battle

Mark Hoppus' longtime Blink-182 bandmate, drummer Travis Barker, has now offered his first public statement since the bassist revealed late Wednesday (June 23) that he was undergoing cancer treatment.Speaking with E! News, Barker stated, "Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can't wait for us to play together again soon."Barker and Hoppus […]

todayJune 24, 2021 2

Technology

Chromecast With Google TV Will Finally Support Stadia

Google Stadia is finally coming to Chromecast with Google TV. A new update will be available on June 23 that brings Google’s cloud streaming service to more TVs. Chromecast with Google TV launched in September, allowing users to easily stream entertainment apps in up to 4K HDR. Oddly, Google Stadia support was absent from the updated Chromecast at launch, puzzling fans of the gaming platform. After a long delay, the […]

todayJune 7, 2021 1

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Uber and Lyft will support California’s EV mandate — but only if they get more money

On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously voted for a regulation that requires the electrification of the state’s ridesharing fleets starting in 2023, Reuters reports.According to CARB’s announcement, the regulation dictates that by 2030 rideshare companies should achieve a level of zero greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that 90% of their vehicle miles are fully electric.This brings into question Uber and Lyft both of which announced last year their commitment […]

todayMay 22, 2021 2

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Rage Against the Machine Share Support for Palestinian People

Rage Against the Machine may not have a stage and mic at the moment to speak out on the woes of the world, but they do have social media and they've used it to express their support for the people of Palestine in their ongoing conflict with Israel.The ongoing showdown between the Israeli Army and Palestinian militants in Gaza recently escalated with rockets and missiles being launched into civilian areas. […]

todayMay 14, 2021 2

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Spotify adds support for paid podcasts – 98bmp

Spotify launches paid podcast support, Amazon announces new tablets and we unveil the agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility. This is your Daily Crunch for April 27, 2021. The big story: Spotify adds support for paid podcasts As first announced in February, Spotify is now allowing podcasters to offer subscriber-only content, published through its Anchor podcasting software. Creators choose from three subscription tiers — $2.99, $4.99 or $7.99 per month. This […]

todayApril 27, 2021 2

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Venmo adds support for buying, holding and selling cryptocurrencies – 98bmp

Venmo is adding support for cryptocurrency, starting today. The company says it will begin to roll out the ability for Venmo’s more than 70 million users to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies directly in the app, similar to the support Venmo parent company PayPal added late last year. Initially, Venmo will support four types of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash — the same that PayPal offers its U.S. […]

todayApril 20, 2021

Music News

Justin Bieber ‘Justice’ album gets support from MLK Jr.’s daughter

The Biebs is back! Justin Bieber has released his latest album and it's causing some controversy on Twitter.After releasing his 16-track "Justice" album Friday, Twitter users criticized the album's title and some of the tracks featuring clips of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches. However, King's daughter Bernice King co-signed Bieber's new project in a tweet Thursday before the album's release."Thank you, @justinbieber, for your support, in honor of #Justice, of @TheKingCenter’s work and […]

todayApril 7, 2021 3

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Daughter Thanks Justin Bieber for Support

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., thanked Justin Bieber for supporting the King Center and its Be Love campaign as part of the singer’s philanthropic efforts around his new album, Justice. Bieber’s new album, Justice, notably features a handful of MLK audio clips. The opening track, “2 Much,” starts with one of the most famous quotes from King’s 1963 “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” — “Injustice anywhere is […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 1 1

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