Big tech companies are responding to George Floyd in a way they never did for Michael Brown

Big tech companies are responding to George Floyd in a way they never did for Michael Brown

In the days since the death of George Floyd, technology’s biggest companies and their leaders have made public statements expressing solidarity with Black communities. The communications — which, really, are press releases — condemn racism and call for unity. Some at least name George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Few say “Black Lives Matter” … Read more

Marriott says Trump ordered cease to Cuba hotel business

Marriott says Trump ordered cease to Cuba hotel business

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the US-Cuban detente. Starwood Hotels, now owned by Marriott, four years ago became the first US hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution … Read more

Instacart takes steps to discourage ‘tip baiting’

Instacart takes steps to discourage 'tip baiting'

The actions come just days after a group of US senators asked the FTC to investigate whether Instacart and other delivery services are engaging in “unfair or deceptive” practices through policies that enable tip baiting. It’s not certain this will satisfy politicians, but Instacart is sending a signal that it’s at least aware of the … Read more

Trump calls Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ‘incompetent’

Trump calls Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser 'incompetent'

WASHINGTON — President Trump upbraided Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday, accusing her of being “incompetent” as tensions between the pair escalate. In a series of tweets, Trump ripped Bowser after the Democratic mayor painted “Black Lives Matter” in huge letters on the street leading to the White House earlier Friday and demanded the … Read more

Categories US

Instagram may require permission before embedding photos

Instagram may require permission before embedding photos

Instagram’s statement is likely to play a pivotal role in an ongoing case that could set a precedent for how people can use the feature. In 2019, Newsweek asked physicist and photographer Elliot McGucken to publish a photo he took of a temporary lake in Death Valley. After McGucken refused to license the photo, Newsweek embedded the picture instead. … Read more

NBA’s new plan doesn’t change Kevin Durant’s Nets debut

NBA's new plan doesn't change Kevin Durant's Nets debut

The NBA’s 22-team restart format has not swayed Kevin Durant and he’s still planning on making his Brooklyn Nets debut next season, according to a league source. Recently, Nets president Sean Marks had kept up the sliver of possibility of Durant making his return during the restart that begins July 31, but The Post reported … Read more

Buffalo Emergency Response Team quits in solidarity of cops

Buffalo Emergency Response Team quits in solidarity of cops

The entire Buffalo police Emergency Response Team has resigned following the suspension of two officers who were caught on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the pavement, according to reports Friday. A total of 57 officers resigned from the emergency team in solidarity with the two suspended cops, who pushed Martin Gugino, causing him to … Read more

Categories US