$100M Grant for the Web fund aims to jump-start a new way to pay online
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:11
Getting paid for providing content online isn't simple, and as the ad-based economy continues to collapse pretty much everyone is looking for alternatives. One problem: While the web is great at moving images and audio and files around, it has a real problem with money. Coil, Mozilla, and Creative Commons hope to change that with a native web payments standard and $100M to get it off the ground.
 
Italy’s Government Completely Broke Down and Nothing Changed
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:08

Niccolò Barca

If you’re confused by the country’s recent shake-ups, you’re not alone.

The post Italy’s Government Completely Broke Down and Nothing Changed appeared first on The Nation.

 
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:00
We’re announcing a big addition to the Disrupt SF Agenda: Will Smith and director Ang Lee will be joining us to discuss their upcoming film “Gemini Man.” They’ve both had long careers in the movie business — Lee’s titles include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Brokeback Mountain” (which won him an Academy Award for Best Director) […]
 
YouTube tests profile cards that show users’ comment history
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:59
YouTube commenters will now have their channel loyalty — or their tendency to troll — exposed, thanks to a new feature called profile cards, now in testing. Recently announced by way of YouTube’s Creator Insider channel, where the company shares updates and changes with its creator community, these new profile cards would appear whenever you […]
 
Senators Urge F.C.C. to Review Licenses of 2 Chinese Telecom Companies
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:33
In a letter, Senators Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton say the companies could use their access to U.S. networks to “target” Americans’ communications.
 
How to Fight Brett Kavanaugh
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:23

Jeet Heer

Removing a Supreme Court justice is nearly impossible—but Democrats can still weaken his power.

The post How to Fight Brett Kavanaugh appeared first on The Nation.

 
The Latest Link in Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Chain: El Salvador’s New Border Patrol
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:23

Nelson Rauda, John Washington

The new enforcement agency is more about preventing migrants from leaving the country than it is about protecting El Salvador’s borders.

The post The Latest Link in Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Chain: El Salvador’s New Border Patrol appeared first on The Nation.

 
Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Charlie Hunnam is to star in the series Shantaram
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:19

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment.

What can you get for a couple billion dollars? Apple hopes to attract some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and to lock down the television and movie rights to best-selling books. Though the company has only given us a glimpse at a handful of shows, the Hollywood trade press has uncovered many more through its reporting on deals from casting agents and production companies.

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Immigration Chief Says Rollout of New Asylum Rule to Happen in Days
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:08

The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said a Supreme Court victory regarding asylum applicants will result in significant changes to the immigration... Read More

The post Immigration Chief Says Rollout of New Asylum Rule to Happen in Days appeared first on The Daily Signal.

 
James Gunn Tweeted 'The Suicide Squad' Cast and It's Insane
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:51
Also: J.J. Abrams just signed a multimillion-dollar deal, and RIP, MoviePass.
 
Washington Post Passed on Thinly Sourced Kavanaugh Story Before New York Times Ran It
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:34

The Washington Post passed on a thinly sourced, unproven allegation about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh before The New York Times published it Sunday in... Read More

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Trump's welcome rule change: No more food stamps for millionaires
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:27
When Americans think of food stamp recipients, images of desperate lower-income Americans typically come to mind. Taxpayers desperately want to believe that their hard-earned dollars are helping poor people struggling to make ends meet with welfare benefits helping them get the vital nutrients they need to stay alive. Imagine the outrage, then, as taxpayers find out that some of the people on food stamps are in fact millionaires.
 
New York Times Corrects Kavanaugh Story After Omitting Relevant Facts
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:09

The New York Times published a correction late Sunday night after leaving out exculpatory evidence in a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time... Read More

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Joe Walsh says Republican Party is a 'cult' and will go straight to the voters after canceled primaries
Monday, 16 September 2019 14:50
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said Monday his campaign will go straight to Republican voters in states where Republican parties canceled 2020 presidential primaries, saying the party has become a "cult" that "is all about washing their leaders' feet every day."
 
Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?
Monday, 16 September 2019 14:49
As the authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.
 
Mad About Kavanaugh? Impeach Him
Monday, 16 September 2019 14:41

John Nichols

And, for crying out loud, hold Susan Collins to account.

The post Mad About Kavanaugh? Impeach Him appeared first on The Nation.

 
After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself
Monday, 16 September 2019 14:00
In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love for an internet that no longer exists.
 
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT review: Superfast and nearly flawless
Monday, 16 September 2019 13:00

It’s been a long time coming, but the custom Radeon RX 5700 XT series graphics cards are finally starting to flow. Today we’re taking a look at the $440 Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700 XT, built around the more powerful version of AMD’s two “Navi” GPUs and Sapphire’s flagship Nitro+ custom design.

The wait for these pieces of heavier-duty custom kit was worth it. Just last week, we reviewed XFX’s rival Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc II Ultra, falling in love with its gorgeous design, evoking classic muscle cars. Like a true hot rod, it was beautiful and fast, but also ran a little loud and needed some tinkering for peak performance. It was slightly imperfect but wholly impressive.

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The 11 Best New TV Shows Coming This Fall—From 'Watchmen' to 'Mandalorian'
Monday, 16 September 2019 13:00
In the streaming age, there are always new shows. But this fall in particular has some unique treats. (Hello, Disney+!)
 
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