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Republican Congress members upset banks dropping support for fossil fuels

Republican Congress members upset banks dropping support for fossil fuels

Blind spot — A letter to the president ignores the fact that wind and solar employ people, too. John Timmer - May 11, 2020 8:12 pm UTC Last week, Republican House members sent a letter to President Donald Trump in which they decried banks' recent re-evaluations of the risks of fossil fuel investments. While the…
Congress is investigating cruise ship company Carnival over COVID-19 outbreaks

Congress is investigating cruise ship company Carnival over COVID-19 outbreaks

Congress has opened a probe into Carnival Corporation, the operator of the Princess Cruises line of cruise ships, over its handling of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a report from Bloomberg. Officials are now requesting Carnival turn over documents and communications about its coronavirus response and its plans for future improvement. The investigation, led by the…
Congress calls on Bezos to come explain Amazon’s possible lies

Congress calls on Bezos to come explain Amazon’s possible lies

smells like perjury — And if he doesn't come voluntarily, he'll be voluntold with a subpoena. Kate Cox - May 1, 2020 5:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his surprised face speaking in 2019. A bipartisan group of House representatives wants Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to show up and…
Congress calls on Jeff Bezos to testify in Amazon antitrust probe

Congress calls on Jeff Bezos to testify in Amazon antitrust probe

Seven US Congress members have called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to testify as part of a House of Representatives antitrust probe into Amazon and other tech giants. The demand follows a Wall Street Journal report that alleged Amazon employees accessed non-public information about the company’s third-party sellers to create competing brands. Amazon previously told…
The Library of Congress wants to help you remix public domain audio clips

The Library of Congress wants to help you remix public domain audio clips

The Library of Congress has launched a new website that allows you to create short remixes of royalty-free audio clips. Citizen DJ is an open-source hip-hop project created by New York-based artist and computer scientist Brian Foo. The website includes roughly 3 million sound recordings spanning centuries that are divided into six different collections, including…
Library of Congress app lets you make hip hop with century-old samples

Library of Congress app lets you make hip hop with century-old samples

The Library of Congress, on the other hand, offers nearly limitless royalty-free samples. Citizen DJ allows you to draw samples from six collections (including the Free Music Archive and Variety Stage Sound Recordings and Motion Pictures), and remix them into beats using patterns like ‘60s funk, ‘70s soul, and ‘80s/’90s hip hop. Once you find…
Did Amazon lie to Congress? Top antitrust lawmakers want to know.

Did Amazon lie to Congress? Top antitrust lawmakers want to know.

Two US members of Congress overseeing an antitrust investigation into Amazon want to know if a top official for the company lied while giving congressional testimony about whether or not the e-commerce giant unfairly competes against smaller, independent sellers on its marketplace. The representatives are reacting to a report from the Wall Street Journal that…
Congress can’t rebuild US infrastructure until America rebuilds Congress

Congress can’t rebuild US infrastructure until America rebuilds Congress

In a viral essay, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen makes a simple exhortation: It’s time to build. Behind the coronavirus crisis, he writes, lies “our widespread inability to build.” America has been unable to create enough coronavirus tests, or even enough cotton swabs to fully utilize the tests we do have. We don’t have enough ventilators,…
Execs tell Congress how they’ve been burned by tech giants in a rare public rebuke – CNBC

Execs tell Congress how they’ve been burned by tech giants in a rare public...

Patrick Spence, president and chief executive officer of Sonos Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Technology Television interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesOn Friday, executives from four companies aired their grievances about the Big Tech giants to Congress without the protection of a closed…
Congress slaps robocallers with $10,000 penalty—per call

Congress slaps robocallers with $10,000 penalty—per call

Everyone hates robocalls — The TRACED Act passed the Senate unanimously and is headed to Trump's desk. Timothy B. Lee - Dec 20, 2019 3:18 am UTC The US Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday that aims to end the scourge of robocalls. The TRACED Act had already passed the House of Representatives, so it's now…

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‘Destiny 2’ Nerfs Its Umbral Engram Forge Farming Exploit – Forbes

Destiny 2 Credit: bungie It was bound to happen. Shortly after the start of the Season of Arrivals, Destiny 2 players found a way to return to one of their favorite activities: not playing Destiny 2. It was an old trick, made new: forge farming. The old cheese became relevant again thanks to Umbral Engrams…

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