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A Theater Student Gets Supersized Attention After Superhero Video Goes Viral

July 5, 2020 at 12:53PM

College theater student Julian Bass got big affirmation for his video where he morphs into superheroes. He talks with NPR’s Scott Detrow about his sudden fame — and his love for Spider-Man.
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Behind Reddit’s Decision To Boot ‘The_Donald’ Forum

July 4, 2020 at 10:05PM

NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Robert Peck, a Reddit moderator, about the site’s decision to ban the subreddit “The_Donald” after numerous warnings and other disciplinary actions.
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Concerns Grow Over App Store’s Unfair Treatment Of Developers

July 3, 2020 at 09:01PM

Regulators in Europe and the U.S. are investigating growing concerns over the App Store — developers who try to sell their apps say the tech giant treats them unfairly and stifles competition.
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There’s One Pleasant Surprise In ‘The Last Of Us Part II’: Its Depiction Of Judaism

July 2, 2020 at 07:00PM

The fungal zombie apocalypse game is relentlessly grim and wrenching — but there are a few bright moments. One of them is Dina, the love interest, and one of video gaming’s rare Jewish characters.
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‘We Have A Black People Problem’: Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination

July 2, 2020 at 05:51PM

The complaint alleges a hostile environment for Black workers echoing longstanding criticism of the tech company’s lack of diversity.
‘We Have A Black People Problem’: Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination…

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UCLA Scientist Develops Gloves That Translate Sign Language

July 2, 2020 at 10:00AM

Jun Chen is an assistant professor of bioengineering at UCLA who just developed a wearable sign language interpreting glove. He hopes it can be used by the deaf community to communicate with anyone.
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‘It’s Our Fault’: Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Censorship of Black Lives Matter Posts

July 2, 2020 at 12:05AM

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlined new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.
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DOT Inspector General’s Report Says Boeing Misled FAA

July 1, 2020 at 09:08PM

Boeing failed to tell regulators about significant changes it made to an automated flight control system when developing the 737 Max, according to the Transportation Department’s inspector general.
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Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut

July 1, 2020 at 04:44PM

More than 400 advertisers are pressing pause on their Facebook ads, in a costly backlash against the social network’s handling of hate speech.
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Big Brands Boycott Facebook, Calling For A Crack Down On Malicious Content

July 1, 2020 at 10:00AM

A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world’s biggest social network?
Big Brands Boycott Facebook, Calling For A Crack Down On Malicious Content…