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Delta CEO: 'Well over 100 people' have been banned from flying after refusing to wear masks

  • New York (CNN Business) - Dozens of people have been barred from flying on Delta airplanes for refusing to comply with the airline industry's mask policies, Delta CEO Ed Bastian told CNN's Julia Chatterley on Friday.
  • Delta, along with other major US carriers, warned in mid-June that airlines would begin banning passengers who refuse to wear masks during air travel in an effort to beef up enforcement of the policy.
  • The carrier has put in place some of the strictest pandemic-related policies in the industry, including requiring health screenings for passengers who cannot wear masks and pledging to leave middle seats empty to put distance between travelers.
  • Last week, for example, a Delta flight taking off from Detroit was forced to return to the gate when two of their customers refused to wear masks, the airline said.

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Facebook fired an employee who posted evidence of preferential treatment

  • In another recent Workplace post, a senior engineer collected internal evidence that showed Facebook was giving preferential treatment to prominent conservative accounts to help them remove fact-checks from their content.
  • But some of Facebook’s own employees gathered evidence they say shows Breitbart — along with other right-wing outlets and figures including Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, and conservative video production nonprofit Prager University — has received special treatment that helped it avoid running afoul of company policy.
  • The same employee said a partly false rating applied to an Instagram post from Charlie Kirk was flagged for “priority” escalation by Joel Kaplan, the company’s vice president of global public policy.
  • While the partly false fact-check is still visible on their post, employees said Facebook removed the strike against their account internally.

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Facebook’s new label on a Trump post is an “abject failure,” says a Biden campaign spokesperson

  • On Tuesday, Facebook finally labeled President Trump’s misleading posts about voting — but it’s not the fact-check that people have been asking for.
  • The Trump post Facebook labeled on Tuesday makes an unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting will lead to a “corrupt” and “rigged” election.
  • The new policies came amid widespread criticism that Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the dissemination of voter misinformation by President Trump — particularly after Twitter for the first time labeled a previous Trump tweet about mail-in voting as containing “potentially misleading” information in May. Biden campaign spokesperson Bill Russo called Facebook’s policy an “absolute, abject failure” in a tweet on Tuesday morning, in one of two tweets criticizing Facebook’s implementation of the new labeling policy.
  • Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone declined to comment to Recode about Democratic party leaders’ concerns about the labeling but noted that the recent labeling was part of Facebook’s voter information plans announced last month.

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Facebook Fired Employee Who Collected Evidence of Potential Political Bias

  • In another recent Workplace post, a senior engineer collected internal evidence that showed Facebook was giving preferential treatment to prominent conservative accounts to help them remove fact-checks from their content.
  • But some of Facebook’s own employees gathered evidence they say shows Breitbart — along with other right-wing outlets and figures including Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, and conservative video production nonprofit Prager University — has received special treatment that helped it avoid running afoul of company policy.
  • The same employee said a partly false rating applied to an Instagram post from Charlie Kirk was flagged for “priority” escalation by Joel Kaplan, the company’s vice president of global public policy.
  • While the partly false fact-check is still visible on their post, employees said Facebook removed the strike against their account internally.

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Ubuntu from 2004 to 20.04 LTS

  • Today, the first point release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS went live!
  • To celebrate, we wanted to share how Ubuntu has evolved since the first release in 2004 to where we are today with 20.04.
  • Thanks to those in the community and our users for your contributions and joining us on this journey.
  • Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS now!
  • Interested in running Ubuntu Desktop in your organisation?
  • In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical’s Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

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Is insurance more expensive in Black neighborhoods?

  • We analyzed this public data using defined coverage limits ($100k liability, $30k personal property, $500 deductible) for the top 10 most popular companies in the state and analyzed how much they charged in different zip codes and cities for renters insurance.
  • To begin, let’s look at the average price of renters insurance in California and how much it varies according to the percentage of the population in a zip code that is Black.
  • As shown above, companies charge more for renters insurance in zip codes where there’s a higher percentage of Black residents.
  • Each of the top five cities with most expensive renters insurance policies in California have a substantially higher percentage of Black residents than the state average of 5.9%.
  • In this analysis, we have shown that there’s a wide variation in how much renters insurance costs across California and that prices tend to be significantly higher in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

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Why Facebook and Twitter won’t fact-check Trump’s latest false claims about voting

  • Twitter and Facebook are not fact-checking factually unsupported claims about mail-in voting in the 2020 election posted by President Trump on both platforms Wednesday.
  • (The company did place a link to voter registration information underneath Trump’s post, something it does for all posts about voting in the election.) The hands-off policy toward moderating politicians is in line with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s philosophy of making Facebook an open platform for discussion and not being an “arbiter of truth” on political matters.
  • When Recode asked Twitter why the company fact-checked Trump on his earlier post containing false claims about mail-in voting but failed to do so this time around, a spokesperson for the company told Recode that, under the company’s policies, Twitter does not take down “broad, non-specific statements” about the integrity of elections or civic processes.

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Here’s what Google’s complicated privacy email about audio is really about

  • However, it’s also taken the major step of automatically opting every single user out of the setting that allows Google to store their audio.
  • All of those companies got significantly better at providing real disclosures about how audio data was used and made it easier to delete it or opt out of providing it entirely.
  • Most of those big tech companies also went back to using human reviewers to improve their services — with disclosures and / or asking users to consent again.
  • When it did, it promised: “We won’t include your audio in the human review process unless you’ve re-confirmed your [Voice & Audio Activity] VAA setting as on.“ Today’s email, then, is that promise made real — albeit it much later than everybody else.

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Stop the 'dialogue of the deaf' politics, says Hayne

  • Former bank royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne is urging people to insist governments continue to frame policy arguments "by reference to values and facts”, like they have during the crisis, to ensure the quality of leadership and laws are improved when the virus subsides.
  • Since Mr Hayne made 76 recommendations to improve the financial services sector in a royal commission report released in February 2019, he has made occasional critiques, including in a speech with similar themes to the Melbourne Law School a year ago and a rebuke to company directors on climate change last December.
  • The lack of reasoned policy can also explain why governments are prone to referring difficult issues to royal commissions and other external inquiries.

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Uber says its employees can work from home through June 2021 - Business Insider

  • On Tuesday, Uber announced that corporate employees will be allowed to voluntarily work from home through June 2021.
  • In order to accommodate this change, Uber will be offering a $500 stipend to help employees with their home office setups.
  • Uber said that whatever decision employees make will not factor into performance reviews.
  • For drivers, Uber is offering financial assistance guides and a website for drivers to find other forms of employment if they are unable to make the same amount of money as they were in March before the coronavirus pandemic curbed the demand for ride sharing.
  • The company has not announced any stipend for drivers at this time.
  • Uber is joining a long list of companies that have extended their work-from-home policies into 2021.
  • Facebook and Google have also announced similar policies.
  • Axel Springer, Insider Inc.'s parent company, is an investor in Uber.

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