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FBI says it has ‘nothing to add’ to Trump’s spy chief’s claims about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy

Summary List Placement The FBI said in a letter to a top Republican lawmaker that it has “nothing to add” to comments made by Director of National Intelligence about a laptop purportedly belonging to the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, according to The Washington Post. The New York Post first reported on the […]

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TikTok explicitly calls out white nationalism, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech

Summary List Placement TikTok has overhauled its community guidelines to better tackle coded language and symbols that help spread hate speech. The company announced in a blog post on Wednesday morning that it “will stem the spread of coded language and symbols that can normalize hateful speech and behavior.” The announcement comes shortly after TikTok […]

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Kenjo raised one of the biggest HR tech seed rounds in Europe — check out the pitch deck that landed the startup $5.5 million

Summary List Placement COVID-19 has made well-oiled HR more important than ever as employees increasingly work remotely.  Technology in human resources has traditionally focused on making life easier for administrators rather than employees, according to Kenjo CEO David Padilla. The rise in remote working could lead to employee dissatisfaction if not dealt with, something he […]

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USPS told its postal police officers to stand down, igniting concerns about mail-in ballot security and sparking another lawsuit against the agency

Summary List Placement In late August, the United States Postal Service issued a directive ordering its postal police officers to end their patrol duties, sparking a lawsuit from the officers’ union and concerns about the security of mail-in ballots just weeks before the election. The order directed officers to “end all mail-protection and other law-enforcement […]

Culture

Two injured in East Oakland shootings

OAKLAND — Police were at the scene of separate injury shootings in East Oakland neighborhoods Tuesday night, authorities said. Around 9:20 p.m., police responded to reports of ShotSpotter activity near 83rd Avenue and International Boulevard, followed by additional reports at 87th Avenue. When officers arrived at the first scene in the 1300 block of 83rd […]

Business

Trump is reportedly pressuring the Pentagon to give no-bid 5G spectrum contract to GOP-linked firm

President Trump has been ramping up pressure on the Defense Department to give what amounts to a no-bid contract for its extremely valuable mid-band spectrum to a Rivada Networks, a company whose prominent investors include Fox News regular Karl Rove and Peter Thiel, Trump’s biggest supporter in Silicon Valley, CNN reports. The 350 megahertz of […]

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San Quentin faulted over virus, must downsize

California must halve the number of inmates at San Quentin Prison to protect them from the coronavirus pandemic that has already burned through the facility, a state appeals court ruled. Faulting corrections officials for “deliberate indifference” to the health of inmates, the three-judge panel issued an order Tuesday that no more than 1,775 inmates can […]