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Emails show that ICE uses Palantir technology to detain undocumented immigrants: WNYC report

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<p>Palantir has denied that its tech is used in this way.</p><br /><p>The data-mining company Palantir has faced increasing scrutiny over its connection with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the raids on immigrant communities that the agency carries out. While Palantir has denied that its software directly enables workplace raids, ICE emails obtained by WNYC explicitly cite the agency&#x2019;s use of Palantir technology.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Busch wants to save forests with the promise of unlimited beer

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<p>The beer company is going to plant 100 trees for every person who can find its secret pop-up bar in a forest (and give one winner free beer for life). But please take your cans with you when you leave.</p>

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<p>Earlier this year, Busch beer turned several Nascar vehicles into limited-edition beer cans that were auctioned off to raise money for the antilittering nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. Now it&rsquo;s hosting an event that will put many more cans into the hands of drinkers who are out in nature. What could



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Elon Musk’s SpaceX shows off VR Hyperloop so you can glimpse the future of travel

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<p>This is what a Hyperloop commute could look like.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>Elon Musk knows how to stay busy. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO took time out of his Model X production and space-shuttle hustle to play spokesmodel in California for Hyperloop. Musk hosted the unveiling of the most in-depth virtual reality experience of the Hyperloop yet, giving the public a real glimpse of what the futuristic transportation could look like, and it&#x2019;s less like a gerbil habitrail than a sleek metro system.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br
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Slow to embrace diversity in the workplace? It’s probably affecting business.

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<p>If you&#x2019;re unwilling to embrace diversity for diversity&#x2019;s sake, do it because it&#x2019;s better business.</p><br /><p><em>&#x201C;Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.&#x201D; </em></p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Why HubSpot is introducing a free email marketing service

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<p>Known for free CRM, the company will let customers on its free tier send up to 2,000 marketing emails a month and manage up to $1,000 in online ads.</p><br /><p>Users of the free version of customer relations management tool HubSpot will now be able to send up to 2,000 emails to would-be and existing customers at no cost each month, the company announced Tuesday.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Viral petitions all have these 3 things in common

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<p>Change.org analyzed 164,000 petitions on its site and has some simple tips for giving your online call to action a headline that gets people&#x2019;s attention.</p><br /><p>Let&#x2019;s say you&#x2019;re an activist and you want to right some wrongs in the world. One good way is to apply rally support for your cause through an online petition. But there&#x2019;s also a right and wrong way to do that.&#xA0;For instance, the most common words that people use to start most petitions&#xA0;aren&#x2019;t actually the most effective. Many people ask
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What the man who ‘groomed’ King Kong can teach you about a successful career

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<p>Marco Revelant helped develop software that was instrumental in bringing King Kong to life on the big screen. His ability to straddle two disciplines was a key part of his success.</p><br /><p>To understand what it takes to have a thriving career in the fast-changing economy of the 21st century, go to the movies. Or, more precisely, give a little bit of thought to how the motion picture business has changed over the last century.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Here are all the ways people are protesting Amazon on Prime Day

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<p>The company&#x2019;s biggest day is also the biggest day to denounce it.</p><br /><p>As workers at Amazon&#x2019;s Shakopee, Minnesota, warehouse participate in a six-hour strike on Prime Day to call attention to reportedly harsh working conditions, residents in at least eight cities across the U.S. are holding protests in solidarity (listed here). But they&#x2019;re also protesting another Amazon policy: the company&#x2019;s business dealings with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br
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A brief history of not being able to edit your tweets

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<p>The story of a request that people have been making since 2006, and why I haven&#x2019;t given up hope.</p><br /><p>On Tuesday, Twitter rolled out a new version of Twitter for those of us who use the service in a desktop browser. (The company has been testing the new look for awhile, so you may have already had it.)</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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What this CEO has learned from hiring people with criminal backgrounds

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<p>The CEO of meal delivery service Fresh n&#x2019; Lean shares the lessons she learned from hiring formerly incarcerated individuals. </p><br /><p>If the prison population of the U.S. were a city, it would be one of the 10 biggest in the country. We have the highest incarceration rate in the world, and so it shouldn&#x2019;t be a surprise to encounter some job applicants with a criminal background. About 70 million Americans have a criminal record.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Corporations still aren’t doing enough to stop deforestation

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<p>Many won&#x2019;t even say if they&#x2019;re doing anything.</p><br /><p>Businesses helped drive the loss of 3.6 million-plus hectares of rainforest last year, as trees were cut down for timber and to make way for beef, soy, and palm oil. But even as they tout their sustainability credentials, the majority of corporations still aren&#x2019;t transparent about the deforestation in their supply chains. When the environmental advocacy group CDP asked 1,500 companies to disclose forest data at the request of investors&#x2014;as part of its new report on corporate
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Halo Top wants you to eat your sorrows away in an ice cream–themed ski lodge

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<p>Taco Bell isn&#x2019;t the only food-themed hotel in town.</p><br /><p>If you have ever dreamed of eating your feelings in an ice cream&#x2013;themed hotel room, now is your chance.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Protesters are gathering at Hawaii’s Mauna Kea in a final attempt to stop a giant telescope

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<p>Mauna Kea, the state&#x2019;s tallest mountain, is slated to be the base for a massive telescope that would allow scientists to glimpse the universe around the time of the big bang.</p><br /><p>In an impassioned battle between preservation and construction, hundreds of activists and protesters gathered&#xA0;today at the base of Mauna Kea, Hawaii&#x2019;s tallest mountain, to oppose the building of a giant telescope.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Report: WhatsApp had security flaw that could let hackers alter photos and videos

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<p>Files received in WhatsApp and with certain configurations of Telegram can be tampered with before you even see them, Symantec warns.</p><br /><p>Messaging apps like Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp are known for using end-to-end encryption, which makes it difficult for anyone to read or tamper with messages while they&#x2019;re in transit.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Burger King has fun ‘game’ for customers: Guess if your burger is meat

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<p>The game is only being played in Sweden right now.</p><br /><p>Burger King has a dare for its customers. The fast food chain recently launched two plant-based burgers in Sweden, one a meatless version of the classic Whopper and the other a chicken-free version of its chicken sandwich, called the &#x201C;Rebel Whopper&#x201D; and &#x201C;Rebel Chicken King&#x201D; respectively. The chain is so convinced that its vegetarian versions are indistinguishable from the animal-based versions that it is daring their customers to tell the difference.</p><p>Read
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IBM completes its acquisition of Red Hat in ‘Chapter 2 of the cloud’

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<p>IBM's deal to acquire open-source software platform Red Hat, originally announced in October 2018, has been successfully negotiated and closed. They aim to define an "open, hybrid cloud future."</p> <br /><p>The post IBM completes its acquisition of Red Hat in ‘Chapter 2 of the cloud’ appeared first on ClickZ.</p>
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The one thing that’s better than work-life balance

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<p>Beth Castle at InHerSight argues the way we execute &#x201C;flexibility&#x201D; and &#x201C;work-life balance&#x201D; is surprisingly narrow. </p><br /><p>I don&#x2019;t have kids. I&#x2019;m not married. I don&#x2019;t have a dog I need to let out. Most of the plants I&#x2019;ve owned are dead. There is no &#x201C;real&#x201D; reason for me to leave early from work, except that sometimes I want to.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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There’s a new AI that can guess how you feel just by watching you walk

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<p>Are you a happy, sad, or angry walker? Scientists are teaching algorithms to perceive emotions based on gait alone. </p><br /><p>Our emotions can influence everything from our appetites to the way we perceive the world&#x2014;and even how we walk (just&#xA0;ask Charlie Brown).</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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This video documents the beautiful Mexican town that will disappear if they build the border wall

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<p>The tiny town of Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, is basically only reachable by boat from Big Bend National Park. If the wall gets built, its connection to the outside will close.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>To reach the tiny town of Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, you take a rowboat across the Rio Grande from the southern edge of Big Bend National Park in Texas. On the Mexican side of the border, the closest city, M&#xFA;zquiz, is more than four hours away on a dirt road through the mountains.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br
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Amazon Prime Day is a cheap knockoff of Alibaba’s Singles Day

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<p>One is all about a brand people tolerate. The other is about brands people love.</p><br /><p>Maybe it was the exclusive Taylor Swift concert. Or maybe it was the&#xA0;exclusive Taylor Swift concert also featuring Dua Lipa, Becky G., and SZA, hosted by Jane Lynch and a bajillion Alexa jokes. It could also be the full-court hype train around special discounts on celebrity-driven products like Kristen Bell, Mark Wahlberg, Will and Jaden Smith, Kobe Bryant, Hillary Duff, YouTuber JoJo Siwa, and more. Either way, it&#x2019;s pretty clear that Amazon would like Prime
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Nielsen launches its Podcast Listener research service

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<p>Announced this week, Nielsen's Podcast Listener research service surveys 30,000 podcast subscribers to create profiles that provide buying habits, interests and other details for specific podcast programs for ad targeting.</p> <br /><p>The post Nielsen launches its Podcast Listener research service appeared first on ClickZ.</p>
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Wimbledon live stream 2019: How to watch the men’s final on ESPN without cable

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<p>Roger Federer takes on Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon men&#x2019;s singles final. Here&#x2019;s how to live stream it on ESPN.</p><br /><p>U.S. tennis fans will have to wake up bright and early this morning if they want to catch the final matches of the Wimbledon tournament in London. The games begin as early as 6 a.m. ET. Yes, I&#x2019;m afraid that means 3&#xA0;o&#x2019;clock in the morning for you West Coasters.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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The EPA wants to approve a pesticide that could hurt bees

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<p>Haven&#x2019;t they suffered enough?</p><br /><p>Was the Colony Collapse Disorder not enough? Now there&#x2019;s a new threat for bees:&#xA0;sulfoxaflor. The Environmental Protection Agency is approving this chemical pesticide for the first time for certain crops, according to the <em>Guardian</em>.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

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<p>Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn&#x2019;t see the value in it, they dubbed it a &#x2018;Moondoggle.&#x2019;</p><br /><p>This is the 44th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing. You can check out 50 Days to the Moon here every day<em>.</em>&#xA0;</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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That new productivity tool is stressing out your team

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<p>New technology isn&#x2019;t always going to be the answer to your productivity issues at work. </p><br /><p>As a manager you want your team to do their best. And that naturally means making sure they have all the tools they need. Unfortunately, that new calendar app, communication tool, or project management software might be causing more harm than good.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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United Airlines is canceling 45 flights a day due to Boeing’s ill-fated 737 Max planes

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<p>The grounded problematic planes continue to haunt airlines. </p><br /><p>United Airlines&#x2019; fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes will remain grounded until November 3, ensuring that more than 8,000 flights will be canceled. That&#x2019;s 45 flights per day this month, a number that&#x2019;s expected to rise to 95 per day in October, per the Associated Press.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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China’s air pollution is so bad that solar panels don’t work anymore

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<p>China&#x2019;s pollution-caused smog, particularly in its larger cities, is infamously awful, and it&#x2019;s making green alternatives difficult.</p><br /><p>Solar power is one of the great hopes for clean energy, but in order for solar panels to work, they can&#x2019;t be where the sun doesn&#x2019;t shine. That&#x2019;s why China&#x2019;s efforts to green up its energy supply are hitting a roadblock. According to a new study, the country&#x2019;s air pollution has gotten so bad that the sun can&#x2019;t reach the solar panels&#x2014;and
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Stunning photos and videos of NYC’s blackout

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<p>Broadway shows perform in the streets, the skyline and subway stations go partially dark, and citizens take to the streets to direct traffic. </p><br /><p>Reports of a massive&#xA0;power outage impacting Manhattan&#x2019;s West Side from about 72nd Street to 34th Street started around 7 p.m. on Saturday. The city&#x2019;s power supplier, Con Edison, reported at 10 p.m. that more than 62,000 people were without power.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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The D.C. Attorney General subpoenas the NRA’s finances, looking into its nonprofit status

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<p>It&#x2019;s the latest government look at how the progun organization is handling its finances.</p><br /><p>District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine has submitted subpoenas asking for financial documents regarding the National Rifle Association, as well as its charitable foundation, according to <em>The Washington Post</em>. The summons follows a report detailing the organization&#x2019;s heavy spending&#xA0;and growing debt.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Big Tech’s favorite lawmakers are backing an overhaul of the green card program

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<p>The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act seeks to eliminate a massive backlog of green-card applicants by removing per-country caps.</p><br /><p>The typical House member who cosponsored a measure removing per-country caps on green cards received three times more campaign contributions from the nation&#x2019;s 10 largest tech companies than lawmakers who declined to cosponsor the bill.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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Apple Maps is catching up to Google Maps. Here’s how it can beat it

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<p>Apple is already beating Google in some key areas&#x2014;and others should be easy fixes.</p><br /><p>Apple Maps turns seven in September. When it launched, it was so bad at the basics of mapping&#x2014;like getting you from point A to B&#x2014;that it became an iconic example of an Apple failure. Yet in recent years, it&#x2019;s moved closer to being what it always should have been: a Google Maps killer. And when the new version arrives as part of&#xA0;iOS 13, which is due in September, Apple Maps will be knocking at Google Maps&#x2019; door.
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Massive NYC power outage slows midtown Manhattan to a crawl, cripples subways

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<p>Con Edison, the city&#x2019;s power supplier, said it was responding to the situation as #blackout trended on Twitter. </p><br /><p>Parts of midtown Manhattan were slowed to a crawl tonight as a widespread power outage affected parts of New York City. Some of the city&#x2019;s most bustling neighborhoods, including the theater district and Upper West Side, were left without power, and a number of subway lines were forced to either skip stations or halt operations.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br
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