The Daily Populous

Thursday March 7th, 2019 night edition

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Congress introduces ‘Save the Internet Act’ to overturn Ajit Pai’s disastrous net neutrality repeal and help keep the Internet 🔥.

Contact: Evan Greer, +1-978-852-6457, [email protected] Fight for the Future applauds today’s announcement as a major milestone in the fight to reinstate strong open Internet protections.

“People from across the political spectrum are still furious about the FCC’s corrupt repeal of net neutrality.

Put simply, the Save the Internet Act is the only real net neutrality bill out there.

Telecom lobbyists and their friends in Congress seem to think that Internet users are incredibly gullible.

But we won’t be fooled, and neither will the hundreds of millions of people who we’ve mobilized to fight for real net neutrality.

The Internet is going to come down like a political hammer on any lawmaker who fails to cosponsor it.”. »

Why are textbooks so expensive?

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Publishers claim that new technologies, like digital textbooks and Netflix-style subscription services, make textbooks more affordable for all.

But the price of textbooks has similarly skyrocketed over the past decade: Textbook costs increased 88 percent between 2006 and 2016, according to the BLS report.

Digital textbooks, especially those that come with access codes, have also contributed to rising costs. »

Whole Foods cuts workers' hours after Amazon introduces minimum wage

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“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.

The Illinois-based worker explained that once the $15 minimum wage was enacted, part-time employee hours at their store were cut from an average of 30 to 21 hours a week, and full-time employees saw average hours reduced from 37.5 hours to 34.5 hours.

The labor budget and schedule cuts at Whole Foods in the wake of the minimum wage increase appear to be similar to changes Amazon made after it raised the pay of warehouse workers to a minimum wage of $15 an hour. »

People who read Facebook article previews think they know more than they actually do

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In decades past, audiences had to choose to turn on the TV or open a newspaper to receive political information.

Another group of 319 participants read a mock Facebook News Feed containing four article previews, where one preview was about genetically modified foods.

But participants who read the News Feed were more likely to overestimate their knowledge, especially among those motivated to experience strong emotions. »

Trump nixes public report on drone-strike deaths

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Trump issued an executive order revoking the requirement, capping months of speculation that he would revoke the disclosure rule.

The White House last year chose not to publish the unclassified report detailing the number of strikes carried out against terrorist targets and the number of combatants and civilians killed.

After Trump took office, he expanded the use of drone strikes across the Middle East and in places like West Africa. »