The Daily Populous

Thursday March 21st, 2019 evening edition

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(CNN) Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and more than a dozen other defendants charged in a Florida prostitution sting filed a motion to stop the public release of surveillance videos and other evidence taken by police.

Attorneys filed the motion Wednesday in Palm Beach County court.

The State of Florida does not agree with the request, according to the filing.

In the motion, the attorneys asked the court to grant a protective order to safeguard the confidentiality of the materials seized from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, and "in particular the videos, until further order of the court.".

CNN has reached out to Kraft's attorney but has not heard back.

Source: Kraft will not accept a plea deal. »

ERROR: COPYRIGHT NOT DETECTED. What EU Redditors Can Expect to See Today and Why It Matters

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The passage of the new EU Copyright Directive would seriously impact Reddit’s ability to compete in the market against bigger players.

What is most disappointing about the current EU Copyright Directive is the closed and opaque process by which we got here.

While copyright reform is important, it shouldn’t come at the expense of everyday people’s ability to express themselves online. »

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: How to Build Rapport by Asking for Favors – Effectiviology

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The Benjamin Franklin effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to like someone more after they do that person a favor.

The rival obliged, and a week later Franklin returned the book, with a letter expressing how much he liked it.

One example of the Benjamin Franklin effect appears in a study where participants took part in a cognitive task which allowed them to earn some money. »

$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

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2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang on why he's pushing for a universal basic income.

"The recipients of a basic income had less stress symptoms as well as less difficulties to concentrate and less health problems than the control group.

"If the point of the universal basic income is to rectify wage stagnation, poverty, or to have some sort of response to rising inequality, that's great. »

Microsoft Says the FCC 'Overstates' Broadband Availability in the US

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Microsoft this week was the latest to highlight the US government’s terrible broadband mapping in a filing with the FCC, first spotted by journalist Wendy Davis.

In it, Microsoft accuses the FCC of over-stating actual broadband availability and urges the agency to do better.

The FCC’s broadband data is received via the form 477 data collected from ISPs. »