The Daily Populous

Saturday October 3rd, 2020 morning edition

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(CNN) Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday night that she has tested positive for coronavirus, the latest major political figure to say they have Covid-19 after attending a Rose Garden event last Saturday where President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court pick.

I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians," Conway tweeted.

Conway is now the fifth person who attended the event last week, where masks and social distancing were rare, known to have subsequently tested positive.

Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway, appeared to weigh in on the news with a jab at the President.

Asked about a critique that George Conway issued last November, Trump made clear where his allegiance stood. »

Urgent: EARN IT Act Introduced in House of Representatives

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The dangerous EARN IT Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, and now it’s been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Email your elected officials in both chambers of Congress today and ask them to publicly oppose the EARN IT Act.

Public outcry has already forced amendments into the EARN IT Act that purport to defend encryption—but they’re full of loopholes. »

Former Twitter CEO says some capitalists 'going to be the first' to be 'shot in the revolution'

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Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said some capitalists "are going to be the first" to be "shot in the revolution" in a tweet Wednesday.

"Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution," he wrote.

Twitter did not immediately respond to an inquiry asking whether Costolo's Wednesday tweet was in violation of any of its policies. »

Nintendo is reportedly arguing that Joy-Con drift ‘isn’t a real problem or hasn’t caused anyone any inconvenience’

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Nintendo is reportedly arguing that Switch Joy-Con drift “isn’t a real problem or hasn’t caused anyone any inconvenience”.

It alleged that Nintendo is fully aware of a defect which causes Joy-Cons to drift and accused the company of unfair and deceptive business practices.

“Thank you for contacting our law firm about the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift litigation,” reads an email from the law firm republished on Reddit. »

Paris Could Be Put On 'Maximum Alert,' Lockdown as ICU Bed Occupancy Hits Critical Level

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Véran said that the wider Paris region—which contains around seven million people—has now passed all three of the government's criteria for being placed on maximum alert.

Firstly, the rate of infection has soared to 259.6 per 100,000 people—with the government's threshold being 250.

A "State of Health Emergency" is the only higher public health alert level at the disposal of the French authorities. »