The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 14th, 2020 morning edition

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Thousands of Amazon tech workers Tuesday signed an internal petition urging the company to offer paid time off for its workforce to vote on or before Election Day.

While Amazon is the second largest employer in the country, with 1,372,000 U.S. workers including Whole Foods employees, it does not offer paid time off to participate in federal elections.

More than 1,500 Amazon tech workers added their support to the petition one hour after it was launched internally Tuesday morning.

Amazon spokeswoman Jaci Anderson said in an emailed statement that the company has given employees information on how to register to vote and request time off.

The action was organized by the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group of Amazon tech workers formed in 2018 to pressure their employer to commit to reducing fossil fuel emissions.

The group previously persuaded the company to reduce fossil fuel emissions in September 2019 after repeated calls from thousands of employees.

Other American companies, such as Target, PayPal and Apple, likewise provide paid allotted time for workers to vote. »

‘Mad Max’ Spinoff ‘Furiosa’ In The Works At Warners With George Miller Directing & Anya Taylor-Joy In Title Role; Chris Hemsworth & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Along For Ride

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The standalone movie will reveal the origins of Furiosa and be played by Glass actress Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role.

The movie will track the genesis of Furiosa before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky in Fury Road.

Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star in a movie that Miller will also direct, co-write and produce with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell. »

Netflix has a TV-show problem

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Netflix is killing its most interesting shows in their infancy and it could be the streaming giant's downfall.

In the seven years that Netflix has produced original content, the world of TV streaming has dramatically changed.

And Netflix keeps churning out more shows each year, without replicating the breakout success of 2016's "Stranger Things.". »

iPhone 12 does not come with power charger or earbuds in the box

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Apple will not include a power charger or earbuds with the iPhone 12, citing environmental reasons.

Apple VP Lisa Jackson said that there are more than 2 billion power adapters in the world already, so continuing to include them in the box with the iPhone was wasteful.

The iPhone 12 box will continue to feature the USB-C to Lightning charging cable, but the EarPod earbuds and power adaptor will not. »

Twitter suspends accounts for posing as Black Trump supporters

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Twitter has suspended a network of accounts claiming to be owned by Black supporters of Donald Trump and his re-election campaign due to spam and platform manipulation, it said Tuesday.

NBC News also reported spam operations from fake accounts posing as Black Trump supporters in August.

It did not say where it believed the network of people posing as Black Trump supporters originated or whether it was state-backed. »