The Daily Populous

Monday February 1st, 2021 night edition

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But as Americans continue to be squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic, internet access has morphed from casual browsing and binging to a necessity.

To put it bluntly, for Comcast to brazenly exploit American consumers during a pandemic is the height of business immorality.

Last year, at the start of the pandemic, Comcast decided to remove data caps for all customers for two months.

Massachusetts state representative Andy X. Vargas, along with 69 other members, sent a letter to Comcast urging it not to instate data caps.

The letter claimed that Comcast’s premise that data caps would only affect a small portion of customers was false.

There are a few remaining cities in which Comcast has not implemented data caps.

CEO Brian Roberts needs to step up and remove these arbitrary data caps. »

How automation will soon impact us all

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The play was performed on Broadway by 1922, starring a young Spencer Tracy, and it was staged in London’s West End the following year.

By 1938, it was the first science-fiction drama ever broadcast on TV, live on the BBC.

Real AI will arrive in some form in the not-too-distant future, but predicting its social and political impact is hard. »

Passing coronavirus relief more important than bipartisanship: Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Passing coronavirus relief more important than bipartisanship: Sen. Bernie Sanders "We have got to act and we have to act now," Sanders said on ABC's "This Week.".

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the incoming chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said Sunday that every member of Congress wants bipartisanship, but the urgent need for coronavirus relief is more pressing.

"I support passing COVID relief, with support from Republicans if we can get it. »

Trump secretly eased sanctions against Israeli billionaire on way out

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In the waning hours of the Trump presidency the US reversed policy and quietly eased sanctions against billionaire Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler.

The State Department sanctions barred Gertler from conducting business with US citizens, businesses and banks, essentially prohibiting him from making transactions in dollars.

Gertler, who has denied any wrongdoing, engaged law firms with ties to the Trump administration to lobby his case. »