The Daily Populous

Thursday April 29th, 2021 morning edition

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department said more than 200 officers have left their jobs since last year.

The departing officers have cited what they call an anti-police climate in Seattle, City Council policies and disagreements with police department leadership.

Police Chief Adrian Diaz said Tuesday that the department is in what he called a staffing crisis.

Exit interviews reveal that some departing officers retired early and that others left for policing jobs in different cities or private sector jobs.

The City Council is considering new cuts of $5.4 million to the police department’s budget.

Durkan is cautioning against additional cuts and activists have applauded the reductions.

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Grand jury subpoena for Signal user data, Central District of California

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So when we received this subpoena from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, it felt like 2016 all over again.

Nostalgia can be great, and just like last time we got in touch with the ACLU to work with them on our response.

As a result, our response to the subpoena will look familiar. »

Two-Thirds of iPhone Users Expected to Block Ad Tracking

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As many as 68 percent of iPhone users are expected to deny advertisers permission to track them thanks to Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature, in what is beginning to look like a significant blow to the advertising industry (via AdWeek).

Major digital ad company Trade Desk said that 10 percent of the 12 million ad opportunities per second on its platform are tied directly to IDFA metrics.

If opt-out rates are high and IDFAs become scarce, app developers and publishers are expecting revenues to be hit in the short term. »

COVID-19 vaccine: Fauci shoots down Joe Rogan's "incorrect" comments

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You're worried about yourself getting infected and the likelihood that you're not going to get any symptoms.

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield reacted to Rogan's comments, telling CNN: "I guess my first question would be, did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren’t looking?

... I’m not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information.". »

Concerned father arrested while peacefully testifying against Arkansas trans health care ban

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Related: At least four teens have attempted suicide after Arkansas bans trans youth from getting healthcare.

The Arkansas House was holding a hearing on H.B. 1570 on March 9, which banned doctors and other health care professionals from providing gender-affirming health care for transgender minors.

“No matter what happens here today, you are loved,” Attig said in his testimony, talking to trans youth. »