The Daily Populous

Saturday September 9th, 2023 day edition

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LGBTQ dating app Grindr ended its remote work policies and forced employees to relocate.

Nearly half of its staff left.

Approximately 80 of Grindr’s 178 workers were forced to leave as of August 31, the CWA said Wednesday.

The CWA also said the return-to-work policy was retaliatory and in response to a union drive at the company.

“Rather than recognize the union, the company issued a new return-to-office policy requiring staff to relocate or quit,” the CWA said in a statement.

The union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Grindr with the National Labor Relations Board.

Seventy-one percent of employers that are mandating their on-site work policy reported difficulty retaining workers, according to the survey. »

Police discover 80 Russian torture chambers in Ukraine

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Ukrainian law enforcement officers have discovered 80 Russian torture chambers and captivity places within the de-occupied areas.

But, in the de-occupied areas, captivity places and torture chambers were discovered, where civilians had been illegally held and tortured.

According to Pavlichenko, the National Police of Ukraine opened more than 80,000 criminal proceedings over the crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. »

Judge denies Mark Meadows’s effort to move Georgia case to federal court

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A federal judge denied a request Friday from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to move the Georgia election-interference case against him from state to federal court, a shift he had sought on the grounds that he was a federal officer at the time of the actions that led to his indictment.

Jones’s decision is also not good news for four other co-defendants who have sought to move their cases to federal court.

Terwilliger essentially said no, describing Meadows as an “alter ego” of Trump who was consistently acting as a “federal authority” of the executive branch. »

The IRS plans to crack down on 1,600 millionaires to collect millions of dollars in back taxes

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Werfel said a massive hiring effort and AI research tools developed by IRS employees and contractors are playing a big role in identifying wealthy tax dodgers.

In July, IRS leadership said it collected $38 million in delinquent taxes from more than 175 high-income taxpayers in the span of a few months.

“The IRS will have dozens of revenue officers focused on these high-end collection cases in fiscal year 2024,” he said. »

The International Criminal Court Will Now Prosecute Cyberwar Crimes

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Now the lead prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague has made it clear that he intends to enforce those consequences—no new Geneva Convention required.

Instead, he has explicitly stated for the first time that the Hague will investigate and prosecute any hacking crimes that violate existing international law, just as it does for war crimes committed in the physical world.

When WIRED reached out to the International Criminal Court, a spokesperson for the office of the prosecutor confirmed that this is now the office’s official stance. »