Seated for more than six hours a day? Better get moving! - ABC News
Deer kills man, injures woman near Wangaratta in north-east Victoria
FLORIDA BUNNY: “Video of an Easter bunny brawl in Orlando is going viral. It is not known who was inside the big, white bunny suit but he looks hopping mad as he is seen in the video throwing several punches at a guy in downtown Orlando near Tier nightclub Sunday night. An Orlando police officer eventually stepped in to break up the fight.”
Would life be happier without Google? I spent a week finding out Guardian. More interesting than one might expect
Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population Guardian
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It)
By Elizabeth Anderson | Princeton University Press | $44.99 | 224 pages
Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable
By Dan Lyons | Atlantic Books | $29.99 | 272 pages
Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley
By Emily Chang | Penguin | $26.99 | 320 pages
Most people spend most of their time in slavery. They live in a world of subordination, obeisance and arbitrary decrees; they must endure loyalty oaths, surveillance and the soul-destroying vagaries of dictatorship; they suffer under the burden of potential exile; they are vassals, shunted from fiefdom to suzerain and back again.
Do you recognise this world? You do? Maybe you’re a North Korean dissident, or a refugee who fled Stalin’s Russia. Or maybe you’ve just got home from work.
“Most workers,” argues the American philosopher Elizabeth Anderson in her provocative new book, “are governed by communist dictatorships in their working lives.” When we enter our workplaces we enter a system of private government. And it’s not a pretty sight: the private governments of the past were run by leaders who took power by force or by birth; the private governments of today are run by CEOs.
A spectre is haunting the workplace
CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Matt Gaetz: Evidence of FBI-media ‘corruption’ coming out before DOJ inspector general report.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AS ORGANIZED CRIME: Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize.
How Grifters Gamed Amazon to Sell the ‘Mueller Report’ Already - The Daily Beast: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on the Trump campaign will be released Thursday, the Justice Department announced Monday. Like all public reports, the document will be free to read. That hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell Mueller report books on Amazon for months. Amazon’s book listings are an SEO cesspool where grifters try to peddle ebooks on every trending topic. In recent months, self-published works on the anti-vaccination and QAnon conspiracy theories have soared in Amazon’s ratings. So as readers clamored to see the full Mueller report, publishing houses and self-published authors rushed to sell books on the still-unpublished document. Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity lawyer and frequent Fox News guest, has not read the Mueller report yet. No one has, aside from Mueller’s team of investigators and Attorney General William Barr. But for more than a month, Dershowitz and the publishing house Skyhorse have been selling a book with the full text of the report, plus a foreword from Dershowitz. “There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III’s into President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia,” a product description for Dershowitz’s book reads. “His momentous findings can be found here.”…”
In its study, Bots Down Down Under – An Australian Market Threat Report, Kasada analysed two specific actionable issues for businesses. The company examined how credential abuse attacks were delivered to companies through customer data as well as bot visibility and whether Australia’s top websites can differentiate between browsers (real humans) and bots.
Finally, it's Mueller time
The investigation's release promises to be one of the biggest media days of the year — so act accordingly.
Don’t call it a paywall
HuffPost is offering, instead, a "membership program."
- Free registration so readers can sync their bookmarks and manage newsletters.
- A $5.99 per month membership that includes access to members-only newsletters and other features.
- An annual membership of $99.99 for superfans, which comes with an exclusive limited-edition “People Before Power” T-shirt.
This King is a queen
Time magazine's six covers honor the nation's influencers.
Time magazine has published six different covers this week to commemorate its list of the “100 Most Influential People.” One of the covers features “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. (Other covers feature singer Taylor Swift, actors Dwayne Johnson and Sandra Oh, politician Nancy Pelosi and soccer star Mohamed Salah.)
More bad press for Alden
The hedge fund finds itself under the scrutiny of The Washington Post — and the federal government.
The Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell reports that Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund that controls more than 100 local newspapers including the Denver Post and Boston Herald and is trying to buy Gannett, is under federal scrutiny. The reason: an unusual move where it transferred $250 million of employee pension savings into its own accounts. The Post said that Alden is being investigated by the Department of Labor for management of pensions, although the specific investigation is unclear.
Hospital bills get Voxed into a corner
You have to ask how much their coverage impacted this hospital's about-face.
A curated list of great journalism and compelling media.
- Why couldn’t fact-checkers contain misinformation about the fire at Notre Dame? Poynter’s Daniel Funke explains.
- Does your idea of a good time include watching Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo lose her stuff on air and watching a bunch people argue about taxes and capital gains? Then this is for you.
- The Pulitzer board gave a special citation to The Eagle Eye, the student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The New York Times’ Patricia Mazzei tells their story.