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Elizabeth Holmes' Lawyers Say She Suffered Partner's Abuse
"The criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes starts next week in Silicon Valley. She's a disgraced founder of the blood testing company, Theranos. NPR's Bobby Allyn reports on new court documents that shed light on her defense. Holmes is accused of defrauding patients and investors by making false claims about their nose equipment. In newly unsealed court papers. Her lawyers say she plans on pointing a finger at her ex boyfriend, Sonny Bill Joani. He was a top there are no executive and is also charged with fraud, but will be tried separately. Holmes legal team accuses Boudouani of emotionally and sexually abusing homes they say that impacted her state of mind during the alleged crimes. Bonnie's lawyers call this claim salacious and inflammatory Jury selection and Holmes trial starts Tuesday. She faces 20 years in
Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead The FTC
"President Biden his name big tech critic Lina Khan, as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. As NPR's Bobby Allyn tells us, Khan becomes the agency's top enforcer after getting bipartisan support for her nomination from
Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead the FTC
"Federal Trade Commission. As NPR's Bobby Allyn tells us, Khan becomes the agency's top enforcer after getting bipartisan support for her nomination from Congress. Lina Khan is a 32 year old Columbia law school professor who rose to prominence after writing on how decades old antitrust laws are capable of policing tech companies like Amazon. Her approached, adored by progressives, and some on the right has been dubbed hipster antitrust since it Bucks tradition. Most legal cases focus on whether a company's practices are raising prices for consumers but can argue that it doesn't matter if companies like Amazon are in fact making prices cheaper, She says the company uses press The Tory tactics to lock in its dominance and limit choice. Con is expected to be a guiding force on the FTC as it reviews acquisitions by companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. That's Bobby Allyn reporting. This is NPR.
Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities
"2000 communities dedicated to violent extremism and more than 300. Lady to the baseless conspiracy theory. Q. And on NPR's Bobby Allyn explains the group chat app wishes by some of the riders who stormed the capital in January. Discord is a network of millions of mostly private chat rooms of friends or people connected by an interest, since most of its communities are not public like large social networks, far right groups and white nationalists have turned to the site. Discord says in a new report that it deleted 2000 communities with an extremist cause before the Capitol riots and another 300 communities dedicated to the pro trump conspiracy theory. Cuban on William Parton studies disinformation at data and society. While reports like this one are part of a public relations campaign that's meant to say, hey, where we're taking this seriously. I think it's also evidence of the considerable progress they've made. Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy discord for $10 billion. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The parent company of Norwegian
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"For promoting conspiracy theories and violence. And then he declined to punish her. It's morning edition from NPR news. Full House of Representatives votes today on whether to strip green of her committee assignments. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no well King should farm workers in California who do essential jobs be next in line to get the covert vaccine CEO of Parlor has been fired. He talked to NPR correspondent Bobby Allyn. The company was taken off line after it was used by many of the people who stormed the capital on January. 6 and Colleges open back up for spring semester despite Cove it it's Thursday, February, 4. Hannibal Burress is 38. The news is next. Yeah. Lie from NPR News was on Corvo Coleman. The House will vote today on a measure to expel Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from two top committees. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. Democrats said the vote in response to newly resurfaced social media content of green espousing unfounded conspiracies and threats to top Democrats. Democrats specifically cite videos of green promoting the unfounded conspiracy theory that the Parkland school shooting was a hoax and online endorsements of political violence. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries says Green should not be allowed on committees running budget and education policy. How can you put Someone. Who is a mass shooting. Deny, ER Who mocks the survivors of Park land on the Education Committee. Republicans say it would be unprecedented to strip a committee assignment from a member for actions taken before they were elected. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says Green has privately denounced her previous use. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington Separately, Republican House members voted to keep Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney as a member of the House GOP leadership team. She's been criticized for backing former President Trump's impeachment. Bipartisan group that's been reviewing U. S policy toward Afghanistan is out with a new report. It suggests the bind Administration extend May 1st deadline for a troop withdrawal. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, experts worry about ongoing violence and a faltering peace process. The Trump Administration made a deal with the Taliban last year that included a timeline for a U. S withdrawal. State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the new administration is reviewing that no decisions about our forced posture have been made were committed. As I said to supporting the diplomatic process on Dwork committed to ensuring that Afghanistan never again provides a base for terrorist attacks. The Afghan study group created by Congress argues that the U. S should make any further cuts in troop levels contingent on the peace talks. Between the Taliban and the Afghan government and conditions on the ground. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says his office has charged white former police officer from Columbus with murder. Yost says former officer Adam Koy shot and killed Andre Hill, who was black in Columbus last December. I believe the evidence in this case Supports the indictment and my office will vigorously Prosecute this case. Hill did not have a gun. But the ex officers. Defense attorney Mark Collins says the deadly shooting was not murder, even though he was mistaking that he didn't have a gun. That mistake was an honest belief and one that was reasonable. Based on the totality situation, Andre Hell was walking out of a garage in Columbus when officers arrived. They were responding to a noise complaint that have been filed. You're listening to NPR news. President Biden is scheduled to give a major foreign policy speech today at the State Department. White House officials say will touch on several key issues among them are likely to be the U. S condemnation of the military coup in Myanmar and actions by Russia that includes the Kremlin's detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a huge Russian cyber attack on U. S interests. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge from a pipeline company seeking to use eminent domain to build a natural gas pipeline between Pennsylvania and New Jersey from member station. Wh Why? Why? In Philadelphia, Susan Phillips reports the state of New Jersey wants to block the project. Jersey, contends the pennies to pipeline company cannot seize state controlled conservation land for its project. A federal appeals court sided with the state in 2019 and the company appealed to the Supreme Court. Casey Manahan is with the environmental group Tele Riverkeeper Network. It's important for states who have decided to preserve land for environmental and other preservation reasons. To be able to protect those interests from pipeline companies. Pennies to pipeline company argues federal law prevents states from vetoing interstate pipeline projects found to be in the public interest. For NPR News. I'm Susan Phillips in Philadelphia. The former president of the Navajo Nation, Albert Hale, has died of complications of covert 19. He was 70 years old. Hale also served in the Arizona State Senate and worked as a lawyer as several rules within the Navajo.
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"House of Representatives votes today on whether to strip green of her committee assignments. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Noel King should farm workers in California who do essential jobs be next in line to get the covert vaccine CEO of Parlor has been fired. He talked to NPR correspondent Bobby Allyn. The company was taken off line after it was used by many of the people who stormed the capital on January. 6 and Colleges open back up for spring semester despite co Of it. It's Thursday, February 4th Hannibal Burress is 38. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The House is scheduled to vote today on whether to strip Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor green of her committee assignments. Earlier this week. Democratic lawmakers threatened to take the step if GOP leaders didn't take action against Green for her past comments, embracing conspiracy theories and calls for violence against Democrats. NPR's Barbara's front reports on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments following his meeting with the first term congresswoman in a statement, leader McCarthy says the first term congresswoman's anti Semitic remarks, endorsements of political violence and conspiracy theories over school shootings do not represent the values of the House Republican Conference. He says he told Marjorie Taylor Greene, her past comments hold more meaning now that she's an elected official, and he says, quote Marjorie recognize this In our conversation, McCarthy added. He holds her to her word along with her actions going forward. He criticized Democrats from moving ahead with a resolution to strip green of her committee assignments, calling it a quote partisan power grab. Barbara SPRINT. NPR NEWS Washington Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney is keeping her leadership role in the House yesterday, Republicans blocked an effort to oust Cheney from her position as the third ranking GOP lawmaker. Conservatives in the House have been critical of Chaney for voting to impeach then President Trump. Last month, Chaney was one of 10 Republicans in the House who voted in favor of impeachment. Trump's Senate trial is scheduled to begin next week on a charge of inciting insurrection at the U. S. Capitol on January. 6th, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is urging people across the US to avoid large gatherings on Super Bowl Sunday because of the coronavirus, NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr Rochelle Wolinsky says infections and covert 19 hospitalizations air declining, but cases remain extraordinarily high. As for Super Bowl Sunday, a time when people normally gather with friends to watch the big game will, Lynskey said Not to do that this year, which ever team you're reading for And whichever commercial is your favorite. Please watch the Super Bowl safely gathering on Lee virtually or with the people you live with, she says. Contact tracing on cases of the new Covad variants shows that not wearing masks and participating and in person. Social gatherings have contributed to the spread. Camera. Keith NPR NEWS Super Bowl 55 is three days away, featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The game is being played in Tampa, Florida, marking the first time an NFL team will be playing the Super Bowl in its home stadium. Our futures are down five points this morning. This is NPR news. Later this morning. President Biden is expected to address the national Prayer Breakfast in Washington Presidents have been attending the event since Dwight D. Eisenhower's first appearance in 1953. Demonstrations are continuing in me and Mar following this week's military takeover and the arrest of the country's elected leader on Sun suit she NPR's Julie McCarthy has more Sent against the military cool rings out.
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"Created a frenzy on Wall Street and drew the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission. MPR's Bobby Allyn introduces us to two people in this movement. It all started on the popular messaging board. Read it. Tyler Erlich is a horticulturist in Greeley, Colorado. And he splits his time on reddit between a group known as acid, Marxism and a community now in the spotlight. Wall Street bets, which describes its members as degenerates. You know, it's a bunch of guys spanning emoji s and a bunch of really toxic masculinity. But you could get past that. Then you see people like I'm in this like this is making life changing amount of money if you can sit through the homophobia, slurs and casual misogyny. Some of the red Attar's here are savvy financial sloughs, and one of them figured out that major hedge funds were betting against game stop. So they wanted to screw Wall Street over by rocketing up the price of the stock, mostly through the easy to use trading up Robin Hood. And it worked. And there's funny people in there like I don't have a job. You know, I've been screwed of work all this stuff, But then we're all just idiots trying to make money on the stock market. Ha ha Uh, Erlich Zone purchase of 500 Bucks worth of Gamestop was among thousands of buys that helped the stock go from $20 a share earlier this month, too high of nearly $350 on Wednesday. You're like posted about it in another Reddit forum, which are known as sub credits. I actually made a post on a different subreddit called the People versus Goliath, because that's what I saw this as in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Realtor Lucas Davis was all in. He, too, saw the stunt in lofty terms. Parallels along with You know what Teddy Roosevelt ended up doing to bring down you know the monopolies back in the 19 tens? That's one interpretation. But there is another side to this. Wall Street investors reported receiving nasty and harassing online attacks. One even said his Children were threatened. Davidson didn't engage in any of that. But he did post a MIM in the group, saying members want to quote Bring down the hedge funds. This is a great way to stick it to these people, and then, when they realized they can also stand to profit off of it. They think that's absolutely delicious. In Colorado, Erlich agrees, seeing the action as a reddit uprising of sorts. But he admits that his own game stop investment was in part fueled by a desire for quick cash, He says many in the group might just get away with a nice profit. Maybe they're not going to become millionaires this week, but they might like some thousands of dollars they otherwise would never have had. Losing lots of money is a very good possibility, too. But in pure dollar terms, hedge funds are the big loser for now. One estimate. Investors who bet against Gamestop lost more than $14 billion in a single day of trading. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS, San Francisco We're remembering the life of actress Cicely Tyson this morning. In a career that lasted more than six decades, Tyson shattered stereotypes with her portrayals of strong black women. Tyson start an acclaimed productions such as Roots Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She brought a study depth to her roles, and she spoke to NPR's weekend. All things considered earlier this month. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions. I sucked my figures for 12 years. I never spoke. But I was a great observer, Tyson said. She later found her voice through acting..
"bobby allyn" Discussed on KPCC
"Sea shanty tic tac Shannon is on a roll. Shannon is like Michael Jordan 19 nineties era bulls. I'm just super competitive, So those are the lyrics of 1/19 Century Sea shanty. Song by someone named Nathan Evans on TIC Tac Hiss. First Post went viral with this sea shanty and a lot of other tick talkers added harmonies and instruments. On top of that. And now apparently the biggest trend on TIC tac are, she said, sea shanties. Jin's e has fallen in love, which I see every possible is that it's impossible to say it. Sea Shanty sea Shanty sea shanty, See Shanti Devi blooper Buddha Terna below my belly Boys blow The thing I love about it. It's like the thing that I think is most fun about Tic Tac is why I love the like The gratitude. Musical thing is just like the collaborative tools that they had built really are genius like it is so easy just to kind of layer it on. And so this see sort of the evolution of something right to go back and find like the first video and then like seeing people adding on and it just becomes Like there's something really sweet about that. And then also I have a four year old who's obsessed with pirates. So like I played him the sea shanty, and now he like only once, so listen to sea shanties. I want little Nas Ex to make a hip hop, sea shanty. That's what I need in my life. It's only a matter of time before these air like charting, right. Yeah, Yeah. All right, Shannon, you have got the Olympic gold for this game. Congratulations. Thank you. Just coming in Hot. Stop the steel records. Bobby's gonna start a disinformation campaign. We're gonna kick Bobby off this plan. Oh, man, This was so much fun. I learned a lot. I laughed a lot. Thanks to you, Both Bobby Allyn and Shannon Bond, NPR's to Tech reporters. Let's do it again soon. Sounds good. Thanks, Sam. Thanks, Sam. You're listening to. It's been a minute from NPR. I'm Sam Sanders. All right. For this next segment. We're gonna move away from the news. We're going to move away from work. We're gonna talk about laziness. You know for me in January, 2021. I am already feeling so much pressure to not be lazy. But my next guest, they say we all gotta try to let that pressure go in 2021. In fact, they wrote a book all about it. It is called laziness does not exist. Hey, Devon. Hi. Hello. How are you? I'm doing all right. I'm fiddling with the audio that is Devin Price. Their book. It's about the obsession with work and being productive. Not just here in the U. S. But throughout the world, Devon calls this obsession. The laziness lie, and it has three main tenants. And those tenants are that one you're worth is defined by your productivity. Two. You can't trust your own feelings of exhaustion or your needs and limitations on De Third Tenant of the laziness lie is that there's always more that you could be doing in basically every realm of life not just work, but showing up for other people activism. You know, not exercising enough. Whatever it is, Devon didn't always see laziness this way For most of their life. They were very productive. Like very so. I finished my PhD when I was 25 years old. And I would wait, Stop. How does that even I didn't have a life. I took college classes in high school. But after grad school while working as a researcher, Devon got sick with the fever. I just wouldn't go away for months, but ended up finally happening was I just needed to like, Stop going so fast? I needed to actually rest disappoint people on my research team. Whittemore and just stop looking at my life in terms of like how much I was doing. What did that look like? The slow down for you? I mean, like I'm guessing you can't Go from 100 to 0. Overnight. Yeah, I had to learn how to get kind of sneaky about it, I think especially professionally. We kind of have to do like, use the language of business to get away.
"bobby allyn" Discussed on KPCC
"Then Amazon Web services totally pulled the plug basically took them off the Internet by saying, We're not comfortable hosting you guys anymore. So flip the switch off and then parlor went dark and this is what's interesting. I don't think you know, I don't really think about it that much. But this Amazon Web services Story kind of showed all of us that One company run by one man can basically take a platform like parlor off the Internet entirely because they own the servers. Well, you know, there's this whole kind of infrastructure layer that I think people you know, Average users don't really think about a lot. There's actually a company. Other companies involved that are, you know, hosting the site or providing like security services. And then we've actually seen these kind of things happen before so back in 2017 Cloudflare, which is one of these companies that offers these kind of services. They terminated their account with the daily Stormer, which is this neo Nazi website and they said, You know, we just don't wanna do business with this website anymore. You know, Bobby mentioned Gabby, which is another alternative social network. That's really sort of, you know, Push itself is being all about free speech. Back in 2018, the shooter in the tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, you know, had apparently used to Gava Count on Go Daddy, which hosted jab it pulled Service with Gap and took it down. So you know a company like Cloudflare or, like Amazon Web services that right they do have this kind of power to basically decide, you know, can these sites where these abs exist on the Internet? You're listening to. It's been a minute from NPR. I'm your host, Sam Sanders joined this episode by NPR's to Tech reporters Bobby Allyn and Shannon Bond. The question Now as all of this deep platform, in of the alright is happening. Is whether this makes him stronger or weaker. You know their microphone, maybe smaller now, and they're on these smaller, more obscure platforms. But I'm guessing when they're on the parlors in the gabs of the world, there is no moderation or push back on them. And they could be even more friends or radical. Yeah, This is a huge conversation happening out here now. I mean, if this all like you said, you know, gets pushed These niche platforms these gaps in these parlors of the world. It still exists. Right? It's still on the Internet. Part of the tide of garbage that's on the Internet. But at least it was its visibility is really reduced. Like you know, your uncle, your grandma, even you, You know you might not, you know, run into on Facebook and Twitter and not being able to get to you know, millions or billions of people, So that's a good thing, right? But there's this. You know, there's a story question of like, You know, if extremists are on these extremists platforms, you know that is like the echo chamber effect on steroids that could have, like some pretty scary ramifications. And well, when one thing Sam that I think is just super fastening tow Watch in real time is if you really zoom out here. I think nobody really knows what the rules of the road should be for the next generation of the Internet, right, And we're seeing you know what's allowed and what's not, and what the response is gonna be. And some of the tech companies are saying, all right, we have some rules. You know, All the other tech companies have their own rules. Maybe government should come in and help us right, like some rules that everyone would follow and then government. Hasn't so now It's just a bunch of private companies, which with a bunch of private rules, and it's it's just kind of a mess. And these dudes who never wanted the responsibility unless we forget Mark Zuckerberg. Founded Facebook to be like, Ah, hot or not ranking program for students on his college campus..
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"Going forward. I am joined now by two people who cover this stuff for a living. Shannon Bond and Bobby Allyn, NPR's to Iraq. Startek reporters Hello to you both. Hey, Sam. Now we're both in the Bay area because you cover you know Silicon Valley in tech stuff. But how far apart are you all like miles as we tape the show remotely. I think we have We have a body of water between us. I'm I'm over it quickly in the East Bay. Yeah, I'm over in San Francisco. And I've I've only been here I think for, like, nine months, and I've seen Shannon what? Maybe three times in person were mostly slack friends. Yeah, I was in a really big deal. The first time we actually like, like he, like Bobby came and hung out, massed at a distance in my yard. And we like, had a beer and we're like, Oh, wow. It's really nice to actually see you. Yes, for real. Yeah, it's now e. I love it. I love it. Well, you two have been so busy. I'm guessing these last that what? Two weeks? I think the way that the Internet and social media has worked for years. Is now entirely fundamentally different Trump being off of Twitter and off of Facebook, like how big of a deal is that y'all? Yeah, I mean, what you said about it suddenly feels like it's a different twitter like I totally feel the same way. It is sort of bizarre because there's been so much over the past four years and, you know, even make us five years thinking about the campaign. Where, you know, like, refer reporters. Certainly for you know White House reporters, political reporters, but also for protect reporters. And I think for almost anybody who's at all conscious online like your day was so driven by like what a trump tweet last And he's silent and I just think you kind of can't underscore as much as we and we can talk about this like this was a long time coming and there's lots of legitimate criticism of the companies of like, why did this not happen sooner? It was a huge moment for this to happen like it's a really big deal. So you know it wasn't just Twitter and Jack Dorsey and Trump getting kicked off Twitter. Ah, lot of other platforms were involved in the sweeping bands that we've seen across the last week or two. Snapchat YouTube Amazon Web services is involved. Facebook's involved cannot just catch us up. Robin Shannon on all the bands and where they have happened, and who's shutting down what so far Yeah, So if you start with social media, right, so Twitter has booted Trump permanently. Facebook has what they described as indefinitely suspended him. We also seem sort of a more sweeping crackdown on on Cuban on the Cuban on conspiracy, collective delusion. Whatever you wanna call it. And then then it's true, and there's like smaller platforms read. It got rid of the Donald's Subreddit twitch Ban Trump, although I don't know that I ever think about like Trump using twitch, But I thought I saw somewhere that Pinterest banned him, right is there it is it Does he have a Pinterest page like what's happening? What is Donald Trump doing an interest? And and then, as you mentioned, there's this whole, you know, there's other companies to that are kind of getting involved in this. There are the payment providers right, so PayPal and stripe are no longer processing payments and donations for some, like Trump supporting groups. So there's sort of this whole kind of ripple effect across a lot of other companies that started to take action not directly just about Trump but about other kind of other things in the Trump of Fear. Talk me through what Amazon Web services has been doing around these bands. They have been involved with this saga over parlor, which is the new wish kind of right wing social media site for folks that are either leaving or getting booted off of Facebook and Twitter. But Amazon has shut down parlor. What's going on there? Yes. So we know when Trump got kicked off of these major platforms and then a devotee of smaller platforms fell in line. These sort of niche social media platforms. That sort of, you know, tell the world that they're, um or welcome place for free speech than Facebook and Twitter because they have far fewer content. Moderation. Basically, anything goes in terms of what you can say or post But many extremists in many far right folks went to these services, and one of them was parlor and pressure started mounting when people you know, took a look at what was happening on parlor in the lead up to the insurrection attempt, and people were getting very specific about plans. You know, sharing maps of the capital. I mean, on on absolute parlor and gap. People were, you know, figuring out ways of how they could best break into the capital. I mean, there was a well there was so they were casing the joint on parlor They were and it was the way that you know they were talking to each other. They were documenting it. And so Apple and Google said, OK, Enough is enough. We're pulling the plug. They made it, so it's impossible to download parlor on like a smartphone or an iPad and then Amazon Web services totally pulled the plug basically took them off the Internet by saying, We're not comfortable hosting you guys anymore. So flip the switch off and then parlor went dark and this is what's interesting. I don't think you know, I don't really think about it that much. But this Amazon Web services Story kind of showed all of us that One company run by one man can basically take a platform like parlor off the Internet entirely because they own the servers. Well, you know, there's this whole kind of infrastructure layer that I think people you know, Average users don't really think about a lot. There's actually a company. Other companies involved that are, you know, hosting the site or providing like security services. And then we've actually seen these kind of things happen before so back in 2017 Cloudflare, which is one of these companies that offers these kind of services. They terminated their account with the daily Stormer, which is this neo Nazi website and they said, You know, we just don't wanna do business with this website anymore. You know, Bobby mentioned Gabby, which is another alternative social network that's really for, you know, push itself is being all about free speech. Back in 2018, the shooter in the tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, you know, had apparently used a gap account on Go Daddy, which hosted jab it pulled Service with Gap and took it down. So you know a company like Cloudflare or, like Amazon Web services that right they do have this kind of power to basically decide, you know, Can these sites are these APS exist on the Internet you're listening to. It's been a minute from NPR. I'm your host, Sam Sanders joined this episode by NPR's to Tech reporters Bobby Allyn and Shannon Bond, the The question Now, as all of this D platform, in of the alright is happening. Is whether this makes him stronger or weaker. You know their microphone, maybe smaller now, and they're on the smaller, more obscure platforms. But I'm guessing when they're on the parlors and the gabs of the world, there is no moderation or push back on them. And they could be even more friends or radical. Yeah, This is a huge conversation happening out here now. I mean, if this all like you said, you know, gets pushed these niche platforms these gaps in these parlors of the world. It still exists. Right? It's still on the Internet, still part of the tide of garbage that's on the Internet. But ELISA was its visibility is really reduced. Like you know, your uncle, your grandma, even you, You know, you might not run into on Facebook and Twitter and not being able to get to you know, millions or billions of people, So that's a good thing right? But there's this, You know, there's a story Question of like, you know, if extremists are on these extremists platforms, you know that is like the echo chamber effect on steroids that could have, like some pretty scary ramifications. And why month and sand I think is just super fascinating to watch in real time is if you really zoom out here..
Twitter bans President Trump permanently
"Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Trump. As NPR's Bobby Allyn explains. It is the latest punishment from a social media company in the wake of the violent riots. Whoever took the U. S Capitol earlier this week. Twitter says the account at Real Donald Trump has been blocked forever, officials at Twitter said after closely reviewing the president's post since the attempted insurrection on the Capitol, it concluded that Trump's account has to be suspended for good quote due to the risk of further incitement of violence. For years, Trump has used his account to belittle his enemies, spread false claims and amplify conspiracy theories. But after sharing a message sympathetic to the writers who swarm the capital platforms crackdown Trump, who had 88 million followers on Twitter has now been stripped of the ability to say anything at all on the platform. Facebook, meanwhile, has temporarily ban Trump but said it could last indefinitely.
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"Josh Holly of Missouri is taking heat for leading the charge against certifying the electoral college vote, and Arizona has the highest Corona virus infection rate in the U. S. We're going to continue to see cases and the hospitals and the public health infrastructure will be overwhelmed Those stories after the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Trump. As NPR's Bobby Allyn explains. It is the latest punishment from a social media company in the wake of the violent riots. Whoever took the U. S Capitol earlier this week. Twitter says the account at Real Donald Trump has been blocked forever, officials at Twitter said after closely reviewing the president's post since the attempted insurrection on the Capitol, it concluded that Trump's account has to be suspended for good quote due to the risk of further incitement of violence. For years, Trump has used his account to belittle his enemies, spread false claims and amplify conspiracy theories. But after sharing a message sympathetic to the writers who swarm the capital platforms crackdown Trump, who had 88 million followers on Twitter has now been stripped of the ability to say anything at all on the platform. Facebook, meanwhile, has temporarily ban Trump but said it could last indefinitely. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS SAN Francisco President elect Joe Biden says he has believed for a long time that President Trump was not fit for office, but it was up to Congress to decide on a second impeachment of the GOP president. After Wednesday's storming of the U. S. Capitol. Speaking with reporters today, Biden said he is focused on containing the covert 19 pandemic and ensuring rapid vaccination and bolstering the economy. I'm going on to say what the Congress decides to do is for them to decide what we're going to have to be ready to hit. The ground. Running by and remarks came in response to questions asked about legislation being readied by House Democrats to impeach President Trump for his role in fomenting the violence that occurred in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is raising concerns with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. That President is unhinged. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports blows He met with Mark Milley today discuss available precautions were renting a quote unstable president from accessing U S nuclear codes. Speaker Pelosi and chairman Millie spoke about her concerns that Trump could initiate military hostilities in order a nuclear strike. Pelosi shared the news of the conversation in a letter to her House Democratic colleagues. Concerns calm in the wake of Wednesday's deadly attack on the Capitol, led by pro Trump extremists seemingly egged on by the president. Pelosi says trump poses a dangerous threat. And quote. We must do everything we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy. She also told her colleagues that if Trump doesn't leave his office imminently and willingly, Congress will proceed with its action on impeachment. Quality service. NPR NEWS Washington U. S economy showed renewed job losses for the first time in eight months. Latest numbers showing payrolls fell by 140,000 last month. Employment of bars and restaurants tumbled amid the Corona virus pandemic on Wall Street. The Dow was up 56 points. You're listening to NPR and from the David Bohnett Foundation newsroom at KCRW on Larry Parole. Here's what's happening at 504. Facing a massive surge in Corona virus cases, California has been issuing waivers allowing hospitals to temporarily bypassed the nation's strict nurse to patient ratios. At least 250 of about 400 hospitals in California have been granted 60 Day waivers They allow ICU and ER nurses to care for an increased number of patients. California Hospital Association says hospitals are applying for the waivers is a last resort to handle the surge. Whoever nurses say the added load is pushing them to the brink of burnout and affecting patient care. California recorded just under 500 new covert deaths Today there were more than 50,000 new cases also reported today. Report released this week by the L. A County Department of Public Health says a record number of people experiencing homelessness died in 2019 and the leading cause of death wasn't overdose. KCRW's Matt Gillam has details on the findings. This is the second report of its kind to explore death trends among those experiencing homelessness. Found an unprecedented 1267 individuals perished. That's up by more than 150 from the previous year. Reveals a disturbing trend is continuing Drug overdose remains the leading cause of death among the county's homeless population. It's held that grim title since 2017. According to the findings of person experiencing homelessness in L. A county is 36 times more likely to die from an overdose than a typical Angelino. Meth is the most common drug in these cases, But fatalities involving the opioid fentanyl are on the rise after drug related incidents, the second most frequent cause of death is coronary heart disease. This KCRW's Matt Gillam reporting and Los Angeles has lost two legends, Doctor Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. And for me, former L. A City councilman Tom LaBonge have died for this sort of spent 71 seasons with the Dodgers has a player coach manager. And executive with the team. He loved the Dodgers to two World Series titles in 1981 in 1988. Tom LaBonge is endless enthusiasm for the city and knowledge of its history earned him the nickname of Mr Los Angeles. The former councilman represented a district that stretched from silver like to mid city for nearly 15 years, he worked for the city for a total of four decades. The L A X pilots, by the way, will be lit in Dodger Blue..
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"Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Trump. As NPR's Bobby Allyn explains. It is the latest punishment from a social media company in the wake of the violent riots. Whoever took the U. S Capitol earlier this week. Twitter says the account at Real Donald Trump has been blocked forever, officials at Twitter said after closely reviewing the president's post since the attempted insurrection on the Capitol, it concluded that Trump's account has to be suspended for good quote due to the risk of further incitement of violence. For years, Trump has used his account to belittle his enemies, spread false claims and amplify conspiracy theories. But after sharing a message sympathetic to the writers who swarm the capital platforms crackdown Trump, who had 88 million followers on Twitter has now been stripped of the ability to say anything at all on the platform. Facebook, meanwhile, has temporarily ban Trump but said it could last
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Trump. As NPR's Bobby Allyn explains. It is the latest punishment from a social media company in the wake of the violent riots. Whoever took the U. S Capitol earlier this week. Twitter says the account at Real Donald Trump has been blocked forever, officials at Twitter said after closely reviewing the president's post since the attempted insurrection on the Capitol, it concluded that Trump's account has to be suspended for good quote due to the risk of further incitement of violence. For years, Trump has used his account to belittle his enemies, spread false claims and amplify conspiracy theories. But after sharing a message sympathetic to the rioters who swarm the capital platforms crackdown Trump, who had 88 million followers on Twitter has now been stripped of the ability to say anything at all on the platform. Facebook, meanwhile, has temporarily ban Trump but said it could last indefinitely. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS SAN Francisco President elect Joe Biden says he has believed for a long time The president Trump was not fit for office, but it was up to Congress to decide on a second impeachment of the GOP president. After Wednesday's storming of the U. S. Capitol. Speaking with reporters today, Biden said he is focused on containing the covert 19 pandemic and ensuring rapid vaccination and bolstering the economy. I'm going on to say what the Congress decides to do is for them to decide what we're going to have to be ready to hit. The ground. Running by and remarks came in response to questions asked about legislation being readied by House Democrats to impeach President Trump for his role in fomenting the violence that occurred in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is raising concerns with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. That President is unhinged. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports blows He met with Mark Milley today discuss available precautions were running a quote unstable president from accessing U S nuclear codes. Speaker Pelosi and chairman Millie spoke about her concerns that Trump could initiate military hostilities in order a nuclear strike. Pelosi shared the news of the conversation in a letter to her House Democratic colleagues. Concerns calm in the wake of Wednesday's deadly attack on the Capitol, led by pro Trump extremists seemingly egged on by the president. Pelosi says trump poses a dangerous threat. And quote. We must do everything we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy. She also told her colleagues that if Trump doesn't leave his office imminently and willingly, Congress will proceed with its action on impeachment. Quite agree. Service. NPR NEWS Washington U. S economy showed renewed job losses for the first time in eight months. Latest numbers showing payrolls fell by 140,000 last month. Employment of bars and restaurants tumbled amid the Corona virus pandemic on Wall Street. The Dow was up 56 points. You're listening to NPR. Live from KQED news and terrorists. Tyler Governor Gavin Newsom's budget proposal includes more than $4 billion of environmental spending to fight climate change. Kevin Starke from KQED Science Test details the plan State environmental officials say some of California's budget surplus will rebuild a battered economy, reduce emissions and invest in environmental justice. The biggest ticket item on climate is a billion and a half dollars for electric vehicles and charging stations. Officials say the new spending will build jobs and prevent smog. The proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for toxic waste cleanups and farm programs that sequester carbon The administration also carved out a billion dollars to pay for wildfire protections, including manage burns, firebreaks, thinning forests and hiring firefighters. I'm Kevin Starke KQED news. Hospitals across the region continue to be overwhelmed amid the state's largest and worst covered 19 surge. State officials announced earlier this week that I see you capacity in the Bay Area has dropped to 3.5% its lowest level yet. Carmela Coyle is the president and CEO of the California Hospital Association in California. Some counties have placed the ban on skilled nursing facilities accepting or admitting patients from the hospital. Well, says patients who are no longer in need of acute care and cannot be moved to a post acute care setting. Stay in the hospital. Coyle also says hospitals want more relief from certain state regulations like disaster plan rehearsals. But, she says, takes time away from treating patients, State officials say quote the state is.
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"Brain more at Sloan dot or g'kar. And by the listeners of KQED. Happy New Year. It's the first of January 2021 It's 7 34. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Layla Fallen in Culver City, California and I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington, D C. We have news today of just how successful a suspected Russian hack Woz When news emerged that hackers had penetrated U. S government agencies and private companies. Microsoft very important Cos. Said that at least its internal systems have not been penetrated. Now, Microsoft says they were NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn is covering this either, Bobby Good morning how his Microsoft's understanding of things changed so quite a bit and let's back up. So Microsoft is known for some time that it was One of the 18,000 targets hit by this Russian linked attack. All of them were customers of this Texas I T company called solar winds, but Microsoft efforts wasn't sweating it, the company said. You know, they found and removed some malware that the hackers had placed on their systems and that their problems ended there. But as you mentioned now, Microsoft says that the hackers were able to get in. In fact. They found that the hackers opened up the hood of some Microsoft programs and read some of its proprietary, closely guarded software source code. So that is a big problem. That's the essence of what they're selling what they're producing. So what did the hackers do? Having obtained that access? Yes. So that's not totally clear. It's also not known what software were even talking about Steve Microsoft was pretty vague about it. That's where the focus is going. Now. What will the hackers do with this unspecified source code information? I'll keep in mind right? Microsoft is on billions of devices all over the world. I mean, it's how major parts of the world communicate and and operate systems were talking schools, hospitals, government agencies, fortune 500 companies, so If the suspected Russians they actors now know how Microsoft software is built that can help them launch future attacks. Any chance that this effects the many, many millions of people you just referred to who are using Microsoft products today? So yeah, That's certainly possible, right? I mean, Microsoft says the hackers didn't change any source code, and that's pretty important. But the experts I talked to said just reading this sensitive stuff can end up causing real damage, but was the heck on Microsoft Cloud Services? Was it on? You know, the Windows operating system wasn't on Skype, which Microsoft owns. Investigators are trying to figure this out. I talked to cyber security expert David Kennedy. He runs a security firm in Ohio and he's been looking into the attack. We trust devices that we use. We trust our computers. We trust our phones that were using on a daily basis, and all of them have Code that runs our devices. My hope is that obviously none of this was compromised in the process, But we just don't know at this point. Okay, so we're still waiting to find out a little bit more about how compromised Microsoft was Can you put this back into the larger context off what was known? Of course, this began with revelations of a hack of U. S government agencies. So the suspected Russian hack, you know, compromise more than just Microsoft. We know that right? The Commerce Department, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security experts are calling this the most impressive intelligence gathering operation in modern history. So far, officials say classified systems were not broken into but plenty of sensitive information about the federal government in federal employees. Could have been stolen. That wasn't unclassified systems, and it takes real time, Steve, you know, to go through these internal computer logs and to try to sort of reverse engineer what these hackers did, so we should expect to hear more news. Like what? We're hearing now from Microsoft. I mean, that's at least what Dmitri Alperovitch told me. He's a Washington based cybersecurity expert. This is just one more shooter dropped in this particular case. There'll be many more over the coming months. We're gonna learn about more victims. More data that's been taken, so we're still in the very early innings of this investigation. Early innings for Microsoft to so stay tuned because we'll be following this as it keeps unfolding, Bobby. Thanks. Thank Steve. That's NPR's Bobby Allyn. South Korea, one of the most successful countries and fighting the pandemic is doing worse case numbers are growing during a third wave of infections. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports on the debate over how to respond. For the past week, South Korea has tried to discourage year and revelry by banning gatherings of more than four people and shutting down ski resorts and tourist spots. But new case numbers and deaths remain stubbornly and or near record highs. Those new infection highs of around 1000 today in a country of more than 50 million are, Of course, nowhere near is bad is the US, nor are they as good as saved New Zealand or Taiwan. Dr Kim Woo ju and infectious disease expert of Korea University's Good A hospital in Seoul. Recalls that when the first wave of infections hit in February, fear of a new and unfamiliar virus gripped South Koreans. Ah Leung was killed on the Arizona got so scared. They started wearing masks and stopped going outside even before the government mandated it, But as the pandemic were on, people loosened up and mobility went up. Meanwhile, the government listen to a crescendo of voices of exhausted citizens and struggling businesses. According to parody. The government hesitated to raise the social distancing level when it should have and was too fast to downgrade it when it shouldn't have. Kim argues that the government has got it backwards. It's not the counter measures that are hurting the economy. It's the pandemic. Experts also point out that the third wave is going to be tougher to crush than the first two. This time. There are more undetected community transmissions, more smaller clusters of infections. China and me, a respiratory disease specialist at equal Women's University in Seoul, says South Korea relied on testing and contact tracing to beat the first two waves. But this time that won't be enough, she says. What does that How does a writer Ted and that you can only cut the chain of transmission if it cuts social activity? The government won praise early on by putting health authorities and experts firmly in charge of the pandemic response. Chan says. This has changed so much. We were taking a good table where we go in the right size. From a few exceptions, Most medical experts have been calling on the government to raise social distancing restrictions and morning that hospitals are under a lot of strain E feel that our opinions are not reflected very well in the government's decisions. South Korea's government denies that there's any daylight between politicians and experts. Or that it's gone soft on the virus. Speaking on December, 22nd Health Ministry spokesperson Sonia Hong Lei acknowledged that some people are calling for raising restrictions to the maximum for you to get engaged with doing it is all Those calls are understandable, he said. But regarding occasional claims that the government has violated his own criteria for raising restrictions, he added, We've never done that. Just before Christmas. U. S troops stationed here got the country's first coronavirus vaccinations. Most South Koreans won't start getting theirs until February. The government insists there's no delay. But at Korea University Hospital Doctor Kim Woo ju says the government seems to have dropped the ball. Yeah, hungry cannibal you take on T. I don't understand why the South Korean government didn't start actively negotiating advanced purchase agreements until November. The government announced Thursday that it secured more than enough vaccines for its population. And, according to a recent poll, nearly 90% say they'll take the shop. Anthony Kuhn. NPR news souls this.
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"Systems were hacked in the wide reaching cyberattack perpetuated by a group of suspected Russian agents. MPR's Bobby Allyn has more. Microsoft had previously said it was among 18,000 customers of I T company solar winds to find malware on its systems. But now Microsoft says the Attackers went farther by breaking into its systems. Even viewing closely guarded company source code. The privately held Noah of software questions remain, says Dimitri all parish. He's a cybersecurity expert is that the Microsoft Cloud Service says Is that their Windows operating system is that Microsoft office that would be very helpful to know to understand what source code exactly was. Access. U. S. Authorities are still investigating. The Russia link tact seen as the biggest cyber attack in American history. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS
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"They'd be around birthday parties. I mean, I've done the laundry list of all of these. I have said over and over again if we don't swap there with others, meaning we don't put ourselves in harm's way to be in contact with others. We do that physical distancing. We stay at home. If we do that, That's the thing that will really drive case members down and whether that's meaning that I'm not attending a public event of some kind. I'm not going to a holiday party. I'm not going to a bar, a restaurant, then That's how this virus transmission will be reduced. The public information here in the United States has been confusing and contradictory as we hear elsewhere in the program, local public health officials have been hounded out of their jobs. At the top. The message has been politicized, and it depends where you are, what kind of message of getting from your local government. I fully agree with that. I think the message again comes across over and over again. If you put yourself in harm's way being in a bar, a restaurant if it's open, then in fact, that's a challenge. If all bars and restaurants were closed, however, I just want to emphasize that as much as that will help reduce the transmission of the virus. It won't stop it. None of the Thanksgiving Day events that I'm aware of heading to do with the bar restaurant, and it would be shortsighted in our part to have an easy fix and just say if we just shut down something or some location that that will stop the transmission. That's Dr Michael. Oh, Stir home of the Center for infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Okay, The E mail began hosts like you are a foundation of our company. Airbnb sent it to thousands of its host. It was an invitation to buy company stock ahead of its blockbuster initial public offering this past week. Problem is It kind of looked like spam. So many of them ignored it and missed out on what could've been a golden ticket. NPR's Bobby Allyn has the story. We've all had an important e mail get buried under the Daily Day luge of messages. Just ask Sarah Shay. She's an Airbnb host based in Asheville, North Carolina. When she got Airbnb is note. She didn't really absorb it. Whatever I got, let's understand that some stuff and I saw it and I said, This is something I need to go back and take a closer look at, But I didn't read all the details of it in Austin, Texas, Tom Cronus was really busy when he got the email last month. Carter, There was just kind of figured I'll do it. Later, Airbnb had set a deadline of just a few Days later. So by the time Cronus remembered, you know if I like a couple shares just for fun, and I pulled up the email again and it was too late to be clear. Many Airbnb hosts jumped at this chance, and for some, it paid off handsomely. Los Angeles based Airbnb host Gino Cabrera says he was thinking about it. I've never even bought a single share of stock of my life, but he took a gamble, but 200 shares it cost him about $14,000. Once the stock started training, his money doubled, he quickly cashed out. I sold my socks yesterday, Cabrera is now celebrating in Las Vegas. He is not alone in being surprised. Airbnb co founder Brian Chesky was on Bloomberg TV when an anchor told him the price of the stock had doubled. That's the first time I've heard that number. Um, that is that's a I. You know, when we Cronus was watching this from his home in Austin? That's the one thing that makes me feel a bit better about the whole thing right is seeing his face and being like, Okay, well if he didn't know that I can't be expected to know either. Of course, it's cold comfort since he is not a dollar Richard today than he was before the I P O. The same cannot be said of Chesky, whose net worth went up. $7 billion Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS, San Francisco.
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"Pandemic to the real pandemic in run on that a CEO of the nonprofit center for Countering Digital Hate, which tracks online misinformation. His group commissioned its own poll this summer. It found people in the US and UK who rely on social media for information about the pandemic were less likely to say they would get a covert vaccine than those who get their news from traditional media. The group also found 150 largest anti vaccination accounts on social media gained eight million followers since January. Ahmed says. These twin pandemics amplify each other one being biological one being social working in concert to really undermine our capacity to contain the cove it the social networks are well aware of the problem. Facebook, YouTube and TIC TAC, which are all NPR financial supporters say they're removing debunked claims about covert vaccines. Twitter says it's still working on its policy. Recently, Facebook took down some of the biggest anti vaccination groups and pages, Ahmed says. Even with these moves, public health officials face an uphill battle to persuade enough people to get vaccinated. Well, vaccine opponents have a lower bar vigil is not to persuade will not take a vaccine is to inject down. That's it. That's all you gotta do for their side. With the world racing to vaccinate the stakes could not be higher. Shannon Bond, NPR news You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Company that started as a single air mattress for rent in the San Francisco apartment is now worth almost $100 billion. Today, Airbnb sold stock to the public for the first time. NPR's Bobby Allyn takes a closer look at why the company made the move now amid the Corona virus pandemic. Airbnb has been book ended by economic downturns. The company was founded during the great recession when a spare room on the cheap appealed to frugal travelers. This year, a global pandemic crashed. It's business revenues dropped 80% in the span of two weeks. And you know, the most difficult thing was. We didn't know how long it was going to last. That's Airbnb co founder Nathan Bullet. Char's IQ in April Airbnb som or cancelations than new bookings. I mean, think about it, staying in a stranger's home during a virus outbreak, People felt kind of icky about it. Airbnb laid off nearly 2000 employees took out billions in loans and retooled its website to promote beachfront getaways and cabins in the woods. So often times it's just meant getting in the car and driving to a rural area. You know, they like the idea of having a home also themselves where they could be in their own bubble on where they could have a kitchen and prepare their own food, and it worked. Airbnb Bookings haven't fully recovered, but the company is doing much better than most hotel chains. Take Louis Corn Dyke, a retired post office worker who runs to Airbnb. He's in the Las Vegas area. We're getting bookings. Much closer to home. People aren't necessarily flying in. Especially people like to do more of a staycation staycation but also working remotely very covert times, Kordic says. He's adapted. I had to really upgrade my WiFi and provide 20 Ft. Of Ethernet table for people doing zoom meetings and such conduct has seen bookings rise about 50% since hitting bottom. And he's optimistic about the future that can't be said about all hosts. Lawyer Enrico Shaper is representing Airbnb hosts in a class action lawsuit who say the company ripped them off during the pandemic. They're really good at saying we got your backs. We're going to take care of you were partners in all of this, but from a lot of host point of view, that's never been true, and it's never been less true than today. Airbnb is not much without its four million hosts around the world. And many were angered when it surprised them by fully refunding guests. A billion dollars worth of bookings somehow has got a little pitching staff most hosted not and it was only for a very short period of time. Keeping the trust of host is huge to the future of Airbnb to some of them still seeing sluggish bookings, they're asking Why go public right now? Airbnb says. It's because they always had planned to But travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt says there are other reasons Thieves market for I pose is red hot, and so they're striking..
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"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King, and I'm David Greene. The tech industry has enjoyed decades free of major regulation. But there's AH growing tech clash over how much power these big companies have, and also their ability to amplify disinformation. So will President elect Biden take on the tech industry before dig into that question. We just want to note that Facebook Tic Tac are both financial supporters. Of NPR. Let's turn to NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn Bobby. Good Morning. Morning. Get the big picture. What should Silicon Valley expect from a Biden White House? Yes. So in short, big tech will be in Biden's cross hairs Look like you mentioned For years, tech companies have avoided government regulation and That's let big tech prosper and become integral in our daily lives. I mean, just look at the pandemic. We really know how much we need and use tech every single day, and that's made the tech companies larger. In richer. There have been many loud calls in Washington to take on the tech sector. But in the Trump administration that have been being a very few new regulations, I talked to Darryl West at the Brookings Institution. And he says that could start to change under Biden. The era of permission list innovation is over, There's gonna be more public engagement, public oversight and public regulation of the technology sector. So are we talking about like major legislation, Other big changes and how these social platforms are going to be operating? Yeah, perhaps s O in Silicon Valley, where I'm located. All eyes are on the future of this law known as section 2 30. It's this decades old law that shields online companies from lawsuits and if you know, basically lets him decide what's allowed and what's not allowed to be on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. And conservatives have called this censorship Democrats don't but even Democrats agree that the law gives big tech a free pass. Biden has said that section 2 30 should be revoked immediately. And if that sounds familiar, David it's because Trump is basically said the same exact thing. In reality, Though, this law is the foundation of the modern Internet. It really enables free expression online, so do not expect it to be totally scrapped. That's according to Stanford law professor Mark Lemley. What the platform is really want to avoid is losing the legal liability shield. They would be happy to sort of have some oversight and regulation if it meant that they still kept their immunity. And I'll note here. Abidin Campaign spokesman recently tweeted that Facebook is quote shredding the fabric of our democracy over the platform, not doing enough to take on misinformation. So Biden's people sound like they're ready to play hardball with check, though executives from Amazon uber an Airbnb are part of Biden's transition team, so we'll see what effect they have. Are we going to see hardball as well? When it comes to tic tac? I mean, you had President Trump, who spent months trying to ban that, you know, massively popular video after we're going to see a different course from Biden. Yeah, You know. This summer, Biden made his campaign staff delete Chinese owned Tic tac from their phones, and Biden has called the AP quote, a matter of genuine concern. That said picking up Trump's push to, you know, put the company out of business is not likely going to be Biden's path. Biden advisers like the Trump Administration, you know, raise alarms about intrusions into Americans data and the possibility of Chinese espionage, though you know an all out war with TIC tac like the one Trump has launched. Don't expect that from the Biden White House. You know, most folks I talked to said, you know, Biden's likely to be more Strategic lest antagonistic and David actually, today was supposed to be a big day for Tic tac. It was the deadline for them to sell their U. S assets to an American company. But they say they're not right to do that. I asked the Department of Justice hate Are you going to enforce the president's order and nine hours after? I asked,.
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"Amazon is blocking police from using its facial recognition technology for a year in response to nationwide calls for sweeping reforms in police departments that have disproportionately targeted black men and women here's NPR's Bobby Alabama's on for some time has had facial recognition programs them police departments have been using it to identify potential suspects against this massive database that lives in the cloud but then a bunch of studies have shown that the tool is really flawed it has a harder time correctly identifying many different types of people those with darker skin women and younger people and here's Bobby Allyn
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"As cheaply as they can with or without food delivery apps some restaurants will never come back after the pandemic the national restaurant association says four in ten have already closed their doors some for good Bobby Allyn NPR news San Francisco New York health officials have become aware of a potentially fatal illness linked to covert nineteen that primarily affects children it's called PMI S. pediatric multi system inflammatory syndrome and so far more than a hundred cases have been identified in the state mostly in New York City with us now to break down what we know about this illness is Gothamist editor Liz cam and as we mentioned last New York has reported more than a hundred cases of this condition in children right that's correct about half of those have tested positive for covert nineteen at three patients in the state have died so what is what do we know about the illness at the moment it's been like into toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease are relatively rare condition that causes the blood vessels to become inflamed the symptoms for this new syndrome include prolonged fever rash abdominal pain vomiting and a swollen tongue although it's considered highly treatable it can cause multiple organ failure many children in New York state have required intensive care treatment or officials giving any guidance to parents were the guardians of children about the illness early intervention makes all the difference in this case so they basically have asked parents if they see any one of these symptoms but especially if they see a combination of these symptoms to call their pediatrician immediately if they do not have a pediatrician they can call three one one and they will be connected to our when we first learned about this syndrome the cases were first reported in Europe the biggest alarm came in the form of a health alert on April twenty sixth from the British National Health Service and what if anything do we know about the demographics of the children in terms of age patients have ranged from those in infancy two young adults as old as twenty one so it's a very large range of features on the state has released a racial breakdown but there were no apparent pattern so it's really too early to say whether it affects one race more than another all right well then how are local health officials responding so city health officials has basically said that the were very much caught off guard by this illness and they basically found out about it the same time as the media did two days after they got the alert from the U. K. they started doing outreach and finding cases in the city on Wednesday mayor bill de Blasio announced that the city would run public service announcements in multiple languages across the city to alert families state health officials meanwhile reached out last week to the center for disease control and prevention and this week a team from the CDC has begun investigating cases in New York the state has also been reaching out across the country and today governor Andrew Cuomo said that sixteen other states along with six European countries have reported cases of the syndrome do we know how many cases there are nationwide and our federal health officials doing anything about it so no other than the initial research that the state health department has done we don't have a central national agency that's collecting data from states and that's really where you would think that the CDC would be coming in they are expected to issue their own alert this week and this would include a list of criteria about the illness that would go out to pediatricians and health departments across the country you have to keep in mind that it's a tricky time to be putting out health alert about children getting very sick from the coronavirus states are in the middle of re opening president trump has said he wants schools to reopen in the fall so any announcement by national health officials about this new illness is likely going to trigger a lot of questions yeah could this affect New York state's reopening plans and I'm thinking of course most specifically whether children can return to school in the fall so it's unclear at a press conference today governor Cuomo said that the situation with the pandemic is changing so rapidly he also pointed out that experts had been saying that children didn't appear to be vulnerable to the virus from Sir changing so to say here's what I think is going to happen in five weeks six weeks eight weeks this summer I think we are going to be in September for schools no burn me once so the short answer I think is we'll have to wait and see Liz Kim is an editor for Gothamist and she joined us by Skype list thank you so much as always for your reporting thanks for having me support for W. NYC comes from RBC wealth management with financial advisers who are dedicated to providing customized financial planning and investment management advice more information available at RBC wealth management dot com slash strength from NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Mary Louise Kelly tensions continue to rise in Michigan over that state stay at home order which governor Gretchen Whitmer recently extended until may twenty eighth today protests at the state capitol were a little calmer than two weeks ago when some demonstrators with guns stood over lawmakers in the state Senate gallery the democratic governor described how that's affecting life for lawmakers this was yesterday on the view we have legislators who are showing up to work wearing bullet proof vests that is disenfranchised in thousands of people in our state if their legislator doesn't feel safe enough to go to work and to do what their job is Abigail Censky from member station W. K. A. R. in east Lansing was at the protest today she joins us now welcome Abigail thank you this is the third time protesters and showed up at the Michigan capitol tell us more about what you saw today what's been going on so there were far fewer protesters who were there today than previous protest but what was different about this one was the level of threats against governor Whitmer were increasingly graphic and violent despite polls that show most people in the state actually approve her response to the outbreak this protest was billed ominously as judgement day and the brawl between governor Whitmer and the state legislature which has sued her has kind of fanned the flames some officials were calling the energy before today's protest a powder keg and that definitely made people a little nervous today sure to this issue of protesters who showed up with guns we should note it is legal to openly carry weapons and legal inside the Michigan state capitol but after what happened two weeks ago some democratic state lawmakers have called for a ban on guns in the capitol building where where does that stand our Attorney General has submitted a formal legal opinion saying that the Michigan capitol commission has the authority to ban guns in the building but the capital commission Monday said basically there are free to do so without looking into if they have the authority to actually do that without the legislature making a law and our Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey called a gun ban cowardly but still denounced the threats against governor Whitman this is a little bit of what he said in a floor speech earlier this week the individuals who actually did a number of social media posts with crude violent and threatening messages about our governor these are folks are thugs and their tactics are despicable I would kill you were able to interview some of the protesters who turned out today tell us what's on their mind what what did they say they want from governor with their yes so well these protests are filled with strange more extreme groups there is a handful of people who show up to all of the protest who are just plain frustrated by the lack of a plan and metrics I talked to Matthew Rainey and his daughter who drove two and a half hours to protest in the pouring rain this morning he said he's frustrated by the lack of a plan to re open and that takes a toll on him emotionally as well more affected psychologically to as far as like my daughter being her senior year she doesn't get to experience the things that most people do during their senior year I promise she's going to miss sorry it's.
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"He argues I'm she Stevens the U. S. house is preparing to take up a measure that would allow members to vote by proxy during the corona virus pandemic as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports the chamber has not met in regular session since March the temporary rule change would allow lawmakers to cast votes from outside the capital so they can work while keeping social distance during the pandemic the issue of whether to allow house members to vote remotely has been a point of contention in recent weeks health experts including the houses attending physician have warned that major operational changes will be needed to protect members and staff from further spreading the virus NPR's Windsor Johnston reporting the Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down a state wide coronavirus stay at home order a legal challenge from Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to extend the restrictions through may twenty sixth governor Tony Evers is urging residents to continue social distancing over is in the line for talks to acquire online food delivery service GrubHub as NPR's Bobby Allen reports move comes as the global pandemic devastates the ride hailing business with so many people unwilling or unable to go to restaurants because of the coronavirus food delivery demand has surged competition has intensified among the various delivery apps including door dash Postmates and uber eats according to a person close to the matter uber is actively engaged with acquisition talks with grub hub the combined company would become the largest food delivery service but the potential deal is already being met with skepticism in Washington representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island because there's a chance to take over GrubHub quote a new low in pandemic profiteering with the food industry in crisis some have criticized the delivery apps for charging fees that cut into restaurants bottom lines to Brin GrubHub say their fees cover the cost of their technology and delivering food Bobby Allyn NPR news San Francisco Mexico is making plans for staggered re opening up its economy despite record daily death tolls from covert nineteen NPR's Carrie Kahn reports that Mexico's president is under pressure to restart vital industries in the U. S. Mexico supply chain Mexico's president pledged to begin re opening the economy in regions of the country with no confirmed cases as early as next Monday officials insist the opening will be gradual orderly and cautious and only in two hundred and sixty nine corona virus free towns Mexico has done very limited testing one of the lowest levels in the developed world and.
Biden says Democratic convention may need to be a virtual event
"Former vice president Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention may have to be of virtual gathering as NPR's Bobby Allen reports convention planners have already delayed the event from July to August as the corona virus outbreak deepens major event cancellations have become the norm and Biden says that's what might be in store for the Democrats convention Biden speaking here on ABC's this week we're gonna have to do a convention may have to do a virtual convention I don't I think we should be thinking about that right now the idea of holding the convention is going to be necessary but we may not be able to put ten twenty thirty thousand people in one place Biden's challenger Bernie Sanders have called off dozens of campaign events because of the pandemic opting instead to address supporters by video stream biting now has a commanding delegate lead to be the party's nominee that is all but impossible for Sanders to overcome Bobby Allyn
Fauci predicts up to 200,000 U.S. deaths as Trump weighs adjusting Coronavirus guidelines
"The government's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci a member of the White House coronavirus task force is offering a grim prediction of infections and deaths from pope at nineteen and here's Bobby Allyn reports Fauci's comments come just as the trump administration considers relaxing social distancing guidelines speaking on CNN's state of the union felt she was asked how many American lives covert nineteen may claim based on current modeling felt she says up to two hundred thousand people could die from the fast moving virus I mean looking at what we're seeing now you know I would say between one hundred and two hundred thousand cases but I don't want to be held to that because it's it's it's I I skews me deaths though she says the US will likely have millions of infections at the peak of the outbreak there are now around a hundred and twenty five thousand coronavirus cases in the country but trump officials are looking at ways to re open parts of the American economy Sauchie says social distancing should not be easier until the curve of new cases begins to
Trump approves disaster declaration for coronavirus in California
"President trump says the U. S. is marshalling every resource available to fight the corona virus that is daily briefing he says he approve requests for major disaster declarations for New York California and Washington state activating the National Guard to help with their fight against the virus we have large quantities of medical equipment and supplies on the way based on all of this to those states including respirators surgical masks and gowns facials coveralls and gloves with large quantities already delivered to Washington and to New York and he also says the U. S. N. S. mercy a Naval Hospital ship will head to Los Angeles to provide additional medical capacity to the city's hospitals trump also announced a new public private partnership with the department of energy tech companies and others to use what he calls supercomputing resources to fight the virus about a quarter of all Americans are under orders to stay in their homes to slow the transmission of the corona virus and here's Bobby Allyn reports the trump administration says for now there are no plans to restrict domestic travel the trump administration has banned people from more than two dozen countries from entering the U. S. but White House officials say placing limits on travel within the country is not planned at least yet acting homeland security secretary Chad wolf was asked about the possibility of grounding all domestic flights on fox news there's no immediate plans to put travel restrictions on domestic travel we continue to be concerned again about those high transmission areas like New York like parts of California and Washington so we're going to continue to look at that if we see that we need to put some targeted travel restrictions in place we will do that while most airports are still running major airlines have severely cut the number of daily domestic flights Bobby Allyn NPR news
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"Following your self isolating or social distancing public health officials say the only way to get through covert nineteen you know what else is important that you keep your connections particularly with the people you love and the people who rely on you for companionship and state should take is the latest on the coronavirus in southern California and how you are coping how we're all coping and greater LA tomorrow it one on KCRW live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein the number of coronavirus infections in the U. S. has jumped to more than thirty two thousand according to Johns Hopkins University among the latest to be diagnosed Republican senator rand Paul of Kentucky and here's Bobby Allyn reports health officials nationwide are saying they don't have enough masks hospital beds and swab test kits to combat the crisis as virus cases surge nationwide local leaders are increasingly asking the trump administration for help Peter Gaynor is the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on CNN's state of the union gainer said the demand for supplies is far outstripping inventory I can say that there's hundreds of requests from virtually every state in the union looking for the same exact things and it's just not the demand actually is that demand globally for all these items Skinner says the focus has been on the hardest hit states of New York Washington state and California he says medical professionals waiting for supplies to address the pandemic outside of those states are going to face delays Bobby Allyn NPR news Washington British prime minister Boris Johnson says the corona virus outbreak in the U. K. is up to three weeks behind Italy's and could be similarly overwhelmed NPR's Frank Langfitt has more from London using his most sober language so far Johnson said quote the numbers are very stark and they're accelerating the prime minister said that if Britons don't follow.
White House Says Up To 4,000 Coronavirus Tests A Day To Start This Week
"The trump administration so starting this week up to four thousand people a day we'll be able to be tested for the corona virus hasn't here's Bobby Allyn reports it comes after White House officials faced criticism for coronavirus screenings not being widely available after quickly approving a commercial test for coronavirus thousands of labs are set to open this week and more than ten states now have drive through testing sites admiral Brett Jurado is coordinating the trump administration's corona virus testing and says the screenings are now entering a new phase we're going from somewhat manual relatively slow phases to to the testing regimen that we can test many tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of individuals per week and maybe even more officials say as testing ramps up the U. S. coronavirus curve is expected to spike the White House says new guidance will be released on Monday on steps the country should take aimed at flattening the viruses curve Bobby Allyn P. R. news
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"That is very unfairly I don't sound like a leave yeah because they don't want Bernie Sanders the representative it sounds like it's sixty eight all over again the thirty seventh on Sunday White House national security adviser Robert o'brien said he has not seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to help get trump reelected Bobby Allyn NPR news Washington the number of coronavirus cases in Italy and Iran is rising as our deaths and South Korea has raised its virus alert to the highest level NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports six people in South Korea have died of the new strain of corona virus and six hundred and two are now infected Sunday's new cases continue to be focused on day two of the country's fourth largest city half of the cases are members of the shin Chung G. church of Jesus the group said in a statement Sunday that it's fully cooperating with authorities and called on the public to refrain from unfairly criticizing it this is NPR the pilot who flew the helicopter that crashed in Los Angeles county last month killing basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others had previously been disciplined for violating FAA rules by flying in weather conditions that limited visibility they were foggy conditions at the time of last month's crash in Calabasas women activists in Mexico are preparing a novel method of protest to respond to an increase in hate crimes against women and the recent murders of a woman and a seven year old girl rodrico sirven tastes of member station KJZZ reports from Mexico City feminist plan a day without women on March eighth which is international women's day women all over Mexico are invited to avoid working shopping or doing any public activity the women strike was promoted by women's rights organizations on social media and soon went viral however the Mexican president accused his right wing opponents of being behind it politicians public officials and political parties make public their support to the protest but some feminists are calling them opportunists while accusing the president of indifference the president's wife showed support for the protests at first but soon after she pulled out and called for a rally in favor of women and her husband for NPR news I'm political seven days in Mexico City a British court begins hearings tomorrow on whether to extradite wikileaks founder Julian assigns to the US he's wanted on eighteen criminal counts including hacking government computers I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.
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"That is very unfairly and it sounds like a leave of absence yeah because that a lot very sad the representative it sounds like the sixties all over again the thirty seventh on Sunday White House national security adviser Robert o'brien said he has not seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to help get trump reelected Bobby Allyn NPR news Washington the number of coronavirus cases in Italy and Iran is rising as our deaths and South Korea has raised its virus alert to the highest level NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports six people in South Korea have died of the new strain of corona virus and six hundred and two are now infected Sunday's new cases continue to be focused on day two of the country's fourth largest city half of the cases are members of the shin Chung G. church of Jesus the group said in a statement Sunday that it's fully cooperating with authorities and called on the public to refrain from unfairly criticizing it this is NPR from KQED news I'm Tiffany kaun hai as a tech a Sonnen has officially taken the helm of the San Francisco Symphony and the Finnish born composer conductor has just announced his inaugural season KQED arts nastier when those guys here to tell us more about it and last year the season it looks like there's a lot of social and political themes yeah there are so there's gonna be a this program called voices of change reporting on the human condition and it features the west coast premiere of a new work by Julia balls that's called her story and it commemorates the hundred year anniversary of the ratification of women's suffrage so that's a November twenty twenty and that also includes a piano concerto composed by Florence price who is the first black woman to be widely recognized as a symphonic composer so someone and has been saying that he's going to work with the brain tries to help out with the season yeah so they're eight interdisciplinary artist called the collaborative partners and actually before the season kicks off in late September there's going to be a three week festival featuring all of the artists different interpretations of Bach I'm most excited about the opera singer Julia bullock here she is in girls of the golden.