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    China’s Male Leaders Signal to Women That Their Place Is in the Home

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/02/world/asia/china-communist-party-xi-women.html China’s Male Leaders Signal to Women That Their Place Is in the Home The Communist Party’s solution to the country’s demographic crisis and a slowing economy is to push women back into traditional roles...
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    China removes anonymity of bloggers' accounts with more than 500,000 followers

    https://www.aol.com/china-removes-anonymity-bloggers-accounts-105017632.html China removes anonymity of bloggers' accounts with more than 500,000 followers October 31, 2023 at 8:22 AM BEIJING (Reuters) - China's most popular social media platforms on Tuesday announced that "self-media"...
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    The Tech That’s Radically Reimagining the Public Sphere

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-tech-that-s-radically-reimagining-the-public-sphere/ar-AA1jcNQ1?cvid=56ca26aeefc04244fcad37107c69db83&ei=9 The Tech That’s Radically Reimagining the Public Sphere Story by Jesse Barron • 28m The Tech That’s Radically Reimagining the Public Sphere©...
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    AI one-percenters seizing power forever is the real doomsday scenario, warns AI godfather

    https://www.businessinsider.com/sam-altman-and-demis-hassabis-just-want-to-control-ai-2023-10 AI one-percenters seizing power forever is the real doomsday scenario, warns AI godfatherHasan Chowdhury Oct 30, 2023, 10:11 AM EDT AI godfather Yann LeCun has fired shots at notable AI leaders...
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    Biden issues U.S.′ first AI executive order, requiring safety assessments, civil rights guidance, research on labor market impact

    https://www.cnbc.com/2023/10/30/biden-unveils-us-governments-first-ever-ai-executive-order.html TECH Biden issues U.S.′ first AI executive order, requiring safety assessments, civil rights guidance, research on labor market impact PUBLISHED MON, OCT 30 20235:17 AM EDTUPDATED 2 HOURS AGO Hayden...
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    Tongue Twisted: Adams Taps AI to Make City Robocalls in Languages He Doesn’t Speak

    https://www.thecity.nyc/2023/10/16/adams-taps-ai-robocalls-languages-he-doesnt-speak/ Tongue Twisted: Adams Taps AI to Make City Robocalls in Languages He Doesn’t Speak New York City law requires public documents and announcements be made available in a wide range of languages, but the mayor’s...
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    The UN Risks Normalizing Internet Censorship

    https://www.wired.com/story/united-nations-igf-saudi-arabia-russia/ JUSTIN LING SECURITY OCT 11, 2023 7:00 AM The UN Risks Normalizing Internet Censorship The United Nations' top internet governance body will allegedly host its next two annual meetings in countries known for repressive...
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    AI Regulation - There have been multiple call to regulate AI. It is too early to do so.

    https://blog.eladgil.com/p/ai-regulation AI Regulation There have been multiple call to regulate AI. It is too early to do so. ELAD GIL SEP 17, 2023 [While I was finalizing this post, Bill Gurley gave this great talk on incumbent capture and regulation]. ChatGPT has only been live for ~9...
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    Community college is now free for Mass. residents 25 and older. Millions qualify

    https://www.wbur.org/news/2023/08/24/healey-massachusetts-massreconnect-higher-education-cost-free-students Community college is now free for Mass. residents 25 and older. Millions qualify August 24, 2023 Max Larkin Gov. Maura Healey wants to get the word out: Attending community college is...
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    She Wasn't Able to Get an Abortion. Now She's a Mom. Soon She'll Start 7th Grade.

    https://time.com/6303701/a-rape-in-mississippi/ She Wasn't Able to Get an Abortion. Now She's a Mom. Soon She'll Start 7th Grade. Ashley in Clarksdale, Miss., Aug. 1, 2023. Lucy Garrett for TIME BY BY CHARLOTTE ALTER/CLARKSDALE, MISS. AUGUST 14, 2023 6:00 AM EDT Ashley just had a baby...
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    The Anti-California : How Montana performed a housing miracle

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/08/rural-montana-housing-crisis-supply/674950/ The Anti-California How Montana performed a housing miracle By Annie Lowrey Justin Sullivan / Getty AUGUST 9, 2023, 11:02 AM ET This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in...
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    The Anti-California : How Montana performed a housing miracle

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/08/rural-montana-housing-crisis-supply/674950/ The Anti-California How Montana performed a housing miracle By Annie Lowrey Justin Sullivan / Getty AUGUST 9, 2023, 11:02 AM ET This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in...
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    A prison guard says she was forced to stay at her post during labor pains. Texas is fighting compensation for her stillbirth

    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/texas-argues-fetus-doesn-t-right-life-new-18292079.php A prison guard says she was forced to stay at her post during labor pains. Texas is fighting compensation for her stillbirth. The seven-months-pregnant officer reported contraction-like...
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    Texas could get a 205-mph bullet train zipping between Houston and Dallas

    https://www.popsci.com/technology/amtrak-bullet-train-texas/ Texas could get a 205-mph bullet train zipping between Houston and Dallas The proposed electric railway line could travel 240 miles in under 90 minutes for over 6 million passengers per year. BY ANDREW PAUL | PUBLISHED AUG 10, 2023...
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    How cities can stem the tide of pedestrian deaths from large cars and SUVs

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2023/08/how-cities-can-stem-the-tide-of-pedestrian-deaths-from-large-cars-and-suvs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social How cities can stem the tide of pedestrian deaths from large cars and SUVs Ever-larger cars and...
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    Texas Age Verification Bill Would Plaster Health Warnings On Porn Sites

    https://www.techdirt.com/2023/06/01/texas-age-verification-bill-would-plaster-health-warnings-on-porn-sites/ from the bull-shyt-pseudoscience dept Thu, Jun 1st 2023 10:52am - Michael McGrady Just when we didn’t think the state of Texas could get any more wacko on tech policy, this latest bill...
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    THE ORIGIN OF STUDENT DEBT: REAGAN ADVISER WARNED FREE COLLEGE WOULD CREATE A DANGEROUS “EDUCATED PROLETARIAT”

    https://theintercept.com/2022/08/25/student-loans-debt-reagan/ In 1970, Roger Freeman, who also worked for Nixon, revealed the right’s motivation for coming decades of attacks on higher education. Jon Schwarz August 25 2022, 4:57 p.m. WITH THE vociferous debate over President Joe Biden’s...
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    U.S. Building More Apartments Than It Has In Decades, But Not For the Poor: Report

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3w3aj/us-building-more-apartments-than-it-has-in-decades-but-not-for-the-poor-report They're not regular estate agents, they're cool estate agents. LP By Laura Pitcher April 24, 2023, 3:45am IMAGE: STEVE PROEHL VIA GETTY IMAGES The U.S. is building more...
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    U.S. Building More Apartments Than It Has In Decades, But Not For the Poor: Report

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3w3aj/us-building-more-apartments-than-it-has-in-decades-but-not-for-the-poor-report They're not regular estate agents, they're cool estate agents. LP By Laura Pitcher April 24, 2023, 3:45am IMAGE: STEVE PROEHL VIA GETTY IMAGES The U.S. is building more...
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    Paris to charge SUV drivers higher parking fees to tackle ‘auto-besity’

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/11/paris-charge-suv-drivers-higher-parking-fees-tackle-auto-besity Paris to charge SUV drivers higher parking fees to tackle ‘auto-besity’ Size, weight and motor will be taken into account as councillors target ‘dangerous, cumbersome’ vehicles Kim...
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