Cancer Recurs for Navy Veteran Imprisoned in Iran, Diplomats Say

Cancer Recurs for Navy Veteran Imprisoned in Iran, Diplomats Say

Iranian authorities unexpectedly granted Swiss diplomats permission this past week to visit an American Navy veteran held in a prison in the country’s northeast, where they learned his cancer had recurred, his mother said Saturday. The prisoner, Michael R. White, 47, one of at least four Americans known to be jailed in Iran, has had […]

Apple still has work to do on privacy – TechCrunch

Apple still has work to do on privacy – TechCrunch

There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On the security front, Google researchers just disclosed a major flaw in the iPhone, finding a number of malicious websites that could hack into a victim’s device by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software bugs. […]

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – TechCrunch

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about a new e-commerce startup, Pietra. Before that, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Remember, you can […]

Australia strips legal status of indigenous lands to build coal mine

Australia strips legal status of indigenous lands to build coal mine

A vast swathe of traditionally indigenous land has been stripped of its legal protections in Australia so it can be mined. More than 1,385 hectares of Wangan and Jagalingou country in Queensland has had its officially-recognised native title extinguished so proposed coal pits can be developed in the state’s Galilee Basin. The land, which includes areas […]

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray – TechCrunch

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray – TechCrunch

The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United States […]

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