I don’t know about you, but over the past few years I’ve been trying to detach myself from Facebook… and it’s so damn hard!!! The recent news and whistleblowing has finally got me sayin “✌️nice to know ya”.
Millions of documents reveal offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials. Pretty insightful on how billionaires hide their money, not that we didn’t know this already happens, but the papers reveal a lot of specifics about where and the processes.
If you haven’t been following this story it’s super wild. Basically a lawyer helped an indigenous town sue Chevron for royally fucking up their lives - so they got him put on house arrest for over 2 years and now actually thrown in jail in one of the most straight up corrupt court cases in modern history.
A trove of Amazon documents reveals how the company ran a campaign in India of creating knockoff goods and manipulating search results to boost its own products. I think we all knew this was happening when ‘Amazon Basics’ seemed to be the top result for nearly everything I searched for… but maybe they thought they could get away with it in India? Sure it’s happening here too. Pretty fucked up…I mean Jesus Amazon how much bigger do you actually need to be.
HUGE news! Apple parts, tools, and manuals — starting with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 — will be available to individual consumers for repairs. That means 3rd party shop repairs and not paying Apple a million $$ for a cracked screen that only Apple can fix. Don’t think Apple was being the good actor here though - they’re being preemptive as the “right to repair” laws around the country were going to force their hand anyway. They’re great at marketing and taking this opportunity to jump the gun and gain some clout.
Soooo Trump’s new “social network” …. legit just copy and pasted an entire open-sourced platform and changed some colors and visuals. Dood may be the greatest hustler in the history of the world. Smells scammy - I can guarantee this one will be a big fat failure.
Super important in the remote-work life. I kind of like working 24/7 (for myself), but I’ve met so many friends who’ve transitioned from in-office companies that said they feel like they’re on call all-day, everyday. Good move by Portugal … who besides this law already looked like the big winner as the new remote working capital of the world.