Google admits to removing local news content in ‘experiment’ : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot) Internet search giant Google has admitted that it has been intermittently blocking some Australian news sites from search users. “We’re currently running a few experiments that will each reach about 1 per cent of Google Search users in Australia to measure the impacts of news businesses and Google Search on each other,” a spokesman said. Users landing on Google’s Australian search page are greeted with a message claiming there are widespread concerns about the new…

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Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record: WMO

WASHINGTON: Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and released on Thursday. The heat came even as a global economic slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into emissions from fossil fuels, adding evidence that carbon dioxide concentrations already in the atmosphere have set the planet on a warming track. The WMO report included data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office,…

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Critics denounce “climate-change denialism” reports commissioned by Alberta inquiry : worldnews

The flip side is, I wish Alberta would just go full Quebec and accept they are a poverty striken province now. Keep your provincial parks funded, keep doctors and nurses employed, stop the cuts to education and fight for provincial transfers. Quebec owes Alberta a 2 decades long debt (we all know it). Alberta is awful under the UCP, but of all the times to push for a reform into green economy and pull those laid off oil workers into green jobs… it is now or never! Quebec and the…

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Airbnb CEO says travel never going back to the way it was before pandemic : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 76%. (I’m a bot) 2 Min Read.(Reuters) – Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky on Thursday predicted travel would permanently change due to the pandemic with people seeking out thousands of smaller cities and spending more time visiting friends and family. As lockdowns eased, more travelers opted to book homes instead of hotels, helping Airbnb post a surprise profit for the third quarter. Shares of Airbnb rose as much as 10% to record high of $187.42 on Thursday. Extended…

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UN Warns Pompeo Decision in Yemen Could Lead to Hundreds of Thousands—If Not Millions—Dead : worldnews

If you’re wondering what Pompeo decision: The Trump Administration declared the Houthis a terrorist organization on Jan 10th. A day later, on Jan 11th, they declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism. Yet another day later, on Jan 12th, they declared Iran a supporter of Al Qaeda terrorists. Yet another day later, on Jan 13th, they declared the leader of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah a terrorist. All of that in the week following Jan 6th when Trump unleashed domestic terror on US soil in order to overturn the election. Source link

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