Amazon Workers Protest After Woman Fired for Spending Extra Hour With Dying Relative

Amazon Workers Protest After Woman Fired for Spending Extra Hour With Dying Relative By John Vibes Employees of an Amazon delivery location in Sacramento, California are protesting the company’s decision to fire a worker who missed an hour of work for a bedside vigil with her dying mother-in-law, even though she communicated with her managers and gave them advanced notice. Last week, other workers at the Sacramento delivery location organized to present their supervisors with a petition challenging the decision. The employee, who was identified only as “Sandra,” was fired…

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New York Area Fire Commissioners Call for New 9/11 Investigation

New York Area Fire Commissioners Call for New 9/11 Investigation By John Vibes September 11, 2001, was nearly 20 years ago, and after all this time, so many questions still remain about what exactly happened. It is not socially acceptable to question the official explanation that was given for the collapse of the towers and the other events of that day, but now these questions are being taken more seriously. However, the rushed and poorly managed 9/11 Commission Report did not do an adequate job at investigating the crimes, which…

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Report Reveals Number Of Environmental Activists Killed Each Week

Report Reveals Number Of Environmental Activists Killed Each Week By John Vibes As images of the Amazon burning were shared across social media this week, the world is turning its attention to the battle between indigenous people and the powerful interests who are seeking to take their land for financial gain. It is important to note that many of the images shared in the wake of the recent fires were actually falsely attributed; however, there is a very real crisis taking place in the Amazon, and in other tropical regions…

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Watch Hong Kong Protesters Use Lasers to Disrupt Facial Recognition

Watch Hong Kong Protesters Use Lasers to Disrupt Facial Recognition By John Vibes In the recent wave of demonstrations to sweep Hong Kong, tensions between protesters and police have continued to escalate. The protests began with a simple demand for the government of mainland China to cancel a controversial extradition treaty, which would allow the government to arrest citizens of Hong Kong to face charges in China. However, after weeks of violent clashes with government agents, the list of demands from the protesters has grown to include the release of…

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Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio

Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio By John Vibes As smart devices have become ubiquitous in our lives, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of the technology. In the past, tech companies like Google have insisted that their smart devices are not a threat to your privacy, but as it becomes more obvious how intrusive this technology can be, they have started to play damage control and are now revealing limited details about the scope of their surveillance. In a recent statement,…

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Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said

Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said By John Vibes Julian Assange is seriously ill as he awaits extradition for charges that could land him in jail for the rest of his life. According to reports from the Swedish and Danish speaking press last week, Assange is currently being held in the hospital ward of “Belmarsh,” the UK’s most notorious prison. Belmarsh has been called “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay,” since prisoners accused of terrorism are typically sent there. Amid speculation about the embattled…

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Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting By John Vibes A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury. Peterson was the sole school resource officer on duty…

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AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice is a Warning From the Future

AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice is a Warning From the Future By John Vibes In 2017, a startup called “Lyrebird” made headlines with AI-generated replications of celebrity voices that were extremely convincing. Tracks posted to SoundCloud featured the voices of Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton making a pitch for the Lyrebird’s new technology. In the video, a Fake President Trump voice says, “They can make us say anything now.” While the story gathered some attention initially, it quickly disappeared from the news cycle, except for just about one place,…

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book

Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book By John Vibes This month, George Orwell’s legendary novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and the warnings contained within the story are now more relevant than ever. Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants. In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible…

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Philadelphia District Attorney Wants to Stop Prosecuting People for Drugs

Philadelphia District Attorney Wants to Stop Prosecuting People for Drugs By John Vibes Philadelphia has one of the worst heroin problems in the country, and the city’s District Attorney recently went public with a radical and controversial solution. During an interview with Axios on HBO, which airs next month, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said he wants to start sending addicts to treatment instead of to prison. Possession is different than dealing, it’s different than carrying a bunch of drugs you intend to sell or deliver later, it’s just possession.…

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