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Should Colleges Break Down How Much Money Students Make For Each Major?

The Boston Globe published some thoughts from a professor of political science at Fordham University: A bipartisan group of senators, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, are backing a bill called the College Transparency Act. It would require public and private colleges around the country to report how many students enroll, transfer, drop out, and ... Read More »

Tesla Has Already Sold 10% of Its Bitcoin

Newsweek writes: Elon Musk has hit back at a critic who claimed he pumped and dumped Bitcoin to “make a fortune” after Tesla reported first quarter earnings that surpassed market expectations… The company appears to have sold 10 percent of its Bitcoin portfolio in the first quarter, which it said had a “positive impact” of $101 million on revenues. On ... Read More »

Elon Musk Teased on Twitter with Ideas for SNL Comedy Sketches

“Always the innovator, Elon Musk is crowdsourcing ideas for his upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance,” writes USA Today. SFGate reports: Both Musk fans and critics weighed in, with the tweet drawing over 4,500 quote tweets at time of publication (and 113,000-plus likes from his devotees). One of the top responses skewered his recent move to Texas. “How about a skit ... Read More »

Investigation Finds Links Between Seamy Slander Sites and Reputation-Management Services

This week the New York Times published their online investigation into the seamy world of the professional slander industry. (Alternate URL.) At first glance, the websites appear amateurish. They have names like BadGirlReports.date, BustedCheaters.com and WorstHomeWrecker.com. Photos are badly cropped. Grammar and spelling are afterthoughts. They are clunky and text-heavy, as if they’re intended to be read by machines, not ... Read More »

GitHub Joins Movement Against Google’s FLOC

An anonymous reader quotes Inside.com’s developer newsletter: GitHub is blocking Google’s new third-party cookie tracking alternative, Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), across all of GitHub Pages. Those GitHub Pages served from the github.io domain will now come with a Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=() header set, although Pages sites with custom domains will not. Several big names have also spoken out against the ... Read More »