President Trump signed an executive order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for the 2015 Paris Agreement, a landmark international deal to fight global warming. Here’s what it means.
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In another sea change, Congress voted 215-205 to strip away the Obama-era FCC rules that protected internet privacy. House Republicans voted Tuesday to kill the rules imposed by the FCC last year on the likes of AT&T, Comcast, Charter and Verizon, delivering a victory for the nation’s telecommunications industry — and a blow to consumer protection advocates.
Uber published its first-ever diversity report since its founding in 2009, and the embattled company is on par with the tech industry — and that’s not great. Of Uber’s 12,000 employees — including satellite customer support and leasing agents — fewer than 40 percent are women. Black and Hispanic employees together make up only about 15 percent of its ranks, while white and Asian employees number around 80 percent.
Hillary Clinton believes Silicon Valley should take more responsibility to help pave the way on policies and attitudes toward paid family leave. “The private sector can and must be an engine of change on these issues, especially in a place like Silicon Valley,” Clinton said Tuesday at the Professional Businesswomen of California conference in San Francisco.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the prospect of robots taking human jobs is “not even on [the Trump administration's] radar screen … 50-100 more years” away. But a new study shows that when one or more industrial robots were introduced into the workforce, it led to the elimination of 6.2 jobs within a local area where people commute for work.
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China’s Tencent bought a 5 percent stake in Tesla.
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Amazon announced two grocery pickup locations that are free for Prime members.
Amazon adopts the click-and-collect model popular in the U.K.
Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same.
Facebook doesn’t seem concerned with giving each of its core services a unique identity.
Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos.
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Poke your nose inside the Library of Smells
Smell expert Sissel Tolaas has dedicated much of her life to capturing and recreating smells from objects, places, events and even broad historical periods. Using hundreds of chemical compounds to bring smells back to life, the Norwegian artist once made people feel sick by recreating the smells of World War I, and made a cheese from David Beckham’s used soccer shoe. [via Great Big Story]
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