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Golden Globe winner Awkwafina joins cast of Apple TV+’s ‘Swan Song’

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Golden Globe winner Awkwafina, winner of a Golden Globe for her role in The Farewell, has joined the cast of Swan Song, an upcoming Apple Original film starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali and Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominee Naomie Harris, reports Deadline.

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The film will be produced for the Apple TV+ streaming service by Anonymous Content, and will go into production this spring. Swan Song is described as a genre-bending drama that will be directed by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary (“Stutterer”), who also wrote the project. Set in the near future, the film explores how far someone will go, and how much they’ll sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people they love.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for US$4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and offers.appletvapp.apple and see the full list of supported devices.



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I’d love to see YouTubers gain their rightful place as influencers instead of this artificial shit that Hollywood and Apple et all seem to be dead set on pushing. Celebrity culture is dead and celebrities are brain-dead adults that pretend for a living.
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‘The Washington Post’: Apple wants to water down a bill to stop forced labor in China

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Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China, according to The Washington Post (a subscription is required to read the entire article), quoting unnamed “staffers.”

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The article says that the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they don’t use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps. 

The Post says the staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with the company took place in private meetings, said Apple was one of “many” U.S. companies that oppose the bill as it’s written. They characterized Apple’s effort as an attempt to “water down” the bill.





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Apple is the new Microsoft aka the Evil Empire. I still hate on Bill Gates for his antics in the 70’s-80’s and don’t trust thing one he says to this day. If Bill Gates holds an opinion it’s wise to hold on to the opposite. The man is a thief and grifter of the highest order. The fact that Apple is honing in on this territory is alarming but unsurprising given their leadership.
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Albertan Government Refuses to Allow Federal Exposure Notification App to Operate in the Province

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Carrie Tait, the Globe and Mail:

Alberta’s contact tracing app has been used to track down people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus just 19 times since it launched this spring, revealing another weakness in the province’s strategy to thwart the infection.

Premier Jason Kenney has rejected calls to adopt the federal exposure notification app, insisting the province’s tool is superior because it is folded into Alberta’s contact tracing network. But Alberta’s virus investigators are so overwhelmed by the explosion of COVID-19 that they have stopped contact tracing, save for high-priority cases.

This article was published November 16. In the past week, we have broken our own record for the number of new cases nearly every day. Still, the provincial government has generally refused to implement tighter restrictions on gatherings, mandate mask use, or come up with supports for businesses and their employees so they can temporarily close. Teachers are in classrooms with more students than they could handle if there was not a pandemic, and are not being adequately equipped or supported for the additional measures required. Many businesses and organizations are requiring that employees return to in-person work, albeit while wearing masks in common areas, even for jobs that can be done from home.1

This, despite its claim that this is “our last chance to avoid more restrictive measures”, is where we are at in Alberta. Our premiere won’t allow the federal exposure notification app to function in this province, even though it uses the joint iOS and Android framework, and has stood by its own unreliable tracing app. Instead, as of today, it continues to portray this as a problem that can be helped by washing doorknobs and pet leashes more frequently. I am frustrated — I feel powerless to do anything to help, other than the measures I have already taken — but I am also deeply ashamed to be living in this province. The federal and provincial apps can be run concurrently, too. There is no good reason for this harmful refusal to allow the federal app to work in Alberta, at the very very least.


  1. As with everything I write, these views are my own and do not reflect my employer. I feel extremely lucky to work for an organization with leadership that is sensible and excellent. ↩︎

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Imagine being so obsessed that you spill ink over “notification” apps. Utter tosh but bread and circus is the order of the day.
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NEO: The World Ends with You coming to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021

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Square Enix has confirmed this afternoon that a follow up to the much loved The World Ends With You titled NEO: The World Ends with You is coming to the Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2021. The company provided some details about the brand new TWEWY game including a fresh trailer. Read on below: “NEO: The World […]





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Report: Apple Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China | The Daily Caller

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Apple, the $2 trillion tech company, has lobbied Congress to soften the language in a bill aimed at preventing American companies from relying on forced labor in China for its products, according to a report from The Washington Post.

Two congressional staffers told The Post that lobbyists with the firm Fierce Government Relations have sought to water down the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 403-6 in September, aims to ensure that American apparel and tech companies are not relying on forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province.

The Chinese government is suspected of holding more than 1 million Uighurs in detention camps in Xinjiang, which is a heavy producer of cotton products and computer parts.

The Post’s congressional sources, who are not named, said several other companies in addition to Apple are trying to soften the language in the bill.

The House staffers did not tell the Post how Apple is seeking to curtail the bill, only that its lobbyists oppose the language of the bill in its current form.

TURPAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: (CHINA OUT) Uyghur men perform prayers for ancestors at a cemetery before the Corban Festival on September 11, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. The Corban festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice', is celebrated by ethnic Uyghurs across Xinjiang, the far-western region of China bordering Central Asia that is home to roughly half of the country's 23 million Muslims. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Uyghur men perform prayers for ancestors at a cemetery before the Corban Festival on September 11, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Fierce Government Relations disclosed in congressional filings last month that Apple paid the firm $90,000 in the third quarter of this year to lobby Congress on multiple issues, including the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. (RELATED: US Freezes Imports Of Goods Made In Xinjiang Region)

In September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued “Withhold Release Orders” against four companies and one manufacturing plant in Xinjiang because they were suspected of using forced labor.

CBP alleged that the Chinese government has engaged in “systemic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other ethnic and religious minorities” through the use of forced labor camps.

Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock told The Post that the company “is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our supply chain is treated with dignity and respect.”

“We abhor forced labor and support the goals of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. We share the committee’s goal of eradicating forced labor and strengthening U.S. law, and we will continue working with them to achieve that,” Rosenstock told The Post.

He also said that Apple conducted an internal investigation into its supply chain this year and found no evidence that forced labor was used to manufacture Apple products.

Fierce Government Relations is also lobbying Congress on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act for the National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade group in the world.

The consortium paid Fierce $30,000 last quarter, according to Fierce’s disclosure to Congress.

Nike, the footwear and apparel maker, is also lobbying Congress on the bill. Lobbyists for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plumbing Manufacturers International, and American Foundry Society have also disclosed to Congress that they are lobbying on the issue.

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Report: Apple (the pieces of suit that they are) Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China
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Maison Foret

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Propped up by an existing rocky outcrop, the Maison Foret gently inserts itself into Canada's forest landscape. The cedar-clad dwelling minimizes disruption to the natural terrain with a foundation of...

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What a shame it’s fugly.
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