Chattanooga Police Updates Policy to Require Officers to Intervene in Cases of Brutality and Report It

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Police Chief has updated his department’s Code of Conduct, saying his officers have a duty to intervene—and to report it—when others in the department commit acts of brutality or abuses of power. Chief David Roddy announced the changes Monday, and also highlighted existing policy regarding how to deal with force—all in an effort […]

MLS Is Back Tournament draw pits major rivals together

There’s a reason the word “random” wasn’t in the literature. Major League Soccer absolutely rigged its draw for the MLS Is Back Tournament in Orlando, but we’re gonna let that slide because we’re excited to see the matches. Rivals LAFC and the Galaxy and Toronto and Montreal being drawn together are one concept, but desired […]

What it’s like to go to a naked sauna in the Netherlands

‘Try not to stare, you know, down there,’ was my boyfriend’s only tip before we ventured to a sauna in the Netherlands pre-corona. You see, unlike in the UK, saunas in the land of windmills and tulips operate a no-swimwear policy. My boyfriend warned me, worried that I might get distracted by other men, that […]

Microsoft bans face-recognition sales to police as Big Tech reacts to protests

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Thursday it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition technology to police, making it the latest big firm to back away from the business following protests against law enforcement brutality and bias. The announcement came shortly after rival Inc (AMZN.O) declared it was pausing police use of its […]

Facebook deactivates almost 200 accounts linked to hate groups

Facebook has removed almost 200 accounts connected to white supremacist groups that were trying to rally supporters to attend protests over police violence against black people, the Associated Press reported. The accounts in question were linked to two hate groups Facebook had already banned, the Proud Boys and the American Guard. Demonstrations continued over the […]

Good Samaritans Use CPR to Revive Baby Deer Found Floating in the Middle of a Lake

These Good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes after they used CPR to save the life of a baby deer they found drifting in a Texas lake last week. Brian Ballard and his wife Liz had been out boating on Lake Tyler when then they saw something floating in the water. Although they initially suspected […]

Sevilla tops Real Betis in derby as La Liga returns

Lucas Ocampos had a goal and an assist as Sevilla marked the first La Liga match since the coronavirus pause with a 2-0 defeat of city rivals Real Betis at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday. Sevilla stays third in moving onto 50 points, six behind Real Madrid and four above Real Sociedad and Getafe. […]

Teenager becomes TikTok star raising thousands of frogs in lockdown

Hannah McSorley was at a bit of a loose end when her GCSE exams were cancelled this summer. The 17-year-old, from Omagh, Northern Ireland, expected to still be studying but coronavirus means she has lots of free time. So instead she’s turned her attention to raising thousands of tadpoles in lockdown. Now on day 80, […]

Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18

U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source content, three sources said, in a move that would expand a relationship between the two sides. Under the partnership, Network18 affiliates – which include its joint venture with ViacomCBS, […]

Apple granted patent for software that would let you take socially distant group selfies

Apple has just been granted a patent for software that would generate “synthetic group selfies,” which as Protocol points out, could be a way to take group selfies for social media even if you’re trying to stay socially distant from your friends. According to the patent application (first discovered by Patently Apple), an Apple device […]