It's a race against time to ensure people vote on marriage equality in Australia

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In Australia, the deadline to enrol to vote for marriage equality is approaching fast.  

Australians will be sent a voluntary postal survey on the matter in September, after the country’s government failed to get its marriage equality plebiscite (a public vote on an issue which doesn’t affect the country’s constitution) through parliament twice.

The announcement of a postal vote has culminated in a campaign called Equality Weekender, a series of events, parties and barbecues between Aug. 17 to 20 around Sydney — and hopefully nationally — encouraging people to enrol or ensure they’re eligible to vote. Read more…

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It's a race against time to ensure people vote on marriage equality in Australia

Tim Cook ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized U.S. President Trump’s reaction to the violent events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one woman dead. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two… Read More
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Tim Cook ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Tim Cook says he ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized U.S. President Trump’s reaction to the violent events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one woman dead. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two… Read More
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Tim Cook says he ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

This is what Charlottesville looks like when people march for peace

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There’s nothing that can undo the harm done by the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. 

Three people are dead. Others have to live with the fear of violent racism. But during a vigil Wednesday night in Charlottesville, people gathered in the name of peace. 

Here, on the University of Virginia campus, the crowd sings “This Little Light Of Mine.” 

More than 1,000 people took to the streets, according to local NBC News reporter Victoria Wresilo.

Over 1000 people gather @UVA in candlelight vigil pic.twitter.com/GNFVQPBvHG

— Victoria Wresilo (@VictoriaWresilo) August 17, 2017 Read more…

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This is what Charlottesville looks like when people march for peace

Crunch Report | Apple Spending $1 Billion on Original Content

Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. All this on Crunch Report! Read More
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Crunch Report | Apple Spending Billion on Original Content

Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

 Content warning: This post contains racial slurs, homophobic language and very graphic depictions of racism and violence.  If you were just paying attention to press releases, this week it’d be easy to believe that tech companies are winning the war on hate. Responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Mark Zuckerberg solemnly reflected that there is “no place for hate in… Read More
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Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

'Game of Thrones' is proving itself to be leak-proof

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What is dead may never die — and what is Game of Thrones will never be defeated by leaks.

It’s been a rough ride for HBO recently. Like a White House administration that cannot stop leaking out of its “whatever,” the prestige TV mogul can’t seem to seal its faulty pipes. Yet somehow its most popular show stared those instruments of potentially devastating audience dropout and taunted: “What do we say to the god of death? Not. Today.”

Two weeks ago, hackers spoiled “The Spoils of War” by releasing one of Season 7’s most epic episodes a full two days before its official release. We urged true fans to wait until Sunday night to watch the dragonfire unleash — for their own good. Read more…

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'Game of Thrones' is proving itself to be leak-proof

7 best burns from Martin Shkreli's jury selection process

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When you’re as publicly reviled as Martin Shkreli is, finding a dozen of your peers who aren’t predisposed to hate your guts can be a tall order.

The “pharma bro,” who first rose to infamy when he hiked the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000 percent, was convicted of securities fraud earlier this month—a charge completely unrelated to his more notorious exploits.

That didn’t stop hundreds of would-be jurors from taking the opportunity to skirt jury duty by ripping on Shkreli before the trial even started. The jury selection process quickly devolved into a Comedy Central-style roast. Read more…

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7 best burns from Martin Shkreli's jury selection process

The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise

 Welcome back to the TechCrunch Podcast, where we take a deeper dive into the hottest topics coming down tech’s pike. In this episode, Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister and Super Ventures managing partner Matt Miesnieks joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino to talk the past, present and future of augmented reality. Read More
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The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise

Not even Fox News could find a Republican willing to defend Trump

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Following the disastrous (to say the last) press conference President Donald Trump gave Tuesday on Charlottesville and white supremacy, his political allies were few and far between. So few, in fact, even Fox News apparently could not track any down.

Shep Smith, Fox News’ chief breaking news anchor and something of the network’s conscience, said on Wednesday afternoon that his booking team had reached out to “Republicans of all stripes,” but could not get one person to come on the network and defend the president’s comments.   Read more…

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Not even Fox News could find a Republican willing to defend Trump