Facebook’s news blockade in Australia shows how tech giants are swallowing the web

Jennifer Grygiel, Syracuse University When Facebook disabled Australians’ access to news articles on its platform, and blocked sharing of articles from Australian news organizations, the company moved a step closer to killing the World Wide Web – the hyperlink-based system of freely connecting online sites created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Though the social […]

Sexual assault: what can you do if you don’t want to make a formal report to police?

Georgina Heydon, RMIT University; Nicola Henry, RMIT University; Rachel Loney-Howes, University of Wollongong, and Tully O’Neill, The University of Melbourne The alleged rape of former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins has raised many questions about how sexual assault gets reported. Members of the Morrison government have repeatedly stressed the appropriate response to allegations of sexual […]

San Francisco Next to Move Into Red Tier, Allowing Indoor Dining

Officials expect San Francisco to be the next city in the Bay Area county to move into the red tier of California’s coronavirus tier system, which would begin allowing restaurants to serve people dining indoors. New rules for the lifting of the ban are being discussed as city officials give restaurants ample time to prepare. […]

Robbery Victim Fights Back Against Criminal in San Francisco

Video footage captured the moment where a robber wearing a blue hoodie and jeans rushing towards the victim and grabbing a blue suitcase and backpack, quickly fleeing into a getaway car, dropping the suitcase on the way. Fighting Back However, after the criminal gets in the vehicle, the victim, identified as a tourist traveling with […]

California Passes 50,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths

California has reached a new grim milestone of 51,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, becoming the first state in the United States to record more than 50,000 COVID-19-related fatalities. Across the country, California has the highest population total at 40 million residents and leads in the number of COVID-19 infections at 3.5 […]

Residents Cutting In Line For COVID-19 Vaccine at San Francisco’s One Medical

San Francisco-based One Medical, a concierge-type medical service and provider, revealed several of its employees had been fired after they allegedly accommodated ineligible residents for vaccinations. A spokesperson for the company said the allegations “perpetuates dangerous public misconceptions” about the COVID-19 vaccine protocols they have set up. They added the patients they prioritized were those […]

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up in San Francisco Interstate Off-Ramp

One vehicle was trapped when a large sinkhole suddenly opened in a San Francisco Interstate 280 off-ramp on Thursday afternoon. Massive Sinkhole One lane of the ramp was shut down by California Highway Patrol officers, blocking the route to 6th Street in the South Park neighborhood. Around 2:35 p.m., the roadway in the area began […]

Costco raises minimum wage to $16

$16 an hour will be Costco’s starting rate for its hourly store workers in the United States, higher than the starting rates for its rivals Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Costco has been actively raising their minimum wage starting with $14 during 2018, and into $15 during 2019. They further add that 20% of their […]

Disney+ reveals premiere dates for Loki, Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Just when we thought we’ve seen the last of Marvel, Disney+ unveils premieres dates for new films to look forward to!  Despite being an all-time nemesis, Loki, the cunning trickster god. is coming soon to the big screen. Originally announced to premiere on May 2021, there’s been a change of schedule and we’ll have the […]