- Venture capital firms such as SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz launch funds for black start-ups (Washington Post) It is, as the article hed notes, diversity theater.
- Snap CEO says in internal meeting he won't release diversity numbers because it would reinforce the perception that Silicon Valley isn't diverse (Business Insider) Sticking their fingers in their ears, and saying, "La, la, la, I can't hear you."
- Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it (The Register) DRM law needs to be fixed.
- Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants (ProPublica) These folks are bad actors, and need to be pursued administratively and criminally.
- California prosecutors routinely strike Black and Latino people from juries, report says (Los Angeles Times) Clearly there is no racism in the criminal justice system.
- Why Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Worse (Gizmodo) This is the common knowledge in transportation planning.
- Elite CIA hacking unit failed to protect its systems, allowing disclosure to WikiLeaks (Washington Post) TheVault 7 guys literally did not know of the leak for over a year.
- All-new Ford Bronco debut July 9 falls on O.J. Simpson's birthday (Detroit Free Press) I'm not sure if this is an inspired branding choice, and awful branding choice, or an inside joke gone bad.
Paraphrasing Harry Belafonte, "That's right, the Squirrels is, Smarter."