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Apple Plans to Turn Locked iPhones Into Smart Displays With iOS 17 (Maria)

The author writes, “Apple Inc. is planning a new interface for iPhones that shows information such as calendar appointments, the weather and notifications in the style of a smart-home display, part of a flurry of new features coming in its iOS 17 software update. The view will appear when an iPhone is locked and positioned horizontally, operating similarly to dedicated displays offered by Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Inc., according to people familiar with the project.”

Judge Schedules Trial in Lawsuit Against Wisconsin’s Fake Electors for Weeks Before 2024 Presidential Election (Al) 

From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “A trial in a Wisconsin lawsuit over the actions of 10 Republicans who posed as electors for Donald Trump in 2020 despite his election loss will take place just weeks before the next presidential election.” 

The Surgeon General’s Wake-up Call for Social Networks (Sean)

From The Verge: “For too many children, frequent use of social products really does seem bad for them. And the research now appears robust enough that lawmakers can be confident in demanding more from the companies that produce them.”

How’s the US Economy Doing Right Now? (Roshni)

The author writes, “Despite the highest interest rates in 16 years and a recent spate of banking turmoil, the economy is growing, employers keep hiring more workers to meet Americans’ still-strong demand for goods and services, and recession calls keep getting pushed back. These days, Americans’ feelings about the economy are determined almost exclusively by the president’s politics, independent of the actual state of the economy.“

The Allure of Fascism: Why Do Minorities Join the Far Right? (Michaela)

From The Guardian: “Unlike the white supremacists who rioted in Charlottesville in 2017, men of color attracted to white supremacist ideologies believe less in a white ethnostate and more that the state has failed them in the past and it will take violence to suppress threats and restore their perceived sense of order.”

More Super Rich Names Are Coming up in the Jeffrey Epstein Cases (Reader Steve)

From The Washington Post: “As government attorneys unravel Jeffrey Epstein’s complex finances and sex trafficking ring, officials are training their focus on other high-wealth individuals with whom the disgraced financier may have done business.” 


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