Some 2022 iPhones Lose ‘Notch;’ Frontline Worker Tier for Google Workspace; Biden Weighs in On Amazon v. Union; Gab- Big Hack

It has been hated and criticized by reviewers since full screen iPhones came into being, and lost the ‘chin’ and ‘forehead’ spaces….I’m talking about the dreaded (by many) ‘notch’…the black stripe taking up about 3/4 of the top eighth inch of an iPhone screen. Now, according to macrumors.com, it may go away for some iPhones in 2022. A leak from highly reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple handsets will get a ‘punch-hole’ type design instead. Samsung’s recent top line Galaxy smartphones hardy have such a setup. Right now, it looks like only the top iPhones will get the hole punch screen…although Kuo noted that if production yields are good enough, the format may be extended to the entire 2022 iPhone line. 

A new frontline worker tier is coming to Google Workspace…formerly G Suite. 9to5google.com reports that it is called simply ‘Workspace Frontline,’ and its aimed at nurses, grocery store associates, and warehouse worker. It should be out in the comping weeks. Also coming in the next few weeks- Chat, Jamboard, and Calendar will be hitting the entry-level Workspace Essentials Offering.

President Biden issued a statement in the run up to the vote by workers at the Amazon warehouse in Besemer, Ala. Geekwire.com says that, in light of the continuing, relentless campaign by Amazon to keep workers from unionizing, the president put out this statement: “It’s not up to me to decide whether anyone should join a union,” Biden said. “But let me be even more clear. It’s not up to an employer to decide that, either. The choice to join a union is up to the workers — full stop. Full stop.”

Without mentioning Amazon by name, he added, “Today and over the next few days and weeks, workers in Alabama and all across America are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace.”

He called it a “vitally important choice” amid the pandemic, economic crisis, and a racial reckoning highlighting the county’s deep disparities. “And there should be no intimidation, no coercion, no anti-union propaganda. No supervisor should confront employees about their union preferences,” he said.

Gab, the far right platform a lot of former Twitter users went to after Trump was banned…and then former Parler users jumped to after THAT platform was hacked, has been….you guessed it…hacked. Badly. According to wired.com, transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70 GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists. Seventy gigs! Included are some 40 million private posts. The hack apparently includes everything on Gab. DDoSecrets has refused to release all the info publicly due to the sensitivity of the info and vast amount of private info. 



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