Liz Dunphy: Domestic abuse

Liz Dunphy: Domestic abuse

Last week, a convicted murderer who tried to suffocate his wife in her west Cork home avoided further jail time despite the horrifying brutality of the attack.Marius Rucinskas received a suspended 18-month sentence and essentially walked free from court.He had been remanded in custody on the charge for almost one year already and Judge Seán…

Twitch sues users over alleged “hate raids” against streamers

Twitch sues users over alleged “hate raids” against streamers

Always love, hate will get you every time — Lawsuit accuses anonymous users of “targeting black and LGBTQIA+ streamers.” Cecelia D’Anastasio, wired.com – Sep 11, 2021 4:10 pm UTC MikkelWilliam | Getty ImagesSince early August, Twitch has been wrestling with an epidemic of harassment, known as “hate raids,” against marginalized streamers. These attacks spam streamers’ chats…

California Senate passes warehouse workers bill, taking aim at Amazon

California Senate passes warehouse workers bill, taking aim at Amazon

Hyper-micromanagement — For years, algorithms have driven workers to meet punishing quotas. Caitlin Harrington, wired.com – Sep 11, 2021 10:00 am UTC Enlarge / Modern warehouse work sometimes unfolds within million-square-foot buildings, which some labor organizers say can make bathroom breaks “logistically impossible.”Jane Barlow | Getty ImagesWarehouse workers in California are one step closer to…

Quick Beats: Pulstar, Mega Man, And Final Fight Composer Talks Joe Hisaishi And The Beatles

Quick Beats: Pulstar, Mega Man, And Final Fight Composer Talks Joe Hisaishi And The Beatles

Image: CapcomThroughout the Nintendo Life Video Game Music Festival we’re speaking to a range of composers and musicians for a mixture of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and perhaps a little goofier) Q&As where we ask just ten rapid-fire personal questions; we’re calling these shorter features ‘Quick Beats’. Today we’re talking to Harumi Fujita, a…