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British Supreme Court Rules Uber Drivers Are Workers, Not Self-Employed   BY TYLER DURDEN FRIDAY, FEB 19, 2021 - 6:06 In a landmark decision that marks the close of a years-long legal battle,  the British Supreme Court has just ruled that Uber must classify its drivers as workers instead of the 'self-employed' designation  that currently applies to Uber drivers in the US, Europe and elsewhere. The ruling already looks set to jack up Uber's labor costs, as Uber drivers in the UK are now officially entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber's loss at the hands of Britain's Supreme Court is the last leg of a lengthy legal battle: Uber appealed to the British Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds. Two former drivers-turned-activists celebrated the ruling: James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam - the two men who originally won an employment tribunal decision against Uber back in October 2016, told the BBC they were "thrilled and relieved" to hear

Canada To Follow Australia's Lead In Charging Facebook For Links

Canada To Follow Australia's Lead In Charging Facebook For Links   BY TYLER DURDEN   SUNDAY, FEB 21, 2021 - 22:45 Authored by Jazz Shaw via HotAir.com,   After blocking links to all news content in Australia, Facebook has reportedly “friended” the country again by coming back to the negotiating table,  at least  according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison . That doesn’t mean that Mark Zuckerberg has dropped his objections to Austrailia’s pending legislation that would force the social media giant to pay for links to Australian news content, however. Neither side seems to be backing down at this point. Australia may not be in this battle alone, though. We’re learning this weekend that  Canada is drafting a similar measure  and basically daring Facebook to impose a blackout on them as well.  (NY Post) Canada is poised to take on Facebook, following the example set by Australia, which began a war with the tech giant when the country’s publishers backed proposed legislation de

German State Forbids Drivers From Wearing Masks, Sunglasses & Hats At Same Time

Jaguar To Go Fully-Electric By 2025

Jaguar To Go Fully-Electric By 2025   BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021 - 5:00 Submitted by  Market Crumbs, As automakers transition to a future of electric vehicles, a handful of them are targeting specific dates to offer only electric vehicles. Bentley Motors announced  in November that its model range will be exclusively plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles by 2026 and full electric vehicles by 2030.  General Motors announced  just a few weeks ago that it will also phase out the internal combustion engine as it will offer only electric vehicles by 2035. Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker  to commit to a date to offer only electric vehicles as the company announced earlier this week the Jaguar vehicle lineup will be all-electric by 2025. The company also announced Land Rover will see offer its first all-electric variant in 2024 with a total of six pure electric variants to be offered in the next five years. By 2030, Jaguar Land Rover estimates 100% of Jag

Israel To Allow "Green Pass"-Holders Only To Access Public Spaces

Israel To Allow "Green Pass"-Holders Only To Access Public Spaces   BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021 - 3:30 Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,   Israel will soon allow ‘Green Pass’ holders who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine to access public spaces including sports events, restaurants and hotels while those who haven’t had the shot will remain on lockdown. The two tier system will go into effect from Sunday onwards, when those who have had two doses of the vaccine or can prove they’ve recovered from the infection will display the certificate on their phone which will allow them to resume normal life. “With some  43 percent of Israeli citizens inoculated with at least one shot  of the jab developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the cabinet moved to permit malls, open-air markets, museums and libraries to reopen next weekend, gradually scaling back controversial restrictions brought in late December,” reports  RT . However, for people who refuse to take t

Facebook Goes Nuclear On Australia - Blocks All News Sharing Across Continent

Facebook Goes Nuclear On Australia - Blocks All News Sharing Across Continent   BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021 - 2:45   After Australia's government this week announced its intent to issue legislative changes known as the "News Media Bargaining Code" by the end of this month,  Facebook in retaliation has said it will begin restricting news sharing on its platform in Australia .  It comes a day after the current session of parliament vowed to implement the law by the session's close, which ends on Feb. 25. The code seeks to  force major US-based internet companies to fairly pay local Australian publishers for use of their content . Last month Google threatened to remove its search engine from Australia altogether over the legislation, with Facebook backing Google's pressure campaign. Facebook unleashes the nuclear option in Australia: The company just announced it will block Australian news publishers and Australian users of Facebook from posting,

United Airlines Buys $1 Billion Of Flying Taxis For 2024 Launch

United Airlines Buys $1 Billion Of Flying Taxis For 2024 Launch    BY TYLER DURDEN TUESDAY, FEB 16, 2021 - 5:45 Just as technology has underpinned economic growth for decades, the future of flying electric taxis will revolutionize transportation while transforming urban mobility into a greener, zero-emissions world.  Archer, a leading Urban Air Mobility startup and developer of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has  entered  into a purchase and collaboration agreement with United Airlines for its battery-powered aircraft. United placed a $1 billion order for Archer's eVTOL aircraft with an option for an additional $500 million of aircraft. United, along with Mesa Airlines, are preparing to transport customers with Archer's eVTOL zero-emission aircraft by 2024. United CEO Scott Kirby embraces the new aircraft as a way to "decarbonize air travel." "By working with Archer, United shows the aviation industry that now is the ti