We check in on Uber as the company goes public and its drivers go on strike. Plus, California is looking at whether the state or individuals should be compensated for sharing their private data. And, the latest Hollywood news.
Uber drivers in L.A. are going on strike today, along with drivers in many other cities across the country. They'll be at LAX protesting recent pay cuts ahead of Uber's estimated $90 billion debut on the stock market this week.
- David Wagner, KPCC business reporter
Governor Newsom has put together a team of national data scientists and legislators to create a “data dividend” which would essentially make businesses either pay the state or consumers for their personal data. This move would upend the unregulated internet ecosystem as we know it. So, what does it look in practice?
- Jen King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society
Appeals Court Asylum
Asylum seekers making their way from South and Central America will have to stay in Mexico while immigration courts decide their fate. That was the ruling of the Ninth Circuit court of appeals Tuesday. The Trump Administration is fighting legal challenges against the program put in place back in January. In April, the court allowed the policy to continue during legal review. The decision yesterday extends that stay. All this comes as thousands of migrants continue to leave their countries to head north.
- Delphine Schrank, Mexico and Central America correspondent for Reuters
The 2020 Census is around the corner. But as workers get ready to count everyone in the country one number is shrinking—Census offices. The bureau has slashed the number of California's field offices by almost half compared to 2010. Just 30 will be open. That has some state officials concerned that it will make it harder to count people here.
- Emily Cadei, the Sac Bee's Washington correspondent
Writers are getting by without any help from agents
A grassroots movement helps writers without agents find work. Plus, Disney announces a host of release date changes...and guess what? The Avatar sequel is being pushed back again.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter
L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art is getting a new senior curator. Her name is Mia Locks, the museum announced Wednesday.
- Jori Finkel, has been writing about this for the New York Times