Business leaders are increasingly facing the toll of substance abuse on their workforce — and need to do more to help both their affected workers and their bottom lines, according to executives at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. Addiction affects more than 20 million Americans directly. When family members of those impacted by
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Klint Finley / Wired: How decentralized protocols may help solve some issues plaguing social media today; @bluesky team should consider existing projects like Mastodon  —  The CEO tweeted that he’s hiring a team to develop open source standards for decentralized social networks.  His hope: It will spawn better ways to combat hate and harassment. Source
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Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board have reached a tentative $25 million settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and his company, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times cited a half-dozen lawyers in its report, some of whom spoke about the proposed terms on the condition of anonymity.
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Enlarge / Lindsay Graham doesn’t want people reading his texts. But he’ll make darned sure there are backdoors for law enforcement into encrypted texts and devices, and he will pass a law if he needs to. In a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, while their counterparts in the House were busy with articles
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