5,000 workers protesting low wages in Bangladeshi garment factories have been fired

Bangladesh’s giant garment industry, which supplies a number of brands including H&M, Walmart, Gap, and others, is notorious for its low wages. But for countless workers who rely on those jobs to survive—even with the low wages—it has been a lifeline. … Continue reading 5,000 workers protesting low wages in Bangladeshi garment factories have been fired

Facebook quietly blocked tools that let people see how its ads are targeted

Ahead of crucial global elections, Facebook is making it increasingly difficult to track political ads. A number of organizations, including ProPublica, have developed tools to let the public see exactly how Facebook users are being targeted by advertisers. Now, Facebook … Continue reading Facebook quietly blocked tools that let people see how its ads are targeted

Texas Veteran Who Died With No Family has 5,000 Strangers Attend Funeral: ‘We Do Not Leave Veterans Behind’

Thousands of people turned out at a Texas cemetery for the funeral of a U.S. Air Force veteran who died without family after an appeal on social media. Joseph Walker of Dale, Texas, died aged 72 in November 2018. He served … Continue reading Texas Veteran Who Died With No Family has 5,000 Strangers Attend Funeral: ‘We Do Not Leave Veterans Behind’