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Mike Pompeo Proposes New Way Of Teaching And Gets Schooled Big Time

Donald Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, opened himself up to a barrage of mockery on Twitter with his, let’s just say, novel idea for public education.

“I think parents should decide what their children are taught in schools. That is all,” Pompeo declared in a tweet Tuesday.

It’s unclear what prompted the post. Hours earlier, Pompeo railed in another tweet against the teaching of critical race theory in schools.

His previous hot takes on the issue ― a popular topic in conservative media ― have gone awry.

This time, critics imagined what could happen if Pompeo’s idea that parents exert total control and “decide what their children are taught in schools” actually materialized.

Chaos:

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Twitch Cyberattack Exposes Source Codes And Payout Information

Twitch, Amazon’s (AMZN) video live streaming platform, has become the latest victim of a cyberattack after an anonymous hacker claimed to have hacked the entire platform along with the source code and user payout information. The hacker has also breached an unreleased game from Amazon Game Studios.

On Wednesday, the hacker took to 4chan to post a torrent link of 125 GB with all the data which are now publicly available. VGC has also confirmed the authenticity of the database. The user initially said that the breach is to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.” And went on to add that “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool,” referring to the gaming contents on the platform.

The data obtained show that some of the bigger channels have earned as much as $9.6 million between August 2019 and September 2021.

The platform also confirmed the breach later over a tweet. It said, “We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.”

The torrent link doesn’t only contain the source code and other private information, but also the fact that Amazon is building an online game store like Steam. The probable name of the platform was to be Vapor. Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $1 billion.

Oil Futures Settle Sharply Higher Again

Crude oil prices climbed higher on Tuesday, extending recent gains following the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major oil producers including Russia, collectively known as OPEC+, deciding to stick to their plan of gradually raising crude production.

Amid rising demand for energy and surging prices, analysts were hoping that the cartel will significantly increase output. However, the group has decided to stick to their earlier plan for now.

The 23-member group said that it would raise production by a modest 400,000 barrels a day in November, less than 0.5 percent of world demand, under a deal reached in July to return output to pre-Covid-19 levels.

In effect, the group shrugged off political and commercial pressure to ramp up oil output to ease a tightening market.

West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for November ended higher by $1.31 or about 1.7% at $78.93 a barrel, a fresh 7-year high.

Brent crude futures climbed to their highest level in three years, rising to $83.11 a barrel.

Meanwhile, Natural Gas contracts for November soared $0.55 or about 9.5% to settle at $6.312/mln Btus today.

Markets now look ahead to weekly oil reports from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The API’s report is due later today, while the EIA is scheduled to release its inventory data Wednesday morning.

Why there is skepticism surrounding video game 'addiction'

(CNN Business)Twitch has experienced a major data breach, the game streaming service confirmed on Wednesday.

“We can confirm a breach has taken place,” Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said on Twitter. “Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this.”
The company’s statement came after an anonymous individual reportedly released more than 120 gigabytes of Twitch data on the online forum 4chan, including what they claim was the platform’s source code and data on how much top streamers on the service get paid. The breach was first reported by the website Video Games Chronicle.

    CNN could not independently verify details of the breach, but some streamers indicated on Twitter Wednesday that the earnings revealed as part of it were accurate.

      “What happened to Twitch can happen to almost any organization, though their particular service niche likely made them a higher priority target for some groups,” said Bob Rudis, chief data scientist at the cybersecurity firm Rapid7.

        Twitch, acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014, is one of the most popular game streaming platforms, with millions of streamers and tens of millions of users.
        The platform is home to some of the world’s top streamers, including popular streamer Ninja, who signed a multi-year deal with Twitch last year.

        Kroger To Hire 20,000 Associates

        Grocery retailer Kroger Co. said it plans to hire 20,000 associates for retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and healthcare roles.

        The company’s second nationwide hybrid hiring event, including virtual and on-site interviews, will take place from 2-5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 13.

        Opportunities including store leaders, customer service managers, personal shoppers, e-commerce specialists, digital marketing managers, software engineers, and data architects are available for job seekers. Other available roles include delivery drivers, warehouse workers, machine operators, category and procurement managers, financial analysts, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, project managers, and administrative supporters.

        To support and develop associates, Kroger provides comprehensive compensation packages, including competitive salaries and wages, healthcare, and retirement. The organization is investing $350 million more in 2021 that has increased its average hourly wage to more than $16 nationally and when coupled with benefits, total compensation is more than $21 an hour.

        Kroger’s tuition reimbursement program offers up to $21,000 for both part-time and full-time associates, and covers a GED to PhD. Since inception, this program has benefitted 6,789 associates.

        Further, the company offers on-demand, role-specific training and resources through FEED desktop and mobile and modern learning platforms.