European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to how the services respond to data access requests, per regional data protection rules. Article 15 of Europe’s General […]
After all this time, apparently all it took was a documentary.
Journalist Jim DeRogatis had been doggedly reporting on R. Kelly’s many alleged sex crimes for years, but something about actually hearing from the victims in Surviving R. Kelly has created an inflection point. First, artists like Lady Gaga and Celine Dion, who have recorded songs with Kelly, began removing those songs from streaming platforms. Activists in the “Mute R. Kelly” movement later flew an airplane over the headquarters of Kelly’s label, Sony, with a sign begging it to drop him.
Now it seems the message was received. As of Friday afternoon, according to Billboard, Sony is no longer R. Kelly’s label.
This news wasn’t all that emerged from R. Kellyland on Friday: The disgraced artist’s former manager was also arrested for making “terroristic” threats toward the family of one of Kelly’s alleged victims.
For anyone who hasn’t heard enough about Kelly’s sordid past at this point, NBC Dateline is airing a surprise special about him tonight.
PUTRAJAYA: Nomura Holdings Inc, a Japanese financial holding company that was widely tipped to be among the arrangers of the RM7.6bil Samurai bond, was not among the three names announced by the Finance Ministry.