Apple ♥ Chicago / 'Repeal the 2nd Amendment' / Heineken blinks

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Apple Chicago. Just as this edition of Square rolls off the digital press, Apple is opening a product rollout event—not, as usual, on one of the coasts, but here in the Midwest, at Chicago’s Lane Tech High School.
The Verge is blogging the event live.

What Facebook knows. How to download and review everything it has on you.
A Federal Trade Commission investigation puts Facebook in a bad place.
The top lawyers for Illinois and Cook County both have Facebook’s transgressions in their sight.

Chicago’s biggest screen. A City Council committee is sending the full council a plan to allow the nighttime projection of images of public art onto the almost three acres of the Merchandise Mart’s south-facing facade.
Aldermen also will consider giving cops power to smash their way into cars to save pets in bad weather.
… and $4 billion in borrowing to jumpstart a massive overhaul of O’Hare International Airport.

‘Repeal the Second Amendment.’ Ex-Supreme Court Justice (and lifelong Cubs fan) and John Paul Stevens in The New York Times: “That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform.”
The Times: Citibank is using its clout to restrict firearms sales.
As security concerns rise, Chicago-area schools may excuse themselves from serving as election polling places.

‘A ruse … to sabotage the census.’ Civil rights groups are condemning the Trump administration for a move they say will suppress immigrant responses.
Federal jurors are getting a raise for the first time in almost 30 years.

Heineken blinks. Under fire for a commercial Chicago’s Chance the Rapper has labeled “terribly racist,” the Dutch brewer has pulled an ad that showed a bartender sliding a bottle along a bar past dark-skinned people, to a fair-skinned woman—with the tagline, “Sometimes, lighter is better.”
Twitter is banning ads for cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

Ready Player One movie reviews.
Richard Roeper in the Sun-Times: “Spielberg is like one of those rock gods who joins the kids onstage at some all-star jam and blows everyone away.”
USA Today: An ’80s pop-culture binge-fest.”
Rotten Tomatoes (as of 9:30 a.m.): 81 percent.

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