Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is a staff writer at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

SAT Adversity Scoring Program – Why Some Are Concerned

College Board announced on Tuesday that it will be expanding its new “Adversity Score” to about 150 colleges and universities across the country. The new scoring system takes social and economic adversity into account when compiling scores to, supposedly, give students in poverty stricken areas a slight curve over those exposed to better, more expensive, education. However, the adversity score has some concerned over how the scores are actually being used. What sounds like a good...

The Game of Thrones Prequel Has Apparently Started Filming

News that a Game of Thrones prequel was in the works has been circulating the news for years now with little update other than the fact that it will most likely happen. Rumors have come and gone, alluding to stories that follow the happenings up to the beginning of the original show, the long forgotten history of Westeros, and even a spinoff series that follows the show once it’s concluded. We don’t know much about the new spinoff, but here’s what we do know: There May Be...

Facebook Live Rolls Out “One Strike” Policy

Unsurprisingly, Facebook has decided to roll out a new set of restrictions and rules regarding its live streaming services. The announcement came after the New Zealand attacks saw a live streaming session that went unreported for hours following the attack. Since no one reported the video, it stayed up. This left users vulnerable to seeing potentially harmful content without penalty. Despite the fact that Facebook’s Terms of Use is explicit about terrorism. To combat the issue, Facebook...

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Kylie Jenner’s New Face Scrub

In the days following Kylie Jenner’s announcement that she’s pivoting into skincare from makeup, the beauty mogul has gained a lot of traction in the press. Some of that press isn’t good though, as one product in particular has both the blogosphere and social media in a frenzy. The line’s Walnut Face Scrub is raising concern over whether the ingredients list is safe enough to be used on the most fragile parts of the skin. Of course, it’s up to consumers to decide...

Why Is San Francisco’s Ban On Facial Recognition A Big Deal?

San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition on Tuesday. Multiple organizations throughout the city, such as the board of supervisors, the city and county of San Francisco, and the city’s legislative branch voted in a sweeping 8 to 1 vote to pass legislature that would outlaw the use of facial recognition softwares by public officials, police, and other municipal organizations in a public space. To protect privacy, the legislation has also made...