Verizon Lobbyist Runs For New York Attorney General As the State Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A Verizon lobbyist is trying to become the attorney general of New York in the upcoming November election. Verizon executive Leecia Eve is one of four candidates in the Democratic primary for the seat vacated when Eric Schneiderman resigned after assault allegations from four women. If elected, Eve says she would recuse herself from Verizon matters and New York State’s appeal…

September 9, 2018
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As internet penetration in Africa grows, US and Chinese tech giants are gearing up to fight for marketshare on the continent (Aubrey Hruby/Financial Times)

September 9, 2018

Aubrey Hruby / Financial Times: As internet penetration in Africa grows, US and Chinese tech giants are gearing up to fight for marketshare on the continent  —  The Trump administration has made a perceived global rivalry with China the centre of US foreign policy.  This competitive stance has coloured the view … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Apple Is Building An Online Portal For Police To Make Data Requests

In a letter last Tuesday to Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Apple said it is working on an online portal for law enforcement officials to submit and track requests for data and obtain responses from the company. Apple also said it’s “creating a dedicated team to help train law enforcement officials around the world in digital forensics,” reports CNET. From the report: The letter, seen by CNET, addresses recommendations made…

September 9, 2018
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Sony To Source All Its Energy From Renewables By 2040

Sony is the latest multinational conglomerate corporation to announce plans to have all its energy come from renewable sources by 2040. Nikkei Asian Review reports: The electronics company has 111 business sites around the world. Renewables will supply all power used not only in manufacturing televisions and cameras, but also in such content creation work as moviemaking. The goal will be achieved through such means as installing solar panels atop…

September 9, 2018
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‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Medical Xpress: Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers — mindfulness. The researchers analyzed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. In this follow-up study, Zeidan sought to determine if dispositional mindfulness, an individual’s…

September 9, 2018
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OxyContin Billionaire Patents Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction

Richard Sackler, the billionaire businessman behind Purdue Pharma, has patented a new drug to help treat opioid addiction (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). The news of the patented form of buprenorphine, a mild opioid that is used to ease withdrawal symptoms, comes as Colorado’s attorney general is suing the OxyContin creator for profiting from opioid addictions. Some now believe that Sackler and his family, who owns Purdue Pharma,…

September 9, 2018
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Trump Tells Apple To Make Products In the US To Avoid China Tariffs

hackingbear writes: President Trump acknowledged in a tweet that “Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China,” but suggested the issue was not with the tariffs themselves. “There is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive. Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now,” Trump wrote. The U.S. is…

September 9, 2018
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Two Lawmakers Urge FTC, CFPB To Keep Pressure On Equifax

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch about the little fallout Equifax has faced for one of the worst data breaches in U.S. history: The credit rating giant, one of the largest in the world, was trusted with some of the most sensitive data used by banks and financiers to determine who can be lent money. But the company failed to patch a web server it knew was vulnerable…

September 9, 2018
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