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Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday, with experts confirming that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments. The conservative National Action Party, or PAN, had asked internet watchdog Citizen Lab to investigate suspicious messages aft ...>>
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Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he'd be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say. [...] if he were to look for a job, the experts say, these and past tweets would raise red flags for companies doing social media background checks, an increasingly common practice as tweets and Facebook p ...>>
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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama's big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. [...] the effort underscored how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., needed to m ...>>
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Doping drug gives no edge to serious cyclists in study
Technology
Published in 30-6-2017
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The blood booster at the heart of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal does not improve real-world cycling performance, according to the most rigorous study yet of how the protein EPO affects athletes. The results, published Thursday in the journal Lancet Haematology , may convince some to pay more attention to the harms of supposed performance-enhancing drugs by punching holes in the myths surroun ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 30-6-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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[...] the Facebook founder wants to bring more meaning to its nearly 2 billion users by shepherding them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions. The shift comes as Facebook continues to grapple with the darker side of connecting the world, from terrorist recruitment to videos of murder and suicides to propaganda intended to disrupt elections aro ...>>
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Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber says it hired a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him. Uber is asserting that then-CEO Travis Kalanick told Levandowski not to bring the material with him and that Levandowski assured the company that he had destroyed the five discs containing Google info ...>>
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Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions. Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced in ...>>
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Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property. Even the tree company hired to do the move is feeling the pressure to keep the 98-foot (30-meter) tree upright as it travels about two blocks over about 12 hours to its new home. Cox said th ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 23-6-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Official hopes charges in Flint water case help return trust
Technology
Published in 16-6-2017
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(AP) In a battered city where many still refuse to bathe in tap water, much less drink it, the prosecution of officials accused of letting Flint's public supply become contaminated with toxic lead and failing to warn of deadly bacteria represents a tentative step toward restoring trust in government. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's announcement of new charges Wednesday agains ...>>
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Nevada forces drug makers to reveal insulin pricing, profits
Technology
Published in 16-6-2017
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(AP) Nevada now has the nation's strictest rules requiring pharmaceutical companies to reveal how they set certain prescription drug prices. Republican-backed provisions require pharmaceutical companies to justify insulin price hikes and outlaw "gag rules" that bar pharmacists from suggesting less-expensive prescription options.
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Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network
Technology
Published in 16-6-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook has started deploying its artificial intelligence capabilities to help combat terrorists' use of its service. Company officials said in a blog post Thursday that Facebook will use AI in conjunction with human reviewers to find and remove "terrorist content" immediately, before other users see it. Facebook and other internet companies face growing government pres ...>>
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FDA approves new, cheaper rival to EpiPen allergy shot
Technology
Published in 16-6-2017
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical company greed. Symjepi is a syringe prefilled with the hormone epinephrine, which helps stop life-threatening allergic reactions from insect stings and bites, foods such as nuts and eggs, or certain medications. Most children and adults wi ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 16-6-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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