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Elizabeth Warren unveils bill that could hold tech execs responsible for data breaches
theverge.com
by Makena Kelly
April 3, 2019

The Corporate Executive Accountability Act is yet another push from Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has focused much of her presidential campaign on holding corporations and their leaders accountable for both their power and perceived corruption.

"When a criminal on the street steals money from your wallet, they go to jail. When small-business owners cheat their customers, they go to jail," Warren wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published on Wednesday morning. "But when corporate executives at big companies oversee huge frauds that hurt tens of thousands of people, they often get to walk away with multimillion-dollar payouts."

Elizabeth Warren unveils bill that could hold tech execs responsible for data breaches
theverge.com
by Makena Kelly
April 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a new piece of legislation that would make it easier to criminally charge company executives when Americans' personal data is breached.

The Corporate Executive Accountability Act is yet another push from Warren who has focused much of her presidential campaign on holding corporations and their leaders responsible for both their market dominance and perceived corruption. The bill, if approved, would widen criminal liability of "negligent" executives of corporations (that make more than $1 billion) when they commit crimes, repeatedly break federal laws, or harm a large number of Americans by way of civil rights violations, including their data privacy.

Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network
theverge.com
by Chris Welch
April 3, 2019

Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company's attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

Google+ is being phased out due to "low usage" and because it turned into something of a security liability for Google; the company has disclosed two significant data leaks that could have exposed information for tens of millions of Google+ users to outside developers. The first vulnerability, which was kept secret for months, prompted Google to decide it was time to close Google+ for good, and the second led to the company accelerating those shutdown plans by four months, meaning the service will meet its end in April instead of August.

Google isn't a search company anymore (study)
minds.com
by @gocat
April 3, 2019

Google isn't a search company anymore, they're a tracking company. Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites.

Investigation by the Associated Press revealed that Google continues to track location data even after a consumer has turned off the setting. In "Google Data Collection," Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, catalogs how much data Google is collecting about consumers.

Norway Private tycoon goes public with wife's disappearance
myMotherLode.com
January 26, 2019

Tom Hagen and his wife expected to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Today, one of Norway's wealthiest men just wants to know that Anne-Elizabeth Falkevik Hagen, the childhood sweetheart he married at age 19, is alive.

Her disappearance and suspected abduction from the couple's home on Halloween has gripped a small, wealthy Scandinavian country with the fourth-lowest homicide rate of 36 European countries. Some argue that violent crime happens infrequently enough among the 5.3 million Norwegians that police are unprepared when it does occur.

THE SANDY HOOK ";POZNER v. FETZER" LAWSUIT FOR DUMMIES
jamesfetzer.org
by Jim Fetzer
January 11, 2019

On 27 November 2018, the Minneapolis law firm, Meshbesher and Spence, Ltd., filed a suit against me on behalf of its client, Plaintiff Leonard Pozner, for defamation, and I was properly served on 29 November 2018.

Under Wisconsin law, a Defendant has 45 days to submit a response, which would make it imperative that I reply by 11 January 2019, with either an ANSWER or a MOTION TO DISMISS. I filed an ANSWER rather than a MOTION TO DISMISS early on 4 January 2019 because I do not want the case to be dismissed. I want to have a formal, legal resolution. The Complaint is narrowly drawn to focus on assertions I have made-no doubt, hundreds of times-that the death certificate that Leonard Pozner gave to Kelley Watt is a fabrication, where the Complaint cites two instances in which I made that assertion, one from Ch. 11 of the book, NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK (2nd edition, 2016), which I edited, and one from "How We Know Sandy Hook Was A FEMA Drill, Nobody Died, for an Anti-Gun Agenda" (5 August 2018), published as a contribution to SANDY HOOK TRUTH: MEMORANDA FOR THE PRESIDENT (2018).

THE SANDY HOOK ";POZNER v. FETZER" LAWSUIT FOR DUMMIES
jamesfetzer.org
by Jim Fetzer
January 11, 2019

On 27 November 2018, the Minneapolis law firm, Meshbesher and Spence, Ltd., filed a suit against me on behalf of its client, Plaintiff Leonard Pozner, for defamation, and I was properly served on 29 November 2018.

Under Wisconsin law, a Defendant has 45 days to submit a response, which would make it imperative that I reply by 11 January 2019, with either an ANSWER or a MOTION TO DISMISS. I filed an ANSWER rather than a MOTION TO DISMISS early on 4 January 2019 because I do not want the case to be dismissed. I want to have a formal, legal resolution. The Complaint is narrowly drawn to focus on assertions I have made-no doubt, hundreds of times-that the death certificate that Leonard Pozner gave to Kelley Watt is a fabrication, where the Complaint cites two instances in which I made that assertion, one from Ch. 11 of the book, NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK (2nd edition, 2016), which I edited, and one from "How We Know Sandy Hook Was A FEMA Drill, Nobody Died, for an Anti-Gun Agenda" (5 August 2018), published as a contribution to SANDY HOOK TRUTH: MEMORANDA FOR THE PRESIDENT (2018).

Amazon Takes on Unstructured EHR Data with Machine Learning, NLP
healthitanalytics.com
by Jennifer Bresnick
November 28, 2018

A new machine learning and natural language processing service from Amazon will comb through unstructured EHR data to identify actionable insights and support better decision-making.

"Comprehend Medical helps health care providers, insurers, researchers, and clinical trial investigators as well as health care IT, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies to improve clinical decision support, streamline revenue cycle and clinical trials management, and better address data privacy and protected health information (PHI) requirements." The HIPAA-eligible service will be covered under Amazon Web Services' (AWS) business associate agreement, ensuring the privacy and security of patient data that is run through the system.

5G Radiation Dangers - 11 Reasons To Be Concerned
electricsense.com
by Lloyd Burrell
June 3, 2018

5G offers mind-blowing data capabilities, practically unrestricted call volumes and near infinite data broadcast. It does this by 5G using largely untapped bandwidth of the millimeter wave (MMW), which is between 30GHz and 300GHz, as well as some lower an

The biggest concern is how these new wavelengths will affect the skin. The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like "an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths," meaning that we become more conductive. A recent New York study which experimented with 60GHz waves stated that "the analyses of penetration depth show that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer."

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says it is "unlawful" for a mother and daughter to sit in trees on their land outside Roanoke, trying to block a natural gas pipeline from being built on land their family has held for seven generations.
washingtonpost.com
by Gregory S. Schneider
April 25, 2018

Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday that it's "unlawful" for a mother and daughter to sit in trees and block a natural gas pipeline across their property outside Roanoke, and that he's particularly worried about the older woman's health.

But Northam (D) stopped short of saying he would order state police to do anything to resolve the standoff. Theresa "Red" Terry, 61, and daughter Theresa Minor Terry, 30, have been on wooden platforms in trees on Bent Mountain since April 2, preventing workers for the Mountain Valley Pipeline from clearing trees on a path through their land.

     

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