The federal government’s chief auditor has recommended Congress consider developing legislation to beef up consumers’ internet data privacy protections. much like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The recommendation was included in a 56-page report (PDF) issued Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, the government agency that provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for Congress.
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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Some 17 years ago, when internet dating was popular but still kind of embarrassing to talk about, I interviewed an author who was particularly bullish on the practice. Millions
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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their case with the NFL.Image: Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-02-16 22:51:35 UTC Colin Kaepernick and his former teammate, Eric Reid, have reached a settlement in their suit against the NFL.  The players sued the league in 2017, alleging it colluded to keep the players out of
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Samsung is throwing in the towel on Blu-ray players.Image: samsung By Karissa Bell2019-02-16 22:04:04 UTC Samsung is throwing in the towel on Blu-ray players, in the U.S. at least. “Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market,” the company told CNET, in response to an earlier report
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Opposition to the Amazon move to New York City was highImage: drew angerer/Getty Images By Raymond Wong2019-02-16 20:44:50 UTC Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most outspoken critics of Amazon’s now-abandoned HQ2 plan for New York City, and now the online mega-retailer is hitting back… nicely. After the young congresswoman criticized Amazon over
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Notice the bare backside.Image: tesla By Sasha Lekach2019-02-16 01:07:56 UTC Look at the back of your car or the next car passing by. Unless it’s an ultraluxury Lamborghini or something similar, you likely just saw which car company made the car (maybe a Honda) as well as which model it is (probably a Civic).  Now
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By Jack Morse2019-02-15 22:56:01 UTC [embedded content] Lies, paranoia, billions in alleged fraud, and potential jail time all hidden behind a Steve Jobs-style black turtleneck. You’d be forgiven for thinking the latest documentary from HBO, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, was more fiction that fact.  But the film, which promises to chronicle
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Carly is the Bae of the NBA.Image: Mashable Composite/MediaPunch/Shutterstock By Rachel Kraus2019-02-15 21:29:05 UTC The NBA fans of Reddit are a lighthearted bunch. Extremely internet meme-dom peppers the typical talk of games and trades and stats. But the r/NBA subreddit recently took the discussion in a surprising — and delightful — direction, concerning pop star,
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Watch out, starwhales. There’s a new weapon for the interstellar dwellers whom you threaten with your planet-crushing gigaflippers, undergoing testing as we speak. This small-scale version may only be good for removing dangerous orbital debris, but in time it will pierce your hypercarbon hides and irredeemable sun-hearts. Literally a space harpoon. (Credit: Airbus) However, it
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President Donald Trump speaks on border security pre-parody tweet.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2019-02-15 20:21:37 UTC Donald Trump is back at it again with the extremely un-presidential tweets. On Friday afternoon, hours after he held a press conference outside the White House to announce he was declaring a national emergency (even though he didn’t
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Image: nasa/jpl By Mark Kaufman2019-02-15 20:20:11 UTC Mars’ surface is a lifeless, unwelcoming desert. But beneath its red soil the planet still might be alive — geologically. Big space news broke in 2018: Using a ground-penetrating radar aboard a Mars satellite, a group of scientists detected a thin 12-mile lake thousands of feet beneath the
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Keean Johnson (left) and Rosa Salazar (center) ‘Alita: Battle Angel’Image: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox S.C. Stuart for PCMag 2019-02-15 19:47:26 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get
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