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Tesla is outgrowing Elon Musk
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Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2004, the year he became chairman of the board at a tiny electric car startup called Tesla. (credit: Paul Harris / Getty) Tesla’s battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission could be the company’s biggest crisis in almost a decade. And it all started with a tweet. “Am considering taking […]

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Abortion Pills Order
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Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans To Closely Track Search Users in China: The Intercept
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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. From the report: The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search […]

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Google responds to lawmaker concerns over Gmail scanning
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In July, Senators John Thune (R-SD), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent Google a letter that sought information on Google's practice of allowing third-party app developers access to its users' emails. While Google stopped scanning Gmail…

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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach
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Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when the UK’s prior privacy regime was in force — rather than the tough new data protection law, […]

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Amazon Says It is Investigating Claims That Its Employees Are Taking Bribes To Sell Internal Data To Merchants To Help Them Increase Their Sales on the Website
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Amazon.com is investigating internal leaks as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website, the company told WSJ. From the report: Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can give an edge to independent merchants selling their products […]

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Automation: The Exaggerated Threat of Robots
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It will take quite a lot of time before robots become cheaper than workers in emerging markets such as Africa, argues Nico Beckert of Flassbeck Economics, a consortium of researchers who aim to provide economics insights with a more realistic basis. From the post: All industrialized countries used low-cost labour to build industries and manufacture […]

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A third-party app can use Grindr to expose your exact location
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Back in March, a report revealed that Grindr suffered from flaws that could expose its users' personal information. The company issued a statement in response that said its location tracking feature is more akin to a square on an atlas and can't pinp…

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Rocket Report: Japanese spaceplane, GEO downturn, Block 5 results good
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 1.17 of the Rocket Report! This week, we discuss a lot of new launch contracts, a Japanese plan to build a suborbital spaceplane, and Chinese plans to develop a potentially recoverable payload fairing. Also, check the launch schedule: three launches in three days! As always, we welcome reader […]

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