Nov 082018
 

There’s a lot of money at stake.

Since being released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has reportedly made $6 billion, which is more than any film in history.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/world/australia/grand-theft-auto-cheat-mods-melbourne.html

*Interesting read. Laws and how they are interpreted are important.

Nov 042018
 

Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink – The New York Times:

“There are no precise water-quality surveys of the galaxy of private wells that serve 43 million people in the United States, but sampling by the United States Geological Survey has found contamination in about one of every five wells.”

*Worthy read.

Jul 192018
 

Social networking site not covered by HIPAA

During his research, Trotter found that he could use Grouply.io or a manual process to download the personal details of members of other closed Facebook groups – including other sensitive circles, such as those meant for people recovering from drug addiction, men living with HIV or individuals identifying as gay in countries where same-sex partnerships are criminalized. That functionality has since been disabled.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/07/11/facebook-private-groups-breast-cancer-privacy-loophole.html

Jul 052018
 

The company said it collected viewing data from 13.5 million smart TVs in the United States, and it has raised $40 million in venture funding from investors including Time Warner Cable, cable operator Liberty Global and billionaire Mark Cuban.

— Read on www.wral.com/how-smart-tvs-in-millions-of-u-s-homes-track-more-than-what-s-on-tonight/17675939/

Jul 012018
 

McDonald’s U.S. fast-food market share has eroded. Last year’s 14.7 percent was down from 17.4 percent five years ago, according to researcher Euromonitor.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-26/-seinfeld-ploy-could-bring-back-mcdonald-s-missing-morning-mojo

Jun 302018
 

Canada’s announcement is part of larger fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcements on trade. The U.S. has levied tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on Canada, the EU and other nations. As a result, some of the U.S.’ biggest trading partners have retaliated with counter-tariffs.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/06/29/canada-makes-retaliatory-tariffs-official-we-will-not-back-down.html

Jun 302018
 

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/air-pollution-plays-significant-role-diabetes-study-055031393.html