Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

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Scientists just did something even Einstein didn't think was possible

Researchers just confirmed a theory originally proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago, and it’s something that even the famed physicist thought was impossible.

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John Oliver's Viewers Flood FCC Site With Net Neutrality Concerns


Comedian John Oliver, incensed over proposed changes to unravel Net neutrality protections for consumers, unleashed a torrent of criticism against the Federal Communications Commission and urged viewers to register their protest online. The response led to a digital meltdown on the agency’s site Sunday night. Oliver targeted a proposal by Ajit Pai, the agency’s new chairman, that would loosen Net neutrality regulations. It would allow Internet service providers to abide by market forces and largely self-police their conduct.

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Oxford scientists are building robots that 'wear' artificial skin before it's transplanted

Earlier this month, a team of Oxford professors proposed a provocative idea: grow human tissue on humanoid robots.

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Intel patents a 3D camera baby monitor that could detect breathing patterns

A new patent filed on Thursday for a 3D-camera system for infant monitoring explains how a proposed device could use a “depth-sensing camera to detect abdomen rise and fall during an infant sleep period, or lack thereof.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/03/intel-patents-3d-camera-baby-monitor-that-could-detect-breathing-patterns.html

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul


Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

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Swipe left on a baby? Adoption app sparks controversy

A proposed app shows a picture of a cute and chubby baby. If you’re a prospective parent, you can swipe right to express interest or swipe left to “keep looking” for more kids.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/24/swipe-left-on-baby-adoption-app-sparks-controversy.html

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Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles


Airbnb recently proposed changes to its listing policies for short-term rental property owners in New York City and San Francisco, possibly in response to threats of aggressive action from state and local lawmakers. With respect to New York operations, Airbnb on Wednesday proposed a set of five changes in an article penned by Chris Lehane, the company’s global head of public policy. Airbnb supports a three-strikes policy that would bar landlords from offering short-term rentals if they repeatedly broke the rules.

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IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

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The Partnership on AI is one of the biggest and most forward-thinking tech collaborations ever proposed — so why is neither Apple nor Intel involved?

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Senate draft bill requires companies extract, decrypt data for law enforcement

Article Image Two high-ranking U.S. senators on Wednesday released to the public a proposed bill that would grant courts the authority to order tech companies dealing in hardware, software or services help law enforcement agencies gain access to encrypted communications.

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Leaked Senate encryption bill called 'ludicrous, dangerous' by security experts

Article Image A proposed U.S. Senate draft bill that would give courts the authority to compel tech company compliance in law enforcement requests to encrypted data leaked online Thursday night, and by Friday security experts and civil rights advocates were dismantling the policy, calling it ill-informed and potentially dangerous.

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Proposed California rules would require self-driving Apple car to have human backup during testing

Article Image Draft rules proposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles would mandate that all self-driving vehicles — including Apple’s — have a human driver at the helm at all times, among other stipulations.

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US Congress, corporations get behind Email Privacy Act to shield online communications from searches

Article Image A proposed bill before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Email Privacy Act, would overhaul 1986’s Electronic Communication Privacy Act and require that law enforcement obtain a search warrant before reading online correspondence.

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GOP lawmaker calls on FCC to ban social media, other sites

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In the wake of the Paris attacks, Representative Jim Barton (R-TX) has proposed “doing something” about terrorists’ use of social media — but the cure, in this case, is far worse than the disease.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218177-gop-lawmaker-calls-on-fcc-to-ban-social-media-other-sites

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Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

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The NSA wants ‘front door’ access to your encrypted data

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The NSA has proposed a new security arrangement that would split a cryptographic key between multiple services. This front-door approach is meant to avoid the security perils of a back door — but it creates plenty of problems of its own.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203275-the-nsa-wants-front-door-access-to-your-encrypted-data

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Proposed Amendments to US Cybersecurity Laws Under Scrutiny


The White House in January proposed updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that have stirred controversy within the cybersecurity industry. The proposals would allow prosecution under the CFAA of insiders who abuse their ability to access information, while setting aside insignificant conduct. “If the proposed legislation were to be enacted, it would certainly have a chilling effect on cybersecurity research,” Chris Doggett, managing director at Kaspersky Lab North America, told TechNewsWorld.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81887.html?rss=1

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China backs off legal push that would force foreign tech companies to hand over encryption keys

China’s central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.



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Amazon drone delivery plan given hope as NASA progresses with air traffic control system

When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February rolled out its proposed list of regulations for the commercial use of drones, many companies, Amazon among them, were left feeling disappointed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/13/amazon-drone-delivery-plan-given-hope-as-nasa-progresses-with-air-traffic/

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