The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections – Washington Post

Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump on Tuesday that wipes away landmark online privacy protections, the first salvo in what is likely to become a significant reworking of the rules governing Internet access in an era of Republican dominance. In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and […]

Trump touts jobs as Ford invests $1.2 billion in Michigan plants – Washington Post

U.S. President Donald Trump, second left, shakes hands with Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., center, before a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24. (Shawn Thew/Pool via Bloomberg) Ford will invest $1.2 billion to build or modernize three facilities in Michigan where it plans to assemble trucks […]

Elon Musk’s next move: Merging brains and computers? – CNNMoney

Elon Musk’s next move: Merging brains and computers? – CNNMoney

Elon Musk is teasing his followers about his next bold move: hooking up brains with computers. The billionaire entrepreneur tweeted Tuesday that he’s preparing to launch Neuralink, a new venture that the Wall Street Journal reported would focus on “neural lace.” According to the report, the new technology could link human brains with computers, without […]

Why The Outrage Over United Shouldn’t Have Legs – Forbes

Why The Outrage Over United Shouldn’t Have Legs – Forbes

Women in yoga pants in Miami Beach, Florida.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Can everyone just strike a Zen pose and breathe before hurling another day of tweet-invective at United Airlines? The case of the girls in leggings who were kept off a flight from Denver to Minneapolis seems to have America tied up in knots. But this […]

OPEC, non-OPEC to look at extending oil-output cut by six months – Reuters

KUWAIT A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday. An earlier draft of the statement said the committee “reports high level of conformity and recommends six-month extension”. But […]

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat – Bloomberg

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat – Bloomberg

Efforts to hire more women and people of color at Uber Technologies Inc. have been long hindered by a peculiar constraint. Members of the recruiting team were denied access to information about the company’s diversity makeup, according to several people familiar with Uber’s hiring apparatus.  The recruiting arm assigns some members to focus on hiring […]

Jobs Are A Cost Of The Keystone XL Pipeline, Not A Benefit – Forbes

As usual when discussing a project the political world has got the relationship between jobs and costs entirely the wrong way around. Donald Trump, and others, are waving around job creation numbers like a toddler showing Mommy how the toilet training is going along. Proud pointing to all the good work being done here. Which […]

The US government’s laptop ban is now in effect — here’s what we know so far – Business Insider

The US government’s laptop ban is now in effect — here’s what we know so far – Business Insider

Etihad Airbus A380’s inaugural flight to New York JFK International Airport. Etihad The Department of Homeland Security’s ban on large electronics is now officially in effect. The ban, which was announced on Tuesday, forbids passengers from bringing any electronic devices larger than a cell phone into the cabin of certain flights to the US. Airlines […]

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