Court says Vizios secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward

A long-running class-action lawsuit filed after consumer electronics giant Vizio was caught spying on customer viewing habits can be settled, subject to a final approval, a court has ruled. The group of Vizio customers alleged in its 2016-filed complaint that the company was from customers’ internet-connected smart TVs. U.S. District Judge…

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Equifax breach was entirely preventable had it used basic security measures, says House report

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve prevented its massive data breach last year. It comes a little over a…

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What Is So Special About These Real-Life Golden Eggs?

A genetically engineered hen is able to produce “golden eggs” containing a very particular protein (interferon beta) that may help treat diseases as diverse as cancer, hepatitis, and multiple sclerosis (MS). It might sound a lot like snake oil medicines – those pseudoscientific wonder supplements claiming to cure all ills from…

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Chemicals Added To Food And Packaging May Be Harming Children And No One Is Regulating It

The American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional membership organization representing 67,000 doctors, has put the US Government and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on blast for their lax regulation of chemicals added to food and food packaging. At the same time, they’ve advised the general public on how to…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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