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    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning

    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning
    It seems as though Chinese electronics manufacturing contractors are having a few issues lately with poisoning their workers. In April, DailyTech reported on a case involving Samsung workers developing leukemia while working in semiconductor plants. Today, we're learning that iPhone contractor Wintek is being sued by 44 workers in China over reported poisoning. The workers claim that they were poisoned by ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?

    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of trying to deploy an unprecedented plan to provide a 100 Mbps public cable option to over 100 million American homes.  It plans to finance that ambitious plan by taking spectrum away from TV broadcasters and reselling it to wireless companies for use with devices like smartphones.  Part of the profits will go to ...
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    FTC Discusses 5 Percent Federal Tax on Computers, Phones, and Consoles

    FTC Discusses 5 Percent Federal Tax on Computers, Phones, and Consoles
    The U.S. government has compiled some creative ideas to "save journalism" or more aptly to save newspapers.  Among their feel-good suggestions to help preserve the free press (paper) is to institute a 5 percent tax on all consumer electronics. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has submitted a multi-faceted list of suggestions for public review and to the appropriate officials - President Obama ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak

    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak
    After last week's disappointing endeavor with the top kill procedure, BP has placed a containment cap over the leaking well pipe on Thursday with intentions of ceasing at least 90 percent of the flow of oil into the ocean.  With the use of robot submarines, BP was able to cut the remains of the damaged riser pipe and lower the containment cap over the leaking ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent

    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent
    Foxconn is the company that manufactures some of the most popular gadgets on the market including the Apple iPhone and the iPad. Over the last several months, Foxconn has seen an uptick in suicides among its workers that have led to concerns over conditions at the factory.Bloomberg reported earlier this month that one worker at the Foxconn factory described life as "meaningless" and "very ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks

    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks
    Google has found itself mired in legal proceedings and bad press after it was forced to admit in mid-May that its Street View vehicles had accidentally recorded "payload data" from open wireless networks. Google admits that it was recording SSID and MAC addresses on secure networks, but maintains it was not aware that the payload data from open networks was being captured until ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Legal Firm Plans to Threaten up to 150,000 U.S. Citizens for Film Downloads

    Legal Firm Plans to Threaten up to 150,000 U.S. Citizens for Film Downloads
    Voltage Pictures, the producers of the film The Hurt Locker, made good on threats, filing suit against 5,000 owners of IP connections on which bittorrent downloads and uploads of the movie occurred.  The movie's producer even went as far as to say they hoped one critic of the lawsuit's family and kids ended up in jail.Now the legal brains behind the epic lawsuit, the U.S. Copyright ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements

    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements
    A staple of summer road trips for generations has players competing to find the strangest state license plates as the family travels the highways. This game could get a new wrinkle if California passes a bill that turns the states license plates into digital versions of the current metal plates.The California legislature is looking at a bill that would allow the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New Suit Against Limewire Could Total 15 Times Music Industry's Yearly Income

    New Suit Against Limewire Could Total 15 Times Music Industry's Yearly Income
    Napster fell.  Kazaa fell.  And now the RIAA is waging an all out war to try to ensure Limewire follows in its P2P ancestors' footsteps. Even as the move industry turns its efforts to suing thousands of BitTorrent users, the music industry is waging its own hard-fought war against filesharers.  After a long and unprofitable legal crusade, the RIAA has largely turned ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet

    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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