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In Europe-U.S. Clash on Privacy, a Longstanding Schism

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/technology/in-europe-us-clash-on-privacy-a-longstanding-schism.html?ref=technology&_r=0 The new agreement for the transfer of digital data internationally, between the U.S. and Europe, has been at a deadlock for two years because both sides are blaming each other. Legal questions have been raised for companies such as Facebook and Google due to the safe harbor agreement. The ...

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What is The Cost of Being Hacked?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/technology/chinese-hackers-breached-looppay-a-contributor-to-samsung-pay.html?mwrsm=Email&_r=0 Samsung teamed up with the company LoopPay to create a technology for Samsung’s new feature, Samsung Pay Mobile. The company LoopPay features a technology called magnetic secure transmissions (MST). The MST features with Samsung phones creates a use similar to apple pay, but has a slight advantage because it incorporates ...

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World Surf League Uses Drones for Better Broadcasts

http://www.cio.com/article/2988441/consumer-technology/drones-and-vr-give-pro-surf-league-fans-beachside-views.html The World Surf league is basically the surfer’s equivalent to the MLB or the NFL. Until now, it’s been hard for fans to get a good image of the surfers on TV, and it’s obviously not always practical or possible to go to the beach and watch in person. ...

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ExxonMobil fails to respond to federal subpoenas for information about Torrance refinery blast

ExxonMobil has failed to respond to subpoenas from federal investigators probing the February blast at its Torrance refinery, prompting a call to the Justice Department in an effort to compel the oil company’s cooperation, South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu said Friday. Lieu, D-Torrance, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, co-signed ...

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