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Another One: Japan's "Fake Data" Scandal Hits Mitsubishi Materials

November 24, 2017 - 8:04pm
Another One: Japan's "Fake Data" Scandal Hits Mitsubishi Materials

So Kobe Steel was not an isolated incident and faking data on manufacturing quality in Japan is quite common, as other lower profile scandals at Nissan Motor and Takata proved. Today another culprit has come to light: Mitsubishi Materials – which may need to re-consider its corporate philosophy “For People, Society and the Earth” and Articles 2 and 3 of its code of conduct “Safety First” and “Compliance”.

Dear Android Users: Google Is Tracking You Even If You Disable Location Services

November 22, 2017 - 11:10am
Dear Android Users: Google Is Tracking You Even If You Disable Location Services

Slowly but surely, Americans have been conditioned to give up any expectations of privacy in the name of public safety and/or for simple technological conveniences.  However, there remains, even today, a tiny sliver of the population that would prefer to not have their every movement tracked no matter how antiquated that makes them look. Be that as it may, per a recent discovery from Quartz, those old-school folks better hope they haven't been using an Android device for the past 11 months.

FCC Unveils Plan To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

November 22, 2017 - 4:11am
FCC Unveils Plan To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

The Trump administration has just set in motion a plan to repeal virtually all of the U.S. government’s existing net neutrality rules — a move that could soon deliver a major deregulatory win to telecom/cable giants like AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon.  Ironically, the move comes just as another Trump administration department, the DOJ, seems intent upon delivering a massive blow to AT&T's efforts to acquire Time Warner.

The Wireless Power Grid: More Than A 100 Years In The Making

November 21, 2017 - 12:50pm
The Wireless Power Grid: More Than A 100 Years In The Making

Authored by Julieanne Geiger via OilPrice.com,
If you can imagine a massive, horrifying beast with some 6 million miles of tentacles that costs up to $33 billion to feed and $5 trillion to replace, then you can imagine the U.S. electricity grid.

But it’s a beast that can possibly be vanquished, finally.

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