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Facebook Must Protect Its Users’ Data to Preserve a Free and Open Society

MAR 26, 2018 – PEN America on March 23 responded to revelations of the use of Facebook consumer data to target voters in the United States and abroad. The following statement was released by PEN America Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Nossel: “This week’s revelations about the uncontrolled flow of consumer data from Facebook to unscrupulous […]

Treasury Department Reaffirms Commitment to Fostering Internet Freedom and Supporting the Iranian People

MAR 20, 2018 – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on March 19 highlighted existing guidance to underscore the U.S. Government’s ongoing commitment to ensure that the Iranian people can exercise their universal right to freedom of expression and can freely access information via the Internet. OFAC’s guidance, authorizations, […]

Women in Sport Released a Statement Criticizing Pay Gap for Martina Navratilova

MAR 19, 2018 – Women in Sport, which campaigns to create a society where women and men have equal opportunities, on March 19 announced they are saddened to hear of the perceived disparity in earnings between Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe, for their work for the BBC during its annual coverage of Wimbledon. The organization […]

Leading Investors Partner with UN to Boost Climate Transparency through Financial Stability Board Recommendations

MAR 18, 2018 – Nine leading pension funds, insurers, and asset management firms, announced on March 15 they will work together with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) on guidelines towards a first set of climate-related investor disclosures in alignment with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures […]

New Study Suggests Social, Public Health Services Crucial in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

MAR 18, 2018 – Patients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services – such as mental health and syringe exchange programs – that will help them stay in care, adhere to medication and avoid reinfection, a new University of Michigan study suggests. The study highlights the crucial role of providers of social […]

First 2018 Case of Hantavirus Infection Detected in Valparaiso Region of Chile

MAR 18, 2018 – The National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications reported on March 18 that a 16-year-old youth, resident of Quilpue, who is hospitalized in the Sotero del Rio Hospital in Puerto Alto, is the first suspected case of hantavirus infection in the Valparaiso region so far this year 2018. The Valparaiso Health […]

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Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Passing of Linda Brown

MAR 26, 2018 – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on March 26 released a statement on the passing of Linda Brown, who was one of the young students at the heart of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Brown passed away today at age 76. Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel […]

Association of Art Museum Directors Releases Statement on Death of Representative Louise M. Slaughter, D-NY

MAR 19, 2018 – The members of Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) mourn the loss of Representative Louise M. Slaughter, who was a tireless champion of museums, about which she spoke movingly and often. For more than thirty years, Ms. Slaughter was a preeminent leader in the fight to ensure Federal funding for the […]

Texas Congressman Sessions Releases Statement on Passing of Ranking Member Louise Slaughter

MAR 16, 2018 – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, on March 16 released a statement on the passing of the Committee’s Ranking Member, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, saying, “This morning our Rules Committee family received heartbreaking news about the passing of our dear friend and colleague, the Ranking Member […]

Nurses Commend Student Activists on National Walkout Day to Urge Action on Gun Violence

MAR 15, 2018 – National Nurses United on March 14 commended students across the U.S. who are participating in public protests as part of a National Walkout Day to demand real action on addressing the growing plague of gun violence across the U.S. Today’s school walkouts, led by students, follow the horrific shooting at Marjorie […]

Teach Plus States Its Position on Gun Violence and School Safety

MAR 15, 2018 – Teach Plus on March 14 announced its position on gun violence and school safety, saying that “Every child in America has the right to learn free from the threat of violence. “The tragedy in Parkland has, once again, put that right under siege. Horrific and senseless killings have become a pattern […]

Senate Marks 10th Anniversary of Historic Collapse of Bear Stearns By Deregulating Big Banks, Increasing Likelihood of Another Crash

MAR 14, 2018 – Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO of Better Markets, issued a statement following the Senate passage of S. 2155 on March 14, saying, “Marking the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Bear Stearns and the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, the Senate today passed a bill that will significantly roll back […]

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Orange County, CA Joins Federal Lawsuit Against State to Resist State’s Sanctuary Law

MAR 31, 2018 – Orange County, California, supervisors voted this week to join the federal lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state legislation that prohibits law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement officers. Other communities have also pledged resistance to SB 54 signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October. Toby Nicole White of Californians for Population […]

ACLU-TN Releases Statement on Dismissal of State’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

MAR 19, 2018 – ACLU Tennessee announced that a federal judge on March 19 dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Tennessee in an effort to block refugee resettlement in the state. State lawmakers who oppose refugee resettlement sued the federal government last year, contending that the federal refugee resettlement program improperly impinges on […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Largest Community Solar Project in New York State

MAR 15, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on March 13 announced the completion of the state’s largest community solar project which will result in reduced energy bills for more than 350 households and small businesses. The 2.7-megawatt solar array, located in Sullivan County, is critical to supporting Governor Cuomo’s mandate for half of all […]

American Red Cross Manages Family Reunification Center to Support Families Affected by Bridge Collapse

MAR 15, 2018 – The American Red Cross said it has opened a family reunification center at the Student Academic Success Center located at 1401 SW 108th Avenue in Miami in response to the collapse of the pedestrian bridge adjacent to Florida International University. The American Red Cross said it is partnering with Florida International […]

Review of Tar Sands Pipeline Fails to Address Tribal, Environmental Concerns

MAR 15, 2018 – The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on March 15 ruled that the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline will be considered adequate, in spite of its failure to address many environmental concerns and the pipeline’s impact on tribal communities and cultural resources. The PUC has […]

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Beta Testing of Covesting’s Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Officially Starts

MAR 31, 2018 – Covesting, a fintech startup launched by former Saxo Bank traders, has almost completed the development of its revolutionary trading platform. Now, just one step away from the launch, the company has selected 200 beta testers and will provide them with the opportunity to explore the main features of the platform during […]

SpaceX Successfully Launches Iridium-5 Mission on Friday in Series of Global Satellite Deployment

MAR 30, 2018 – SpaceX successfully on March 30 at 7:13 a.m. PDT launched the Iridium-5 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This was the fifth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite […]

About 150 Million MyFitnessPal User Accounts Compromised in Under Armour Data Security Breach

MAR 30, 2018 – Under Armour, Inc. on March 29 announced that it is notifying users of MyFitnessPal – the company’s food and nutrition application and website – about a data security issue. On March 25, the MyFitnessPal team became aware that an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February […]

Internet of Things Community Unveils its Most Compelling IoT Slam Conference Agenda for June 21-22

JUN 21-22 CONFERENCE – The Internet of Things community, the world’s largest network of CxOs and IoT professionals, on March 27 announced the agenda for its Second Annual IoT Slam Live Internet of Things conference taking place June 21-22, 2018. The IoT event will be hosted at the Archie K Conference Centre, Raleigh, Durham, North […]

Blue Apron and Airbnb Partner to Bring Home Cooks a Global Culinary Experience

MAR 27, 2018 – Blue Apron, known for delivering incredible cooking experiences, and Airbnb, a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, on March 26 announced a partnership titled “The Best Home Cooking from Around the World,” to bring a global culinary experience to home cooks across the country. The partnership is a collaboration […]

Cisco to Provide ‘Destination: Home’ with $50 Million to Help End Homelessness in Santa Clara County

MAR 26, 2018 – Destination: Home on March 26 announced that Cisco has committed $50 million over the next five years to help end homelessness in Santa Clara County. Destination: Home will utilize this significant partnership with Cisco to leverage existing public resources to build more housing for the most vulnerable residents, improve technology capacity […]

USTelecom Responds to FCC Vote on Preventing Subsidy Funds from Companies Posing Threat to Network Security

MAR 26, 2018 – USTelecom on March 26 responded to the FCC’s announcement that it will vote April 17 on a plan from Chairman Ajit Pai to prevent telecom subsidy money from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security. USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan […]

Butterfly Network Develops World’s First Augmented Reality Telemedicine Technology

MAR 26, 2018 – Butterfly Network Inc. announced on March 24 that it has developed a novel augmented reality telemedicine technology on Butterly iQ, the world’s first whole-body ultrasound imager. Butterfly iQ is a personal ultrasound device and sells for less than $2,000. Using Butterfly Tele-Guidance technology, an ultrasound expert can remotely guide any user […]

RightMesh AG Delays Token Generating Event to Address Jurisdictional Questions by British Columbia Securities Commission

MAR 26, 2018 – RightMesh AG, a Swiss company, announced on March 26 it will temporarily delay its Crowd Contribution period, out of an abundance of caution, after questions raised informally by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the BCSC) concerning the BCSC’s jurisdiction over RightMesh AG and the “RightMesh” project. The board of directors of […]


Walmart Commits to Reduce Emissions by 50 Million Metric Tons in China

Walmart Commits to Reduce Emissions by 50 Million Metric Tons in China

MAR 31, 2018 – Walmart on March 29 announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its China value chain by 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 – equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. To do this, the company aims to enroll all […]

Technavio Publishes E-commerce Report on Growth of Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market

Technavio Publishes E-commerce Report on Growth of Vacuum Packaging Equipment Market

MAR 31, 2018 – Technavio’s latest market research report on the global vacuum packaging equipment market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or […]

Lenovo Legion Y720 15.6″ Intel Core i7 7th Gen Gaming Laptop on for $1,289.00

Lenovo Legion Y720 15.6″ Intel Core i7 7th Gen Gaming Laptop on for $1,289.00

$1,289.00 – Be part of the action no matter where you are, thanks to this portable, but powerful, gaming PC. This 15.6” laptop features a stunning resolution on a vibrant IPS display, and immersive sound to match. This beast can handle any game you want to play, even a VR experience, because it’s powered by […] Report Says Online Retail Sales Growth in Indonesia Outpaces Regional Neighbors Report Says Online Retail Sales Growth in Indonesia Outpaces Regional Neighbors

MAR 31, 2018 – Recent high double-digit growth rates in B2C E-Commerce in Indonesia are propelled by the growing middle class in the country as well as increased Internet connectivity. Sources cited in the report predict that Indonesia will lead the Southeast Asia region in online retail sales in 2021 and will be among […]

Tmall Partners with Shanghai Fashion Week to Promote New Retail Technology Experience

Tmall Partners with Shanghai Fashion Week to Promote New Retail Technology Experience

MAR 30, 2018 – Alibaba Group reports that Tmall has partnered with Shanghai Fashion Week to help one of the industry’s most influential events in China up its digital game. Per the agreement, the Alibaba Group-owned B2C shopping site will bring New Retail technology to Shanghai Fashion Week, enhancing the attendee experience and delivering valuable […]

Amazon Web Services to Help GoDaddy Enhance its Internet Services Around the World

Amazon Web Services to Help GoDaddy Enhance its Internet Services Around the World

MAR 29, 2018 – Amazon Web Services, Inc., an company, on March 28 announced that GoDaddy Inc. is going all-in on AWS, migrating the vast majority of its infrastructure as part of a multi-year transition. GoDaddy will leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services – including machine learning, analytics, databases, and containers – […]

UN Trade Conference and Alibaba Business School Kick off eFounders Initiative for Asian Entrepreneurs

UN Trade Conference and Alibaba Business School Kick off eFounders Initiative for Asian Entrepreneurs

MAR 29, 2018 – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Alibaba Business School on March 26 enrolled the first class of 37 Asian entrepreneurs for the eFounders Initiative at an opening ceremony held on the Alibaba campus in Hangzhou, China. The 11-day course is part of a commitment by Jack Ma, […]