Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 2:23 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 California lawmakers on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules that restrict the data-harvesting practices of Amazon.com, Facebook, Google and Uber, a move that soon could spur other states, and even the U.S. Congress, to take aim at the tech industry. The so-called California Data Privacy Protection Act is one of the toughest U.S. regulations targeting Silicon Valley, where a series of recent privacy mishaps - many involving Facebook - have left consumers clamoring for greater protections online. The proposal would require tech giants to disclose the kind of data they collect about consumers, and it allows web users to opt out of having their information sold to third parties, including advertisers. The new privacy rules only apply to residents in the Golden State, and they won't take effect until 2020, opening the door for corporate critics like AT&T, Comcast, Facebook and Google to resume … [Read more...] about California lawmakers just adopted tough new privacy rules targeting Facebook, Google and other tech giants
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Davion Only-Going was in and out of foster homes for 17-years, until a dedicated caseworker named Connie Going, adopted him, giving him the stability he needed to chase his dreams.On Thursday, at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida, Only-Going got his diploma from MycroSchool Pinellas with 56 of his peers."I am in a good position right now and I can chase my dreams like I wanted to," Only-Going said. "I had the drive -- and he [God] knew I had the drive -- and he wanted me to be successful so he was like, '[I] am not going to put you through any more struggle.’"Related: St. Petersburg orphan Davion Only pleads for a familyThe first 17-years of Only-Going’s life weren’t easy. His mother gave birth to him while she was incarcerated. Only-Going was in 20 different foster homes and bounced from school to school. He was fed up and exhausted.ABC Action News has reported on Only-Going’s journey since 2013. … [Read more...] about From orphan to high school graduate, St. Pete teen adopted by his caseworker gets H.S. diploma
The U.S. Supreme Court has done its part. Now it's up to New York State to decide whether to allow wagering on sports in the state. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that all but banned sports gambling across the country. The decision paves the way for states to give the OK to betting on the NFL, March Madness and the World Series within their borders and to tax the revenue generated by sports gambling. In New York, four new casinos – the closest one to Buffalo is in Seneca County – have the easiest path to approval under current state law. But new legislation is required for college and pro sports fans to place bets in other venues or online. "We were hoping for this. But we do know reality, and we know this is a first step," said Michael Nolan, chief operation officer of Batavia Downs Gaming, which is part of Western Regional Off Track Betting. "We're going to need some favorable New York state legislation to really give the best experience possible to … [Read more...] about With Supreme Court opening door, how soon before sports wagering comes to New York?
Impulsive, risky, aimed at holding the loyalty of the his core supporters — those characteristics of President Trump’s actions have by now become familiar.Rudy Giuliani’s sudden announcement on Sean Hannity’s TV program that Trump had, in fact, reimbursed his lawyer for the hush money that went to Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who claims she had an affair with Trump, shared all those hallmarks.Because Trump won the presidency in 2016, even his critics have a tendency to believe that a brilliant, if unorthodox, method must lie behind the seeming chaos that surrounds him. Giuliani’s latest move provides evidence to the contrary: Sometimes chaos really is just what it seems.Sign up for the Essential Politics newsletter »THE PORN STAR AND THE PAYOFFThe word “backfire” popped up nearly everywhere in the day-after commentary on Giuliani’s revelation.George Conway, the prominent attorney and husband of White House advisor Kellyanne … [Read more...] about High-risk decisions with little consultation — Trump’s legal team adopts his style
By Elizabeth Chou | [email protected] and Theresa Walker | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 30, 2018 at 10:51 am | UPDATED: May 1, 2018 at 8:14 am On the second night after his church opened its parking lot to people living out of their cars, vans and other vehicles, Glenn Nishibayashi noticed a mother and daughter using one of the spaces. He was interested in knowing how the previous evening worked out for them, and went over to inquire. “This was the first good night’s sleep I’ve had in weeks,” the woman told him. She explained that she was more accustomed to fitful nights parked on the street, staying half-awake so she could be alert to potentially being approached by strangers or rousted by police officers. Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church were initially concerned about the possible risks of opening up their parking lot to down-and-out strangers. But talking to the mother and daughter reassured Nishibayashi that their congregation had … [Read more...] about For homeless people living in their cars, Southern California churches, temples open their parking lots