Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 8:06 am PST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 The Federal Trade Commission is under pressure to issue a steep fine and other sharp penalties against Facebook to prove that it's able to keep Silicon Valley in check, privacy advocates and congressional lawmakers say. To some critics, the watchdog agency has been too lenient on tech giants, despite years of mishaps that put people's most sensitive personal information at risk - including a major scandal at Facebook last year that affected more than 87 million users around the world. Nearly a year after announcing an investigation into the incident, the FTC is negotiating with Facebook over a fine that could range into the billions of dollars, according to multiple people familiar with the probe who spoke on condition of anonymity last week. Experts say the government has to seize on the opportunity to send a message - to Facebook and its peers - that it hears consumers' frustrations and … [Read more...] about Can Washington keep watch over Silicon Valley? FTC’s Facebook probe is high-stakes test.
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PARIS (Reuters) - A French senate committee on Wednesday recommended President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, Alexandre Benalla, be prosecuted for perjury following a seven-month investigation into his violent conduct during a street protest. It is now up to the Senate's president to decide whether to follow through on the recommendation by the upper house's investigation committee and file a complaint with the prosecutor's office. (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough) … [Read more...] about French senators call for probe into ex-Macron aide Benalla
A NASA probe has smashed the record for the fastest human-made object with speeds of up to 213,200mph. But it is just getting started on a series of accomplishments that make the mind boggle. The car-size Parker Solar Probe also broke the record for the closest approach to the sun, whilst surviving some of the solar system's harshest conditions. Right now, it is charging through the outer atmosphere of the sun, which is about 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit. NASA launched the robot in August aboard a powerful rocket - the start of a seven-year, $1.5billion mission to decrypt some of the sun's greatest mysteries. The Parker Solar Probe is expected to easily survive this solar flyby, though its operators won't know until later this week whether anything went wrong. HARROWING ORDEAL Girl, 10, who got pregnant after being 'raped by brother' gives birth ‘I LOVE YOU, MUM’ Last words of man paralysed and killed after eating slug for dare LatestKILLER COCKTAIL Mac Miller … [Read more...] about NASA Parker Solar Probe breaks record for fastest human-made object as it flies at up to 213,200mph in mission to ‘touch the sun’
By Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - China's State Power Investment Corporation is in talks to acquire two additional hydroelectric dams and two thermal plants in Brazil, a person with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. One of the hydroelectric dams is Usina Tres Irmaos, an 800 megawatt dam in Sao Paulo state, controlled by Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos SA <TPIS3.SA> (TPI), the person added, requesting anonymity to discuss private talks. Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico first reported the talks over Tres Irmaos on its website on Thursday. State Power and Triunfo declined to comment. But the source added a negotiation with Triunfo would not be easy, because the company was singled out by Brazilian prosecutors this month for not collaborating with a corruption probe investigating the its toll-road operations. The Chinese power company is expected to present a binding offer by the end of the month for control of the Santo Antonio … [Read more...] about China’s State Power in talks for Brazil hydro, thermal plants
- New packaging provides double-sided cooling for improved heat dissipation.TOKYO--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- In August, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation ("Toshiba") will start mass production and shipments of "TPWR7904PB" and "TPW1R104PB", 40V N-channel power MOSFETs for automotive applications. They are housed in the DSOP Advance(WF) packages that deliver double-sided cooling, low resistance, and small size.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180730005834/en/The new products secure high heat dissipation and low On-resistance characteristics by mounting a U-MOS IX-H series chip, a MOSFET with the latest trench structure, into a DSOP Advance(WF) package. Heat generated by conduction loss is effectively dissipated, improving the flexibility of thermal design.The U-MOS IX-H series also delivers lower switching noise than Toshiba’s previous U-MOS IV series, contributing to lower EMI.The DSOP … [Read more...] about Toshiba develops 40V N-channel power MOSFETs with improved thermal performance