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Take Back Your Brain From Social Media

Mindlessly checking Facebook makes you an awful lot like a lab rat.<p>You probably remember the rat that habitually presses a lever hoping for a pellet. It’s never sure when a reward will come, so it’s compelled to just keep pressing. When you check your phone, your brain gets its own little zing: …

Social Media

Apple will release new iPad models, but will anyone care?

The “worst has passed” for the iPad — but sales of the fading Apple gadget will still tumble 10 percent this year, according to a closely watched …

6 Apps to Stop Your Smartphone Addiction | Inc.com

If you're like most busy professionals today, it can be hard to tear yourself away from your phone screen. With apps, email, and social media all at the tip of our fingers, we're constantly distracted by the mobile world. It may seem counterintuitive to use an app to unplug, but in an age where we …

Apps

Are Google's Confidentiality Agreements Illegal? | Corporate Counsel

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Did African-American History Museum Snub Clarence Thomas?

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Verizon Deal With Yahoo Highlights Emerging M&A Trend | Corporate Counsel

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Presidential Commission Sounds Warning Over Botnet Threat

Cyber officials look to meet with Trump representatives<p>The next U.S. administration should take immediate steps to prevent and, when possible, eliminate computer attacks like one that recently crippled some of the key systems that run the internet, a presidential commission recommended on …

Cybersecurity

Fix iOS 10's Confusing Email Thread Problem

Here’s a crazy idea: Make email better, not worse! Yet in iOS 10, Apple took a big step backward, making it frustrating to find the latest email message in a long conversation (aka thread).<p>Unlike Gmail or Outlook, it doesn’t collapse all the old messages you have already read in a conversation so …

Threading

Germany's Apprenticeship System Comes Under Attack

FRANKFURT—After 18 months of study, $2,200 in tuition and three exams, Ewa Feix is now permitted by German law to bake two variations of cupcakes.<p>“Not pretzels, not Black Forest gâteau, not bread,” said Ms. Feix, a Canadian who moved to Germany in 2009. Becoming a professional bread baker entails a …

Manufacturing Sector

US prepares to cede key role for internet

WASHINGTON - The US government is set to cut the final thread of its oversight of the internet, yielding a largely symbolic but nevertheless …

Thailand

Legalities on using Drones in Thailand

E-Commerce and Direct Marketing Licensing: Thailand

Data Protection: Thailand

NYTimes: James Woods Clears Hurdle in Effort to Unmask Twitter User

Here’s Why WhatsApp’s Encryption Is Such a Big Deal http://flip.it/dCVIi

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How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet http://flip.it/LvKJP

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Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in class action lawsuit from advertisers ...

NYTimes: Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Court

John Formichella

New EU Data Protection Regulation Is Now Enacted

Privacy Policy <i>(Updated: October 8, 2015)</i>:<p>hide<p>JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through …

Types of Telecom Business License in Thailand

<b>Types of Telecommunications Business License in Thailand</b><p>The Telecommunications Business Act B.E. 2544 (2001) (“<b>TBA</b>”) provides that a person operating …

March of the machines

EXPERTS warn that “the substitution of machinery for human labour” may “render the population redundant”. They worry that “the discovery of this …

Artificial Intelligence

Johnson: Those six little rules

IN MY last column, I referred to <i>The Economist’s</i> style guide, which includes George Orwell’s famous six rules for writing, taken from “Politics and …

How to make a good teacher

FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Forlorn Canadians Root for NHL Team That Isn’t There

Devotees of Nordiques, Expos, Grizzlies crash the games of others; ‘Nos Amours’<p>Martin Lafleur boarded a bus with 50 others from his Canadian hometown and traveled 10 hours to watch the New York Islanders battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in Brooklyn in April. They donned hockey jerseys and cheered …

Ice Hockey

A Confession of Liberal Intolerance

WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives.<p>Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine …

Higher Education

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