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US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

"Finding Hope: Battling America's Suicide Crisis," a CNN Special Report hosted by Anderson Cooper, airs Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET. If you or someone you know needs help, call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly …

Public Health

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Want to understand all the most important tech stats and trends? Legendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has just released the 2018 version of her famous Internet Trends report. It covers everything from mobile to commerce to the competition between tech giants. Check out the full report below, …

Mary Meeker

Trump signs 'Right to Try Act' aimed at helping terminally ill patients seek drug treatments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed the "Right to Try Act" Wednesday, a measure aimed at helping terminally ill patients access drug treatments that are yet to be fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>Trump, at a White House ceremony surrounded by patients and families who …

FDA

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.<p>With the court's five conservative members in the …

Civil Rights

Nestle is paying $7.2 billion to sell Starbucks coffee

Nestle and Starbucks are teaming up to create a "global coffee alliance."<p>Under the deal, Nestle (NSRGF) will pay $7.2 billion to market, sell and distribute Starbucks' (SBUX) packaged coffees and teas around the world, the companies said Monday.<p>Nestle already has a significant presence in the …

Coffee

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.<p>The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second …

Zuckerberg sent ultimatum by UK parliament: show your face or get a formal summons

If Mark Zuckerberg wasn't already worried about facing up to UK politicians, he jolly well should be now.<p>Facebook UK's head of public policy, Rebecca …

Facebook will allow users to opt out of letting Facebook collect their browsing history

It’s arguably the company’s biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.<p>Facebook users will soon be able to opt out of one of Facebook’s key data gathering practices: Its collection and use of people’s web browsing history, which the company uses to sell targeted ads.<p>Facebook …

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

Using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.<p>The death of network neutrality and the loosening of …

Information Security

Why 300,000 Volkswagens Are Being Stored In These Massive Auto Boneyards

As part of the settlement after it got caught cheating on its emissions tests, Volkswagen has bought back about 350,000 of its U.S. diesel vehicles. The automaker so far has spent more than $7.4 billion on the cars, according to court filings seen by Reuters.<p>Where does VW put all those cars? …

Southern California

‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

They may now regret it but they knowingly unleashed the forces that have led to this lack of trust and loss of privacy<p>Left unregulated, this market will continue to be prone to deception and lacking in transparency<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him …

Cambridge Analytica

European Union releases 10-page list of potential targets for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products

The European Union on Friday made public a 10-page list of American products that are potential targets for retaliation if President Trump refuses to exempt the allied bloc from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.<p>The list offered the most detailed glimpse to date of the likely targets …

Globalization

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign a far-reaching bill that places new restrictions on guns.<p>Hours later, the National Rifle …

The Rev. Billy Graham Laid To Rest Friday In Simple Casket

Some 2,300 guests sat under a symbolic large white canvas tent in Charlotte, N.C., for the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral service on Friday.<p>The setting evoked the "canvas cathedral" — two circus tents pitched together in Los Angeles in 1949 — to shelter the thousands of people who came to watch Graham …

Billy Graham

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

The White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History'

It's been nearly eight months since the malware known as NotPetya tore through the internet, rippling out from Ukraine to paralyze companies and …

Cybersecurity

Fed leaves rates unchanged, sees inflation rising this year | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said inflation likely would rise this year, bolstering expectations borrowing costs will continue to climb under incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.<p>Citing solid gains in employment, household …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Dollar extends rout, at three-year low after Mnuchin remarks; gold jumps | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar extended its recent rout to hit three-year lows and gold rose to its highest level in 1-1/2 years on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he welcomed a weakening in the dollar.<p>FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock …

Hacking Tools List for Hackers & Security Professionals

Penetration testing & Hacking Tools Tools are more often used by security industries to test the vulnerabilities in network and applications. Here …

Playing low frequency noise to disrupt hard-drives: denial of service for CCTVs, data-centers, and other computing environments

A group of Princeton and Purdue researchers have demonstrated a successful acoustic attack against mechanical hard-drives where low-frequency noise …

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

New research shows an alarming new way to track web users<p>Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology …

Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development

A recent report from <i>The Information</i> details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip designer John Bruno…<p>At Apple, …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Why we should collectively worry about Facebook and Google owning our data<p>why should we care about companies having a lot of data on us? Because it makes large numbers of us vulnerable to exploitation ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Report: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced …

Obamacare Sign-Ups Stay Strong at 8.8 Million

Demand for Obamacare coverage remained relatively strong despite a year-long effort by President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans to gut …

Hershey, Campbell bet nearly $6 billion on healthy snacks makers | Reuters

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co and Hershey Co on Monday unveiled deals totaling nearly $6 billion to buy healthy packaged snacks makers, the latest example of big U.S. food companies trying to cater to an increasing American preference for healthy foods.<p>Campbell (CPB.N) will buy Cape Cod chips-maker …

Atlanta airport mess: How does this happen?

The power is back on at the busiest airport in the world.<p>But as passengers scramble to make rescheduled flights during the busy holiday season, the question remains: Why did Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport go dark for nearly 11 hours?<p>The short answer is that an electrical fire in a tunnel …

Flying

Maker of sneaky Mac adware sends security researcher cease-and-desist letters

"If there's code that's mining data and hiding itself on a computer without any way of removing it, that's malware, plain and simple."<p>The maker of a …

Domain Names

How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web

"I just came across this email," began the message, a long overdue reply. But I knew the sender was lying. He’d opened my email nearly six months …

Privacy