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Goldman Sachs in $5B US settlement over risky mortgages

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion US settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities …

Voting for the Next Generation

If you think that the presidential elections are a roller coaster ride, brace yourself. President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, and the Republicans' refusal to begin the confirmation process, has set the country on a crash course. The Constitution mandates that the …

Obama calls for fewer secrets in government

The president said in 2013 that his administration was the "most transparent," but remains under fire for prosecuting journalists and running private …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

Defend Trade Secrets Act Adopted by Senate - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

In today’s political climate, any bipartisan legislative action is, well, unusual. Unanimous votes are like unicorns. But one happened yesterday, as …

Obama: Corporate tax avoidance hurts the middle class

President Obama on Tuesday applauded new rules set by the Treasury that will make it harder for U.S. companies to skirt taxes by moving abroad.<p>It's a step in the right direction that will give the middle class a fairer shake, the president asserted.<p>So-called inversions -- whereby a U.S. …

China’s ZTE Says U.S. Trade Probe Could Lead to Criminal Charges

Company is trying to rebuild its business after being accused of violating U.S. trade rules<p>ZTE Corp. on Wednesday said U.S. investigations into alleged violation of trade rules by the Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker could result in U.S. charges.<p>“The investigations are still in progress, …

Administrative Law

UEFA offices raided by Swiss police over Panama Papers TV contract links

The Union of European Football Associations has confirmed it has been raided by the Swiss Federal Police in relation to the contract between it and …

Perspective: How Companies Can Work With the U.S. Government on Cyber Threats

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The author of this post is a privacy and data security lawyer.</i><p><b>By Edward J. McAndrew, Ballard Spahr, partner</b><p>From the malicious to the …

I’ve had a cyberstalker since 7th grade. I can’t get law enforcement to help me. - Vox

Between 2010 and 2013, the FBI prosecuted only 10 cyberstalking cases out of an estimated 2.5 million.<p><i>(A version of this piece originally appeared on</i> Backchannel.<i>)</i><p>Early one evening last March, my best friend saw my name pop up in a text notification on her phone. The message, which appeared to come …

Parent Alert: Sex Traffickers are Lurking

Social media and online spaces — which seem so benign in some ways — are anything but when it comes to how our children, particularly our daughters, …

'Active shooter response' tactical training offered to armed civilians

This is a real school in Denver, but the "active shooter" scenario the student is training to confront is a drill.<p>TAC ONE Consulting, a …

Man convicted under new cyber bullying legislation

A young Dunedin man who threatened to send pictures of his 16-year-old former girlfriend naked to her mother has been prosecuted under cyber bullying …

Internet Safety For Parents & Students - CyberWise is the go-to source for BUSY adults (parents and teachers) who want online safety for teens, kids & tweens and education information that will help them help kids!

No fooling. The Internet has ruined the lives of some, and they are talking about it on the new Syfy Channel show, The Internet Ruined My Life. We're …

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

This Web site is funded, in part, through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. …

6 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safer On Their Smartphones – Infographic

A smartphone safety for kids infograhic covering 6 things parents must to to keep their kids safe and secure. I know a smartphone safety isn’t really …

Entrepreneurship

TimesLIVE

What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs

As a bullying counselor, I spend many of my days helping students and teachers handle confrontational behavior — or, as the kids say, drama. But this was a peculiar situation.<p>It started, as bullying often does, in a school hallway. E says she overhead A talking about her. <i>(Editor's note: Only the</i> …

The Seas Will Save Us: An Army of Ocean Farmers Are Starting an Economic Revolution

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m …

Aquaculture

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: THE GREATEST CON IN U.S. ELECTORAL HISTORY

<i>ED Noor: The author speaks candidly of elections and what they truly represent to the policy makers and those who shape our world. By being a “good</i> …

Obama: U.S. ‘Systematically and Purposefully Makes it Really Hard for People to Vote’

President Barack Obama touted “mandatory voting” and criticized laws at the federal and state level that he said are “unabashedly” intended to keep people from voting – which he said have roots to the earliest days of the United States.<p>“We really are the only advanced democracy on earth that …

Not a good news for India as WTO reduces global trade growth forecast to 2.8% for 2016

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Thursday cut global trade growth forecast to 2.8%, from 3.9% earlier, on account of slowdown in emerging …

Auditor: Government will owe more money than entire economy produces

An auditor for the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers Wednesday that in the next few years the federal government will owe more than our entire economy produces.<p>Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general for the Government Accountability Office, testified at the Senate Budget Committee to …