Tim Faith

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Apple's US Cash Generation Fell By $10B In Fiscal 2017

Apple provides how much of its cash and investments are overseas in its earnings conference calls and in its 10-Q and 10-K SEC filings. Since the company has to use US generated cash or debt for dividends and stock buybacks you can calculate how much US cash is generated in a quarter or for the …

Investing

UK surveillance law marks a 'worse than scary' shift

The newly passed "Snooper's Charter" means British police and intelligence agencies will soon be able to see every website that everyone in the UK visits.<p>The UK has taken a deep plunge into surveillance with a far-reaching new law.<p>The problem, say critics, is that it goes too deep and too far.<p>The …

Surveillance

16,000 WordPress Sites Have Been Hacked

<b>At least 15,769 WordPress websites have been compromised so far this year by cyber-attackers, and most are serving up malware, unflagged by Google's</b> …

Climate change is here, and now we are being taxed for it

Rising sea levels will now take small but distinct bite out of the pocketbooks belonging to land owners around the San Francisco Bay. In an historic first, Measure AA was approved by San Francisco Bay Area voters on June 7, establishing the first tax to pay for the impacts of climate change. Local …

Uber CEO investigated over allegations of fraud in price-fixing case

Suit alleges Travis Kalanick engaged in a price-fixing scheme with drivers Names Kalanick and not the company, but Uber is seeking to intervene<p>Uber must hand over documents to a New York judge investigating whether it hired private investigators that fraudulently sought information about its rivals …

Corruption

Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to

Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday.<p>This chilling effect, …

Privacy

The Coming Horror of Virtual Reality

If Kitchen, a five-minute virtual-reality demo created by the Japanese studio Capcom, were a short film, few viewers would be moved to panic by its misery of horror-movie clichés. In the demo, which has been making the rounds at tech conferences in recent months, you begin strapped to a chair in a …

Virtual Reality
Labor Law

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

Murder Mystery

Stacey Dash Calls Leonardo DiCaprio 'Chicken Little' For Oscars Climate Change Speech

Stacey Dash doesn't think climate change is real.<p>That is the message she sent in her latest Patheos blog, in which she compares Leonardo DiCaprio to Chicken Little because of his acceptance speech at the Oscars urging action with environmental reform.<p>DiCaprio, who has long been an environmental …

Steve Wozniak Weighs in on Apple-FBI Dispute

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has backed Apple in its fight with the FBI over the agency's request that it unlock the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooter investigation.<p>Wozniak appeared yesterday on late-night TBS talk show <i>Conan</i> to share his thoughts on the high-profile case, …

Japan recognises 'right to be forgotten' of man convicted of child sex offences

Court orders Google to hide news reports of Japanese man saying criminals are entitled to have their private lives ‘respected and rehabilitation unhindered’<p>Japan has taken another step towards recognising “the right to be forgotten” of individuals online after a court ordered Google to remove news …

Privacy

Gmail can scan images to stop confidential data being leaked

Businesses do a lot to secure their operations, but often it just takes one rogue employee to send themselves confidential files and they're doomed. Google launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service to help companies avoid such a calamity, and now it's getting even more powers to avoid data …

This MIT Professor Thinks Wall Street Can Fix High Health Care Costs

It was during the financial crisis that Andrew Lo had his epiphany: The way to save health care from ever-rising costs is by bringing in the banks. …

Taking a Stand for Scientific Integrity

More than 100 Earth scientists, ourselves included, have signed a letter urging our preeminent professional society, the American Geophysical Union …

Climate

The Surprisingly Big Carbon Shadow Cast By Slender Asparagus

The debate over our diet’s impact on the climate is getting louder. Most of the noise centers around beef, which many calculations put at the top of the impact charts. But conscientious eaters are looking at the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with all sorts of food production, and scientists …

Alphabet Surpasses Apple as the World's Most Valuable Company

After the market closed yesterday, Google's parent company was worth $555 billion.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.<p>The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet, Google's new parent company, released a …

Profit

How Winning Leads to Cheating

We live, for better or for worse, in a competition-driven world. Rivalry powers our economy, sparks technological innovation and encourages academic …

Psychology

Online Censorship Rears Its Ugly Head In Southeast Asia

With a growing middle class rising up across its population of more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia is truly a growth market. Added to that, the influx of mobile devices bringing Internet to hundreds of millions of people for the first — and putting it right in their pocket, no less — makes …

Asia

Newly published FBI request shines light on National Security Letters

An ISP has released the first unredacted National Security Letter attachment ever made public, exposing just how much access US law enforcement asks for in its secretive letters. In 2004, the FBI requested that Nicholas Merrill and his former ISP, the Calyx Internet Access Corporation, submit …

Surveillance

New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World

Author: Andy Isaacson. Andy Isaacson Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.29.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As a seafood restaurateur and founder …

FBI seeks hacker controlling 1.2 billion stolen logins

The FBI believes a single hacker has hold of 1.2 billion internet logins, and EL James fans be warned, he's known as Mr Grey.<p>The logins for sites …

Security

The Clean-Energy Revolution Gathers Speed

U.S. buildings have grown colder in recent years. The switch from the heat-generating incandescent bulbs to light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, reduces …

Clean Energy

China's Bold Push into Genetically Customized Animals

China’s western Shaanxi Province is known for rugged windswept terrain and its coal and wool, but not necessarily its science. Yet at the Shaanxi …

Genetics