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Oregon Has Legalized Human Composting

Oregon is now the third state in the US to allow a deathcare option that's gaining popularity for its environmental benefits: human composting. From a report: Gov. Katie Brown signed House Bill 2574 into law on Tuesday, adding natural organic reduction to the range of approved after-life options in the west coast state. Sponsored and developed by Rep. Pam Marsh (D - Southern Jackson County), the bill met Oregonians' growing interest in sustainable alternatives to traditional deathcare. "This is ...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Oregon, US, Tech, Motherboard, Marsh, Katie Brown, Pam Marsh, Southern Jackson County


What’s Open And Closed On Friday Now That Juneteenth Is A Federal Holiday

(CNN) — Most federal government employees across the country will have Friday off after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday. But the introduction of a new federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has created a patchwork of responses — leaving some government offices, schools and businesses open, while others close to observe the holiday. “Agencies should direct such employees to not report to work on Friday — unless...
Tags: Apple, Google, Texas, News, California, Washington, US, Alabama, Holiday, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Usps, States, Dc


Creatd Launches New 'Fiction' Community on Vocal

Creatd, Inc., the parent company of Vocal, today announced the launch of 'Fiction,' Vocal's newest community.  'Fiction'  was launched with the goal of showcasing creators' imaginative work, housing fiction stories of any genre or format. In conjunction with the launch, the Company has also named Unbound as the official supporter of the 'Fiction' community.  Unbound  is the world's first crowdfunding book publisher, whose platform empowers authors with the tools, support, and community to bring...
Tags: New York, Technology, London, Washington, Neil Gaiman, Advertising, New York Times, Times, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street Journal, Harper, Economist, New Statesman, Waterstones, Cormac Mccarthy, Wagner


US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


For vehicle safety, the future is now

Jason Levine Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Levine is the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a national nonprofit organization focused on vehicle safety since 1970. Every day in the United States, more than 100 people die because of a car crash. Some are teenagers, like the daughter of writer Michael Lewis and Tabitha Soren, and her boyfriend, who died in a wrong-way crash. Some are well known, like Kevin Cl...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, Michael Lewis, AAA, Albuquerque New Mexico, Center for Auto Safety, Kevin Clark, Ford Pinto, Tabitha Soren, Jason Levine


Ransomware Attack Targeted Teamsters Union in 2019. But They Just Refused to Pay

NBC reports that America's "Teamsters" labor union was hit by a ransomware attack demanding $2.5 million back in 2019. "But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the FBI's advice to do so, three sources familiar with the previously unreported cyberattack told NBC News." Personal information for the millions of active and retired members was never compromised, according to a Teamsters spokesperson, who also said ...
Tags: Nbc, Washington, Nbc News, America, Tech, Fbi, Union, Teamsters, Ransomware Attack Targeted Teamsters Union


10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's law-school classmates want him to resign

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Matt Gaetz's former classmates say he's an embarrassment to William & Mary Law SchoolBiden's plan to send $400 billion to help families caring for loved ones with disabilities is in jeopardy as infrastructure talks falterBenjamin Netanyahu is officially out of powerOne thing to watch for: DHS Secreta...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Florida, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Afghanistan


Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation

Tristan Abbey Contributor Share on Twitter Tristan Abbey is President of Comarus Analytics LLC. He served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as director for strategic planning at the National Security Council. No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste. No, not even a changing climate, which may be a wicked problem but none...
Tags: Energy, Column, New York, California, Opinion, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Alabama, Tech, Georgia, United States, Wyoming, San Diego, National Security Council, Biden


Top Justice Department officials Sessions, Barr and Rosenstein all deny knowledge of secret subpoenas targeting Democratic lawmakers

Attorney General William Barr, left, stands with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, following a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Former attorney generals Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr have denied knowledge of secret DoJ subpoenas. The subpoenas targeted Democratic lawmakers as part of a leaks probe. The DoJ has not revealed who authorized the ph...
Tags: Apple, Politics, California, Washington, Politico, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares its agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Investor Michael Brown, newly elected to chair the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Apple says it didn't share pictures or emails from lawmakers' phones with Trump DOJ under subpoenas seeking to unmask leakers

President Donald Trump meets with members of his American Technology Council, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, on June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple revealed new details about the Trump DOJ's subpoena targeting House Intel Committee lawmakers. It told TechCrunch the subpoena included a gag order and "no information" on the DOJ's inquiry. Apple said it gave "account subscriber information" and no content, "such as emails or pictures." See more stories ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, Trends, House, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Times, House Intelligence Committee


U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Antitrust Legislation That Could Significantly Impact Apple and Other Tech Companies

U.S. House lawmakers today announced sweeping bipartisan antitrust legislation that could result in major changes to the tech industry, impacting companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. These measures are the culmination of a 16-month antitrust investigation into tech companies practices that kicked off in 2019, and which saw Apple CEO Tim Cook testify in an antitrust hearing alongside Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. At ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Washington, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Alphabet Google, U S House, Apple Amazon Facebook, David Cicilline, Ken Buck


Apple's Flagship Tower Theatre Store Opening in Los Angeles on June 24

Apple has been working on an Apple Store at the iconic Tower Theatre in Los Angeles for years now, and the new location is set to open later this month on June 24. Apple Tower Theatre is the first retail store in downtown Los Angeles, and it's located in L.A.'s historic Broadway Theater District. This location was the city's retail hub for the first half of the twentieth century, and is now home to a dozen theater locations. From the beginning, Apple has envisioned the Tower Theatre store as...
Tags: Apple, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Broadway, Apple Store, Apple Retail, Paris Opera House, Hirsch, Carnegie Library, Michael Steeber, Apple Tower Theatre, Covent Garden the Opéra, Paris Apple Kurfürstendamm, Berlin Apple Amsterdam


‘Top Chef’ favorites the Voltaggio brothers battle it out in new cooking competition

The Voltaggio brothers have worked together in the restaurant industry since they were teens and have opened several respected spots in their long culinary careers. But when it comes to getting competitive in the kitchen, it’s no-knives-barred for these brothers who will battle it out on a new Discovery+ show this summer. “It’s about cooking, and it’s about educating and it’s about mentorship. And is it competitive? I can confirm that it is very competitive, not only as coaches and mentors but w...
Tags: Apple, Maryland, Washington, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Streaming, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Michael, Brothers, Bryan


Amazon, Google Execs Lead U.S. Senate Panel Antitrust Hearing Witness List

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from Alphabet's Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Washington, Senate, Reuters Executives


Amazon, Google Executives Lead U.S. Senate Panel Antitrust Hearing Witness List

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from Alphabet's Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Washington, Senate, Reuters Executives


10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


Democrats plan to take on big tech with 5 major antitrust bills aimed at making it easier to weaken monopolies

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images/Rich Fury/Getty Images/Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage/Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images House Democrats plan to introduce five bills aimed at weakening big tech monopolies, Politico reported. The bills would let regulators block mergers between rivals and unwind past ones, and bar some anticompetitive practices. The bills reflect recommendations from the House's landmark antitrust investigation and report last year. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Enterprise, Congress, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Legislation, Pennsylvania, Democrats, House


An Amazon exec said 'competition is a good thing' as the company pushes into the health space

Babak Parviz Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York Times International Luxury Conference Amazon's VP overseeing some healthcare efforts said he welcomes competition in the sector. The e-commerce and cloud giant has major ambitions in the healthcare space. The comments come as Amazon faces antitrust scrutiny. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon's vice president overseeing some of its healthcare efforts said the tech giant belongs in the health space, as eve...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, Healthcare, Google Glass, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Healthcare Technology, Babak Parviz, Parviz, Karl Racine


China denounces US Senate’s $250bn move to boost tech and manufacturing

Beijing says bill seeks to exaggerate ‘so-called China threat’ and is ‘full of cold war thinking’China has denounced a US Senate bill worth approximately $250bn that aims to boost American technology and manufacturing prowess as an example of the US hyping up “the so-called China threat”, and accused Washington of attempting to hinder its development.The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Innovation and Competition Act, in a rare show of unity in a chamber often filled with political ...
Tags: Business, Technology, Washington, Senate, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Chinese Economy


Apple in 'Early-Stage' Talks With Chinese EV Battery Makers for Apple Car

Apple is in "early-stage talks" with two Chinese companies about the supply of batteries for a future Apple Car, according to a new Reuters report. Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the people who declined to be named as the discussions are privat...
Tags: Apple, Washington, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Apple Inc, Reuters, Apple Car, Ming Chi Kuo, CATL


Arcadia donor who obstructed Trump probe must go to prison while he appeals

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area businessman and political fundraiser who obstructed a federal probe into donations to former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and falsified records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials was refused his bid Monday to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. Imaad Zuberi, 50, of Arcadia, must surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles before noon on June 18 to begin his 12-year s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Washington, Russia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, House


The Station: Aurora gets closer to a SPAC deal, Spin’s new strategy and Waymo One app numbers

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We are days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2021, a one-day virtual event scheduled for June 9 that is bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in transportation. I’ll...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Apps, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Washington, Russia, Berlin, Milwaukee, Singapore, India, America, San Francisco


America's FBI Withdraws Demand for IP Addresses of Readers of a Newspaper's Story During a 35-Minute Window

UPDATE: America's Federal Bureau of Investigation has now "withdrawn a subpoena demanding records from USA TODAY that would identify readers of a February story about a southern Florida shootout that killed two agents and wounded three others," the newspaper reported today. Friday USA Today had reported that it's "fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story" about a Southern Florida shooting that killed two of the investigative agency's a...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Maryland, Washington, America, Tech, Fbi, Usa Today, Gannett, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Slashdot, Wadsworth, Southern Florida, Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett USA Today


FBI Demands IP Addresses for Readers of a Newspaper's Story During a 35-Minute Window

The newspaper USA Today reports that it's "fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story" about a Southern Florida shooting that killed two of the investigative agency's agents and wounded three others. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: In a motion filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. asking a judge to quash the subpoena, Gannett, USA TODAY's parent company, said the effort is not only unconstitutional bu...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Maryland, Washington, Tech, Fbi, Usa Today, Gannett, Justice Department, Slashdot, Wadsworth, Southern Florida, Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett USA Today


Florida's Government May Have Ignored and Withheld Data About Covid-19 Cases

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: Documents filed by Florida's health department now "confirm two of the core aspects" of a whistleblower complaint filed by fired data manager Rebekah Jones, the Miami Herald reported Friday. "Sworn affidavits from Department of Health leaders acknowledge Jones' often-denied claim that she was told to remove data from public access after questions from the Miami Herald." And they also report a position statement from the department (filed August 17th) acknowle...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Herald, Jones, Department Of Health, Miami Herald, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Rebekah Jones


Google Says Supports Work to Update International Tax Rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google said on Saturday that it supports the work being done to update international tax rules after G7 finance ministers...
Tags: Google, Washington, Reuters Google


Um, where is the SEC when it comes to SPACs and conflicts of interest?

Today, my colleague Kirsten Korosec reported that the autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with one of three blank-check companies that have been formed to date by renowned entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus and a third partner in these deals, Michael Thompson, who long managed special situation funds. This one is intriguing for a lot of reasons, including because Aurora’s founders are big wheels in their industry (no pun intended) and their moves are ...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Bloomberg, Reid Hoffman, SEC, Greylock, Mark Pincus, Clover, Chamath Palihapitiya, Aurora, SPAC, Hoffman, Social Capital, Gary Gensler, Kirsten


On SPACs and conflicts of interest, where is the SEC?

Earlier today, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec reported that the autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with one of three blank-check companies that have been formed to date by renowned entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus and a third partner in these deals, Michael Thompson, who long managed special situation funds. The development is intriguing for a lot of reasons, including because Aurora’s founders are big wheels in their industry (no pun intended), and ...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Regulations, Bloomberg, Reid Hoffman, SEC, Greylock, Mark Pincus, Clover, Chamath Palihapitiya, Aurora, SPAC, Hoffman, Social Capital, Gary Gensler



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