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A Roundup of CCPA Court Decisions (I Only Know of 7)

This post recaps the court decisions analyzing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) so far. I only know of seven opinions as of May 1, 2021, a number that struck me as surprisingly small. (If you think I’m missing any, please email me). Overview CCPA lawsuits generally fit into one of the following four categories: Data breach Private Right of Action (PRA). Since Jan. 1, 2020, the CCPA authorizes a private right of action with respect to certain data breaches. I expected this would be a ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, Virginia, Walmart, Stasi, Pra, Doj, Privacy/security, Guzman, Rahman, McCoy, HIPAA, Facebook Inc, AG, Alphabet Inc

Interesting and critical accounting of Biden Administration's criminal justice work over first 100 days

This new lengthy Law360 piece, headlined "Biden Falls Short On Criminal Justice Reform In First 100 Days," provides a fittingly critical review of the Biden Administration's criminal justice work over its first 100 days in office.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are some highlights (along with an interesting graphic): President Joe Biden made a slew of campaign promises on the criminal justice reform front that he has made little progress on in his first 100 days in office, disappointi...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Rahman, Jacobs, U S Department of Health and Human Services, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, Jen Psaki, Psaki

What is blue light? How it affects your health, ways you can control your exposure, and when to use blue light glasses

Blue light is increasingly part of our every day lives as device use rises. Portra/Getty Images Blue light is a shorter-wavelength colored light found in everything from traditional light bulbs to computer and smartphone screens. Blue light is good for your body during the day, but at night blue light can affect your circadian clock and body's ability to produce melatonin, causing mild to more severe health effects. Experts say you can reduce the negative effects of blue light by wea...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Facebook, Mac, US, Trends, Pc, Mother Nature, Blue Light, Samsung Galaxy, Melatonin, Circadian Rhythm, Rahman, Harvard Medical School, NIght mode

BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative Announces its Jury – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, BAFTA announces the jury for BAFTA’s Breakthrough India initiative; BFI Southbank outlines several seasons for its reopening; the Iron Throne is heading to Leicester Square in London; and Tony Orsten and Charlie Caminada launch Grand Scheme Productions. JURY BAFTA and Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is the jury chair […]
Tags: London, News, India, Global, Oscar, BAFTA, Rahman, Leicester Square, BFI Southbank, Shahid VIP, Global Bulletin, Global Bulletin BAFTA, BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative, Tony Orsten, Charlie Caminada

Swyft raises $17.5 million to bring same-day delivery to all the retailers that aren’t Amazon

Thanks to major players like Amazon and Walmart, we’ve become accustomed to next- or same-day delivery. But the pandemic has also renewed our interest in buying from smaller businesses and retailers. Swyft, a company that has just raised $17.5 million in Series A, helps retailers of any size provide affordable same-day delivery. The round was co-led by Inovia Capital and Forerunner Ventures, with participation from Shopify and existing investors Golden Ventures and Trucks VC. Swyft is a marketpl...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Walmart, Shopify, Forerunner Ventures, Rahman, Hamid, Swyft, Eurie Kim, Recent Funding, Golden Ventures, Inovia Capital and Forerunner Ventures, Aadil Kazmi

Oscar-Winner A.R. Rahman Boards Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s ‘Pippa’ (EXCLUSIVE)

India’s A.R. Rahman, the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy winning composer of “Slumdog Millionaire” will score the music for upcoming war film “Pippa.” In doing so he teams up with two of India’s leading producers. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films, and directed by Raja […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Raja, Pippa, Rahman, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala, BAFTA Golden Globe, A.r. Rahman, Roy Kapur, Ishaan Khatter

Oscar-Winning Composer A.R. Rahman Teases Return to Hollywood, Talks ‘Tandav,’ ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A.R. Rahman, the Oscar-, BAFTA-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning Indian composer of “Slumdog Millionaire,” is set to return to Hollywood projects after a hiatus. Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum was ailing for eight years, and Rahman and his family decided to spend as much time with her in India as possible. She died in December. “It […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, India, Global, Rahman, Mani Ratnam, BAFTA Golden Globe, Amazon Prime Video India, Ar Rahman, Tandav, Hollywood Talks ` Tandav, Ponniyin Selvan, Kareema Begum

How Slumdog composer is giving Indian talent a helping hand

AR Rahman on joining Bafta's search for emerging artists in India's film, TV and games industries.
Tags: News, India, BAFTA, Rahman

Remote education is decreasing anxiety, increasing wellbeing for some students

With coronavirus resurging in Europe and the United States, parents are worried about their children's well-being and mental health.A report from the U.K.'s NIHR extends some hope; it found that students' mental health is improving while remote learning. Parents will continue play an important role in supporting their children's mental health. As coronavirus cases resurge, European states have begun the second round of shutdowns and business closures. Across the Atlantic, 10 million people have...
Tags: Health, Europe, Learning, Parenting, Children, Happiness, Depression, Atlantic, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Rahman, National Institute for Health Research, Johns Hopkins Children s Center

AB de Villiers opts out of BBL, Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns to Brisbane Heat

The South African's third child is due to be born soon but he is open to a return to the Heat in the future
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Ab De Villiers, Rahman, Brisbane Heat

'Not special any more': how the Senate has failed the American people

The supreme court battle underscores how rigid partisanship overtook ‘the world’s greatest deliberative body’ – which has never truly represented the majority viewIn 2012, the political scientist Ross Baker spent a sabbatical brushing up on his congressional knowledge by spending time in the office of Harry Reid, the then Democratic majority leader in the US Senate. Baker vividly remembers Reid telling him a story about Mitch McConnell, his opposite number in the Republican party.“Reid told me h...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Montana, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House Of Representatives, Manchester, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Republican, Harry Reid

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Legendary Indian Singer, Dead at 74

Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam who lent his mellifluous voice to some 40,000 songs across thousands of Indian film soundtracks, died in Chennai on Friday after contracting coronavirus in August. He was 74. Balasubrahmanyam was a frequent muse for Oscar-, BAFTA-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning composer A.R. Rahman, for whom he sang in numerous films, including […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Obituaries, Artists, Bollywood, Rahman, Chennai, Balasubrahmanyam, Coronavirus, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Oscar BAFTA Grammy and Golden Globe

Kamala Harris’ candidacy gives Tamil Americans a moment in the spotlight

During her speech accepting the vice presidential nomination, Kamala Devi Harris uttered one word in Tamil. “Family is my uncles, my aunts — my chitthis,” she said. Harris was using the word that describes her mother’s two younger sisters. Both women, she said, have been sources of strength and support, particularly after her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a breast cancer researcher, died of colon cancer in 2009. Within seconds, social media was on fire. Harris’ mixed Jamaican and Indian heritage is ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, California, Senate, India, Narendra Modi, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Ap, Canada, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Judaism

Molotov-Cocktail-Throwing Lawyers Are the Left’s New Civil-Rights Heroes

In the two months since the death of George Floyd, the nation has been beset by often-violent protests and riots. Yet the mainstream media and Democratic politicians have tended to describe the demonstrations as “mostly peaceful,” and to rationalize and minimize them. For many on the left, the real story has not been the violence directed at law-enforcement personnel, the assaults on federal courthouses and police precincts, the toppling of statues, or the destruction of private property; it’s b...
Tags: New York, News, America, Brooklyn, Pakistan, Manhattan, Jamaica, New York Magazine, Justice Department, Bud Light, Princeton University, Trump, Rahman, Floyd, Fordham University, Mattis

'Why can't I be legal anywhere?': exploited and left stateless by Sweden

Rahman arrived as an unaccompanied minor. Abused and deported, his future is uncertain but his European dream intact‘We want to build a life’: Europe’s paperless young people speak outRahman was out buying food when Spanish police handed him a €500 fine for breaking coronavirus restrictions. “I’ll pay this as soon as I get a residence permit,” he told them. He laughs as he recalls the incident. “Look how thin I’ve become, I weigh only 57 kilos,” he says. The 21-year-old Palestinian shows his ski...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Spain, Palestinian territories, Migration, Refugees, Norway, Jordan, Rahman

Gmail's workplace app might soon become a productivity powerhouse, as leaked images reveal Google's plan to take the fight to Microsoft and Slack (GOOG)

A new version of Gmail for G Suite has apparently leaked, and reveals a plan to integrate a range of Google products under one roof. According to the leaked pictures, Google will roll Chats, Meet, Docs, and Rooms all into the workplace Gmail app. The change would allow users to simultaneously collaborate on documents and video chat without leaving the app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google could be about to reveal a new version of Gmail for G Suite users that brings G...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Rahman, Google Chat Docs Meet, Tahin Rahman

'We've been in the trenches': the women holding power to account over Christchurch

Anjum Rahman and Aliya Danzeisen have devoted their lives to raising awareness of the warning signs before the terror attackIt was another long drive, another night away from home and another morning thinking nervously about what they would say, hoping this time they would be taken seriously. Then, in the back room of an Auckland mosque, Anjum Rahman and Aliya Danzeisen sat down in front of TV cameras to explain how they had tried to prevent a terrorist attack.The women – an accountant and a hig...
Tags: Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Auckland, Rahman, Christchurch shooting, Aliya Danzeisen, Danzeisen, Anjum Rahman

Alexandra Bowman talks to India's "Wade" animation directors

"Wade" Co-Directors on Discussing Climate Change Through 2D Animation "Wade" Co-Directors on Animation Inspiration, Production, and Self-Distribution "Ghost Animation" Co-Founders on Creating an Animation Studio, and Animating for Amazon and Google From the press release - Upamanyu Bhattacharyya and Kalp Sanghvi's 'Wade' addr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Comics, Interview, Climate Change, India, Animation, Bangladesh, Palm Springs, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Co, Wade, Rahman, Google Amazon, Mani Ratnam


Richard Ryder and the Eighth Wonder: (Y’Blood, 1972) This is a very curious 7″ EP I’ve had for years but it wasn’t until earlier today that I was thunderstruck by something about it — and specifically the song “Phase III” — that I should have picked up on a long time ago: the song is intertwined with Amanda Ambrose’s “(I Ain’t Singing No More) Sad Songs”. Fans of my Soul Sides Vol. 1 comp (or of The Artifacts) should already be well-familiar with Ambrose’s tune but it wasn’t until today that...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Covers, Soul/funk, 45s, Wright, Watts, Rahman, Trotter, Ambrose, Yusuf, Richard Ryder, Youngblood, Don Trotter, Amanda Ambrose, George Youngblood

Oscar-Winner A.R. Rahman Boards ‘No Land’s Man’ as Composer and Co-Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) has joined U.S.-India-Bangladesh film “No Land’s Man” as co-producer and composer. Directed by eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (“Saturday Afternoon”), the film chronicles a South Asian man’s journey that becomes complicated when he meets an Australian woman in the U.S. “Time always gives birth to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Musicians, BAFTA, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Rahman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, A.r. Rahman, No Land's Man, U S India Bangladesh

‘Ahimsa’ Gandhi Documentary Is Timely Reminder About Non-Violence Movement

Production has been completed on “Ahimsa – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless” a new feature length documentary about Mahatma Gandhi and the concept of non-violence. It features the song “Ahimsa” performed by U2 and A.R. Rahman, with the written by Bono and Rahman. The film was produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth […]
Tags: Asia, News, Bono, Global, Rahman, Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Ahimsa, A.r. Rahman, Distant Horizon

Uphill task for Taliban as virus spreads in militant bastions

The Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, but now the insurgents are struggling to curb its spread in their strongholds. For months, Habib Rahman, a resident of a Taliban-controlled area in the south of the country, has been unable to test whether his persistent cough is due to the virus. "I have a cough, fever and chest pain," said Rahman, 32, who owns a grocery store in Helmand province.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Rahman, Habib Rahman

Looting and violence continues in New York City despite unprecedented curfew

People smashed their way into shops including Macy’s while Mayor Bill de Blasio says curfew would start earlier tonight, at 8pmAn unprecedented curfew in New York City on Monday night did little to prevent destruction, as people smashed their way into shops including Macy’s flagship store, grabbed merchandise and fled.Police said more than 200 were arrested and several officers were injured, following another day of peaceful protests throughout the city over the death of George Floyd, an African...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, New York City, Nike, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Bronx, Andrew Cuomo, Princeton, De Blasio, Macy, Rahman, Floyd, Washington Square Park, Monahan

Three women crushed to death in Sri Lanka stampede for $8 handout

Three women were trampled to death during a stampede for an $8 cash handout in Colombo Thursday, amid growing desperation among Sri Lankans struggling to make ends meet during a coronavirus lockdown that has smashed the economy. "Some people tried to break the queue and enter," Rahman told AFP. "People have not earned any money for two months because of the virus lockdown (since March 20)," Rahman said.
Tags: News, Sri Lanka, Afp, Colombo, Rahman

No Return to the ‘Old Dispensation’

The monster of modernity must be slowed.
Tags: News, United States, Income Inequality, Great Britain, Rahman, Eliot, Thomas Stearns, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Zia Haider

Pakistan pays to plant trees

Millions around the world are out of work due to the pandemic and the consequent lockdowns. Pakistan is one country that is thinking on its feet to alleviate the hardship for recently unemployed laborers, introducing a “green stimulus effort.” Since the country’s lockdown began on March 23, unemployed day laborers have been put to work as “jungle workers,” planting billions of trees. The program is part of the 2018 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project, which seeks to combat rising t...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Trees, Pakistan, Brazil, Islamabad, All, Reuters, Punjab, Rahman, Malik Amin Aslam

FluSense system tracks sickness trends by autonomously monitoring public spaces

One of the obstacles to accurately estimating the prevalence of sickness in the general population is that most of our data comes from hospitals, not the 99.9 percent of the world that isn’t hospitals. FluSense is an autonomous, privacy-respecting system that counts the people and coughs in public spaces to keep health authorities informed. Every year has a flu and cold season, of course, though this year’s is of course far more dire. But it’s like an ordinary flu season in that the main way any...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Flu, Rahman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Tauhidur Rahman, Forsad Al Hossain

AR Rahman Live. Lessons from Shanta Gokhale. And Riyaz.

So, last weekend, I had an opportunity to see AR Rahman perform live. And thanks to a friend who was there to manage a part of the event, I had the best seat in the house. You know, the one at the console and next to the stage? That! And I have to say, it is worth all the hype. The guy is a genius, a magician and everything else that you have heard about him. View this post on Instagram There’s never too much red. Perks of having friends t...
Tags: Travel, Music, God, Rahman, ARR, Lessons 4 Life, Hindi Urdu, Unblock, Ar Rahman, Purple Pencil Project, Shanta Gokhale, Riyaz, Namaaz, Shanta Gokhale Maam

Jeet Thayil's Playlist for His Novel "Low"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Jeet Thayil's novel Low is dark, funny, and masterfully told book from one of the world's most talented storytellers. In his own words, here is Jeet Thayil's Book Notes music playl...
Tags: Music, New York, Nicki Minaj, India, David, David Bowie, Rex, Jesus, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Low, Maria, Danny Boy, Black, Kerala, Air India

Cab drivers push for LA to restore LAX curbside pickup

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Taxi drivers flooded the hallways to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City Hall office and the council chamber on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to demand the city allow cab drivers to resume curbside pickups of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. Since the implementation of the LAX-it lot in October, which lumped taxi drivers into the same pickup area as ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber and prohibited them from terminal curbside pickups, cabbies said it has been ...
Tags: Lyft, Business, News, La, Sport, Cta, Soccer, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Department Of Transportation, City Hall, Lax, Rahman, Los Angeles International Airport, City News Service, Los Angeles World Airport