Last week we reported that U.S. District Court Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas had issued a temporary restraining order blocking Texas’ Dismemberment Abortion Ban– part of Senate Bill 8–while the full lawsuit brought by the abortion industry against the State of Texas moves forward. The TRO had been scheduled to expire in 14 […]Read more
If you aren’t already familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it’s about time you learn about them. Social media has become a unique communication tool during times of crisis, elections and to help disseminate breaking news or organize community groups. Many of these apps are free in the iPhone store or on Google Play for Android, and others are also available online through their respective websites.
With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor.Read more
One of China’s biggest textile mills is planning its first North American factory in a small town in the southern U.S. state of Arkansas. Forrest City, located near the Mississippi River, is where the Chinese textile giant Shandong Ruyi plans a $410 million investment to spin yarn at a factory where local workers once built Japanese…Read more
AllAfrica.com is reporting that Twitter has changed their terms of service, stating that: “Twitter has made some changes to its terms of service (ToS) for it users that take effect in October. The terms of service restate that once content is posted on online news and social networking service twitter, it can be reused by others. News organizations, other companies and individuals can already use content found on the site, as it is public and is already considered FAIR USE.”
However, these terms have been in place in the US all along, but they simply added a new address in Europe and announced the same ToS will apply outside the US beginning Oct 2, 2017.
Earlier the WordPress security site WordFence reported that DreamHost servers were attacked with a DDoS attack. This attack occurred after a white supremacy group was said to be hosted on their servers. DreamHost threatened to remove their site for a terms of service violation, and since then this attack occurred.Read more
One of the homes of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort was raided in late July by the FBI following Manafort’s testimony to Congress. The fact that a federal judge issued the “no knock”warrant indicates there is credible evidence that a crime has been committed.Read more
On March 24, 2017 conspiracist and Trump supporter Alex Jones retracted his reporting on the “pizzagate” human trafficking and child sex conspiracy being spread online by numerous pro Trump, alt right websites.Read more
Net neutrality isn’t about censorship, but who will pay for faster Internet speeds. If ISPs are to keep up with consumer demands for fast broadband for live streaming the companies who provide live streaming and the ISPs need to work together to negotiate the cost of upgrades. Right now streaming services like Netflix expect the ISPs to pay for upgraded fiberoptics, but ISPs believe streaming service providers should pay for the upgrades. Either way consumers will need to pay more because corporations always increase prices when the cost for service increases. So if you like your Netflix and faster broadband expect to pay more. Net neutrality is not about free speech nor the first amendment, but cost control and government regulations. Remember, anytime government gets involved more regulations, control and expensive things usually come for the consumer.Read more
The world of #business intelligence (BI) is evolving. Big data is now moving from the sole care of data scientistsRead more
The sporting goods market is already in deep trouble, with several retailers already filing for bankruptcy, and Nike’s deal could push existing retailers to shut more stores, analysts say.Read more