Munnar to inaugurate three tourism projects

Posted On Aug 16 2019 by

first_imgThree major projects aimed at the development of tourism in Munnar will be inaugurated by A.P. Anil Kumar, Tourism Minister, Kerala. Among the projects are Munnar Botanical Garden set up at Rs 4.5 crore, the one crore rupees Munnar budget accommodation centre and the Ripples waterfalls tourism projects.Joice George, MP, will deliver the keynote address. V. Ratheesan, District Collector, and Kochuthresia Paulose, President, District Panchayat will speak at the inaugural function. Munnar wildlife Warden G. Prasad said that the botanical garden, to be developed in the model of Ootty Botanical Garden, will be a mega project. He said that plants suitable to the cool temperature of Munnar would be planted and it would have facilities for people to take rest and take a break.last_img


Navi Mumbai airport will be a new experience focuses on Nagpurs development

Posted On Aug 16 2019 by

first_imgAs one of the key speakers of the inaugural session of Global Aviation Summit, 2019, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis focused on how aviation contributed to 15% of the national GDP. He highlighted the importance of growth in the aviation sector and said that Mumbai is proud to be one of the most efficiently managed airports in India.Thanking Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industry for choosing Mumbai as the venue for this prestigious summit,  Fadnavis said Maharashtra is an industrial state and the way aviation sector is witnessing growth, there is a demand for more infrastructure, more airport spaces. Mentioning the construction of the new Navi Mumbai airport, which is touted to be operational by 2020, the minister said that the airport will offer a unique experience to travellers. The airport has the capacity to add 1% to our GDP and apart from this, there are nine airports in the pipeline in the state.While Pune airport is being developed to cater to one of the major IT hubs in the country, Nagpur airport is being developed for its strategic location in national and international flight routes. All metros in India are around an hour’s distance from Nagpur by flight and this connectivity has called for more attention to its infrastructure development, the chief minister added. The connectivity between South East Asia and Europe also passes through Nagpur and hence facilities at the airport are one of the best that has been created. A passenger and cargo hub will also be created in Nagpur while Boeing has already started manufacturing few aeroplane components in Nagpur. Other companies have shown interest in establishing their aviation facilities in Nagpur.The Chief Minister also said that a strategy has been put in place for a seamless ecosystem that boasts greater growth in the aviation sector. One of the unique things about the state of Maharashtra is the technical human resource and the ecosystem that has been created using artificial intelligence and technical minds. Soon, the state is committed to enabling the “Flying for all” through better technical decisions made in the state. Recalling the UDAN scheme, the chief minister said ensuring affordable flights for most people will soon be an accomplished goal.last_img read more


LAGUNA BEACH CALIF — Montage Laguna Beach is c

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first_imgLAGUNA BEACH, CALIF. — Montage Laguna Beach is continuing its series of insider wine tastings and seminars in The Loft Bistro at the oceanfront resort, offered Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m. December through July, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.Targeting wine lovers, The Artistry Of Wine is a wine education series that features tastings of different varietals and vintages from wine regions around the world. Seminars and tastings led by Montage sommeliers focus on wine themes ranging from “New Horizons” to “French Showcase.” Cost is $35 per person, space is limited.DECEMBER 20 Horizons Where does the wine world go next? There are always new and experimental winemakers and techniques to be found. Let us show you the latest in cutting-edge winemaking.JANUARY 10 New World Fruit and Spice Australia has taken the Syrah grape and renamed it Shiraz. Enjoy some of the world’s boldest, richest red wines that are bursting with fruit and spice flavors.JANUARY 17 No Tasting, Martin Luther King Holiday WeekendJANUARY 24 Green Wines The number of wines available certified as organic and biodynamic is steadily growing, and include some of the world’s most sought-after labels. No matter what grape variety, the wines display a purity of fruit and a distinct sense of place.JANUARY 31 Bubbles – Prepare for Valentine’s Day! Whether it’s the romance, the tickle of the bubbles or just the taste, the entire world is in love with sparkling wines. Virtually every country in the wine-producing world makes its own version. Delight in an assortment of sparkling wines from Champagne to Tasmania.FEBRUARY 7 No Tasting, Superbowl SundayFEBRUARY 14 No Tasting, Valentine’s Day/President’s DayFEBRUARY 21 Spanish Reds – New Wines from Old Vines Modern techniques, new winemaking talent and seriously old vines combine to make Spain the country to watch in the coming years.FEBRUARY 28 White Burgundy, North to South Explore the white wines of Burgundy from North to South, and experience what these winemakers already know – real estate can mean everything.MARCH 7 Red Burgundy, North to South Join us as we examine the red wines of Burgundy, and see how the soils of the different villages can produce subtle and not-so-subtle differences in the wines.MARCH 14 What’s in a Name? Blends, Part 1 Bordeaux, Claret, Meritage: What do these wines have in common? Examine the various expressions of the Cabernet- and Merlot – based blends throughout the world.MARCH 21 Zinfandel, An American Immigrant Zinfandel is a unique American grape with roots as deep as the vines themselves. Allow us to showcase some of the finest examples crafted in the hills of California and compare them to Primitivo, the grape’s European forefather.MARCH 28 Rhône and the Rhône Rangers – Blends, Part 2 The Rhône Valley is the motherland of many grape varietals and wine styles. Enjoy some of these classics and explore how and where these grapes and styles have emigrated elsewhere in the world.APRIL 4 No Tasting, Easter SundayAPRIL 11 I Drank What? – Blends, Part 3 You’ve tried the classics. Now experience some examples of blends from cutting-edge winemakers who play their own rules with great result.APRIL 18 Wines of Alsace – Rich and Aromatic Whites Chardonnay isn’t the only grape variety with incredible complexity. Taste a line-up of some of France’s most noble white grapes. You may never crave Chardonnay again.APRIL 25 New Zealand, Not Just Sauvignon Blanc Yes, the New Zealanders built their wine reputation on producing vibrant and distinctive Sauvignon Blanc. Are there more wines coming from this magical destination? Join us to find out.MAY 2 Mother’s Day is Next Week – Celebrate Women in Wine The average woman has more taste buds than a man, and some of the world’s finest wines are made by women winemakers. Come taste handcrafted wines made from a woman’s perspective. Gentlemen are also welcome.MAY 9 No Tasting, Mother’s DayMAY 16 Hidden Treasures of the United States Did you know that wine is made in all 50 states? Join us to find out why finely crafted American wine is not all about California, Oregon and Washington.MAY 23 Artisan Saké Saké is said to have originated in China in 4800 B.C. Today there are roughly 1,800 saké breweries producing more than 40,000 types of saké. Raise a glass (or two) and taste the nearly 7,000 years of tradition behind this incredible artisanal drink.MAY 30 No Tasting, Memorial Day WeekendJUNE 6 Drink Pink! Rosés are a favorite among winemakers the world over. Find out why these wines pair well with a simple warm summer day on the ocean.JUNE 13 Chardonnay – You Know You Want it From lean and steely to generous and decadent, it’s easy to understand why this wine is produced throughout the world in so many regions and styles. Try a few with us, and forget what you think you know about this wine.JUNE 20 No Tasting, Father’s DayJUNE 27 Riesling – The most noble grape variety To many wine lovers, Riesling is the epitome of white wine. From bone dry to sticky sweet, Riesling comes in a myriad of styles that reflect its origins more so than any other grape variety. See why we are passionate about this wine.JULY 4 No Tasting, Independence DayJULY 11 French Showcase French wine styles are often the goal of winemakers worldwide. Help us celebrate France’s upcoming Bastille Day by experiencing wines from French regions whose names are synonymous with style and quality.JULY 18 Comfort Food Indulge in New World Cabernet Sauvignon, from Napa Valley to Washington to Australia. This dense and dark wine speaks for itself as an easy to love glass of juice.JULY 25 South Africa South Africa is the home to a truly unique grape variety, Pinotage. Its wine heritage goes much deeper. Try some incredible wines from this very respected wine-producing country.To reserve, please call 949-715-6420.About Montage Laguna BeachMontage, set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury. The 250-room craftsman-style resort features beachfront accommodations; a 20,000-square-foot spa; destination dining at Studio; a wealth of outdoor recreation, including three pools, beach and water sports; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For information and reservations, please contact Montage, toll-free, at 1-888-715-6700; or visit the Web site atwww.montagelagunabeach.com.last_img read more


December 20 2003 RIBBON CUTTING Paolo Soleri an

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first_imgDecember 20, 2003RIBBON CUTTING: Paolo Soleri and Scott Riley, Construction Manager, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the public restrooms in the East Crescent.[Photo & Text: KH] Yvonne Brook and her son, Robert, look over the new facilities, including the handicap accessible restroom.[Photo & Text: KH] All residents and workshoppers join in a special lunchtime cookout on top of the East Crescent. Everyone gathered to hear a few words from Paolo about the project.[Photo & Text: KH]last_img


The European Parliament has approved controversial

Posted On Aug 6 2019 by

first_imgThe European Parliament has approved controversial copyright reform proposals that will see web companies forced to pay for the work of artists and journalists that appears on their sites.The reform, which will give film and TV writers the opportunity to secure more income from internet companies, has been welcomed by groups representing artists and writers such as French copyright collection societies SACD, ARP and SRF, which in a joint statement said the Parliament’s vote was a “sign of a Europe that is moving forward and does not intend to become a digital colony incapable of implementing polices in favour of culture in the digital era”.The copyright societies said that the reform would secure the right in the EU to a “proportional remuneration” for writers and artists that “only exists today in some countries” and urged EC president Jean-Claude Juncker and digital commissioner Mariya Gabriel to support the parliament’s position.A final decision on copyright reform will come after negotiations between the parliament, the EC and national governments represented by the European Council – the ‘trilogue’ procedure that precedes the finalisation of EU legislation.The reform is expected to force web companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to start using filtering systems to block copyrighted content appearing on their sites without authorisation.The proposals adopted by the parliament have undergone some changes since the parliament rejected an initial version proposed by its own legal affairs committee in June. The two most controversial elements are article 13, which would require internet platforms such as Google and Facebook to prevent users from uploading copyrighted material, and for article 11, which would enable publishers to force internet platforms to pay them for showing news content.The two articles have been roundly condemned by internet advocates such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and world wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee, who urged a rethink, and by internet giants, which lobbied intensively for a watering down of the proposals.The parliament approved measures exempting “small and micro platforms” and accepting that hyperlinks “accompanied by ‘individual words’ can be shared freely”. Non-profit encyclopaedias including Wikipedia and open source software platforms such as GitHub are also exempted.“I am very glad that despite the very strong lobbying campaign by the internet giants, there is now a majority in the full house backing the need to protect the principle of fair pay for European creative,” said parliamentary rapporteur Axel Voss after the vote.“There has been much heated debate around this directive and I believe that Parliament has listened carefully to the concerns raised. Thus, we have addressed concerns raised about innovation by excluding small and micro platforms or aggregators from the scope.I am convinced that once the dust has settled, the internet will be as free as it is today, creators and journalists will be earning a fairer share of the revenues generated by their works, and we will be wondering what all the fuss was about.”EC vice-president Andrus Ansip and digital economy commissioner Gabriel welcomed the parliament’s vote in a joint statement as “a strong and positive signal and an essential step to achieving our common objective of modernising the copyright rules” and said that the EC was ready to work with the parliament and Council to secure approval of a new copyright directive, ideally before the end of the year.last_img read more


Cybercrooks Tire of Windows Theyre After Your iPhone Now

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first_imgTechnology Smartphone apps are particularly vulnerable to hackers as they access user information without permission. Cybercrooks Tire of Windows — They’re After Your iPhone Now Next Article –shares Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. January 28, 2011center_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 2 min read Cybercrime is moving away from traditional targets, like Windows PCs, and focusing more on mobile devices, according to Cisco’s 2010 Annual Security Report (PDF). As Microsoft becomes more savvy about patching holes in its OS, cybercriminals are treading into new territories, with a strong focus on iOS and Android.When the federal government declared jailbreaking cellphones legal, intrepid hackers sought and discovered more exploits in mobile operating systems. A prominent example used by Cisco is JailbreakMe 2.0, the Safari-based iPhone flaw — which has since been patched — that allowed users to jailbreak with very little tampering of iOS.Cisco threat research manager Scott Olechowski also said that the proliferation of Android will likely lead to major attacks on Google’s OS in the future. Olechowski noted that the more devices that adopt Android — such as smartphones, tablets, even vehicles — the more enticing the open-source OS becomes, especially when it comes to the big bucks in the enterprise.Most concerning for mobile hacks are apps, many of which access user information without permission. Recently, Trapster, an app that warns drivers when a speed trap is ahead, was hacked, exposing millions of iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile phone passwords — some of which may also have been linked to a user’s PayPal account.Many companies using smartphones for work do not have a cybersecurity strategy planned or in place, according to Cisco. This is a major concern for iOS business consumers, given that the iPhone is being used at 88 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 83 percent of the Fortune 500.And for you PC users out there: Tired of your Mac-using friends’ snooty condescension about how their machines are impervious to viruses? Turns out that hackers are targeting Mac users more and more.Although Apple regularly pushes out security updates, due to increased iOS product adoption — especially on the iPad, which has sponged 90 percent of the tablet market-digging into a Mac isn’t so much a waste of time anymore. Still, compared to Windows, the malware threat to Macs is tiny. Brought to you by PCWorld Brennon Slattery Apply Now »last_img read more


UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to

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first_img Source:https://uahs.arizona.edu/news/ua-college-partners-space-tango-test-diagnostic-tool-space-0 Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 26 2019Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are partnering with Space Tango, a private aerospace company that designs, builds and operates facilities on the International Space Station, to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space.Led by Director and Professor Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine (ANBM) has received three independent NASA grants. The latest funding will allow researchers to develop a diagnostic tool – a miniature syringe-like device that can detect bioagents and hundreds of biomarkers in blood or saliva – and test it in space.”This is the next step in the evolution of this technology toward use on a test flight,” Dr. Zenhausern said, referring to the “vertical-flow” device, a novel technology patented and licensed by Tech Launch Arizona, which helps bring UA innovations to the world through commercial pathways.Center researcher Jian Gu, PhD, an associate professor in the college’s Basic Medical Sciences Department, will work with the Kentucky-based company to integrate the diagnostic platform into Space Tango’s automated hardware.Jana Stoudemire, director of commercial innovation at Space Tango, said the company is pleased to partner with the research team at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. The device will be part of a payload housed in one of its autonomous CubeLabs that can provide near real-time data and monitoring in microgravity.”Everything in the CubeLab has to be extremely well-designed and simple to use in the contained environment of a space mission and the International Space Station,” she said.The basic questions researchers have to answer are: How do you take a blood or saliva sample in microgravity and how is it processed by an astronaut en route to Mars?Dr. Zenhausern said in the Center’s first NASA grant, the chemistry of the device was tested for protein markers. Its application to nucleic acid detection was demonstrated under a second NASA Human Research Program grant, led by Center researcher Jerome Lacombe, PhD, an assistant professor in the medical school’s Basic Medical Sciences Department.Related StoriesDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairThis latest grant – $100,000 from NASA and its Translational Research Institute for Space Health – will pursue with Space Tango development of the diagnostic test using a human factor engineering approach to validate its performance in microgravity.”What is exciting is that NASA is investing more funds in space exploration and is considering human health as its first priority to succeed in long-duration missions,” Dr. Zenhausern said. “Until now, very little monitoring of the health of astronauts has occurred, but deep space travel will require cutting-edge technologies for astronaut health and performance.”Recent news about the health of U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year at the International Space Station in the confines of microgravity, have questioned the promise for long-term human space travel. Other reports earlier this year that space flight could activate dormant viruses like shingles, chickenpox and herpes heighten the importance of developing ways to monitor and treat health conditions of astronauts in space.Leroy Chiao, PhD, a former NASA astronaut, International Space Station commander and ANBM consultant, said he was not surprised by the March report.”We know that under stress, certain genes can turn on and off,” he said. “Your body in space is under stress, so it makes sense that the stress can cause some genes to turn on and others to turn off.”Dr. Chiao said one of the major concerns of many astronauts is how their bodies will react to exposure to radiation. He said he is impressed with the Center’s most recent project and its portfolio of technologies for radiation countermeasures. “If this takes us one step closer to learning more about radiation resistance, that’s great,” he said.last_img read more


Engineers build smallest volume most efficient wireless nerve stimulator

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Early engineering work by D.J. Seo, a Berkeley Ph.D. student who was co-advised by Alon and Maharbiz, followed by experimental validations by Ryan Neely, another Berkeley Ph.D. student, advised by Carmena, set the foundations of the neural dust vision. In the years since neural dust’s invention, ultrasound has proven to be among the most promising technologies for powering and communicating implantable devices.Muller came to Berkeley in 2016 and has been a key driver of neural dust innovation. Her research group specializes in bidirectional electronic interfaces with human body, specifically in the brain and peripheral nervous system. Her team has been working on ways to use the power that can be transmitted to neural dust. In StimDust, her lab has taken the neural dust platform and built a more effective stimulator that can wrap around a nerve cuff and can also record, transmit and receive data. They did this by designing a custom integrated circuit to transfer ultrasound charge to the nerve in a well-controlled, safe and efficient way. Citation: Engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator (2018, April 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-smallest-volume-efficient-wireless-nerve.html The device, called StimDust, short for stimulating neural dust, adds more sophisticated electronics to neural dust without sacrificing the technology’s tiny size or safety, greatly expanding the range of neural dust applications. The researchers’ goal is to have StimDust implanted in the body through minimally invasive procedures to monitor and treat disease in a real-time, patient-specific approach. StimDust is just 6.5 cubic millimeters in volume and is powered wirelessly by ultrasound, which the device then uses to power nerve stimulation at an efficiency of 82 percent.”StimDust is the smallest deep-tissue stimulator that we are aware of that’s capable of stimulating almost all of the major therapeutic targets in the peripheral nervous system,” said Rikky Muller, co-lead of the work and assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley. “This device represents our vision of having tiny devices that can be implanted in minimally invasive ways to modulate or stimulate the peripheral nervous system, which has been shown to be efficacious in treating a number of diseases.”The research will be presented April 10 at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in San Diego. The research team was co-led by one of neural dust’s inventors, Michel Maharbiz, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley. The creation of neural dust at Berkeley, led by Maharbiz and Jose Carmena, a Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has opened the door for wireless communication to the brain and peripheral nervous system through tiny implantable devices inside the body that are powered by ultrasound. Engineering teams around the world are now using the neural dust platform to build devices that can be charged wirelessly by ultrasound.Maharbiz came up with the idea to use ultrasound for powering and communicating with very small implants. Together with Berkeley professors Elad Alon and Jan Rabaey, the group then developed the technical framework to demonstrate the scaling power of ultrasound for implantable devices. This graphic details the simplicity of the StimDust design. The components of StimDust include a single piezocrystal, which is the antenna of the system, a 1-millimeter integrated circuit and one charge storage capacitor. Credit: Rikky Muller Explore further StimDust is about an order of magnitude smaller than any active device with similar capabilities that the research team is aware of. The components of StimDust include a single piezocrystal, which is the antenna of the system, a 1-millimeter integrated circuit and one charge storage capacitor. StimDust has electrodes on the bottom, which make contact with a nerve through a cuff that wraps around the nerve. In addition to the device, Muller’s team designed a custom wireless protocol that gives them a large range of programmability while maintaining efficiency. The entire device is powered by just 4 microwatts and has a mass of 10 milligrams.After testing StimDust on the benchtop, the research team implanted it in a live rodent to test it in a realistic environment. Through a cuff around the sciatic nerve, the research team was able to control hind leg motion, record the stimulation activity and measure how much force was exerted on the hind leg muscle as it was stimulated. The researchers then gradually increased stimulation and mapped the response of the hind leg muscle so they could know exactly how much stimulation was needed for a desired muscle recruitment, a kind of sophisticated analysis required of medical devices.Muller hopes that her work can lead to applications of StimDust to treat diseases such as heart irregularities, chronic pain, asthma or epilepsy.”One of the big visions of my group is to create these very efficient bidirectional interfaces with the nervous system and couple that with intelligence to really understand the signals of disease and then to be able to treat disease in an intelligent, methodical way,” Muller said. There’s an incredible opportunity for healthcare applications that can really be transformative.” In 2016, University of California, Berkeley, engineers demonstrated the first implanted, ultrasonic neural dust sensors, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time. Now, Berkeley engineers have taken neural dust a step forward by building the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date. Provided by University of California – Berkeley The small size of StimDust can be seen in comparison to a dime. Credit: Rikky Muller Wireless, implantable sensors the size of a grain of sand could have wide use in body monitoring StimDust fitted onto a live mouse sciatic nerve via a cuff. Credit: Rikky Muller. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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Facebook Google manipulate users to share data despite EU law study

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first_img Explore further Citation: Facebook, Google ‘manipulate’ users to share data despite EU law: study (2018, June 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-facebook-google-users-eu-law.html © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using appcenter_img Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that Facebook and Google’s privacy updates clash with new EU data protection laws ordering companies to clarify what choices people have when sharing private information The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants’ privacy updates clash with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which forces companies to clarify what choices people have when sharing private information. “These companies manipulate us into sharing information about ourselves,” the council’s director of digital services, Finn Myrstad, said in a statement. “(This) is at odds with the expectations of consumers and the intention of the new Regulation,” the 2018 study, entitled “Deceived By Design”, concluded.Myrstad said the practices showed “a lack of respect for their users, and are circumventing the notion of giving consumers control of their personal data”.The case for the new laws has been boosted by the recent scandal over the harvesting of Facebook users’ data by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica for the 2016 US presidential election.Information for the report was collected from mid-April to early June, a few weeks after the EU rules came into force. ‘Very few actual choices’The report exposed that Facebook and Google often set the least privacy-friendly option as a default and that users rarely change pre-selected settings. Privacy-friendly choices “require more clicks and are often hidden,” it said. “In many cases, the services obscure the fact that users have very few actual choices, and that comprehensive data sharing is accepted just by using the service,” the study said. But Facebook on Wednesday denied covering up the options for users and said they had prepared for 18 months to meet the GDPR requirements. “We have made our policies clearer, our privacy settings easier to find and introduced better tools for people to access, download, and delete their information,” the company’s spokesman told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. The EU has billed the GDPR as the biggest shake-up of data privacy regulations since the birth of the web.The social media giant and Google separately already face their first official complaints under the new law after an Austrian privacy campaigner accused them of forcing users to give their consent to the use of their personal information.Companies can be fined up to 20 million euros ($24 million) or four percent of annual global turnover for breaching the strict new data rules for the European Union, a market of 500 million people.last_img read more


US searches of phones laptops at airports rising suit says

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first_imgU.S. government searches of travelers’ cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and are being conducted for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that claims going through electronic devices without a warrant is unconstitutional. Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border The government has vigorously defended the searches, which rose to 33,295 in fiscal 2018, as a critical tool to protect America. But the newly filed documents claim the scope of the warrantless searches has expanded to enforce tax, bankruptcy, environmental and consumer protection laws, gather intelligence and advance ongoing law enforcement investigations.Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement consider requests from other government agencies in determining whether to search travelers’ electronic devices, the court papers said. They added that agents are searching the electronic devices of not only targeted individuals but their associates, friends and relatives.The new information about the searches was included in a motion the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.”The evidence we have presented the court shows that the scope of ICE and CBP border searches is unconstitutionally broad,” said Adam Schwartz, senior staff attorney for the EFF, based in San Francisco.”ICE and CBP policies and practices allow unfettered, warrantless searches of travelers’ digital devices and empower officers to dodge the Fourth Amendment when rifling through highly personal information contained on laptops and phones,” he said.The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to a request for comment. Both ICE and CBP said they did not comment on pending litigation.When the suit was filed against the government in 2017, DHS officials said U.S. citizens and everyone else are subject to examination and search by customs officials, unless exempted by diplomatic status. The department has contended that no court has concluded that border searches of electronic devices require a warrant. Searches, some random, have uncovered evidence of human trafficking, terrorism, child pornography, visa fraud, export control breaches and intellectual property rights violations, according to the department.The original case was filed on behalf of 10 American citizens and a lawful permanent resident from seven states who alleged the searches violated their constitutional rights. They asked the court to rule that the government must have a warrant based on probable cause before searching electronic devices at airports and other U.S. ports of entry.A year ago, U.S. District Judge Denise Casper in Boston rejected the government’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to move forward. The ACLU and the foundation began gathering documents and deposition testimony. Based on the new information, they filed a motion Tuesday asking the judge to rule in their favor without a trial.”This new evidence reveals that the government agencies are using the pretext of the border to make an end run around the First and Fourth Amendments,” said ACLU attorney Esha Bhandari. “The border is not a lawless place. ICE and CBP are not exempt from the Constitution and the information on our electronic devices is not devoid of Fourth Amendment protections. We are asking the court to stop these unlawful searches and require the government to get a warrant.”The court documents claim that the agencies also assert the authority to search electronic devices when the subject of interest is someone other than the traveler, such as the business partner of someone under investigation. Both agencies also allow officers to retain information from travelers’ electronic devices and share it with other government entities, including state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, the court papers claim. Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: US searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says (2019, April 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-laptops-airports.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


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