Facebook Charged With Housing Discrimination Over Targeted Ads

Facebook on the Skyline Again One of the great features of Facebook, for advertisers, is the ability to target people based on their location and interests. Where Facebook gets into trouble, however, is when it lets certain advertisers restrict access to ads based on gender or race. The social network has already been sued for …

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Good and Bad: Impact of Police Body-Worn Cameras is Limited

Examining the Pros and Cons of Police Bodycams As police use of body-worn cameras increases rapidly, an examination of 70 studies found that while officers and citizens support the devices, they may not have had significant or consistent impact on officer behavior or on citizens’ views of the police. The Patriot Post: Police Officers Catch …

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Jury finds Roundup weed killer is major factor in man’s cancer

Great News For Plaintiffs Involved in Roundup Litigation A jury has found Roundup weed killer was a factor in a man's cancer, and it could have wide implications before a judge hearing hundreds of similar lawsuits. https://t.co/pYAfEghqTP — AP West Region (@APWestRegion) March 19, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor …

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Justices affirm maritime liability for manufacturers of asbestos-dependent equipment

Great News For Asbestos and Mesothelioma Victims This morning’s 6-3 opinion in Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries affirms the decision of the lower court holding that the manufacturers of asbestos-dependent equipment used on Navy ships can be held liable to sailors who became ill because of their contact with the asbestos. Today the …

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Promising New Developments for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

People who have suffered spinal cord injuries in accidents may have more hope today. For the first time, researchers at the University of California San Diego have used rapid 3D printing techniques to create a spinal cord. Then, they implanted that scaffolding , which was loaded with neural stem cells, into areas that were severely …

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Sorting out a statute-of-limitations question in False Claims Act case

The Supreme Court engaged in a relatively lively argument today over a thorny issue of statutory interpretation under the False Claims Act: how two separate statute-of-limitations provisions apply to whistleblower, or “qui tam,” actions when the federal government has not intervened in a suit brought by a private party, or relator. SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts …

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8 must-know tax tips for your side hustle

As tax season gets into full swing and Americans everywhere gear up for that ever looming April 15th deadline, there is no shortage of information for business owners—or for traditional nine-to-fivers—about how best to handle their tax situations. More tax time tips—here are some common myths that need busting. https://t.co/oVgYnTb6VG — FreshBooks (@freshbooks) March 20, …

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Automakers Equipping Vehicles with Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking is the Future Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is the way of the future. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that the commitment to introducing these crash avoidance technologies will prevent 28,000 crashes & 12,000 injuries by 2025. https://t.co/O3q4NjJyVo pic.twitter.com/n64lX8fBOe — John A Willis (@JAWillis_) March 19, 2019 The National Highway Traffic …

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