Category: US

How to Respond to the Equifax Data Breach

Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced Thursday that as many as 143 million personally identifiable consumer records could have been stolen in a cyberattack on the company’s data store.

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Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

Tho BishopBaseball may still identify as America’s pastime, but every year consumers prove that football is the country’s true love. In fact, the intertwining of national identity and the NFL can often be troublesome, such as when the Pentagon pays the league to promote the military — or the large subsidies governments grant to help billionaires pay for new stadiums. Yet increasingly America’s best athletes in America’s favorite sport have to flee the country to get medical treatment, because of an opponent more dangerous than Ndamukong Suh: the Food and Drug Administration.
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Detroit Is Demolishing Homes With Federal Money Meant “To Save Them”

Contrary to popular perception, not all of the money approved as part of the federal government’s emergency effort to save the American financial system in the fall of 2008 went to the big banks. Some of it – nearly $10 billion, all told – went to support the government’s “hardest hit” program, meant to help forestall foreclosures in 18 states.

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Wisconsin Company First In US To Microchip Employees

Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees on August 1st, 2017. Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc. This program, offered by 32M, is optional for all employees. The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped.

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Universities, hoping to sway millennials, are now opening innovation hubs for undergraduates

A few years ago, Raghupathy Sivakumar, a computer science professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, realized he had a problem.

An undergraduate student had just won a prestigious business plan competition Sivakumar had helped organize, but the student had no idea how to advance his idea from concept to product, a major roadblock for most undergraduates.

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