News tagged with law

Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?

(AP)—Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age—an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Internet
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Tiger nations to set up anti-poaching network

Thirteen countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers Friday agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers, concluding an anti-poaching conference in Kathmandu.

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Bosnian Serbs pass law limiting freedom of speech

(AP)—Lawmakers in the Serb part of Bosnia passed a controversial law Thursday that allows authorities to fine people who post offensive content on social networks—a move rights activists have labeled as limiting freedom ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Internet
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MAPPING explores Internet's impact on society

Do you remember how the Millennium bug had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats some 15 years ago? If such a blackout occurred right now, we would immediately take stock of how much the Internet has become ubiquitous ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Internet
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China demand threatens tiger protection

Soaring demand for tiger parts in China has emptied Asia's forests, frustrating efforts to protect the big cats, wildlife experts said as an anti-poaching conference opened in Kathmandu Monday.

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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