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Why Microsoft's privacy battle with the DoJ matters What issue can unite the EFF and BSA? Fox News and The Guardian? Amazon and eBay? The ACLU and the Chamber of Commerce? 5 Ways To Break The Ice At Networking Events Networking is not about how many resumes or business cards you hand out, but how you establish rapport and build a relationship that can lead to opportunities. Attending a networking event is only the beginning of the networking process. Effective networking takes time and builds lasting relationships where both parties can help one another. What Happened When Scientists Put African Americans On An African Diet And Africans On An American Diet In recent years, public health experts have acknowledged that lowering the risk of the cancer among people of color in the United States, particularly African Americans, will require diet and environmental changes that can only come about through a combination of government intervention and individual fortitude. However, questions remain about what the ideal food selection should look like for African Americans, a group plagued by significantly high rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other physical ailments. A recent study suggests the answer may lie in the diets of their counterparts across the Atlantic Ocean in the rural parts of the Motherland. In a study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, 20 African Americans and 20 South Africans switched diets for two weeks. “We wanted to show how diet changes cancer, so we used biomarkers and looked at the proliferation rate that has been tied to cancer,” Dr.

A Drone Scholar Answers the Big Questions About Amazon's Plans After Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced that his company wanted to deliver packages with small unmanned aerial vehicles, many people have questioned the viability and wisdom of the idea. Yesterday, we got one optimistic perspective from Andreas Raptopoulos, an entrepreneur who founded Matternet, which is developing drone-delivery technology. But there are many other ways to answer the questions that I posed to Raptopoulos. So, today, we bring you an interview with the University of Washington's Ryan Calo, who has become a leading authority on the ethical and policy implications of emerging technologies. Specifically, he's focused on the problems at the nexus of drones and privacy in recent months. To offer the most intriguing parallels, I tried to keep my questions to Calo as similar to the ones as I posed to Raptopoulos as possible.

Cannabis-enhancing plant to be marketed worldwide as new drug South African Bushmen have been chewing kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) for hundreds of years to reduce stress, relieve hunger and elevate their moods. Now there are plans to market the exotic plant worldwide as a new over-the-counter drug, according to The first license ever issued to market kanna was given to the South African company HGH Pharmaceutical, who intend to sell it as a dietary supplement. "We're positioning [the product] for everyday people who are having a stressful time in the office, feeling a bit of social anxiety, tension or in a low mood," said Nigel Gericke, director of research at HGH.

Jurisdiction over user data - what is the ideal solution to a very real world... Over the past ten days, civil society has been having kittens over the UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, partly because of its extraterritorial extension of UK surveillance powers. This comes at a time when there is already heightened focus on issues of data and jurisdiction because the District Court is due next week to consider Microsoft’s challenge to the magistrate’s decision to uphold a search warrant over data that is stored in Ireland. When the District Court hears this matter, things will no doubt get very technical very quickly. International jurisdiction can have you turning your mind inside out trying to work your way through layers of laws, precedents and analogies, none of which is actually directly applicable to the case at hand. However, before we get swept up in the court’s analysis, let’s take a moment to step outside of the legalities of the Microsoft case and instead think about the fundamental principles behind them. So what is the ideal solution?

1 Thing A Personal Brand Needs To Convey Building a consistent personal brand can be quite an undertaking. A personal brand means many things to many people. To Jeff Bezos of Amazon, your personal brand is what people say about you when you aren’t in the room. I believe the personal brand is the intersection of what you’re great at, what you aspire to be and who you really are. A personal brand is rooted in you as a professional and as a person.

About Hoops Sagrado Hoops Sagrado Video: Check out the Hoops Sagrado Blog Hoops Sagrado is a Washington, D.C.-based youth leadership and development nonprofit organization that gives at-risk youth from the D.C. Ten Myths About Drones  Unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”), often called “drones,” are coming to American skies. In February, President Obama signed a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to pave the way for public agencies and, eventually, private companies, to fly drones within the United States. The proliferation of domestic drones has been preceded by a proliferation of news stories about the technology — and of some misconceptions regarding what drones are, and how they might be used. A law professor and a professor of electrical engineering, we’ve identified ten commonly held myths related to the technology and legal framework involved in drones and their use. Myth #1: A model airplane is a drone.

Boulder pot enforcement costs less than anticipated Much of the money that Boulder budgeted for enforcement of the new recreational marijuana industry has not been spent and likely won't be spent this year as the rush of conversions and new applications the city expected never materialized. In a supplemental budget appropriation made in early 2014, the City Council approved $75,000 for outside legal assistance, $100,000 for forensic accounting services, $20,000 for police overtime, $12,000 for overtime for fire inspections, $96,500 for two new licensing clerks, $85,000 for a new position to review building plans and $85,000 for a new position to do building inspections. Those expected costs were to be paid out of an estimated $2 million in tax revenue from new recreational marijuana businesses. Projections for marijuana revenue are closer to $1.5 million by year's end, but in addition to a significant contingency built into the city's budget, much of the appropriated money has not been spent. 'More of a steady, staggered approach'

Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrants According to a news report, “Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft’s opposition to US court rulings earlier this year which said that US authorities’ search warrant powers apply to customer information held outside of the US.” I have had difficulty understanding the legal basis for Microsoft’s objection. Is it not clear that either law enforcement authorities or civil courts can require the production of documents in the custody or control of an enterprise that is located in their territory? The information or documents or data in custody need not be physically present in the jurisdiction of the requesting authority, so long as the control is there. I understand that Microsoft (and its many other supporters) would rather not produce the information.

9 Guaranteed Ways To Become A Public Speaking Master Although the thought of public speaking can send many of us into a fearful frenzy, many jobs require us to swallow our fear and do the best we can with it. From presenting ideas or information in a meeting to introducing your company to new clients, there are numerous occasions on which it will be necessary for you to stand up, look confident and speak to your audience with all the gumption you can muster. So if you must partake in public speaking, why not do the best job you possibly can? MakeUseOf have created this nine step public speaking cheat sheet to ensure you are fully prepared to wow the next time you’re up in front of a crowd! Chicago Teen Accepted to 26 Colleges, Earns $3 Million in Scholarships Arianna Alexander, a graduate of Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago, was accepted into 26 colleges, six of them Ivy League universities. Alexander earned her position as valedictorian of her class with a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. In addition to these accomplishments, she was awarded a combined total of more than $3 million in scholarships, according to ABC’s Chicago station WLS. Her father, Pierre Alexander, says he planted a seed in her mind to try to earn $1 million in scholarships like they had seen a student do in the headlines. Once she reached that goal, she pushed even further.

Why Drones Could End up Being Good for Privacy Law  On the front page of the Los Angeles Times this weekend was a story about local police calling in military drones -- in this case, the Predator B -- to help apprehend civilians. Mark my words, this is just the beginning. Drones are simply too effective, too cost efficient, for police, firefighters, and even the private sector to ignore. Imagine what drones would do for the lucrative paparazzi industry, for instance, especially coupled with commercially available facial recognition technology. So why isn't the sky already filled with drones?