Repeat after me: Social Security and Medicare are not insolvent

Repeat after me: Social Security and Medicare are not insolvent

CHICAGO (Reuters) – It happens like clockwork each year. The trustees of Social Security and Medicare issue their annual reports on the programs’ health, and doomsayers start talking about insolvency and bankruptcy. FILE PHOTO: Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson This year is no exception. […]

Ecuador Cuts Wikileaks’ Julian Assange’s Internet Over Social Media Posts

Ecuador Cuts Wikileaks’ Julian Assange’s Internet Over Social Media Posts

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection at the nation’s London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician. In a statement, officials said Assange’s recent posts “put at risk” the good relations Ecuador maintains with […]

Duma committee rejects social network ban for Russian children

Duma committee rejects social network ban for Russian children

A Russian parliamentary committee has advised scrapping a bill which would introduce obligatory verification of internet users and ban under-14s from social networks. It cited the bill’s high costs and complexity. The bill was drafted by MP Vitaly Milonov (United Russia), who had earlier gained nationwide and worldwide notoriety as the main sponsor of the […]

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Top Story Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what the other person believes, what they want, or why they are feeling happy, angry or scared. Behavioral studies have suggested that children begin succeeding at a key measure of this ability, known […]

Boston regulate unique targeted incomparable & Muslim protesters via social websites ip – ACLU

Boston regulate unique targeted incomparable & Muslim protesters via social websites ip – ACLU

Boston police used social media surveillance to spy on citizens and specifically on black and Muslim protesters, collecting thousands of posts “irrelevant to law enforcement concerns,” the American Civil Liberties Union said. The data mining program, called Geofeedia, was run by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center between 2014 and 2016, gathering social media posts about […]

Fidelity chairman says U.S. regulations lag social media advances

Fidelity chairman says U.S. regulations lag social media advances

BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Fidelity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson interviews founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about innovation […]