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Why you’re getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email

“The changes you’re seeing in corporate privacy policies is one example. [As Europe’s data law takes effect, watchdogs go after tech companies] What does GDPR say companies have to do?” writes Brian Fung Covers for washingtonpost.com. Websites around the world are having to update their policies because of a new set of privacy protections being put in place by the European Union.Some companies have chosen to go blank in Europe instead of having to comply with the expansive privacy regulations, including websites such as Unroll.me and Klout.The regulations were written to benefit European…

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Facebook’s new rules for political & issue ads start today

“Announced last month, the new rules require all advertisers running political or issue ads on the platform to verify their identity and location” writes Amy Gesenhues for marketingland.com. The new political ad policies are the result of Facebook failing to identify the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.In addition to verifying the advertisers and labeling the ads, Facebook has also created a searchable archive that will log political and issue ad content from advertisers going back seven years.Facebook is now enforcing its new policies for political…

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NFL did not take official vote on national anthem policy change: Report

“Sources told ESPN that NFL executives polled team owners but never held an official vote, which the sports television channel noted as unusual for a large policy change” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The NFL did not hold an official vote prior to its passage of new national anthem policies, according to a Thursday report from ESPN. The new policies, which will go into effect next season, eliminate the current stipulation that players and team personnel be present on the field during the anthem’s performance. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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A recently released survey of the two groups finds minimal gaps in support for many key policies.

“For most of those policies, the approval gap between gun owners and non-gun owners was in the single digits” writes Senior Reporter for huffingtonpost.com. But that explanation might be a bit too simplistic, according to a new study comparing support for gun violence prevention policies among gun owners and non-gun owners.Gun owners and non-gun owners apparently can’t find common ground on policy solutions, which some Americans argue explains why there’s been so little action despite the mass shootings and other routine bloodshed of recent years. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Raden is the second startup to bite the dust after airlines ban some smart luggage

“But the ban, and perhaps the change in sentiment toward smart luggage, will still hit Raden hard, according to the company” writes May Edt for theverge.com. Smart luggage startup Raden announced today that it has shut down and can no longer handle “returns, exchanges or repairs.” It’s the second dedicated smart luggage company to go under this month (following Bluesmart, which ceased operations May 1st) after major US airlines imposed strict rules on suitcases with batteries earlier this year.Customers of one of the only remaining smart luggage brands, Away, have…

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As lava destroys Hawaii homes, owners ask: Am I covered?

“If policies specifically exclude lava damage, the fire coverage will not apply, said Judy Moa, an insurance broker who specializes in catastrophic coverage for Hawaii” reports washingtonexaminer.com. They know the eruption risks, so they made sure their mother’s home was covered by a policy that included lava.The family’s Hawaii-based insurance agent assured daughter Vickie Pruitt that her mother’s house was fully covered for lava. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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