This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has advocated in Washington for privacy protection for 25 years, warning about threats to online privacy. The Associated Press spoke recently with Chester about growing public concern and official action. Q: The Federal Trade Commission is considering crafting rules to police what it sees as harmful commercial surveillance. In Congress, privacy legislation has moved closer to passage. Do these developments reflect evolving public sentiment? A: There’s a growing public backlash over the use of our personal information by companies such as Google, Amazon, Meta and TikTok. People are aware that nearly every company they deal with collects data from and about them. That lucrative information provides the companies’ immense revenues. Q: What's behind the greater awareness and concern? A: … [Read more...] about Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm
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Helmut Marko has told Toto Wolff last season’s Abu Dhabi finale is “long gone” and he needs to get over it rather than try to “damage” Red Bull’s reputation. Red Bull have found themselves at the heart of a budget cap scandal, with the Milton Keynes squad having reportedly overspent by as much as $10million last season . And as everyone knows, that was the year when Mercedes felt robbed of the Drivers’ Championship title, that going Max Verstappen’s way in Abu Dhabi. This year, Red Bull are heaping even more misery on Mercedes, and the rest of the grid, seemingly unstoppable as they chase the championship double. It is because of that Christian Horner reckons Red Bull have been caught up in the reports of overspending, rivals wanting to take the shine off Verstappen’s soon-to-be championship triumph. But while pretty much every team boss has had something to say about it, Red Bull are most aggrieved by Wolff’s comments with the Austrian twice taking a dig at Horner. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko urges Toto Wolff to ‘get over’ Abu Dhabi as cap saga rages on
(BPT) - Addiction is a disease that can be mentally and physically debilitating. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, you know how dark it can be. Taking the next step and exploring rehab options can bring light into the darkness so you can fight — and ultimately win — the battle against addiction. Millions of people in the United States have a substance use disorder and are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Even though you feel alone in your struggles, it’s important to know many people have walked in your shoes and found hope to overcome addiction. “After finding the right rehab option, it’s time to prepare for the next steps. When a person first enters an addiction rehab center, they may be at risk of experiencing withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal can be an uncomfortable process, and the person may benefit from medical treatments in order to make the process less difficult,” said Debra Lloyd at California Behavioral Health. “This is why many people start … [Read more...] about Overcoming addiction: What to expect when you go through inpatient rehab
(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences. Each year, millions of Americans are impacted by mental health conditions. Recognized during the first week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the 1 in 5 Americans experiencing mental illness each year, dispel common misperceptions, and provide support to all impacted, including people with experience with a mental health condition, care partners, and advocates. Marilyn, who hails from a small town in Colorado, was diagnosed with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter nearly 40 years ago. As her condition worsened, she was also diagnosed with anxiety and bipolar disorder. “I have been to so many primary healthcare providers, neurologists, and psychiatrists for my mental health conditions, and we’ve tried many different medications,” said Marilyn. After taking antipsychotics for six years, Marilyn experienced involuntary movements such as pronounced lip … [Read more...] about Managing Mental Health and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD): One Woman Shares her Story
LYMAN, Ukraine - The Ukrainian soldiers waved, hooted and raised their fists in triumph as they drove out of the strategic eastern city of Lyman on Monday, riding M113 armored personnel vehicles provided by Western countries. They passed eight corpses of enemy Russian soldiers who died trying to run from a Ukrainian counteroffensive that swept through the area and is still going, putting the lie to President Vladimir Putin's annexation claims. The bodies were bloated, and some had open mouths, as if still wearing an expression of shock. At the moment the Ukrainian troops were driving by, the dead Russians were being unceremoniously placed into black bags. Sitting atop a tank several yards away, Leonid, a soldier with Ukraine's National Guard, pondered Russia's plans to send more than 300,000 more men to Ukraine. "They're going to need a bigger grave," Leonid said. Just two days after Ukrainian troops claimed victory in Lyman, a city of 22,000 that the Russians had used as a … [Read more...] about Refuting annexation, Ukrainian forces push on from Lyman toward Luhansk
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 In comic books, Galactus is known as the devourer of worlds. When it comes to action figures, Galactus is now the destroyer of wallets. Hasbro decided that its newest figure depicting the giant planet eater from Marvel's Fantastic Four wouldn't be the typical six-inch toy that retails in the $20 to $30 range and decorates work desks and bookshelves. This Galactus, with a design based on the art of famed Marvel writer-artist John Byrne, would be a towering 32-inch-tall monstrosity of plastic articulation. The figure, scheduled for release some time this fall, is the biggest toy Hasbro has ever built for its Marvel line, which is fitting, given Galactus's gigantic stature. The price for such oversize ambition? $399.99. How do you know whether a fan base will step up to luxury-level action-figure pricing? Hasbro's answer is to crowdfund in advance to gauge interest, as part of the … [Read more...] about Would you buy a $400 Marvel action figure? Thousands of people can’t wait.