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May 10 2023
Amazon secures $1B in tax breaks for five new data centers in eastern Oregon
Port of Morrow commissioners signed off Wednesday on a contentious package of tax incentives for five more Amazon data centers in eastern Oregon, tax breaks Morrow County values at an estimated $1 billion. Wednesday’s unanimous votes by the five-member port commission were the final step in securing the enterprise zone incentives, which local officials hope will secure $12 billion in newThe Oregonian
Mar 23 2023
US Regulator Warns About Data Security During TikTok HearingBloomberg
Mar 10 2023
Congress Members' Social Security Numbers Compromised in Healthcare Data Hack
The personal information—including social security numbers—of more than 56,000 people were compromised in a hack of a healthcare marketplace for DC lawmakers and residents. According to a report from The New York Times, federal investigators informed congressional leadership on Friday that they had identified the personal information of members of the House, Senate, their families and staffersRollingStone.com
Jun 01 2023
Amazon will pay $25 million in FTC child data-privacy fine
Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations it violated a child privacy law and deceived parents by keeping for years kids’ voice and location data recorded by its popular Alexa voice assistant. Separately, the company agreed to pay $5.8 million in customer refunds for alleged privacy violations involving its doorbell camera Ring.Christian Science Monitor
May 22 2023
Facebook fined €1.2bn for mishandling users' data
Facebook's owner, Meta, has been fined €1.2bn (£1bn) for mishandling people's data when transferring it between Europe and the United States.
Issued by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC), it is the largest fine imposed under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation privacy law.
GDPR sets out rules companies must follow to transfer user data outside of the EU.BBC News
May 31 2023
Automatic Data Processing Inc. stock outperforms market despite losses on the day
Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP shed 0.54% to $208.99 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.61% to 4,179.83 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.41% to 32,908.27.
This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses.MarketWatch
May 31 2023
The Revolution rally to secure a 3-3 tie at Atlanta United
Midfielder Carles Gil scored his second goal of the game in stoppage time to salvage a 3-3 draw against Atlanta United on Wednesday night at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The Revolution (7-3-5) gave up three unanswered goals in the second half and fell behind 3-2 in the 87th minute. Gil’s brace provided a needed point in the second match of three games in eight days. The RevolutionBoston Herald
May 18 2023
Digital data guardrails are the first step in regulating AI
Over the past several months, I’ve often been asked by reporters, fellow members of Congress and constituents alike what a future with artificial intelligence might look like and what role Congress should play in regulating this revolutionary technology. As the only member of Congress with a graduate degree in AI, and as a computer programmer who has written millions of lines of code over a 30Guest Writer - Right
May 22 2023
Meta Fined $1.3 Billion Over Data Transfers to U.S.
Facebook owner Meta Platforms META -0.49%decrease; red down pointing triangle was fined $1.3 billion by European Union regulators for sending user information to the U.S., a record privacy penalty for the bloc.
The ruling raises pressure on the U.S. government to complete a deal that would allow Meta and thousands of multinational companies to keep sending such information stateside.Wall Street Journal (News)
May 11 2023
Oregon cuts Amazon $1B in tax breaks for 5 new data centers
Port of Morrow commissioners signed off Wednesday on a contentious package of tax incentives for five more Amazon data centers in eastern Oregon, tax breaks Morrow County values at an estimated $1 billion. Wednesday’s unanimous votes by the five-member port commission were the final step in securing the enterprise zone incentives, which local officials hope will secure $12 billion in newThe Seattle Times