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- #Investigation into #Tesla #Battery #Fire Remains #Hazy


The National Transportation Safety Board and Tesla are both still investigating what caused a Model S unit to catch fire in June.
https://interestingengineering.com/investigation-into-tesla-battery-fire-remains-hazy

 

How Google Skewed Search Results


#FTC staff report details how #Google #favored its own #shopping, #travel services over #rivals.

A previously undisclosed #report by staffers at the #Federal Trade Commission #reveals new details about how Google Inc. #manipulated #search results to favor its own services over rivals’, even when they weren’t most relevant for users.

In a lengthy #investigation, staffers in the #FTC’s bureau of competition found evidence that Google boosted its own services for shopping, travel and #local #businesses by altering its #ranking criteria and “scraping” content from other sites. It also deliberately #demoted rivals.

 

How Google Skewed Search Results


#FTC staff report details how #Google #favored its own #shopping, #travel services over #rivals.

A previously undisclosed #report by staffers at the #Federal Trade Commission #reveals new details about how Google Inc. #manipulated #search results to favor its own services over rivals’, even when they weren’t most relevant for users.

In a lengthy #investigation, staffers in the #FTC’s bureau of competition found evidence that Google boosted its own services for shopping, travel and #local #businesses by altering its #ranking criteria and “scraping” content from other sites. It also deliberately #demoted rivals.

 
simply the best I found on what is going on these days...

Irish Senator on election of Donald Trump; and Trump's new gift, the Investigatory Powers Bill



Former Irish junior minister with health, justice and culture briefs, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, reacted passionately to Donald Trump's election as US President, the seamless normalisation/acceptance of the international community of the new reality and the obsequious behaviour Irish government in particular.



A selection of other highlights...

"Can the government not understand what's happening. We are at an ugly international crossroads. What's happening in Britain is appalling. What's happening across Europe is appalling. It has echoes form the 1930s and America, the most powerful country in the world, has just elected a fascist. And the best you can come out with from a government spokesperson is, well we have to talk about foreign direct investment. We have to be conscious of American investments in Ireland." ... ... ...

Ó Ríordáin continues...

"I am... I am fr-frightened. I am absolutely frightened for what's happening to this world and what's happening to our inability to stand up for it...

I want to ask you leader to ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs into this House and to ask him how we are supposed to deal with this monster who has just been elected President of America; because I don't think any of us, in years to come, should look back on this period and not say that we did everything in our power to call it out for what it is."

Meanwhile UK parliament this week has quietly, without substantive opposition or media interest, passed the most pervasive and invasive mass surveillance legislation in history. The Investigatory Powers Bill is 304 pages of complex permissions for the UK intelligence and security services, police and other public bodies to engage in bulk
  • interception
  • acquisition
  • retention
of communications data of the entire population and all other communications traversing the UK, access to bulk personal datasets held by other individuals, communities, groups, public services, civil society or economic actors and bulk equipment interference (aka hacking).

The depth and reach of the legislation is quite staggering. That it has been slipped through in the wake of Mr Trump's election really should not escape notice..... .... ....

#politics #surveillance #investigation #GB #USA #Europe #Ireland #communication #data #security #media #legislation #history