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The NSA can now share unfiltered surveillance data with other intelligence agencies

Barely a week before he leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has authorized controversial new legislation that grants America’s 16 intelligence organizations access to raw communications data from the NSA’s surveillance efforts. The New York Times reported that on January 3 Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed new regulations that permit the ...

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Apple moves to expand its US manufacturing at Mesa, Arizona site

Apple has submitted a proposal to expand its manufacturing capabilities at a site in Mesa, Arizona where it already produces certain components for its consumer products. The notification of proposed production activity was submitted by Apple on December 27, and published in the Federal Register yesterday. The notice shows Apple seeking to expand its production ...

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Boohoo a step closer to acquiring Nasty Gal’s assets for $20M

British online fashion retailer boohoo.com is a step closer to acquiring the brand and customer database of US fashion retailer Nasty Gal, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in November. In an update for investors Nasty Gal writes that it entered an asset purchase agreement with boohoo on December 28, which ...

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Uber drivers deemed to be employees by Swiss insurance provider

Uber has suffered another setback to its operational model in Europe after a Swiss insurance agency ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not freelance contractors as the company claims — meaning it must pay social security contributions. This follows a similar ruling by a UK employment tribunal in October which found ...

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