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6/26/2014
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Google on Thursday begin rolling out new filters on searches in Europe, after a top court last month ordered the company to delete some links. Implementation of the so-called “right to be forgotten,” which allows people to request that some embarrassing or...
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6/26/2014
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Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches. "This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests...
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6/26/2014
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Google started its forget-me-now program in Europe on Thursday, complying with an order handed down by the continent's highest court last month. Under that order, individuals can demand that Google remove links to information that they consider "inadequate,...
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6/23/2014
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July will mark the 55th anniversary of the partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills near Simi Valley. That event occurred from July 12 to July 26, 1959, which some have described as the longest nuclear accident in history. Now, the...
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6/20/2014
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Facebook users beware: The company has -- yet again -- unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy. Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's...
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6/19/2014
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Ahead of its board meeting Thursday, Covered California officials are raising questions — literally — about a November ballot initiative that some say could destabilize the state’s health insurance marketplace. If approved by voters the Insurance...
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6/19/2014
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On Wednesday, Covered California officials released a report raising questions about a ballot initiative that would give the state government regulatory authority over health insurance premium rates, KQED's "State of Health" reports (Aliferis, "...
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6/19/2014
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In response to concerns raised by California's health exchange, backers of a statewide ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation insisted Thursday that the measure would not disrupt how Obamacare works in the state. Consumer groups and California Insurance...
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6/19/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California's health insurance exchange pressed for answers Thursday to how an initiative slated for the November ballot would affect its operations. Covered California board members said they want an expedited analysis of the measure, including its influence on the...
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6/19/2014
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Many jobs in the construction industry require workers to undergo drug testing, and the same is true for other blue-collar positions ranging from truck drivers to forklift operators.   Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP/File A nurse prepares a kit...