The March 18, 2019, episode of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) podcast series, “Stories from the NNI,” is a conservation with Dr. Chuck Geraci, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), and Dr. Geraci discuss how NIOSH works with industry to ensure workplace safety, the progress that has been made in the environmental, health, and safety…
In this issue: • New Blockchain Payments Solutions Announced for Banks, Merchants and the UnbankedCryptocurrency Investors Bullish on New Opportunities Despite Risk and UncertaintyBlockchain Applications Advance in Food Production, Transport, Recordkeeping, Contracting and VotingPublic and Private Sector Entities Address Blockchain Regulatory EnvironmentCryptocurrency Threat Actors Attack Cloud Infrastructure, Trading Software and Bitcoin ATMs New Blockchain Payments Solutions Announced for Banks, Merchants and the Unbanked By: Simone O. Otenaike
Our colleague Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law Blog that will be of interest to our readers in the technology industry: “April Fools Joke? No. NYC Employers Really Have Two Sets of Training Requirements.” Following is an excerpt: Don’t forget – April 1 marks the beginning of a new set of sexual harassment training requirements in New York City. While the training requirement…
The United States offers an innovative and diverse marketplace along with a sound infrastructure for new cryptocurrency and digital asset businesses.  However, the U.S. regulatory framework for digital asset businesses creates significant barriers to innovation and risks frittering away the potential benefits of the U.S. markets’ creativity. One of the chief challenges for today’s cryptocurrency businesses, especially those offering exchange, trading, or custody services, is the fragmented and inconsistent state law framework currently applied to…
I found some numbers in an article about the various types of media that a forensic analyst may find themselves dealing with in terms of what we would normally consider pretty disturbing cases. I think what they show most of all, is that this work is terribly difficult to do on a daily basis. The survey also asked about analysts’ stress when dealing with different case types, such as suicides, rapes, homicides, torture, animal abuse,…
Kale, strawberries, spinach top %u2018Dirty Dozen’ list for pesticide contamination – Story | WFLD. I have always hated spinach. I never heard of Kale until arrogant food bullies started pushing it at me. I think Kale tastes like cardboard. I knew in my gut that it wasn’t the health food it was claimed to be. Now, I find out that it is laced with dangerous pesticides. Now who is the health food expert?          …
They want to know. Should you tell them? When it comes to money, clients want a full accounting of the fees and expenses associated with their matter. It’s no secret that communication is an important part of a healthy client relationship. That’s not the problem. The problem is how. How much do you tell them? How often do you tell them? In what way do you tell them? It’s not as easy as it sounds.…
Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees | Android Central. Why a company as large as Facebook would store user passwords in a plain text database is amazing; but, even if a rogue employee got one of them, it wouldn’t be possible to hack a Facebook account protected by two factor authentication. Unless, of course, the Facebook employee lives in your house, and has access to your phone. Even so,…
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a March 19, 2019, Federal Register notice announcing that it will hold a public hearing on May 1, 2019, to receive views from all interested parties about the CPSC’s agenda and priorities for fiscal years (FY) 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019, and 2021, which begins on October 1, 2020.  CPSC seeks comment on the following questions: What are the priorities CPSC should consider emphasizing and…