By Matt Day A coalition of children’s advocacy organizations is asking U.S. regulators to investigate whether Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo kids smart speaker violates privacy law. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for Digital Democracy, joined by several other interest groups, plans to file a complaint Thursday with the Federal Trade Commission saying Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition infringes on children’s privacy rights. The company retains voice recordings indefinitely and, in some cases, holds onto their personal data even after users tried to delete it, according to the complaint. Those practices violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, said Josh Golin, executive director of the CCFC. “Given that Amazon has the money to pay the best corporate privacy attorneys that money can buy, it seems really strange that this was done in such a way that it does violate COPPA in so many ways,” said Golin, who added … [Read more...] about Is Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition violating your child’s privacy?
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Email Digital Story Innovation Team By Michael Slezak and Mark Doman Updated November 19, 2019 10:52:23 Photo: A false-colour image showing a fire burning on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, infrared hotspots have been highlighted to show active fire fronts. (European Union: Sentinel 2) Map: Brazil As thick plumes of smoke blanketed Brazil's most populous city Sao Paulo, global attention turned to the cause.The Amazon, the world's most biodiverse rainforest, was burning at a rate not seen in almost a decade.It was decried as a global tragedy. Lit by farmers, the fires raged through villages, destroyed ecosystems and pumped climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere.The Brazilian government, which has been criticised for winding back protections of the Amazon, sent in the army and slapped a temporary ban on fires used to clear land.But one month on, the fires are still burning.The sheer size of the Amazon, and those fires that engulfed it, can be hard to comprehend. … [Read more...] about The Amazon rainforest fires continues to burn and there are fears the worst is yet to come
Roger Federer became the first living Swiss to feature on a coin, as a special $20 franc silver coin was commissioned. The demand was such from fans to get their hands on the special coin, that the Swissmint website crashed. Around 35,000 coins were commissioned and 15,000 have already been bought by fans. Eager fans hoping to get their hands on the remaining 20,000 overwhelmed the shop's servers. In fact, when the coin went on presale on 3 December, the website's traffic saw an increase of around 2.5 million times. The legendary tennis star's popularity is such that it was no surprise to the Federer is one of the most famous sportspersons in the world, so it comes as no surprise to Swissmint's CEO Marius Haldimann that the commemorative coin was sold out. "We had 2.5 million clicks... It was too much for the shop to handle," said Haldimann, adding that even though they had anticipated a high demand but admitted that it was beyond their expectation. "We never imagined it would be this … [Read more...] about Demand for Roger Federer Coins Causes Swissmint Website to Crash
Your bank increased your home loan period (tenure) whas interest rates started moving up. Can the banks do this without your permission? For every one per cent increase in interest rates, by how much should your loan tenure increase?What should you do if the bank increases the tenure even when the agreement you had signed with the bank does not allow it to do so? In a chat with Get Ahead readers on July 31, home loan expert Harsh Roongta answered these and several other queries related to home loans. For those of you who missed the chat, here is the transcript. Part II -- Why step-up home loans are ideal for young professionals sanjay asked, Hi I want to take a Rs 6 lakhs housing loan for 15 years. What will be my monthly installment? Harsh Roongta answers, Based on an interest rate of 11 per cent, the EMI for a 15-year loan of Rs 6 lakhs will be Rs 6,820. You can use the EMI calculator on this link for this purpose: … [Read more...] about Problem with your home loan?
Good news for OnePlus fans. The premium smartphone giant is celebrating six years since its inception in 2013 with great discounts on its new flagship phones - 7 Pro and 7T. The Chinese smartphone-maker is offering massive discounts of up to Rs 10,000 on the ecommerce portal Amazon, websites and its experience stores.. While the OnePlus website offers attractive deals on storage options of 7T, Amazon ensures discounts on all variants of 7T and 7 Pro. On Amazon, the 7 Pro (6GB+128 GB) is available at Rs. 39,999, Rs 9,000 less from its original price Rs. 48,999. The 8GB+256 GB variant is up for grabs at a whopping discount of Rs. 10,000 at just Rs. 42,999. Save Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 on purchase of 7T. OnePlus has slashed the prices for both 7T variants (8GB+128GB and 8GB+256 GB) at Rs. 34,999 and Rs Rs. 37,999, respectively. The sale that began on Friday (December 6) will go on till December 17. The sale comes after OnePlus and Amazon’s recent five year anniversary sale, where … [Read more...] about OnePlus celebrates 6 year-anniversary with up to Rs 10K discount on 7 Pro, 7T