Several advocacy groups collectively lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, accusing Amazon of farming personal data from children using the Echo Dot Kids Edition released last year. Amazon denied the accusations, claiming its practices were fully compliant with federal laws, according to the New York Times.Among the groups who filed the complaint were Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and Parents Across America. Essentially, they claimed Amazon's kid centric smart speaker could store private information that kids shared with it in a way that was difficult for parents to purge from its cloud storage.
The complaint says that the Echo Dot Kids Edition a colourful, youth oriented version of Amazon's popular "smart speaker" systems that allow users to ask questions, play music or control thermostats with voice commands violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA. The 1998 law sharply limits what data companies can collect without permission from parents.The 98 page complaint is the latest in a series by consumer and privacy groups urging the Federal Trade Commission to intensify its enforcement of how leading technology companies treat children and their personal data. The Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center served as counsel to the groups on the complaint.
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closeVideoA North Carolina man was arrested Thursday for allegedly possessing a weapon of mass destruction at his home, police said.Owen Gregory Dean, 44, of Murphy, was taken into police custody after it was discovered that he had a blasting cap at his home, according to WLOS-TV.Â NC WOMAN ALLEGEDLY TRESPASSES AT CIA, ASKS TO SPEAK TO 'AGENT PENIS'Â Owen Dean, 44, was arrested for allegedly possessing a weapon of mass destruction. (Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)Â The Cherokee County Sheriffâ€™s Office was assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Adult Corrections and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in searching the manâ€™s home. The blasting cap was safely recovered by bomb technicians.Â Blasting caps are a small explosive device that can cause an explosion if combined with a fuse, according to the New York Daily News.Â â€œAgain this had a huge potential for disaster. Explosives must always be properly handled and stored. We appreciate all the assistance of the SBI, ATF and DPS in helping us to bring this to a safe conclusion,â€ Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer said in a statement, according to WLOS-TV.Â CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPÂ Dean was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center. He was being held under $15,000 bond. Heâ€™s set to make a court appearance May 9.
An American Airlines flight lands safely on a runway at Miami International Airport.MIAMI An American Airlines flight from Jamaica landed safely Tuesday morning at Miami International Airport, even though one of the wheels on the airplane #39;s landing gear had a flight tire. American Airlines flight 2370 departed from Kingston, Jamaica, en route to Miami. More Florida Headlines Boeing 737 could soon be removed from St. Johns River Deceased pets recovered from Miami Air flight in St. Johns River Passenger speaks about moment plane skid off runway into St. Johns River "People were like, #39;What #39;s going on? #39; " passenger Tamar McLaren said. McLaren said the pilot got on the intercom and let everyone know what was going on. "(He said that) we left some debris on the runway and that we might have to do an emergency landing and that the fire trucks and everything would be there, " McLaren said. The plane landed safely, but Miami Dade Fire Rescue was waiting on the runway as a precaution. American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said the plane made "an emergency landing upon arrival because of damage to a tire. " She said the Boeing 737 800 was towed to the gate. "The 172 passengers and six crew members onboard are all OK and deplaned normally, " she said. Passengers told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez that the pilot did a great job with the emergency landing. "Of course we were nervous, but it was a fabulous landing, " passenger Deirdre Harris said. "It was really smooth and soft. Everything was professional. I have to say kudos to that pilot. Very, very well done. " Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi speaking in Ambala, Haryana, on Tuesday. Congress Twitter Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said the ongoing elections are not about one particular family, but about crores of families whose aspirations have been left unfulfilled by the Narendra Modi government. Speaking in Ambala in Haryana, she said that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were asking for votes by insulting martyrs in my family .The remark came days after the prime minister said in Uttar Pradesh s Pratapgarh district that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had died a corrupt person. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is Rajiv Gandhi s daughter.
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I speak on behalf of future generations was Thunberg s opening line in her speech to British parliamentarians. These are indeed the words of a prophet one claiming an even bigger constituency than the 99 per cent of humanity whom the Occupy Movement of 2011 2012, forerunner of today s Extinction Rebellion, claimed to represent. Many commentators who are critical of the claims of populist politicians to speak on behalf of the silent majority or to have privileged access to the minds of the masses seem to accept without question Thunberg s status as the self appointed tribune of the yet unborn.Thunberg s gloomy message that we are facing the end of civilisation as we know it echoes the familiar Repent the End is Nigh slogan of evangelical Christians. Like the millenarian preachers of 19th century America, Thunberg has appointed a precise end time: 10 years, 252 days and 10 hours from the moment of her speech in London. William Miller, founder of the Seventh Day Adventists and promoter of the Great Awakening evangelical revival, proclaimed 22 October 1842 as the Last Day. Though the Great Awakening was followed by the Great Disappointment when the promised messiah failed to appear, similar movements have reappeared around the world at times of social crisis. In a famous chapter in The Making of the English Working Class, the historian EP Thompson characterised as the chiliasm of despair the millenarian movements that emerged in Britain following defeats of the early labour movement. One striking difference is that, whereas Miller and his ilk, including the deluded Joanna Southcott , anticipated a messiah bringing redemption and salvation as well as hellfire, Thunberg and her secular modern followers believe that this really is the end: Now we probably don t even have a future any more.
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Speaking to reporters, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, ;Till date nobody has made an attempt to land a rover in the region. It has been only near the equator (of the Moon).We will be attempting to launch the rover (of Chandrayaan 2) in lunar South Pole for the first time.;Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan), the three modules of the moon mission are getting ready for the launch which is scheduled in July and the lander was expected to touch down on the lunar surface in early September.
Speaking to ANI, Nair said, ;Chandrayaan 2 is going to be an exciting mission as far as the Indian space programme is concerned. In 2008, we had sent our first satellite to the moon successfully. It has collected a lot of information about the surface of the moon, its mineral contents and so on. Also, we had the opportunity to place the Indian national flag on the surface of the moon.;Elaborating on Chandrayaan 2, he said, "There were a lot of complexities associated with this mission. Since the development of the system is complete, we are ready for the mission. More importantly, it is important to carry a rover and make it land on the surface of the moon and then move around for about 300 500 meters and collect samples from the surface of the moon. "
David A. Graham Staff writer at The Atlantic Grigory Dukor Reuters On June 13, 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 12 officers of the GRU, the Russian intelligence agency, with committing large scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Three days later, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Speaking at a press conference beside Putin, Trump absolved Russia of any hacking. He just said it s not Russia. I will say this: I don t see any reason why it would be, Trump said. So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that s an incredible offer.
Tiger Shroff seems to have swiftly transitioned from high octane action into a High School drama with Dharma Production s next offering Student of the Year 2 . However it has not been an easy ride for the lead actor Tiger, who shoulders the film as two debutantes hit the marquee Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday. Speaking about Mirror about the glamorous drama, Tiger said, I am an outsider and I feel like I am in alien territory, he acknowledges, but is quick to add that he was lucky that his director made him fit in easily. SOTY is Karan sir s baby franchise and the expectations drove me to work hard. This is not my franchise like Baaghi, which is home ground for me. There is not much pressure to perform there but here I have big shoes to fill as well. The first film launched three stars. I must make sure that I don t let their fans down.
"As a woman, a mother and a person of color in this business, I could not be prouder to be here with all of you, " Ciara shared as host to a crowd of "Agents of Change " at The Hollywood Reporter #39;s inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment event on Tuesday at Milk Studios in Hollywood.Whether the attendees arrived at the gala through "film, TV, music, sports, politics, or climbing the corporate ladder, " the Grammy winner lauded that despite how "many of us have heard more #39;no #39;s than #39;yes #39;es in our careers, " through perseverance "we #39;re fortunate to be in this room and have a voice. "
Warning: Game Of Thrones spoilers will be found below.As a near historic number of viewers are aware, the Night King is no more. Arya stuck him with the pointy end of Littlefinger 's sword, and the character who was written as the biggest bad of Westeros shattered into a zillion pieces. To mark the occasion, the actor who played him, Vladim r Furd k, is speaking out about the character 's motivations. Granted, we definitively learned a few episodes ago that his target was Bran, who declared that the Night King desired " a n endless night. He wants to erase this world, and I am its memory. " Still, why?
The man assumed to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi appears in a video released on April 29, 2019.Al Furqan Media Network Reuters TV via Reuters With a new video, the Islamic State s long elusive leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has reemerged. His message was simple: ISIS s self declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria has fallen, but the global community forged by ISIS lives on. That makes his video something of a rebuttal to President Donald Trump s December claim that ISIS was defeated. The first question to ask about the video is: Why release it? Baghdadi has been, for almost five years, a ghost, not seen publicly since July 2014, when ISIS released a video that showed him speaking at the al Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. For the world s most wanted man, any link to the outside world is a vulnerability, a possible vector for intelligence agencies and militaries to find and eliminate him. Breaking a half decade of silence carries the risk of death. Baghdadi, however, evidently concluded that being seen and heard from right now outweighed that risk. And that s surely because ISIS faces dangers as an organization that are more significant than the ones Baghdadi does as an individual.
The man said to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in the video also claimed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka which killed over 250 people were ;part of the revenge; that awaits the West.The video released Monday by a media outlet run by the extremists, Al Furqan, shows al Baghdadi with a bushy grey and red beard, wearing a black robe with a beige vest and seated on the floor with what appears to be an AK47 rifle propped up next to him. He is speaking with three men seated opposite him whose faces were covered and blotted out.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in his first public appearance in Mosul, Iraq, in July 2014 (left) and in a video released Monday that purported to show him speaking to supporters. AP hide caption
Crypto Twitter is known for its hysterics. Elon Musk challenged this fact when he just tweeted ;Ethereum;, and it went in a frenzy as expected, being re tweeted more than 3000 times in only 2 hours. Elon Musk has finally came to a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a dispute over his bad tweets about Tesla s production, and about what he can or cannot share on Twitter. It now looks like Musk will have to clear some of his Tesla related tweets with a lawyer before he writes them.