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Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Bleeping Computer – “Starting in Firefox 70, Mozilla aims to have the browser report when any of your saved logins were found in data breaches. This will be done through their partnership with the Have I Been Pwned data breach site. Mozilla is slowly integrating their independent Firefox Monitor service and the new Firefox Lockwise password manager directly into Firefox.  Mozilla is also considering premium services based around these features in the future. As part of this integration, Firefox will scan the saved login names and passwords and see if they were exposed in a data breach listed on Have I been Pwned. If one is found, Firefox will alert the user and prompt them to change their password. This new feature will only work, though, for data breaches that exposed passwords and when the password was saved prior to an associated data breach. When a saved login is detected as being part of a breach, Mozilla will add an alert icon  next to the account profile in Firefox Lockwise as shown in a mockup from Mozilla below. Clicking on the saved login will open its subpanel that displays an alert that the “Passwords were leaked or stolen” as part of a data breach…”

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For 35 years a scientist and his team have been taking the pulse of 10 coastal glaciers

Hakai Magazine – The diagnosis is in. “…A high mountain glacier, in its frigid, deadly enormity, doesn’t feel much like a landscape meant for humans. In the European Alps, medieval myths held that glaciers carried curses and incarcerated the frozen souls of the damned. And yet, on a grand scale, where glaciers and humans coexist, our lives are entwined in ways we rarely realize. During the last ice age, the glaciers of Alaska locked up so much water that the seas lowered enough to create a land bridge to Siberia and perhaps allowed the earliest passage of humans into North America. Glaciers have carved out many of our mountain ranges, scoured out plains and prairies, and birthed rivers and lakes. Today, in many parts of the world, mountain glaciers preside over vast empires of fresh water that reach from the highest peaks to the coast: they dictate the flow of water downslope and influence the seasonal pulse of rivers and fish and the temperature and chemistry of streams and estuaries. They supply water for drinking, irrigation, and hydropower dams. But as the world gets warmer, glaciers’ influence in many regions is waning….”

Categories: Law and Legal

Italy: New Urban Regulations for the City of Rome

The Library of Congress – Global Legal Monitor – taly: New Urban Regulations for the City of Rome – “(July 17, 2019) On June 20, 2019, the City of Rome enacted new urban police regulations concerning hygiene, decorum, safety, and law enforcement, and established new and increased penalties for violations. (New Urban Police Regulations of the City of Rome (the Regulations), Municipality of Rome website (under “Selezione La Tipologia” choose “Deliberazione Dell’Assemblea Capitolina” and under “Sintesi Oggetto” type in “polizia”; then click “Recerca” and click PDF icon for document No. 43 (in Italian) (note: Regulations page 1 begins at PDF page 31. All page number references are to the PDF page number, located at the top of the document).)

The Rome City Council has recently “updated and expanded a range of regulations, some of which have been on the statute books since 1946.” (Nick Squires, Rome New Rules for Tourists: Ban on Bare Chests, Sucking on Drinking Fountains and Eating in Public, TRAVELLER (June 11, 2019); Urban Police Regulations, Resolution of the Provisional Municipal Board, No. 4047 of November 8, 1946, Roma Capitale website.)…”

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Listen up: why we can’t get enough of audiobooks

The Guardian – In this time-poor, podcast-friendly world, audiobooks are booming. “So what is the science behind them – and do they change our relationship with the written word? “Are audiobooks the new… books? It was recently revealed that audiobook sales rocketed by 43% in 2018, while those of print books declined (by 5%) for the first time in five years. Can people no longer be bothered to read for themselves? Is this, rather than the ebook, the harbinger of the slow death of print, about which we have been warned for so long? And if so, what does that mean for literary culture? Let us first retain some historical perspective by noting that Homer’s Iliad was essentially an audiobook before it was ever written down. Oral literary culture long precedes the book and there are many reasons for its rising popularity. Some people I spoke to use audiobooks to send them to sleep after a stressful professional day; others listen while walking, or looking after a baby, or as an alternative to TV. Parents say they are great for keeping children occupied in the car, and commuters use them on their journeys. The time-pressed listen at 1.5x or 2x normal speed, or use websites such as Blinkist, which boil down non-fiction books to their “key takeaways” in 15 minutes. One writer told me that he gets audiobooks “for research into stuff that I fear my pleasure-seeking brain would give up on if I had to read with my eyes”…”

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If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages

There's already not enough produce for everyone in the world to get the daily recommended amount. Two new studies urge revamping the food system to feed the growing population and protect the planet.

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House Holds Attorney General And Commerce Secretary In Contempt Over Census Probe

Democrats have demanded documents related to the origins of Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The effort to add the question was ultimately halted.

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Facing Pressure In Campaign, Sanders Defends His Signature Health Care Plan

Rivals embracing or attacking "Medicare for All" prompted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to lay out his vision for eliminating private health insurance on Wednesday.

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Fired Over Too Much Tupac? A Rap-Loving Bureaucrat From Iowa Says He Hopes Not

The former head of Iowa's Department of Human Services says that, ideally, his dismissal will lead to "having open discussions about race and what we have in common, instead of what separates us."

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Planned Parenthood Officials Say They've Halted Use Of Title X Family Planning Funds

The move follows an announcement this week by the Trump administration that it will enforce new rules forbidding groups that receive the funds from counseling patients about abortion.

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Now We Know How the Zombie Ant Gets Its Bite

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:00
Scientists solve part of the mystery of how a murderous fungus orders an ant to bite onto a twig, sealing its fate.
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LGBTQ Americans Could Be At Higher Risk For Dementia, Study Finds

Research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Convention found that LGBTQ Americans are three times more likely to experience cognitive decline than their non-LGBTQ counterparts.

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Actor Kevin Spacey In Sexual Assault Case

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said in court documents filed Wednesday, he was abandoning the case "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness."

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

Public scrutiny of the health and safety conditions at immigration detention centers is growing. But the contractor ICE hired to inspect those conditions is accused of ignoring problems for years.

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2nd Democratic Primary Debate: See Which Candidates Made The Cut

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will be taking the place of California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out last week. The lineup for each night of the July 30-31 event will be announced Thursday.

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Elon's Brain Computer, Big Tech's Big Day in Congress, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:24
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Trump's New Asylum Rules A Hard Blow To The Thousands Waiting To Cross Legally

"People get in line, everything is regulated," said one migrant who has waited three months. "And now comes this, that you have to have political asylum in a third country."

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Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker

Libraries have never been just about books; they're also crucial hubs of community support. Some are even expanding that role, and supporting their librarians, by bringing in trained social workers.

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Drug In A Rug: Is That A Bag Of Cocaine Under Your Toupee?

A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.

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They Fight — Politely — For What's Right For The World's Girls

We spoke to teen activists at the Girl Up event in Washington, D.C., this week. They had a lot to say about everything from buzzwords that make them mad to the best ways to de-stress.

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No F-35 Fighter Jets For Turkey, White House Says In Rebuke Over Russian Missiles

"The F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

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