FCC proposes first major fine against robocaller faking consumer phone numbers – The Verge

FCC proposes first major fine against robocaller faking consumer phone numbers – T— Read on The Verge The commission announced today that it’s proposing a $37.5 million fine against a company based in Arizona that allegedly made 2.3 million telemarking calls under false phone numbers. One woman whose phone number was used said she ended … More FCC proposes first major fine against robocaller faking consumer phone numbers – The Verge

Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated Drinking Water With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Source: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water Jet fuel is made to burn. When airplanes crash, the reserve of the hydrocarbon liquid can produce a massive, violent fireball. Water, which doesn’t mix with the fuel, does little to extinguish these explosive fires, often just boiling off or sinking ineffectually under the fuel itself. So, … More Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated Drinking Water With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

1.4 million Proposed Class Members Added to UnityPoint Health Class Action Lawsuit

Source: Second data breach at UnityPoint Health added to class action lawsuit A class-action lawsuit against UnityPoint Health over a data breach reported this spring was amended Monday to cover a second breach revealed last month. Four patients are named in the updated lawsuit. They are among 1.4 million people, including 76,000 in Wisconsin, who were … More 1.4 million Proposed Class Members Added to UnityPoint Health Class Action Lawsuit

PFAS Contamination Site Tracker

Source: PFAS Contamination Site Tracker The PFAS Contamination Site Tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each site in a chart, specifically examining discovery, contamination levels, government response, litigation, and health impacts. All data presented in the chart were extracted from government websites, such as state health departments or the Environmental Protection Agency, and news … More PFAS Contamination Site Tracker

A potentially hazardous chemical, found in firefighting foam, has been discovered in the water on Whidbey Island; homeowners worry about longlasting harm and diminution in property values.

Source: Whidbey Island drinking-water wells polluted with firefighting chemicals near Navy airstrips The most serious contamination was found at an Oak Harbor residence near Ault Field, the base’s main airstrip. The well that supplies that home with drinking water is contaminated with one PFAS chemical at more than 35 times the EPA guideline, according to … More A potentially hazardous chemical, found in firefighting foam, has been discovered in the water on Whidbey Island; homeowners worry about longlasting harm and diminution in property values.

Over 112 Million Healthcare Records Hacked in 2015 Data Breaches

Source: Data Breaches In Healthcare Totaled Over 112 Million Records In 2015 According to Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Health and Human Services, in 2015 there were 253 healthcare breaches that affected 500 individuals or more with a combined loss of over 112 million records. The top 10 data breaches alone accounted for just … More Over 112 Million Healthcare Records Hacked in 2015 Data Breaches

UnityPoint Health sued for health records discloure

Source: Class action lawsuit filed against UnityPoint Health after data breach Attorney Robert Teel filed the class action suit on behalf of Yvonne Mart Fox of Middleton. It claims the hospital delayed reporting a data breach in mid-April. It also alleges UnityPoint Health misled patients in believing their social security numbers were not compromised. Teel … More UnityPoint Health sued for health records discloure

Class action health care records lawsuit filed against UnityPoint

Source: Class action lawsuit filed against UnityPoint over data breach disclosed in April A federal class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Madison concerning a reported data breach discovered by UnityPoint in February that may have compromised patient data as far back as Nov. 1. The lawsuit states that the breach was … More Class action health care records lawsuit filed against UnityPoint

Low Income Mississippi inmates stuck in jail waiting for trial

Click here for Source: Stuck in jail: Poor Mississippi inmates wait long for trial Such long jail stays pressure people into pleading guilty, public defenders say. “Spending time in a county jail, it can make guys crack,” said Marvell Gordon, a public defender in Lauderdale and Yazoo counties. Too poor to scrape up the $5,000 … More Low Income Mississippi inmates stuck in jail waiting for trial

For-Profit Colleges’ Teachable Moment: ‘Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable’

Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable for For-Profit Colleges— Read on Terrible Outcomes are Very Profitable “Why does the for-profit sector generate these terrible outcomes? That is very simple,” Nassirian says. “Because terrible outcomes are very profitable, and there are no adverse consequences visited upon corporations that generate absolutely abysmal consequences, for both students and the … More For-Profit Colleges’ Teachable Moment: ‘Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable’