White to Republicans: SEC not writing political spending rule
WASHINGTON - Despite a major push by liberal groups, federal securities regulators are not currently drafting a rule to require public companies to disclose their political spending, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Thursday.
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Jamaica Cabinet Says Panel Should Probe 2010 Raid
Jamaica's Cabinet says a commission of inquiry should be held into a deadly 2010 raid by security forces during a state of emergency.
Lawmakers call for chemical facility review after Texas blast
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to establish an expert commission looking into security at industrial chemical facilities after an explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant in April.
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True Ventures Confirms Investment In Second Life Founder Philip Rosedale's New Startup High Fidelity
Earlier this month, we wrote that High Fidelity, the virtual world startup led by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, had raised $2.4 million of a $3.4 million round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, we didn't know who had actually made the investment — until today. Tony Conrad of True Ventures just announced that his firm led High Fidelity's Series A, and that Google Ventures and various angel investors also participated. The High Fidelity website now mentions Mitch Kapor and Linden Lab (the company behind Second Life) as investors too.
ACLU Asks FTC To Force Carriers To 'Patch Or Replace' Android Devices
chicksdaddy writes "The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday calling on the federal government to take action to stem an epidemic of unpatched and insecure Android mobile devices – declaring the sea of unpatched and vulnerable phones and tablets 'defective and unreasonably dangerous.' The civil liberties group's complaint for injunctive relief with the FTC (PDF), notes that 'major wireless carriers have sold millions of Android smartphones to consumers' but that 'the vast majority of these devices rarely receive software security updates.' The ACLU says carriers leave their customers vulnerable to malware and spear phishing attacks that can be used to record or transmit information on the device to' third parties. 'A significant number of consumers are using smartphones running a version of the Android operating system with known, exploitable security vulnerabilities for which fixes have been published by Google, but have ...