Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute – The New York Times

Oakhurst Dairy trucks lining up in Portland, Me., in 2006. Credit Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in […]

Germany to force Facebook, Twitter to delete hate speech | Germany | DW.COM | 14.03.2017

  The German government has announced new plans to force social media sites to delete hate speech and fake news. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter had failed to regulate themselves. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has revealed details of a new plan to curb hate speech and fake news on social media […]

Corporate database leak exposes millions of contact details

They include over 100,000 military personnel. A 52.2GB corporate database that has leaked online compromises the contact details over 33.7 million employees in the United States. The list includes government workers, most of whom are soldiers and other military personnel from the Department of Defense. According to ZDNet, the database came from business services firm Dun […]

Yes, the media do underreport some terrorist attacks. Just not the ones most people think of. – The Washington Post

By Erin M. Kearns, Allison Betus and Anthony Lemieux By Erin M. Kearns, Allison Betus and Anthony Lemieux March 13 at 6:00 AM President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28 as Vice President Pence and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan applaud. (Pool photo by Jim Lo Scalzo via AP) At his […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights – The New York Times

The Supreme Court vacated an appeals court decision in favor of a transgender boy, Gavin Grimm, and sent the case back for further consideration in light of new guidance from the Trump administration. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Prompted by the Trump administration’s reversal of the federal government’s position on transgender rights, […]

Nude photo scandal widens as military looks into more reports –

Four branches of the military are looking into the posting of nude photos of what appear to be female service members on various websites, a Pentagon official told CNN on Thursday. The news follows a story published online by Business Insider that says the scandal, which began with a report about lewd photos being posted […]

TSA Warns Local Police About Its New Airport Pat-Downs – Bloomberg

A new universal “comprehensive” search may prompt passenger complaints to law enforcement.T he U.S. Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where—and how—employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered. The most important business stories of the day. Get Bloomberg’s daily newsletter. But the […]