On Monday, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) brought proceedings against Facebook in the Federal Court, asking the court to impose financial penalties for serious interference with the privacy of more than 300,000 Australians. To our knowledge, this is the first time the privacy regulator has sought civil penalty orders under the Privacy […]

Monsanto’s controversial herbicides have been sprayed on fields for decades GETTY IMAGES German chemical giant Bayer is to appeal against a Missouri court’s award of $265m (£203m) to a US peach grower who blamed a herbicide for crop damage. Farmer Bill Bader sued Bayer and BASF, alleging that dicamba weedkiller […]

Scott Pruitt, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was widely criticized for barring researchers who received agency grants from serving on its science advisory panels. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR (CC BY-SA 2.0) Originally published by E&E News Green groups have clocked a win against a controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy […]

The proposed Migratory Bird Treaty Act doesn’t have the crucial clause that kept companies from killing vulnerable species. Birds like this could soon be left unprotected James Lee/Unsplash The Trump Administration just laid out their plans to gut one of the most important laws protecting birds in the United States. […]

Looking a bit like a bowl of spaghetti, this map shows the general scheme of the US stock market — formally known as the National Market System — as described by a team of scientist at the University of Vermont and The MITRE Corporation. Spread out between four communities in northern […]