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  • California Now Collecting Sales Taxes From Online Retailers

    04/02/2019 7:35:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 04/02/2019
    Starting this week, companies are now required to charge you if you live in California. If you order something online from merchants with a brick-and-mortar store in California like Target or Kohls, consumers pay California sales tax. But buying something online from stores that don’t have an actual store in California, until now, didn’t charge a sales tax. California has now closed that loophole. The state law changed on April 1. Now, it doesn’t matter if an out-of-state company has a real store in California or not, online transactions
  • Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

    02/11/2019 11:03:02 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 15 replies
    Malwarebytes Lab ^ | February 11, 2019 | Christopher Boyd
    Those mails reach people from said breach, and they then see talk of somebody “knowing” their login details. That’s then used as leverage to claim the attacker has access to their PC, files, folders, webcams, browsing history—in a nutshell, anything personal and sensitive. The scarier they can make it sound, the better. In fact, one of the more eye-popping claims is that the scammer has video of the user viewing adult websites, and they will share this video with all the user’s contacts unless they pony up and pay a Bitcoin ransom.
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • Veterans save $3.4 million in sales tax during first year of AAFES online shopping

    12/08/2018 1:34:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Standard ^ | 12/07/18
    Dallas — Since the Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed home all honorably discharged Veterans to ShopMyExchange.com one year ago, more than 62,000 Veterans have used their new benefit to save on low-cost, name-brand merchandise while also saving nearly $3.4 million in sales tax. “In its first year, the Veterans online shopping benefit has brought significant savings to all whoraised their right hand and vowed to defend our Nation,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era Army Veteran who worked to secure the change in Department of Defense policy to give all honorably discharged Veterans shopping privileges at military...
  • 190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses. Here’s the full list.

    10/17/2018 3:12:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    medium.freecodecamp.org ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dhawal Shah
    If you havenÂ’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past seven years or so, over 800 universities have created around 10,000 of these MOOCs. And IÂ’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence. In the past four months alone, 190 universities have announced 600 such free online courses. IÂ’ve compiled this list below and categorized the courses into the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming,...
  • Study: 2 out of 3 Teens Prefer To Chat Online Than In Person

    09/10/2018 2:02:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you were wondering what’s wrong with our society, today we’ve just find the answer. Maybe. The thing is, I’ve always suspected that too much technology is going to alienate people and, after a while, totally obliterate what makes us human. And what makes us human after all? Well, maybe the fact that we’re very social and also very smart creatures, who used to enjoy other people’s company. Let me explain: this is not a myth, but God’s honest truth: back in the day, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth freely (like in the eighties), people used to enjoy other...
  • I'm finally back

    08/09/2018 4:29:20 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 31 replies
    Self | 8/9/'18 | Zionist Conspirator
    It seems like a lifetime in a dark cave, but I'm finally online from home again. My old computer (which was brand new at the beginning of last year) apparently couldn't be fixed. They sold me a used but better computer and put all my stuff on it besides. It's so good to be back. Hopefully this time it will last a while.
  • Supreme Court hears case on online sales tax

    04/16/2018 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 125 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 16, 2018
    Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state where it doesn't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax. That means large retailers such as Apple, Macy's, Target and Walmart, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, generally collect sales tax from customers who buy from them online. But other online sellers,...
  • Harvard Business School professor: Half of American colleges will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years

    11/16/2017 4:08:23 AM PST · by x1stcav · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/15/2017 | Abigail Hess
    In his recent book, "The Innovative University," Christensen and co-author Henry Eyring analyze the future of traditional universities, and conclude that online education will become a more cost-effective way for students to receive an education, effectively undermining the business models of traditional institutions and running them out of business.
  • British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People For ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year

    10/14/2017 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/17 | Jack Montgomery
    British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for “offensive” online comments last year. Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016. The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data. Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which...
  • AAFES and Military Exchanges to Allow Veterans to Shop Online – Coming in 2017

    07/26/2017 8:19:10 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 31 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | 7/26/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    Veterans can now verify their online shopping eligibility at VetVerify.org. The Exchanges are also accepting some veterans as beta testers before opening the doors to all veterans. See updates below for more information.
  • First Steps in Dismantling the Agitprop Industry?

    04/28/2017 4:49:36 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 28 April 17 | X1STCAV
    Some of the first steps are taking place to dismantle the agitprop industry in this country known as 'higher education' and the traditional campus-oriented model of rounding 'em up and indoctrinating them.
  • Romancing a Terrorist: I Posed Online as a Young Woman Interested in ISIS

    03/15/2017 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | no date given | ANNA ERELLE
    “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral—crazy! Are you Muslim?” It was ten o’clock on a Friday night in April 2014. I was sitting on my sofa in my one-bedroom Parisian apartment when a terrorist based in Syria contacted me on Facebook. I’d been studying European jihadists in the Islamic State and was interested in understanding what it was that made someone give up everything and brave death for this cause.
  • ARE THERE LEGITIMATE JOBS ON-LINE?

    12/02/2016 7:05:43 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 58 replies
    December 2, 2016 | John Leland 1789
    We are asking the question for real-life reasons; not being rhetorical. There is a real 37 year old lady who was born with congenital defects that prevent her from ever driving a motor vehicle. Yet she is highly intelligent, very good with mathematics and logic, writes great poetry, has experience proofreading documents for authors, has fast and accurate typing skills. She has worked as a teacher's aid at the elementary level but housing was provided at the school and she didn't need to drive. Now she is in a rural setting, too far to walk to a job. She would...
  • Wood-selling US man, 80, inspires thousands

    11/23/2016 3:38:19 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November | BBC news
    An online campaign to raise money for a US man trying to pay his late wife's medical bills by selling wood on the side of the road has raised almost $20,000 (Ł16,136) in just three days. Kenneth Smith, 80, spends hours a day standing on the roadside in Mississippi, selling bags of kindling. Last year, he was joined by Helen, his wife of more than 30 years, as they struggled to pay her medical expenses. After she died in October Mr Smith was left to raise the money by himself. Her two-year battle with lung cancer not only took large...
  • What's wrong with Jango (www.jango.com) radio?

    11/10/2016 1:16:09 PM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Jango ^ | 11-10-2016 | fishtank
    Does anyone here use www.jango.com to listen to online radio?
  • Meet the New Authoritarian Masters of the Internet

    09/29/2016 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | John Hayward
    President Barack Obama’s drive to hand off control of Internet domains to a foreign multi-national operation will give some very unpleasant regimes equal say over the future of online speech and commerce. In fact, they are likely to have much more influence than America, because they will collectively push hard for a more tightly controlled Internet, and they are known for aggressively using political and economic pressure to get what they want.
  • Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news (First Draft News, a GooGle backed op)

    09/13/2016 7:17:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism in the online age. Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft, said the partner network will help advance the organization's goal of improving news online and on social networks. ...
  • Norway State Church Sees Exodus After Allowing Online Exit

    09/06/2016 6:24:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 9/5/16 | Karl Ritter
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's state church has seen a record fall in membership after making it possible to join and leave the church electronically. The Church of Norway says almost 25,000 members left in August by using a new function on the church's website. Meanwhile, about 1,200 new members joined online. Even though the church has seen a steady decline in membership in recent decades, that's by far the biggest monthly loss in recorded history. By comparison, the church lost 8,588 members in the first seven months of 2016, before the online option was introduced. Still, church officials appear to...