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From the article: The Federal Communications Commission today released a plan to require mobile carriers to block a wide range of illegal text messages.
"In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), we propose to require mobile wireless providers to block illegal text messages, building on our ongoing work to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls," the FCC order said. "Specifically, we propose to require mobile wireless providers to block texts, at the network level, that purport to be from invalid, unallocated, or unused numbers, and numbers on a Do-Not-Originate (DNO) list." These texts "are highly likely to be illegal," the FCC said.
The NPRM seeks public comment on the plan. Once the NPRM is published in the Federal Register, there will be 30 days for comments and another 15 days for reply comments. After that, the FCC can draft new requirements for mobile carriers and set up a final vote.
"The American people are fed up with scam texts, and we need to use every tool we have to do something about it," FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said. "Recently, scam text messaging has become a growing threat to consumers' wallets and privacy. More can be done to address this growing problem and today we are formally starting an effort to take a serious, comprehensive, and fresh look at our policies for fighting unwanted robotexts."
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From the article: The Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the lightest of slaps on the wrist to 16 Wall Street financial firms on Tuesday after “widespread and longstanding failures” to preserve employee communications like texts and WhatsApp messages—a clear violation of recordkeeping provisions in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
The SEC alleges that from January 2018 through September 2021 employees at America’s largest financial firms were routinely using private phones and messaging apps to conduct business, with little or no effort by their employers to retain the records.
“By failing to maintain and preserve required records relating to their businesses, the firms’ actions likely deprived the Commission of these off-channel communications in various Commission investigations,” the SEC said in a press release.
“The failings occurred across all of the 16 firms and involved employees at multiple levels of authority, including supervisors and senior executives,” the SEC continued.
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From the article: Fast Company readers who subscribe to updates from the business publication via Apple News have received a couple of obscene push notifications with racial slurs on Tuesday night. The messages caught a lot of users off guard — they truly could induce a spit take if you weren't expecting them — and people took to Twitter to post screenshots. In a statement, Fast Company has told Engadget that its Apple News account was hacked and was used to send "obscene and racist" push notifications." It added that the breach was related to another hack that happened on Sunday afternoon and that it has gone as far as shutting down the whole FastCompany.com domain for now.
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From the article: While right-wingers are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories than left-wingers, new findings suggest that this effect is weaker in countries with high corruption. Presumably, corrupt environments increase the plausibility of conspiracies so that all citizens are more likely to endorse them, regardless of their politics. The findings were published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
The contention that conspiracy beliefs are more common among right-wingers compared to left-wingers has been supported by a large body of research. Newer research suggests that social factors can also influence conspiracy thinking. For example, there is some evidence that living in a corrupt environment can encourage conspiracy beliefs, perhaps by making secret plots seem more plausible.
Combining two lines of research, study authors Sinan Alper and Roland Imhoff opted to investigate how country-level corruption might influence the link between political orientation and conspiracy mentality. The researchers speculated that this link would be weaker in countries with higher corruption since high corruption would make everyone more likely to endorse conspiracy theories, regardless of their political beliefs.
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From the article: After some recent production line upgrades that have increased the Giga Shanghai’s production capacity, Tesla has been able to shorten delivery times for all variants in China down to as little as one week.
Giga Shanghai is also Tesla’s primary vehicle export hub, and one of the markets the company exports its vehicles to from China is also seeing the benefits of the upgrades.
According to a report by The Driven, customers in Australia are now seeing shorter delivery timeframes.
For some Model Y customers that made a reservation for the Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) variant within the first few days of the order books opening in June, their cars are now expected to be delivered from mid-October to early November.
Previously this window was November to February 2023.
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From the article: It is human nature to want stability, but what happens when those needs are not met in childhood? A study published in Depression & Anxiety suggests that early-life instability is associated with adverse outcomes in adulthood, including anxiety and depression.
Our experiences as children are monumentally important regarding our outcomes in later life. Early-life is an especially formative time due to the brain’s rapid development. Many factors can adversely affect brain development, including poverty, abuse, trauma, malnutrition, neglect, and more. These conditions are risk factors not only for stunted brain development, but also for negative mental health outcomes in adulthood according to previous research.
Another key factor to consider is fragmentation or unpredictability. This has been shown to have adverse outcomes, even when there is no known trauma. The new study sought to understand how negative effects of early-life instability may contribute to symptoms of people at psychiatric risk.
For their study, Andrea D. Spadoni and colleagues used 156 adult participants who were seeking treatment at VA clinics to serve as their sample. Many participants were seeking treatment for PTSD and/or depression already. Mental health symptoms were assessed via self-report measures and participants spoke with a research assistant about their current level of treatment.
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