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Hospital Uncompensated Care: Federal Action Needed to Better Align Payments with Costs

Hospital Uncompensated Care: Federal Action Needed to Better Align Payments with Costs, GAO-16-568: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2016: “Key sources of federal support for hospitals incurring costs for services provided to uninsured and other low-income individuals (uncompensated care costs) include multiple types of Medicaid and Medicare payments totaling about $50 billion… Continue Reading

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges By Dan Bauman and Brian O’Leary. “The Chronicle’s executive-compensation package includes data on more than 1,200 chief executives at nearly 600 private colleges from 2008-13 and 250 public universities and systems from 2010-15. Updated in July, 2016, with 2014-15 public college data.” Continue Reading

LocationSafe: Granular Location Privacy for IoT Devices

LocationSafe: Granular Location Privacy for IoT Devices – Joshua Joy, Minh Le, Mario Gerlaar;  Xiv:1606.09605v1 [cs.CR] for this version), submitted 30 June 2016. “Today, mobile data owners lack consent and control over the release and utilization of their location data. Third party applications continuously process and access location data without data owners granular control and… Continue Reading

Raisins and Resilience: Elaborating Home’s Compensation Analysis with an Eye to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation

Galperin, Josh, Raisins and Resilience: Elaborating Home’s Compensation Analysis with an Eye to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation (February 1, 2016). Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2016. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2781970 “The State of New Jersey, the Borough of Harvey Cedars, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers were all preparing for… Continue Reading

The Guardian – How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

Mark Hertsgaard – The Guardian – “By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet.… Continue Reading

Study identifies metadata mining of telephone data by NSA

“Privacy protections against government surveillance are often scoped to communications content and exclude communications metadata. In the United States, the National Security Agency operated a particularly controversial program, collecting bulk telephone metadata nationwide. We investigate the privacy properties of telephone metadata to assess the impact of policies that distinguish between content and metadata. We find… Continue Reading

Linking Societal Trust and CEO Compensation

Kanagaretnam, Kiridaran (Giri) and Khokhar, Rahman and Mawani, Amin, Linking Societal Trust and CEO Compensation (March 14, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2779301 “We examine the association between societal trust and the levels of CEO compensation and the proportion of equity-based compensation of 897 firm-years from 18 countries over the 2007- 2013 period. We… Continue Reading

NYT – Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin’s

New York Times: “A new virtual gold rush is underway. Even as Bitcoin, riven by internal divisions, has struggled, a rival virtual currency — known as Ethereum — has soared in value, climbing 1,000 percent over the last three months. Beyond the price spike, Ethereum is also attracting attention from giants in finance and technology,… Continue Reading

NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office Report to Congress

NSA – Transparency Report – The USA FREEDOM Act Business Records and FISA Implementation – January 16, 2016 “The National Security Agency’s Civil Liberties and Privacy Office (CLPO) conducted a civil liberties and privacy impact assessment examining how the National Security Agency (NSA) is implementing the changes effected by the USA FREEDOM Act to the… Continue Reading

Operationalizing Cybersecurity Due Diligence: A Transatlantic Comparative Case Study

Shackelford, Scott and Russell, Scott, Operationalizing Cybersecurity Due Diligence: A Transatlantic Comparative Case Study (January 12, 2016). South Carolina Law Review, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2714529 “Although much work has been done on applying the law of warfare to cyber attacks, far less attention has been paid to defining a law of cyber… Continue Reading

FDA is banning unsafe chemicals used in pizza boxes

“The agency says new data show that perfluoroalkyl ethyls, used to keep paper packaging dry (think microwave popcorn bags and sandwich wrappers), may not be safe for food contact. In response to a petition from several advocacy groups (including NRDC), the FDA will ban three specific types of the chemicals.” Food Safety News Continue Reading

Details of NSA use of NSL to obtain ISP data released

ArsTechnica – “For the first time, as part of a First Amendment lawsuit, a federal judge ordered the release of what the FBI was seeking from a small ISP as part of an NSL. Among other things, the FBI was demanding a target’s complete Web browsing history, IP addresses of everyone a person has corresponded… Continue Reading