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2014-07-25 23:01:15

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address the dangers of autism wandering, and to also announce bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for "Avonte's Law," his legislation inspired by the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for...

2014-07-24 23:02:18

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) will join representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Senator Schumer, Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children & NPYD to address autism wandering and safety. What: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe...
2012-06-20 06:58:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Steve Jobs may or may not have once declared “thermonuclear” war on Google´s Android. Now, it seems the two California companies have found themselves in a brand new kind of battle. The two smartphone makers are accustomed to duking it out over marketshare and units sold. How they got into the almost yawn-worthy battle of Mapping could be less interesting than the battle itself, if that´s even possible. So, while Apple has left Google...

US Senator Urges FTC Investigation Of Apple And Google
2012-03-05 10:24:14

A US senator is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a probe into Apple Inc and Google Inc after reports that applications on both companies´ phones allowed photos and contact information to be hijacked. Senator Charles Schumer, Dem-NY, made the request after initial prodding from other lawmakers over Apple´s privacy policy changes. In a previous report by the New York Times, it was revealed that app developers could manipulate the location sharing feature in...

Schumer, Senate Colleagues Accuse OnStar of Privacy Violations
2011-09-26 04:22:07

  On Sunday, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer became the third lawmaker to protest a recent change to OnStar's terms of service that allows the automotive communication service to continue tracking a driver's speed and location, even if they have cancelled their subscription to the service. According to Michael Gormley of the Associated Press (AP), Schumer has called the practice "one of the most brazen invasions of privacy in recent memory." He joins Senate colleagues Chris...

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2011-02-28 08:20:00

Senator Charles Schumer is calling on major websites in the United States to make their pages more secure to protect those connecting from Wi-Fi hotspots, various media outlets are reporting. In a letter sent to Amazon, Twitter, Yahoo, and others, the Senator, a Democrat representing New York, asked the websites to switch to more secure HTTPS pages in order to help prevent people accessing the Internet from public connections in places like restaurants and bookstores from being targeted by...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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