Chainlink (LINK) Surges 100% Since September as the Heavy Hitters Back Its Technology
- Chainlink, a decentralized oracle system, is making significant strides to push the adoption of its technology.
- The firm recently announced a number of partnerships that show the intrinsic value behind its native cryptocurrency, LINK.
- Over the last few days, this cryptocurrency surged over 20% and now several technical indicators estimate a retracement before the continuation of the bullish trend.
- The firm is currently building a decentralized peer-to-peer protocol for creating legal agreements.
- Additionally, Binance recently announced that it would be leveraging Chainlink’s technology to connect a wide variety of cryptocurrency data on the platform to blockchains.
- Thus far, LINK is up 11% from the breakout point, but Thies believes it could retrace to back-test the $2.83 support level before it continues rising.
- This technical indicator predicts a one to four days correction before the continuation of the bullish trend.
Apple fired a store helper accused of sending himself a woman's intimate photo while fixing her phone
- Apple fired a employee from a store in California after a customer accused him of sending himself an "extremely personal" photo from her iPhone while he tried to repair it.
- Gloria Fuentes wrote on Facebook on November 5 that she went to the Apple store in Valley Plaza, Bakersfield, the previous day to get her screen fixed.
- Fuentes said the employee took her phone away and asked for her password several times.
- When Fuentes checked her messages after she got home, she said she noticed a photo had been sent to an unknown number.
- In a statement to The Washington Post, the company said it had fired the man in question.
- Fuentes said she would be "pressing legal charges against him." Fuentes did not respond to a message from Business Insider asking for more information.
Oracle Revives Charges That Pentagon Bid Was Tainted by Amazon Conflicts
- opened its appeal in a legal challenge of a Pentagon cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion with a familiar argument: the procurement was unfairly tailored for Amazon.com Inc. In in its opening brief, which was filed on Friday, Oracle said the cloud project violated federal procurement law and was tainted by relationships between former Pentagon officials and Amazon.
- Oracle is appealing a July ruling from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that dismissed its legal challenge to the cloud contract based on similar claims.
- The legal challenges could revive fresh criticism from industry, lawmakers and analysts of the Pentagon’s handling of the controversial cloud project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI.
- In its appeal, Oracle contends that the Pentagon’s minimum requirements for the contract, as well as its decision to pick just one winner, violated federal procurement laws designed to ensure competition.
AWS Data Exchange
- We made some initial steps to encourage this back in 2008 with the launch of AWS Public Data Sets (Paging Researchers, Analysts, and Developers).
- This addition to AWS Marketplace contains over one thousand licensable data products from over 80 data providers.
- AWS Data Exchange for Data Providers Now I am going to put my “data provider” hat and show you the basics of the publication process (the User Guide contains a more detailed walk-through).
- AWS Data Exchange lets me create private pricing plans for individual customers, and it also allows my existing customers to bring their existing (pre-AWS Data Exchange) licenses for my products along with them by creating a Bring Your Own Subscription offer.
- I can use the AWS Data Exchange API to create, update, list, and manage data sets and revisions to them.
A troubling new study shows that legalizing marijuana is linked with an increase in problematic pot use among teens
- The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found a small increase in heavy, detrimental marijuana use among teens in states with legal marijuana shops.
- It also showed a small increase in problematic marijuana use, known as cannabis use disorder, among adults.
- The study shows that among teens aged 12 to 17, problematic marijuana use was 25% higher when states legalized marijuana.
- Problematic cannabis use is associated with negative health effects, including increased anxiety, lower educational attainment, unemployment, cognitive decline, and potentially a decline in socio-economic class, according to the study's authors.
- To figure out how marijuana use has changed, the study's authors used data from National Survey on Drug Use and Health and specifically looked at Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, from 2008 to 2016.
- Cerdá added that in addition to legalizing marijuana, states should invest in programs to help treat cannabis use disorder and prevent adolescents from using marijuana.
The NYPD kept an illegal database of juvenile fingerprints for years
- For years, the New York Police Department illegally maintained a database containing the fingerprints of thousands of children charged as juvenile delinquents — in direct violation of state law mandating that police destroy these records after turning them over to the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services.
- When Bella and Freeman followed up again, in early 2017, to ask the NYPD if they had destroyed the list of records flagged by DCJS, police lawyers wrote in an email that “all fingerprints have been removed from AFIS.” That was the admission Legal Aid had been waiting for: The department was not supposed to have those fingerprints in the first place, and the email confirmed that for years they had been concealing what records they were retaining.
Controversial immigration chief expected to be elevated to No. 2 Homeland Security post
- Washington (CNN) - Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be placed in the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security by Chad Wolf, the incoming acting Homeland Security Secretary, after legal hurdles prevented Cuccinelli from serving in the top role, according to a source familiar with the plan.
- The decision to make him acting deputy DHS secretary is also indicative of how the White House views the Department of Homeland Security, which, despite its sprawling mission, has largely been tasked with executing Trump's immigration agenda.
- The White House's personnel director told Trump in October that neither Cuccinelli nor acting Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan were eligible to succeed McAleenan as acting Homeland Security secretary, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN.
Microsoft's Undying Xbox 360 Support is Significant For Your Gaming Library
- If you look at your collection of video games, how many of them are digital?
- Microsoft only updated the Xbox 360 back in August, and we’re already getting additional fixes in the second Xbox 360 update this year.
- It shows that Microsoft is not only willing to support the machine, but they’re willing to react quickly when bugs are found.
- The thing is that it really injects confidence in people like me who’ve got a lot of games, previous-generation games, tied up on these digital accounts.
- This article was edited by Samburaj Das. William Worrall is a freelance writer based out of the UK who has been writing professionally about video and tabletop games for over half a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE.
Opinion: One of the first impeachment hearing witness is the perfect choice
- Taylor has the three things every prosecutor wants in a witness: He is credible, he is backed up by independent evidence and his testimony goes to the heart of the matter.
- While the law does not specifically make it a crime to reveal a whistleblower's identity, it would be a crime to do so if a person "knowingly uses intimidation, threatens or corruptly persuades another person" with "intent to influence, delay or prevent the testimony of any person" commits the federal crime of witness tampering.
- Elijah (Idaho): If the House impeaches Trump, can the Senate majority acquit him by just voting, without citing any relevant reasons, laws or statutes?
- Yes. There is no requirement in the Constitution that any senator must explain the legal, factual or political basis for his or her vote at an impeachment trial.
Mulvaney's 'incomprehensible' legal maneuvering angers many
- The ostensible top aide in the White House, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, sowed bafflement and griping this week at his legal maneuvering over whether to comply with congressional demands he be interviewed as part of the impeachment efforts.
- Back in Washington, aides were busy wrapping their heads around the Mulvaney developments, which earlier this week caused Trump to complain when he saw news coverage suggesting Mulvaney was defying him (people close to Mulvaney were quick to deny he was doing anything of the sort, with one White House official saying the filing "in no way indicates any distance between the President and the acting chief").
- But a source close to the President's legal team says concerns about the overall strategy were raised beforehand and that the White House counsel's office is limited in what it can tell the acting chief of staff to do.