Patient prescription fines ‘double in a year’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The NHSBSA said it was the patient’s responsibility to ensure they were entitled to claim free-of-charge prescriptions. Mistakes ‘cost millions’ The health body issued 13,277,877 in fines to people in England in 2016-17, up from 8,601,349 in 2015-16. The data – obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act – has only been recorded since 2015 because responsibility for checks moved from local NHS trusts to the central…


Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s App Store has a problem. Shady developers are gaming the App Store’s policies and its search ads to get users to download apps that trick them into paying for subscriptions for scam apps. While there have long been apps from less reputable developers in the App Store, one developer called attention to just how bad the problem has become in recent months. SEE ALSO: 10 classic…


EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on…


A researcher just proved that vape pens are a digital security threat

May 27, 2017

Well that's no good.Image: Getty It turns out vaping may be bad for more than just your look. With a few tweaks of the pen, a security researcher has demonstrated that vaporizers can be modified in such a way as to pass code to your computer. SEE ALSO: Sony hackers accused of having a new ransomware side hustle The problem, as with many things security related, comes down to the…


What Harvard graduates saw from Mark Zuckerberg: humility

May 26, 2017

“My Snapchat is frozen. Must be ’cause Zuck is nearby,” a Harvard undergraduate joked Thursday as he stared at his phone. A few rain-soaked yards away, Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, was giving her commencement address for the Class of 2017. SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg sheds tears and gets political in Harvard commencement speech Faust’s speech was on freedom of speech and the need to listen to ideologies different than…


Another White Supremacist Monument Comes Down. At Least 700 More To Go.

May 20, 2017

Its the fourth and final Confederate monument the city hadslated to take down, and its removal marks the end of one of Americas more successful and publicized campaigns to expel symbols of white supremacy from public property. This cult had one goal, he explained, through monuments and through other means, to rewrite history to hide the truth, which is that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity. The…


Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

Other lawmakers and policy experts gathered at Washingtons Four Seasons Hotel focused on defending the Barack Obama-era status quo against President Donald Trumps onslaught, rather than on proposing ambitious new ideas. In her scathing remarks, Warren portrayed a Washington compromised by the largesse of big corporations and the ultra-rich long before Trump came to power. The former bankruptcy law professor and originator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decried the…