ProPublica

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Name: ProPublica
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Canvas Fingerprinting Is More Invasive Than Cookies. But Should You Worry About It?

AddThis is lurking among the YouTubes and Pinterests of the cookie world.Screencap from whitehouse.gov .Cookies have been around since the ’90s Internet, so it’s not surprising that after all these years there’s a new game in town. But it’s concerning ... [Published Slate Magazine - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

The Spy Software You Didn’t Know Was Tracking You

New research reveals that many of the top websites track visitors regardless of their privacy settings. Pawel Kopczynski/ReutersSome of the Web’s top sites are tracking their users’ browsing habits through a new technique that can’t be thwarted by standard ... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

ProPublica: Federal Health Insurance Exchange Activity Remains High

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act was about 5 million on April 19, the end of the open-enrollment period.Though media coverage of the numbers has faded since then, a shows there have been 1 million transactions ... [Published NHPR - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

We are one step closer to a new generation of cheaper drugs

Where you keep money for health care, obviously. (401kcalculator.org)Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason ... [Published Washington Post - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Is WhiteHouse.gov tracking your data?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House and the NSA have something in common; they both track website user data. But it looks like the folks at the White House might not have known it was happening, and the tracking could be a violation of the White House privacy ... [Published Denver Channel - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Consumers continue to flock to HealthCare.gov

Open enrollment has come and gone but new federal data, obtained by ProPublica, shows the federal exchange saw roughly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April.Between April 20 and July 15, federal exchange officials sent about 960,000 "834" enrollment ... [Published FierceHealthPayer - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Healthcare.gov Active With Special Enrollments

ProPublica reports that the once problem-plagued federal exchange handled an estimated 960,000 transcations between April 19 and July 15.ProPublica/NPR : Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment EndsFor months, journalists and politicians ... [Published Kaiser Health News - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

ACA Signups: A Closer Look at the ProPublica Healthcare.Gov Data

OK, I've had a chance to download the actual Excel file with the raw data and a handy graph already set up; I've cleaned up and color-coded the graph, and it's fascinating to look at, both during open enrollment as well as since it ended The things which ... [Published Daily Kos - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 3 reports

Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you online

Several recently developed and lesser-known Internet tracking techniques are becoming more widespread, experts say. And unlike typical "cookies," which track users' Web browsing on many sites, these new methods not easily detected, avoided or removed ... [Published CBS News - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Shire expands rare disease reach

ProPublica reports that doctors are struggling with a time-intensive registration process and are getting an error message that CMS says is not an error message.The FDA greenlighted the drug for three cancers.It's the second for this cancer drug in two ... [Published Medical Marketing And Media - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

New York State of Fracking: A ProPublica Explainer

New York currently has a moratorium on fracking, but communities in the state have banded together and are using local ordinances to permanently ban the practice within their town boundaries. (Spencer Platt/)New York is one of a handful of states around ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

There's an app for that! Find out wait times for ER's across the Midlands

joined the WACH Fox team as a reporter/producer in May 2013.Read more: Local, State, Health, Technology, Emergency Rooms, Wait Times, Doctors, Waiting, Palmetto Health Richland, Propublica, Dr. Steve Shelton, ER Wait Times, Midlands, Website, Appsav ... [Published WACH - Jul 23 2014]

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...The Electronic Frontier Foundation also said its Privacy badger extension will block trackers like AddThis. Or "you can use a manually controlled script blocker such as No Script to only run JavaScript from domains you trust" the EFF said
The lawsuit does not specify a total amount of damages nor does it identify the man by name. Neither he nor his wife "gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis" according to the suit...
Medicaid children are relying on the ER. " Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U S survey finds. And kids with Medicaid were more likely than those with private insurance to visit for a reason other than a serious medical problem, according to the 2012 survey conducted by the U S CentersCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. Reliance on ER care for non-urgent health problems is an issue because of soaring health costs. The U S National Institutes of Health says treatment in an ER can cost two to three times more than the same care in a doctor's office." Steven Reinberg for HealthDay
...higher than I would have expected," Larry Levitt, senior vice president for special initiatives at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told ProPublica. "There are a lot of people who qualify for special enrollment, but my assumption has been that few of them would actually sign up."

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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollu... [Published Value Walk - 2 hours ago]
Canvas Fingerprinting Is More Invasive Than Coo... [Published Slate Magazine - 3 hours ago]
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The Spy Software You Didn’t Know Was Tracking You [Published MSNBC Newsweek - 4 hours ago]
Accidental Castration? Alabama Man And His Wife... [Published Medical Daily - 5 hours ago]
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We are one step closer to a new generation of c... [Published Washington Post - 6 hours ago]
Is WhiteHouse.gov tracking your data? [Published Denver Channel - 7 hours ago]
7 ways to fix the most important problem facing... [Published PandoDaily - 8 hours ago]
Consumers continue to flock to HealthCare.gov [Published FierceHealthPayer - 8 hours ago]
When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Ins... [Published WNYC - 10 hours ago]
Healthcare.gov Active With Special Enrollments [Published Kaiser Health News - 11 hours ago]
New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggi... [Published Fast Company - 12 hours ago]
ACA Signups: A Closer Look at the ProPublica He... [Published Daily Kos - 13 hours ago]
First Edition: July 24, 2014 [Published News-Medical.Net - 13 hours ago]
Wonkbook — The latest risk in the migrant crisi... [Published Ezra Klein - 13 hours ago]
Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you online [Published CBS News - 15 hours ago]
HP and Palm are back in the news… because of a ... [Published PandoDaily - 23 hours ago]
White House tracking website visitors with onli... [Published Russia Today - Jul 23 2014]
HealthCare.gov still seeing marked activity [Published The Hill - Jul 23 2014]
VINDICATION! ProPublica.org confirms around 480... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 23 2014]
Shire expands rare disease reach [Published Medical Marketing And Media - Jul 23 2014]
We Need to Start Tracking Patient Harm and Medi... [Published Pacific Standard - Jul 23 2014]
Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open E... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jul 23 2014]
Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Un... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Jul 23 2014]
Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open E... [Published KNAU - Jul 23 2014]
The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial [Published Daily Kos - Jul 23 2014]
Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn sit... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 23 2014]
These researchers are studying Facebook’s News ... [Published PandoDaily - Jul 23 2014]
Yet Another Reason Not To Visit Official White ... [Published Daily Caller - Jul 23 2014]
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Wonkbook — The latest risk in the migrant crisi... [Published Ezra Klein - 13 hours ago]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
Tons Of Sites, Including WhiteHouse.gov, In Unw... [Published Techdirt - Jul 22 2014]
ProPublica has a new story about the rise of "canvas fingerprinting," a new method of tracking users without using cookies. It's a method that is apparently quite difficult to block if you're using anything other than Tor Browser. In short, canvas fingerprinting ...
California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, W... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Jul 22 2014]
This story was originally published on ProPublica . California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that ...
Why Things We Want Don’t Make Us Happy and Othe... [Published TIME.com - Jul 22 2014]
1. Happy Trails Fame. Money. Multiple partners. Sounds good right? Abd Al-Rahman III was an absolute ruler in 10th century Spain, where he had all that and more. And yet, according to his own writings, he wasn’t all that happy: “I have diligently numbered ...
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtual... [Published Computerworld - Security RSS feed - Jul 21 2014]
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