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Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

Boston, MA: Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a…
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NY Rock Funds Resiliency Strategy, Boston’s Doctor Martin appointment

BOSTON - Monday, August 10, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Dr. Atyia Martin as the City of Boston's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help Boston prepare for, withstand and bounce back from the 'shocks' - catastrophic…
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Boston Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Boston, MA: The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street. The city finally offered a conditional approval during a hearing on Aug. 4. The hearing on the request, submitted by Patriot Care Corp., had been delayed twice before in…
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Boston’s Hub Spot of Fraternity-Style Shenanigans & Cult-Like Culture

Boston, MA: (via BBJ) A forthcoming book about HubSpot paints an unflattering portrait of what it was like working at the Cambridge, sales and marketing software firm. In the book, written by former tech journalist and ex-HubSpot employee Dan Lyons, talks of fraternity-like shenanigans and cult-like company culture. And, the book is…
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New Coast Guard National Security Cutter Sails into Boston Harbor

The Coast Guard Cutter James is docked at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., June 5, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned ships in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega BOSTON — The…
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Abolishing 2nd Amendment Wouldn’t Stop Murders and Terrorists

Boston Herald July 26, 2015: Adriana Cohen: We need more measures than just gun control. It seems like every week we hear of another mass shooter taking innocent lives. If this is the new normal, how can anyone feel safe? Is more gun control the answer? Think again. Chicago has the strictest gun…
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Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already…
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How Communities can Prep for ‘The Big One’

Boston, MA. Northeastern: There are elements communities need to consider when preparing for such a catastrophic event, says professor Stephen Flynn, an expert in community and infrastructure resilience. Photo from iStock via Northeastern  The Pacific Northwest reportedly could be devastated by a major earthquake in the coming decades. But according…
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Gun-Firing Drone Appears Legal in Video, But FAA, Police Probe Further

CT: Video of a handgun fired from a hovering drone into a wooded area has been posted on YouTube — where it has gone viral — apparently by an 18-year-old Connecticut student whose father says his son created the drone for a college class. No one was harmed, nor has the…
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