ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants are heading for a rock crusher in New York City's Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.[...] state environmental officials, who are partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Tiffany & Co. for Thursday's "Ivory Crush," say no price justifies slaughtering elephants for their tusks.Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial ivory trade and barred sales across state lines.Since August 2014, New York law has prohibited the sale, purchase, trade or distribution of anything made from elephant or mammoth ivory or rhinoceros horn, except in limited situations with state approval.The World Wildlife Fund says the illegal wildlife trade not only threatens animal populations, but also endangers national security by funding terrorist cells.
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- Nearly 2 tons of seized ivory to be crushed in Central Park
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
- 'Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that'd be great'
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press - Monday Aug 7, 2017
When you first meet the international students, everyone's friendly, but when they find out you're competing against them in the same category, they get this fire in their eyes.Aaron Osmond, general manager of Certiport, the American Fork, Utah-based company that runs the competition, said the Excel competition is more mathematical and analytical than the other categories, and is usually won by countries that place an extra focus and science, technology and math education.Certiport limits the competition to ages 13-22; the company contracts with Microsoft to offer certification testing and educational materials designed to teach the software to high-school and college-age students, something they say is a crucial part of a modern career-tech curriculum.Dumoulin, a varsity baseball player at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, first learned spreadsheets in middle school as a way to track stats on his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- 3 Uber investors ask Benchmark to forfeit board seat
By Olivia Zaleski - Friday Aug 11, 2017
Three Uber investors said a lawsuit against co-founder Travis Kalanick was designed to “hold the company hostage” and asked Benchmark, the venture capital firm that brought the suit, to step down from the board.Battles among Uber stakeholders have spilled into public view, and the conflicts risk paralyzing the San Francisco ride-hailing company at a crucial time.Uber is looking to quickly fill its vacant CEO position, while trying to boost morale, battle a trade secrets lawsuit from Alphabet and defend against well-funded rivals.At least two people in consideration for the CEO job, including General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, called Uber directors, expressing dismay after this week’s suit, people familiar with the discussions said.On Thursday, Benchmark sued Kalanick in Delaware Chancery Court, alleging that he withheld material information before asking the board to vote on adding three additional board seats last year.
- NY insurance company dragged into Wells Fargo scandal
By Kevin Dugan - Tuesday Aug 1, 2017
The New York insurance company that wrote policies for 800,000 questionable Wells Fargo auto loans has been dragged into the bank’s latest scandal. National General Insurance was named in a class-action lawsuit filed against the bank — for allegedly unduly profiting from $80 million in collateral protection insurance that the drivers didn’t need — and...
- Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers
By MATT O'BRIEN and TALI ARBEL, Associated Press - Friday Aug 11, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — Hackers this week released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over data swiped from HBO's servers.Whether or not HBO ever intended to follow through with its $250,000 offer, the email raised questions Friday among security professionals about the importance of the data and whether HBO's reaction might encourage future attacks.Beyler's email to the hackers said the company was working "very hard" to review all the material they provided, and also trying to figure out a way to make a large transaction in bitcoin, the hackers' preferred payment method.Beyler's email, sent several days earlier, might have been an attempt to make the problem go away without too much bad publicity for HBO, said Sanjay Goel, a professor at the University at Albany and chairman of its information technology management department.There were also internal documents, including a report of legal claims against the network and job offer letters to top executives.
- New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers using phones
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a "textalyzer" that allows an officer to quickly check if a phone has been in use before a crash."Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk," Cuomo said in a statement first reported by The Associated Press.Digital privacy and civil liberties groups already have questioned whether the technology's use would violate personal privacy, noting that police can already obtain search warrants if they believe information on a private phone could be useful in a prosecution.Many security experts are skeptical when it comes to promises that the textalyzer would only access information about phone usage, and not personal material, according to Rainey Reitman, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for civil liberties when it comes to digital technology.The committee will hear from supporters and opponents of the technology, law enforcement officials and legal experts before issuing a report, Cuomo's office said.