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Submission + - Comodo cancels "Lets Encrypt" trademark application (comodo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Comodo who had attempted to register the trade mark "Lets Encrypt" in an effort to steal the identity of a non profit competitor, saw reason after receiving much attention on social media.

Submission + - New Apps Let Women Obtain Birth Control Without Visiting a Doctor

HughPickens.com writes: With nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies in the United States unintended, birth control is a critical public health issue. For short-term methods, visiting the doctor for a prescription can be time-consuming and sometimes costly and for some, like teenagers, it can be intimidating or embarrassing. Now Pam Belluck reports at the NYT that a growing assortment of new apps and websites now make it possible to get prescription contraceptives without going to the doctor as public health experts hope the new apps will encourage more women to start, or restart, using contraception and help reduce the country’s stubbornly high rate of unintended pregnancies, as well as the rate of abortions. At least six digital ventures, by private companies and nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood, now provide prescriptions written by clinicians after women answer questions about their health online or by video. All prescribe birth control pills, and some prescribe patches, rings and morning-after pills and some ship contraceptives directly to women’s doors. “At first I didn’t believe it,” said Susan Hashem, who wanted to restart birth control pills without missing work for a doctor’s appointment. Hashem used an app called Lemonaid and paid $15 for a doctor to review hers medical information and send a pill prescription to a local pharmacy. "I thought it was just a setup to get money,” Hashem said. But after she answered the health questions one evening, “a doctor actually contacted me after office hours,” and the next morning, she picked up three months’ worth of pills.

Submission + - FBI unlocks iPhone without Apple's help in San Bernadino case (wsj.com)

A_Mang writes: After asking for a delay last week, today the FBI revealed that a third party has succeeded in unlocking the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernadino attack. They've asked the court to vacate their request for an injunction forcing Apple to provide tools for unlocking the phone.

Comment Re:As long as it is not an official power rangers (Score 1) 255

That means all of the Star Trek and Star Wars fan stuff also needs to go away.
Should Disney go after the Star Wars kid?
What about the people working on finishing a 5th season of Trek?

Saban got a lot of free publicity, and nobody thinks that it is low quality enough to have been made by Saban. They should take the free publicity and do something cool with a brand they aren't doing much with.

Comment contamination? (Score 4, Interesting) 135

Aside from the huge privacy issues, I'm even more concerned that they would screw up collecting it. Everyone sheds DNA. Who is to say that the DNA they collect is actually from the person they think it is? DNA gets all mixed together after it leaves a person's body.

Yes, I know that if you are arrested for something because they screwed up, it is easy enough to give them some real DNA to clear your name, but how long until they do that on purpose in order to legitimately collect some? What legal recourse would you have?

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