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Women’s sex toy maker sues MTA over ad ban

By Jonathan Stempel | Reuters NEW YORK – A new lawsuit asks why New York City’s subway accepts advertisements depicting erectile dysfunction, bare buttocks, inflatable plastic breasts, “Kyng”-sized condoms and cactuses shaped like phalluses, but is refusing ads for women’s sex toys. Dame Products, a women-owned startup that promises to “close the pleasure gap” for […]

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Waters leads a chorus of caution about Facebook cryptocurrency

By Pete Schroeder | Reuters WASHINGTON – Both Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers joined policymakers across the globe who are concerned what Facebook Inc’s decision to launch its own cryptocurrency could mean for data privacy and security. Representative Patrick McHenry, the senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter Tuesday to committee […]

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H-1B visa: Amid OPT work permit delays, foreign students reportedly losing internship opportunities

It’s taking up to five months for foreign college and university students to obtain “Optional Practical Training” work permits, leading to reported loss of internship opportunities. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration said this week that a “surge” in requests for the OPT — widely used as a pathway to the controversial H-1B visa — has created […]

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Facebook: Meet Libra, the new bitcoin rival

In what could be the biggest move in the cryptocurrency market since the rise of bitcoin, Facebook on Tuesday came out with the details of Libra, a new digital currency that the social networking giant claims will make financial transactions easier for average consumers and those without access to traditional banks. And in order to […]