#private-companies

Watchdog Exposes Huge Conflicts of Interest Missteps With DeJoy Appointment
Recently released documents from the United States Postal Service (USPS) reveal that, in the first months of Louis DeJoy's tenure as Postmaster General, he had more than a dozen instances of conflicts of interest due to his and other family members' investments in companies tied to the government agency.
CFPB goes after Big Tech data-harvesting practices with new orders
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered six major U.S. tech companies to turn over information about how they harvest and profit from their users' payment data, signaling an aggressive approach to oversight of the financial technology industry by the federal government's foremost consumer watchdog.
Here's how much emissions will rise without a key climate program that Joe Manchin opposes
The Biden administration has set a goal of cutting U.S. emissions in half by 2030. But a key part of its plan for getting there-the Clean Electricity Performance Program, or CEPP-now is under threat.
Satellites reveal the secrets of water-guzzling farms in California
California's farmers are pumping billions of tons of extra water from underground aquifers this year, because of the drought.
But new restrictions on such pumping are coming into force.
AltaSea Secures $12M For "Blue Economy" Hub at Port of LA
AltaSea has secured $12 million in funding from the state and the Port of Los Angeles for its "Center of Innovation at AltaSea" complex.
Youth jail warned after inspectors find 'dilapidated' conditions
A youth jail has been issued an urgent warning by Ofsted after inspectors found that children were living in a "dilapidated" environment and being subjected to "unjustifiable" and sometimes unlawful levels of force.
This Faraday Future semi-truck concept makes autonomous vehicles more responsible, communicative, and modular.
Designed and visualized by Daniel Pokorný (with the video above by Darek Zahálka), the Faraday Future semi-truck presents a pretty novel direction for autonomous vehicles in general.
Privacy fears over 'terribly misguided' and 'flawed' 888 tracking service for women
A new '888' tracking service for women travelling alone has been dismissed as "terribly misguided" and "flawed" by campaigners who fear say freedoms and privacy are being eroded.
Texas governor bars vaccine mandates in state as deaths approach 70,000
The Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a Covid-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.
Child inmates locked in cells for nearly entire day despite warnings against policy
Children are being locked in their rooms for 23 hours a day in a youth jail, despite watchdogs warning nearly a year ago that confining youngsters in their cells for such long periods is "unacceptable".