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Scientists Are Working On Ways To Swap the Needle For a Pill

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: One team of scientists, from MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, developed a system to deliver insulin that actually still uses a needle — but is so small you can swallow it and the injection doesn’t hurt. They built a pea-size device containing a spring ... Read More »

Ex-Cons Create ‘Instagram For Prisons,’ and Wardens Are Fine With That

Bloomberg’s Olivia Carville writes about three apps that are offering a cheaper way for families to connect with incarcerated loved ones. Here’s an excerpt from her report: Pigeonly and its ilk have hit on a communication model — a necessarily inelegant one — that meets inmates’ desire for a more tangible connection while serving the social-media habits of their loved ... Read More »

NCTA Asks For Net Neutrality Law Allowing Paid Prioritization

DarkRookie2 shares a report from Ars Technica: Cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell today asked Congress for a net neutrality law that would ban blocking and throttling but allow Internet providers to charge for prioritization under certain circumstances. Powell — a Republican who was FCC chairman from 2001 to 2005 and is now CEO of cable lobby group NCTA — ... Read More »

Apple Tells App Developers To Disclose Or Remove Screen Recording Code

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm. In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting user privacy is paramount in ... Read More »