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Insider Q&A: Business Roundtable executive on data privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denise Zheng is vice president at the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of major U.S. companies, where she oversees the technology and internet innovation committee. Her previous background includes work as a technical adviser for the ...

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Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook ...

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Idaho company ordered to pay $44M in trade secrets lawsuit

A Boise-based software company has been ordered to pay SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. $44 million in damages in a lawsuit over trade secrets. Officials with Clearwater Analytics did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. ...

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Idaho state controller upgrades open government website

An Idaho official says a new upgrade to the state’s open-data transparency website will make it easier for people to get a look at the state’s financial information. The Transparent Idaho website is updated every night and has information about ...

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Idaho appeals ruling ordering release of execution records

Idaho prison officials are appealing a judge’s order that they turn over documents containing the source of lethal injection drugs used in a recent execution. The Idaho Department of Correction filed the notice of appeal this week in Ada County’s ...

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Idaho, Utah seek to defend Trump drilling plan lawsuit

Two states are seeking to intervene on the side of the federal government after four conservation groups asked a judge to immediately halt drilling, mining and other activities to protect habitat for a ground-dwelling bird in seven Western states. Idaho ...

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Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Lisa Love hasn’t seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine. Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem. She doesn’t feel a pressing need to seek care ...

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US consumer confidence improves in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are feeling more confident this month, though optimism hasn’t fully recovered from a period of roiling markets and slowed hiring early this year. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer ...

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US searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government searches of travelers’ cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and are being conducted for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit ...

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Idaho governor creates group to cut state inefficiencies

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday issued an executive order forming a working group to find ways to cut inefficiencies in state government. Little announced the creation of the Regional Government Efficiency Working Group and named Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, ...

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