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Infectious disease experts widely agree that the two doses required to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus will offer stronger protection against the delta variant of the virus

How to Rename a Docker Container

docker rename id-or-former-name new-name

FTC Approves Final Administrative Consent Order Against Amazon for Withholding Customer Tips from Amazon Flex Drivers

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final administrative consent order against Amazon, which has agreed to pay more than $61.7 million to settle charges that it failed to pay Amazon Flex drivers the full amount of tips they received from Amazon customers over a two and a half year period. According to the FTC’s administrative complaint , announced in February 2021, the company regularly advertised that drivers participating in the Flex program would be paid $18-25 per hour for their work making deliveries to customers. The ads, along with numerous other documents provided to Flex drivers, also prominently featured statements such as: “You will receive 100% of the tips you earn while delivering with Amazon Flex.” The FTC’s complaint alleges that Amazon also assured its customers that 100 percent of any tips they paid would go to the driver. According to the complaint, the company stopped the challenged conduct only after becoming aware of the

FTC Sends Nearly $30 Million in Refunds to People Tricked into Enrolling by School Operator’s Lead Generators

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Career Education Corporation refund distribution, averaging more than $3,700 per person, is the largest per person average in agency’s history The Federal Trade Commission is sending nearly $30 million in refunds to people tricked by agents working on behalf of Career Education Corporation (currently operating as Perdoceo Education Corporation), the operator of several post-secondary schools. CEC’s lead generators tricked consumers into providing their information and enrolling at CEC schools using a variety of deceptive methods, including pretending to be U.S. military recruiters, or affiliated with the military, and falsely promising to provide assistance with job placement and various public benefits, according to the FTC’s complaint. In 2019, CEC and its subsidiaries , American InterContinental University, Inc., AIU Online, LLC, Marlin Acquisition Corporation, Colorado Technical University, Inc., and Colorado Tech., Inc., settled FTC charges that they used lead generators to

FTC Sends More Than $172 Million in Refunds to Consumers Misled by Rent-To-Own Provider Progressive Leasing

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More than two million consumers will receive refunds from FTC case alleging false promises of “same as cash” payment plans The Federal Trade Commission is returning more than $172 million to consumers who overpaid for merchandise they purchased using rent-to-own plans provided by Progressive Leasing. More than two million consumers will receive refund checks. The FTC’s complaint against the company , filed in April 2020, alleged that Progressive misled consumers about the true price of items purchased through its plans. Consumers who visited retailers to buy items such as furniture, jewelry, or cellphones frequently were told that Progressive’s payment plans were “same as cash” or “no interest” – leading consumers to believe they would not be charged more than an item’s sticker price. Instead, the complaint alleged, consumers paid more than the sticker price, and frequently paid approximately twice the sticker price if they made all their scheduled payments. The FTC also alleged

The Bank of Canada is expected to announce its decision for its overnight interest rate target on Wednesday.

Open Container Initiative

The Open Container Initiative is an open governance structure for the express purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtimes.

Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System.

Containers can either be run as root or in rootless mode.

Import usernames and passwords from a file to Firefox

Enable this feature first: go to the Firefox Configuration Editor (about:config page), find the signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled preference and toggle it to true. Click on the menu button Fx89menuButton to open the menu panel. Click Passwords. The Firefox Lockwise about:logins page will open in a new tab. Click the Firefox Lockwise menu (three dots), then click Import from a File…

Blocking IP addresses using Firewalld

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-rich-rule="rule family='ipv4' source address='192.168.0.88' reject"

SERP - Search Engine Results Pages are the pages displayed by search engines in response to a query by a user.

The main component of the SERP is the listing of results that are returned by the search engine in response to a keyword query. Featured snippets. Featured snippets show a snippet of content  Knowledge card. Knowledge Cards appear at the top of the SERP Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels provide information about the main subject Image Pack. Image Packs show a handful of thumbnails

A new tag for a more intelligent Analytics

The new, more intelligent Google Analytics experience is here . This next generation of Google Analytics will take your digital analytics to a whole new level by delivering the essential customer insights you need. In order to experience this new Analytics, you will need to upgrade to Google's latest dynamic tagging solution.

FTC Approves Final Administrative Consent Orders against Companies that Deceptively Marketed Fish Oil Supplements with False Claims They Were Clinically Proven to Treat Liver Disease

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final administrative consent orders against three companies, BASF SE , its subsidiary, BASF Corp. and DIEM Labs , which together have agreed to pay more than $416,000 to settle charges that they deceptively marketed two dietary fish oil supplements as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). According to the FTC’s administrative complaint, announced in April 2021, BASF SE, which developed and owns the supplements Hepaxa and Hepaxa PD, acted through its North American subsidiary, BASF Corp., to retain DIEM Labs to advertise and distribute both supplements in the United States. Until mid-2020, the FTC’s complaint alleges, the companies deceptively advertised the two products as clinically proven to reduce liver fat in adults and children with NAFLD, without the scientific evidence needed to back up the claims. The final orders cover Hepaxa, Hep

New stress test level makes it harder to qualify for a mortgage in Canada

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