Spouse of Ring exec among lawmakers trying to weaken Calif. privacy law

Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. (credit: Getty Images | joe chan photography) The California legislature worked through the summer to finalize the text of the state’s landmark data privacy law before time to make amendments ran out on Friday. In the Assembly (California’s lower house), Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin has been a key …

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It’s real and it’s spectacular: Netflix buys exclusive rights to stream Seinfeld

Enlarge / “If I lose this Netflix streaming deal, that’s it for me.” (credit: Aurich Lawson / Seinfeld) Netflix and Sony Pictures Television confirmed on Monday that they had reached a streaming-exclusivity deal for one of the most popular TV series in the world: Seinfeld. Beginning in 2021, Netflix will become the exclusive online-streaming home …

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After Sacklers shift at least $1 billion around, Purdue files for bankruptcy

Enlarge / Bottles of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin medication sit on a pharmacy shelf in Provo, Utah, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday night amid accusations from state attorneys general that its owners—members of the mega-rich Sackler family—are lowballing opioid victims …

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