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@Apple refutes #China report on #iPhone threat to national #security

@Apple refutes #China report on #iPhone threat to national #security

Apple has dismissed suggestions its iPhone device is being used to track the user’s movements and should be considered a national security threat in China. The U.S. smartphone maker said posted on its Chinese website that location-based data collected by iPhone is encrypted and stored locally on the device, so it is not available to Apple or any third party.  The company…read more →

#NewYork Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs New #Heroin Law

#NewYork Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs New #Heroin Law

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 07:38 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toured parts of Western New York today, signing into law a much-touted piece of legislation aimed at stopping the increase in heroin addictions across the state. “It’s a wave increasing exponentially and we’re trying to get ahead of it,” said Cuomo, just prior to…read more →

STD? Use your #smartphone app to find out!

STD? Use your #smartphone app to find out!

 Updated: Saturday, June 21 2014, 03:52 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – A new smartphone app has launched that allows people to anonymously upload and submit a photo to a doctor for a diagnosis. First Derm is an app that launched in Sweden in 2009 as an STD triage app and now it works with a list of dermatologists so…read more →

#NY is still not sure about Medical #Marijuana

#NY is still not sure about Medical #Marijuana

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 12:03 AM EDT Albany / Rochester, N.Y. – An agreement was reached during the last day of the legislative session and New York is expected to be the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana. It’s a milestone advocates fought for years to reach but compromise at the Capitol disappointed some. The bill was passed with…read more →

Pearl Harbor #Veteran turns 100

Pearl Harbor #Veteran turns 100

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Salvatore Campanella knew enough about war that he didn’t want his son, Anthony, to go to one. The elder Campanella lived in Caltanissetta, Sicily, at the outset of World War I and knew the horrors that befell the friends and family he left behind when he brought his wife and family to the United States for the…read more →

#Rochester, NY Approves Ban-The-Box #Legislation

#Rochester, NY Approves Ban-The-Box #Legislation

Rochester, New York joins many other cities and states in “banning the box,” prohibiting most employers (with limited exceptions) from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history, including on an application, before the candidate is interviewed, or if no interview is to take place, before a conditional offer of employment is made.  Nearby cities such as Baltimore, Buffalo, Newark, and Philadelphia,…read more →

NY Health Committee Passes Medical #Marijuana Bill

NY Health Committee Passes Medical #Marijuana Bill

The New York State Senate Health Committee passed the Compassionate Care Act Tuesday afternoon. The medical marijuana legislation will now move on to the Senate Finance Committee. This is the farthest the legislation has gone in the Senate. The Assembly has passed the measure four times in the past and Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign off on…read more →

#NY bill to restrict #mugshot access

#NY bill to restrict #mugshot access

Updated: Tuesday, May 13 2014, 03:28 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – A new bill in the state Legislature that was introduced to the Assembly in February would only allow police access to a mug shot until a person has been convicted. The bill, sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein from Queens and picked up by State Senator Joseph…read more →