Collaborative Efforts of Truck Manufacturers in Advancing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

4M electric cars are in the US, but <1,000 are heavy-duty trucks. 3 big truck makers are calling for more charging stations, an improved electricity grid, and other measures to promote battery or hydrogen-powered trucks. Powering America’s Commercial Transportation is a new organization that aims to promote these efforts. Inflation Reduction Act provides $1B for electric trucks. Truck companies claim they have gotten less attention from governments than car manufacturers. According to data from the Department of Energy, there are only 9 fast charging stations for heavy trucks in the US. The biggest source of greenhouse gases is transportation, with 29 percent of vehicle emissions coming from trucks, buses and vans. Zero-emissions trucks are 2-3x more expensive than diesel trucks and companies like Volvo Trucks and Daimler Truck have been accused of trying to slow down the process of moving away from fossil fuels. Tesla has won over many car customers, but hasn't had the same impact on truck manufacturing. Regulations and less powerful chargers are slowing the electric truck industry's growth. However, electric delivery vans are growing quickly and are predicted to continue growing.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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