Walgreen, Kroger, Albertsons, HEB sue Allergan over dry-eye drug

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allergan Inc was sued on Wednesday by four large U.S. retailers that accused the drugmaker of antitrust violations for trying to stop rivals from selling generic versions of Restasis, its medication to treat dry-eye disease.

Company used by police, prisons to find any mobile device breached (again)

Securus Technologies—the company that provides a geolocation service used for cell phone tracking by law enforcement agencies—has been hacked, exposing the usernames and weakly protected passwords of thousands of customers. The person claiming to be responsible for the breach provided some of the data to Motherboard’s Joseph Cox, along with an explanation of how it was obtained. Securus has not confirmed the breach.

Securus, which offers phone services for prisons, began offering location-based tracking to help prisons track where inmates’ calls were actually going to. This allowed prisons to “geofence” areas “associated with illegal activity,” as a redacted Securus brochure posted online by the Electronic Frontier Foundation shows. But that same service can be used to show the location of mobile phones on a map. The service, called GeoLoc, “provides the approximate location of the cellular device being called at both the beginning and the end of the call,” the Securus marketing material states.

But the data Securus uses for GeoLoc can also be used for other purposes—including tracking the location of virtually any cell phone. A Web-based application from Securus, called Securus Call Platform, allows law enforcement officers to log in from a browser and run searches for mobile devices without requiring an outbound call.

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‘Ballistic blocks’ shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – “Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

From Madrid to Miami, Venezuelan migrants seethe at Maduro yet sit out vote

CARACAS/MADRID/LIMA (Reuters) – Often arriving thin and penniless in South American capitals after long bus trips across the continent, many Venezuelan migrants blame President Nicolas Maduro for the crushing economic crisis that forced them to flee.

ISS recommends votes against Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, 4 other directors

BOSTON (Reuters) – Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services on Wednesday recommended investors withhold their support from five Facebook Inc directors, including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, citing issues including the social media company’s lack of a formal nominating committee.