Shareholders Claim SolarWinds Failed to Disclose Info About Massive Hack

Shareholders of Austin-based software firm SolarWinds claim in a federal class action lawsuit filed Monday that management misled investors by failing to disclose in public filings software vulnerabilities that ultimately led to a massive hack that affected over 18,000 private and government clients.

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France’s Global Nuclear Fusion Device a Puzzle of Huge Parts

A hugely ambitious project to replicate the energy of the sun is entering a critical phase, as scientists and technicians in southern France begin assembling huge parts of a nuclear fusion device, an international experiment aimed to develop the ultimate clean energy source.

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Planners Envision an Electric Highway Future

The U.S. interstate highway system covers 800,000 acres which are “doing nothing but holding up concrete,” an electric-vehicle advocate said at a “Transportation Revolution” symposium Tuesday, envisioning highways lined with solar panels delivering power directly to autonomous semitrucks.

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US Spying

Andre Chartrand, a former vice president of engineering, claims Solarflare Communications illegally fired and defamed him to retaliate for his refusal to participate with the government in “illegal international espionage” involving embedding “spy software for transmission to Chinese customers,” in San Diego Superior Court.

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Suit Claims Wisconsin Agency Discriminates Against Customer-Generated Energy

Renewable-energy advocates filed a lawsuit against a Wisconsin state regulatory agency Thursday, claiming it is shorting utility customers producing energy from renewable sources for the juice they sell back to the state’s major utility company and giving preferential pricing to that monopoly for its own power.

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