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Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy
ISPs have been lobbying for weeks to get lawmakers to repeal the FCC’s rules that stand between them and using even creepier ways to track and profit off of your every move online. Republicans in the Senate just voted 50-48 (with two absent votes) to approve a Congressional Review Action resolution from Sen. Jeff Flake which—if it makes it through the House—would not only roll back the FCC’s rules but also prevent the FCC from writing similar rules in the future.
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That would be a crushing loss for online privacy. ISPs act as gatekeepers to the Internet, giving them incredible access to records of what you do online. They shouldn’t be able to profit off of the information about what you search for, read about, purchase, and more without your consent.
Call your representative
Electronic Frontier Foundation –
Trans-Atlantic consumer groups lay down their demands on trade transparency to USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer.
Follow Electronic Frontier Foundation on twitter for more information about Trump and GOP controlled Congress & Senate changes to the internet, privacy, mass surveillance by police and security agencies, efforts to keep the internet freedoms, rights and privacy we have.
@lynch_jen makes the case for tighter regulation of facial recognition in this clip from yesterday’s hearing
from Google search on NOAA budget cuts – (by GOP and Trump admin)
Trump’s proposed NOAA budget cuts rattle scientists. Doyle Rice , USA TODAY Published 3:30 p.m. ET March 6, 2017 | Updated 6:35 p.m. ET March 6, 2017.
Mar 10, 2017 – SOURCE: BUDGET OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FISCAL …. He says that if enacted, the proposed cuts to EPA and NOAA would …
Disgusting: The AHCA now has a clause that allows states to revoke Medicaid if a women hasn’t gotten a job 8 weeks after giving birth!
Trump Data Gurus Leave Long Trail of Subterfuge, Dubious Dealing
While Cambridge Analytica has faced scrutiny before over whether its data models actually work, a closer look at the past practices of its London-based affiliate, SCL Group Ltd., reveals a corporate DNA less predisposed to dazzling technologies to sway voters than to using old-fashioned tricks and political subterfuge.[ . . . ]In the past year, Nix, 41, has become a darling in tech and marketing circles, popping up on the international speaking circuit to promote the firm’s data-driven approach. He says Cambridge Analytica is active in national campaigns on four continents, . . .In Latvia, SCL said it ran a campaign in 2006 designed to stoke tensions between Latvians and ethnic Russian residents: “In essence, Russians were blamed for unemployment and other problems affecting the economy,” an SCL document said. Nix confirms the firm’s role, saying that its research found that such tensions would “influence voting behavior.”
This article was on my twitter feed appearing like this – (and filled with good information about the shady backhanded tricks used in our election and being done to others by these same practices.)
Trump’s data gurus leave a long trail of subterfuge and dubious dealing http://bloom.bg/2nNTjW3
The Hidden Risks of Trump’s EPA Cuts: Birth Defects, Bad Air
President Donald Trump pledged during the 2016 campaign that he would only “leave a little bit” of federal rules that protect human health and the environment. Now about 50 former officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are firing back in a lengthy analysis that details, program by program, what amounts to a starvation diet for the EPA.
Calling themselves the Environmental Protection Network, they worked through both Republican and Democratic administrations. The group’s members are putting aside their differences over policies and programs to stop what they say “appears to be nothing less than a full-throttle attack on the principle underlying all U.S. environmental laws—that protecting the health and environment of all Americans is a national priority.”
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the network has put together a 50-page analysis of the president’s proposed EPA budget, based partly on the White House’s fiscal 2018 budget blueprint. The blueprint, released on March 16, sketched out top-line cuts of 31 percent of the agency’s budget and 21 percent of its staff.
The analysis on pdf is found here – bookmark, read it and certainly save a copy and share –
Definitely – go read the whole article found here –
Since the 90’s, we’ve lost 90% of bumble
#bees. Defunding the #EPA will only exacerbate this problem. #ScienceMarch**
@RepScottPerry defends EPA cuts to constituents by claiming God pollutes. It doesn’t go over well. http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/22/perry-makes-waves-implying-god-pollutes/99517416/ …from twitter**
EPA seeks public comment on draft permits and aquifer exemption for uranium mining Black Hills,SD http://goo.gl/QtOdQp
From White House website –
Signed LegislationSigned on March 21, 2017Signed on March 13, 2017Signed on February 16, 2017Signed on February 14, 2017Signed on January 31, 2017Signed on January 20, 2017
S.84 – A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
Pending Legislation (to be signed)Pending & posted on March 16, 2017Pending & posted on March 16, 2017