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House Democrats to Introduce a Massive Voting Rights and Anti-Corruption Bill

January 4, 2019

Via: Fortune
Category: Federal, Policy

In a move to take the ethics high ground, House Democrats, under newly re-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will introduce a massive bill nicknamed the “For the People Act,” according to the Associated Press. The bill would focus on campaign […]


A Majority of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents Expect a Recession in 2019

January 3, 2019

Via: Fortune
Category: Federal, Policy

The government shutdown is still on, trade tensions with China continue, and the stock market shows ongoing investor fears. Little wonder why many may feel uncertainty. One symptom of growing anxiety is increased fears of a recession coming in 2019, […]


Big Privacy: The data privacy compact for the era of big data and AI

December 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet
Category: Big Data, Tech

I first called upon businesses to implement “Big Privacy” in 2014. At that time my main concern was that the law had not kept pace with technology; that digital innovators were free to do as they desired with the data […]


Federal, Policy

Heidi Heitkamp: This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

January 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

I wish I were shocked by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. I wish I were surprised by the inability of both sides to see past their political bases to achieve a responsible solution and compromise. After recently serving […]


Federal, Policy

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an abuse of power, judge rules

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, […]


Networking Security, Security

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service. As a result, teachers that […]


Hardware, Tech

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Is Plummeting—and Likely to Fall Further

January 15, 2019

Via: Fortune

Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. totalled a paltry $4.8 billion last year, according to analysts at Rhodium Group. As the research outfit noted in a new analysis, that’s a whopping 84% drop from the $29 billion investment seen […]