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Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]


Federal, Policy

Biden blasts Amazon for not paying federal taxes, promises to ‘put an end to that’

April 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

During an address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday, Biden mentioned Amazon twice when unveiling his infrastructure spending plan, which increases the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. It also closes a popular loophole in the tax code that allows companies […]


Federal, Policy

After Capitol riot, Congress eyes bipartisan reform of its own protectors

March 31, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are zeroing in on an opaque trio of officials now in charge of Congress’ security after that group’s failures during the riot exacerbated the violence. The Capitol Police Board, a three-member panel responsible […]


Health Care, Industry

Biden admin remakes vaccine strategy after mass vaccination sites fizzle

March 29, 2021

Via: POLITICO

The Biden administration is rethinking a costly system of government-run mass vaccination sites after data revealed the program is lagging well behind a much cheaper federal effort to distribute doses via retail pharmacies. The government has shipped millions of doses […]


Federal, Policy

A year after the pandemic struck, the U.S. economy is still struggling but coming around quickly

March 10, 2021

Via: CNBC

Shutting down a $20 trillion economy in full swing seemed a daunting enough task by itself. Restarting that massive machine has proven still tougher. A year ago, the government brought activity to a near-standstill in hopes of stunting the growth […]


Federal, Policy

GAO: Federal Human Capital Management has Regressed Over Last Two Years

March 2, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday that the federal government’s efforts to address skills gaps at agencies and other workforce planning issues have foundered over the last two years. The federal watchdog agency released its biannual High Risk List, a […]


Editorial

Escaping the COVID-19 pandemic can life return to normal in 2021

February 26, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started to reshape everyday life as we knew it. In the US alone, more than 500,000 people have died as a consequence of the pandemic. The virus went on […]


Federal, Policy

For the first time the US DOT is carving out budget for climate and environmental justice projects

February 18, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

As part of the grant-making associated with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program, the agency will for the first time carve out some of that program’s $889 million budget for projects addressing climate change and environmental […]


Federal, Policy

It’s not Just Trump – Presidents and Politicians Have Long Shredded Etiquette

February 16, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Donald Trump has achieved something unique: He is the first and only president to face not one but two impeachments. But even though the U.S. Senate is still expected to exonerate him from charges that he incited the deadly Capitol […]


Cybersecurity

Government censorship threats over TikTok spiked interest in VPNs

February 8, 2021

Via: ZDnet

TikTok, the video-sharing social network, drove a lot of interest from consumers last year. It also piqued their interest in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), according to new research. The research by Brooklyn, NY-based security advisors Security.org found that interest in […]