Senate bill would make CDA Section 230 conditional on political neutrality

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GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown

It’s only June, but President Trump’s laserlike focus on immigration and desire for a border wall are making GOP lawmakers nervous that lagging talks on a budget deal could further bog down and lead to another government shutdown. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Tech giants head down 'dangerous' censorship path

The executives at Facebook, YouTube and Twitter want to act all righteous by deplatforming provocateurs. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Harvard rescinds admission to Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv over past comments

A survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting said Monday that Harvard University has rescinded his acceptance after recently surfaced screenshots showed him using racial slurs a few months before the 2018 massacre in Parkland, F | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Oberlin College Shows How Universities Are Losing Their Way

We are reaching a point in higher education where leaders are ceding control to activists. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Customs and Border Patrol scanned 19m faces, caught 135 imposters

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The top spokesperson for President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid said the campaign would handle offers of information on opponents from foreign entities on a “case by case basis.” | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Photo of Silicon Valley tech executives doctored to include women: report

A photo of Silicon Valley tech executives is taking heat after two women were photoshopped to be added to the group, BuzzFeed News | Continue reading | 7 days ago

9-year-old pays off lunch debt for his class after saving his allowance

A 9-year-old boy in California used his allowance money to pay off school lunch debts for his entire third-grade class, | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Pricing Carbon: An idea whose time has finally come

It's time to make climate change a bridge issue rather than the wedge issue currently dividing Republicans and Democrats. The Energy Innovation Act is the bridge that can unite our nation to take the first meaningful step toward preserving a livable climate. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

News industry joins calls for increased scrutiny of Big Tech

The struggling news industry is joining calls to increase oversight of tech giants like Facebook and Google. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Battle over Science Roils EPA

Environmental Protection Agency is battling its own board of science advisers over its controversial plan to dismiss certain types of scientific research from consideration when issuing rules. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Maine gov. signs bill banning ISPs from selling consumer data without consent

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FBI has database of 640M photos for facial recognition

A representative with the government's top watchdog on Tuesday revealed that the FBI has access to a database of roughly 640 million photos that can be used for facial recognition searches.  | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Russia hacked us: We made it far too easy – and still do

The most important and urgently necessary fix is decidedly low tech. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Trump administration to ask most US visa applicants for social media information

The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday asking most applicants for U.S. visas to provide information on their use of social media, a U.S. Department of State official tells Hill.TV | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Net worth of Americans aged 18 to 35 has dropped 34 percent since 1996: study

The net worth of the average 18- to 35-year-old has plummeted 34 percent since 1996, according to new study from accounting group Deloitte. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

US energy officials refer to natural gas as 'freedom gas'

Energy officials within the Trump administration referred to natural gas exported by U.S. energy companies as "freedom gas" and "molecules of U.S. freedom" in official statements. | Continue reading | 21 days ago


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday scoffed at a government office's findings that she violated a decades-old law barring officials from weighing in on elections in their government capacity as she railed against Democratic pr | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Perhaps we need the US Postal Service to restore trust in digital communications

The U.S. Mail “is reliable, trusted and secure — more than 200 federal laws protect the sanctity of the U.S. Mail.” | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Zuckerberg met with Winklevoss twins about Facebook developing cryptocurrency

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss recently as his company considers launching its own cryptocurrency. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Amazon shareholders vote down limits on facial recognition software

Amazon shareholders on Wednesday rejected two proposals to limit the deployment of the company's controversial facial recognition software, dubbed Rekognition. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

GOP faces new challenge in 2020 abortion fight

Republicans hoping to paint Democrats as extreme on abortion are facing a major obstacle in the wake of Alabama’s restrictive new law. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Congress should grow the Digital Services budget, it more than pays for itself

Success stories like these rarely break through the news cycle. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Friend, foe, or unknown force flying overhead? Congress should find out

Navy F-18 fighter jets have encountered Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon — once commonly referred to as UFOs — off the East Coast of the United States. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Will political correctness kill classic movies?

The effort to wipe clean questionable content is happening all around us. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We need ranked-choice voting in the presidential primaries

Reforming the presidential primary will not be easy. But Americans should not settle for a broken primary process. Our democratic values are too essential to compromise. | Continue reading | 1 month ago


Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said this week that he was concerned President Trump is “exercising powers that do not really belong to him.” | Continue reading | 1 month ago

GOP senator announces bill to ban 'manipulative' video game design

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Wednesday announced that he will introduce legislation banning "manipulative" online game features he says can push children to become addicted to technology. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

David Ortiz backs Red Sox boycotting White House visit: 'I'm an immigrant'

Former Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz told a Boston-area radio host Tuesday that if he were still on the team, he would join the other players planning to skip an upcoming visit to the White House. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The secret world of the CIA's social media team

A government agency known for its secrecy is making a splash in a very public forum: Twitter. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

PepsiCo sues Indian farmers for growing trademarked potatoes

Activists and farmers' organizations in India vowed to defend several farmers accused in court of growing a trademarked variety of potatoes with out the consent of PepsiCo., the trademark's owner. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Pentagon retweets then deletes post calling on Trump to resign (2017)

The Pentagon’s official Twitter account on Thursday retweeted then quickly deleted a post that included a call for President Trump to resign. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

NSA recommends ending mass phone data collection program

The National Security Agency is recommending that the White House officially end the agency's mass collection of U.S. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

DHS’ Biometric Exit

The Department of Homeland Security in a report released Wednesday said that it is aiming to use facial recognition techno | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Tax Day trauma: Paying for our national debt

Although public concern for the debt rises and falls depending on the politics of the moment, the debt itself only rises. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Conway's husband mocks Trump for giving advice to Boeing

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, mocked a tweet from President Trump offering advice to Boeing in the wake of two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max jets. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Snowden responds to Assange arrest: 'Dark moment for press freedom'

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information from the agency in 2013, called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest Thursday a “dark moment for press freedom.” | Continue reading | 2 months ago

House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules

The House on Wednesday voted to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from interfering with web traffic. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Article 13: Is this the internet's 'climate change' moment?

The EU saw internet regulation as a clash of content versus technology. They got it wrong. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

McConnell: Net neutrality bill 'dead on arrival' in Senate

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate won't take up a net neutrality bill currently before lawmakers in the House. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Oregon Senate passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would abolish annual time changes and make daylight saving time permanent for the state.  | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Out of 100 senators vote for green new deal

The Senate on Tuesday blocked the Green New Deal, a progressive climate change resolution that Republicans view as prime fodder heading into the 2020 presidential election. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

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Officials in the city of Sandusky, Ohio, have decided that the city will no longer observe Columbus Day as a holiday, switching it for Election Day. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Welcome to California, land of 1,000 laws – and that’s just this year

Many of the state's laws taking effect this year range from the unnecessary to the silly to the sad. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Intel operation against Trump still going strong

In the newest press salvo, unnamed intel officials fanned out to air anonymous grievances against their commander in chief. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

A crowded 2020 presidential primary field calls for ranked choice voting

With voters clearly ready to rank more than one candidate in what is shaping up to be a talented field, why weaken their vote by denying them that power? | Continue reading | 4 months ago