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Big Dairy Wants Plant-Based Milk To Stop Calling Itself “Milk”

By Charles | March 23, 2017

Welcome to the next front in the war between old and new food systems. The first reference to “soybean milk” in the U.S. showed up in 1897. “Almond milk” appears in medieval … Continue reading Big Dairy Wants Plant-Based Milk To Stop Calling Itself “Milk”

Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

By Charles | March 23, 2017

The Senate is set to vote on whether to roll back a ruling that prevented ISPs like Comcast and AT&T from selling users’ data without their consent. Source: Congress could soon allow … Continue reading Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

A ‘father of the internet’ warned the fight against fake news could lead to China-style censorship

By Charles | March 23, 2017

Veteran Google employee Vint Cerf said people should just ‘use their brains’ to spot fake news. “Some people would like to find a way to suppress what they consider to be misinformation, … Continue reading A ‘father of the internet’ warned the fight against fake news could lead to China-style censorship

Should the government be run like a business?

By Charles | March 22, 2017

Many voted for Trump because of his background as a CEO; but, the government isn't a business –– and it shouldn't be run like one: pic.twitter.com/k10iRyYJQV — Fusion (@Fusion) March 22, 2017 … Continue reading Should the government be run like a business?

If Obamacare dies, a Facebook post could cause you to lose your health insurance

By Charles | March 22, 2017

People are starting to open up about mental illness on social media. That may hurt them if Obamacare dies. If you posted about a pre-existing condition you could lose your healthcare if … Continue reading If Obamacare dies, a Facebook post could cause you to lose your health insurance

Lawmakers could start killing the FCC rules that protect your privacy tonight

By Charles | March 22, 2017

According to a report in Recode, lawmakers in the Senate could act tonight to tear down privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission under President Obama. Say goodbye to privacy. Source: Lawmakers … Continue reading Lawmakers could start killing the FCC rules that protect your privacy tonight

Donald Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban Could Be a Protectionist Scheme

By Charles | March 21, 2017

U.S. airlines have asked Trump to punish Gulf carriers such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways, which they say are unfairly subsidized. Looks like it could just be a way for … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban Could Be a Protectionist Scheme

WTF?

Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections

By Charles | March 20, 2017

Why are we so worried about Congress repealing the FCC’s privacy rules for ISPs? Because we’ve seen ISPs do some disturbing things in the past to invade their users’ privacy. Here are … Continue reading Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections

Under Reported

Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections : NPR

By Charles | March 20, 2017

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Carnegie Mellon University researcher Dov Levin about his historical database that tracks U.S. involvement in meddling with foreign elections over the years. This is hardly the first … Continue reading Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections : NPR

Congress Votes! – Week of 3/20/17

By Elin | March 20, 2017

House of Representatives Monday H.R. 382: 100 Years of Women in Congress Act Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade (F.A.C.T) Act of 1990 to designate Jeannette Ranking Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program Grants the current research and extension grants to increase participation of women and minorities in the STEM field H.R. … Continue reading Congress Votes! – Week of 3/20/17

The Department of Defense Wants to Double Down on Renewables

By Charles | March 19, 2017

As clean energy and environmental protection look set to suffer under Trump’s budget cuts, at least the military will do its bit to reduce emissions. And they’re just doing it because it … Continue reading The Department of Defense Wants to Double Down on Renewables

Dakota Access pipeline: appeals court refuses tribes’ request to stop oil flow

By Charles | March 19, 2017

Two tribes sought emergency order to stop oil flow while suit plays out but DC court ruling means controversial pipeline could start work Monday So much for the protests. Source: Dakota Access … Continue reading Dakota Access pipeline: appeals court refuses tribes’ request to stop oil flow