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Detect Net Neutrality Violations Right From Your iPhone (Initially Blocked by Apple)

By Underground Network | January 19, 2018

After this article was published, Apple told Dave Choffnes [the developer of the app] that his iPhone app, designed to detect net neutrality violations, will be allowed in the iTunes App Store. … Continue reading Detect Net Neutrality Violations Right From Your iPhone (Initially Blocked by Apple)

Senate passes bill to give NSA 6 more years of warrantless surveillance on Americans

By Underground Network | January 19, 2018

#FISA: Senate passes bill to give NSA 6 more years of warrantless surveillance on Americans Odd that some key Democrats voted in favor of extending this as well. Source: #FISA: Senate passes … Continue reading Senate passes bill to give NSA 6 more years of warrantless surveillance on Americans

They struck net neutrality down. Now it’s becoming more powerful than they could possibly imagine

By Charles | January 18, 2018

This is a war on multiple fronts — and there are many reasons to believe the people will win. It looks like this issue is not over yet, thanks to the people. … Continue reading They struck net neutrality down. Now it’s becoming more powerful than they could possibly imagine

U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters

By Underground Network | January 16, 2018

Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have … Continue reading U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters

Minister confirms Britain will not leave Europe ‘geographically’

By Underground Network | January 15, 2018

Details surrounding Brexit are still uncertain as the country speeds towards Theresa May’s Article 50 deadline at the end of March. But one thing is for sure: the island of Britain will … Continue reading Minister confirms Britain will not leave Europe ‘geographically’

Stronger Labor Unions Could Do a Lot of Good – Bloomberg

By Underground Network | January 15, 2018

  Nothing else has been able to stop the decline in workers’ bargaining power. The decline in unions seems to be directly related to the decline in wages and the separation between … Continue reading Stronger Labor Unions Could Do a Lot of Good – Bloomberg

Work Requirements Won’t Improve Medicaid. A Jobs Guarantee Might. – The Atlantic

By Underground Network | January 15, 2018

Paying people to work would be a more direct—and less expensive—way to lift them out of poverty. If the federal government really wants to harness the benefits of employment to improve beneficiaries’ … Continue reading Work Requirements Won’t Improve Medicaid. A Jobs Guarantee Might. – The Atlantic

Filibuster threat means Trump needs Senate Democrats to pass spying bill

By Underground Network | January 11, 2018

The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would extend a controversial government spying power known as “Section 702” for another six years—without new privacy safeguards that had been sought by civil … Continue reading Filibuster threat means Trump needs Senate Democrats to pass spying bill

Science Says: Why there’s a big chill in a warmer world

By Underground Network | January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down. That’s because the Arctic’s deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail … Continue reading Science Says: Why there’s a big chill in a warmer world

New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines

By Underground Network | January 2, 2018

A bipartisan group of six senators has introduced legislation that would take a huge step toward securing elections in the United States. Called the Secure Elections Act, the bill aims to eliminate … Continue reading New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines

‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

By Underground Network | January 2, 2018

Before the 2016 election, those most likely to read “fake news” online were older and conservative, a new study finds. But even they relied most often on mainstream media. Study seems to … Continue reading ‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests

Confessions of a Columnist – The New York Times

By Underground Network | December 31, 2017

Reconsidering my years as a deficit hawk. Journalist learns what government deficits really are and admits he was wrong in the past. Impressive. Source: Confessions of a Columnist – The New York … Continue reading Confessions of a Columnist – The New York Times