FROM Laura Moy
Congress votes to repeal online privacy laws Photo by portal gda Most Americans don't have a choice about their Internet provider, which has a monopoly in their neighborhood. Starting last year, they did have the option to tell their provider not to take their most intimate information and sell it to the highest bidder. Now, if President Trump signs a bill passed by both house of Congress, that option to deny permission will disappear. Laura Moy is deputy director of the Center of Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University's Law Center.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?