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Michael Daley says he'll quit before watering down gun laws as John Howards ads hit
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Twitter post compares Nationals .. Nationals MP to Kim Jong-un.
Italy investigates mysterious death of 'bunga bunga' modelImane Fadil died a month after being admitted to a Milan hospital with severe stomach pains. At the time she said she had been poisoned
Today’s parents are stalked by the twin fears that their kids will be kidnapped, raped and eaten — or not get into Harvard… And now we have learned of the 30 or so families who were so afraid of their kids not getting into the “right” school that they got them into the wrong schools — schools where their kids most likely did not belong. To do this, they cheated for them. There is no excuse for this…except that we are in a culture that has made childhood into a landscape barren of almost everything except college prep. To many parents, schools, and districts, admission to a “good” school is the be-all and end-all.
“Recent media reports suggest that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is close to concluding his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. As discussed in this separate Sidebar, Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations require the Special Counsel to deliver a confidential report (Special Counsel report) to Attorney General William Barr at the conclusion of the investigation, and the Attorney General must then notify Congress with “an explanation” for the investigation’s termination. But there appears to be no requirement in statute or regulation obligating the Attorney General to share the full Special Counsel report with Congress, and Mr. Barr has indicated that legal considerations might require him to withhold some or all of it. In response, some Members of Congress have suggested that a subpoena may be issued to compel disclosure of the full report…”
See also via FAS – The Special Counsel’s Report: What Do Current DOJ Regulations Require? Cynthia Brown, Legislative Attorney, March 7, 2019. “This Sidebar examines the current legal obligations of the Special Counsel and Attorney General to report information relating to the investigation to Congress and the public. It also provides historical examples of reports issued for other such investigations…”
NO, DATA IS NOT THE NEW OIL Wired (PD)
Scientific American – The traces we leave on the Web and on our digital devices can give advertisers and others surprising, and sometimes disturbing, insights into our psychology2 Billion Unencrypted Records Leaked In Marketing Data Breach — What Happened And What To Do Next Forbes (david l)Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor says privacy manifesto is a PR stunt Mashable (david l)The House That Spied on Me Gizmodo (PD). Moi: Today’s must read. Who would want such a set-up? Then again, I suppose, I’m not the target market. I’ve yet to acquire a smartphone.
- Users’ digital footprints disclose certain preferences and characteristics, such as their personality or mood.
- Companies are very interested in such data. Automated language analysis is already being used in the hiring of personnel. And advertising seems to be more successful when its message is adapted to the personality or mood of the customer.
- Kathleen Elliott Vinson (Suffolk) & Sabrina DeFabritiis (Suffolk),
- But the technology poses risks. Unless it is managed carefully and ethically, it can invade privacy…”