Monday, September 26, 2022 Launches First-Ever Publicly Available Real-Time View of American Lobbying

 Meet the woman remaking a government mega-agency

German Police Raid Residence of Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov; Tax Evasion and Money Laundering Suspected OCCRP

OECD and US IRS etc Folowing the Real and Virtual Money 💰

Workplace trends like “hustle culture” and “quiet quitting” are shining the light on unhealthy, toxic work environments and their effects on employees. Hustle culture is when you feel like you have to work yourself to the bone and do way more than others all the time; quiet quitting, a counteragent to hustle culture, is about doing the bare minimum at your job instead of going above and beyond for an exploitative employer. 

How To Survive A Toxic Talking C*** Style Work Environment

( Feeling Morally Burnt Out? ) Launches First-Ever Publicly Available Real-Time View of American Lobbying (LobbyingData) today announces the official launch of Daily Lobbying Data, the first-ever 100% free real-time view into American Lobbying. 

With LobbyingData, anyone can easily know which companies are lobbying, how much was spent, and-most importantly-the issues being lobbied for. LobbyingData is the only platform of its kind that provides insight into why companies choose to lobby. LobbyingData also allows users to filter the data by issues lobbied on, dollar amount spent, government agencies, and specific companies. 

Everyday, thousands of companies lobby to persuade the government to rewrite laws in their favor, secure massive government loans, and fight for government contracts. Information on lobbying activity has been deliberately shrouded in convolution and secrecy making access to the information nearly impossible for the public, until now.

 LobbyingData sources all of the thousands of lobbying exchanges everyday and distills the information into an easy to understand, tabular dashboard – providing transparency to the public into the notoriously opaque and powerful industry of lobbying. The dashboard is accessible on web and mobile…”

GAO: Congress Should Enact Comprehensive Privacy Legislation “The Government Accountability Office yesterday released a snapshot of its recent work on consumer data. The GAO’s work shows that (1) consumer scores pose risks; (2) facial recognition technology raises consumer privacy and accuracy concerns; and (3) additional federal authority over internet privacy could enhance consumer protection. 

The GAO recommended that Congress implement consumer protection for consumer scores, such as allowing consumers to be informed of score uses and their potential effects, strengthen the consumer privacy framework to reflect changes in technology such as facial recognition, and enact comprehensive internet privacy legislation.

 EPIC’s Screening and Scoring Project produces comprehensive resources that identifies instances of scoring and screening of everyday life, articulates common issues with these tools, analyzes potential violations of existing law with their use, and works to protect the public from the algorithmic harm these tools may cause. And EPIC has long advocated for restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology and on the need for a comprehensive U.S. privacy law.”

Customs officials have copied Americans’ phone data at massive scale WaPo

Spyware and surveillance: Threats to privacy and human rights growing, UN report warns The Guardian

MTA to install 2 surveillance cameras on every subway car Gothamist

Tracked: How colleges use AI to monitor student protests Dallas Morning News