Writing in Wired, Rep David N. Cicilline [D-RI], the rating Democrat on the House Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee; and Terrell McSweeny, outgoing Democratic commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission write about the actual downside with Facebook: it is a creepy, surveillant firm that is additionally actually, actually large.
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A draft of the World Bank’s annual flagship World Development Report says that its creditor-states (the poorest international locations on the planet) ought to remove their minimal wage guidelines, permit employers to fireplace employees with out trigger, and repeal legal guidelines limiting abusive employment contract phrases.
The financial institution argues that that is […]
1.four million folks in Puerto Rico misplaced energy yesterday in an outage that lasted for a day and left a part of the island with out energy even after service was primarily restored.
A personal subcontractor working for the ability authority was blamed for the outage; in accordance with the Electric Power Authority, […]
Orthodox market economics holds that when unemployment falls and the labor provide will get tighter wages go up; it additionally predicts that better-educated staff and more-productive staff receives a commission extra for his or her work — none of this has occurred.
American unemployment stands at four% and the workforce is the […]
The subprime car-lending business — charging exorbitant charges for car-loans to individuals least suited to afford them, enforced by orwellian technologies, obscuring the danger by spinning the debt into high-risk/high-yield bonds — is collapsing.
The three most outstanding lenders within the subprime auto sector shut down spectacularly and abruptly by bankruptcies and fraud […]
The Management & Training Corporation operates two federal prisons and 20 extra state/native prisons round America; beforehand, it has been censured by Arizona for its role in deadly prison riots; now, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center are suing the state of Mississippi over the violence, neglect, and rampant human rights abuses at […]
A new Florida law redefines the attain of beachfront property homeowners’ claims to “the land above the mean high-tide level.” This seemingly innocuous change implies that personal property homeowners — and their patrolling rent-a-cops — can have vastly expanded powers to kick members of the general public off of public seashores.
The regulation […]
Centurylink is a huge, scammy telco infamous for larding its clients’ payments with fraudulent expenses, and instructing its customer support reps to do every thing attainable to not waive these expenses; in addition they open pretend accounts of their clients’ names, a la Wells Fargo, after which rack up expenses towards them.
When Grey Heron surfaced this month promoting anti-Signal and anti-Telegram surveillance instruments at a UK commerce present for cyber-arms-dealers, sharp-eyed journalists at Motherboard instantly observed that the corporate’s spokesman was final seen fronting for Hacking Team, a disgraced Italian cyber-arms-dealer that offered surveillance weapons to a few of the world’s cruelest dictators.
Naomi Klein’s l(ooooo)ongread in The Intercept concerning the state of play in Puerto Rico is the great abstract of the post-Maria fuckery and hope that has gripped America’s colonial laboratory, the place the place taxation with out illustration, austerity, chemical weapons, new medicine, and new agribusiness strategies get trialed earlier than the remainder of […]