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Google ScreenWise: Consenting to Surveillance Capitalism

March 29, 2019           |                                       

Google has further blurred the lines of corporate invasion of privacy with the introduction of Google Opinion Rewards, a survey app for Android and iOS users that allows them to earn “rewards.” In exchange, Google gets access to the phone screens and web browser windows of those who use the app. Rather than fool regular […]

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A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ordered the Syrian government to pay $302 million in damages for the murders of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in a 2012 artillery strike. The decision, issued on Wednesday, marks the first time in the seven-year conflict that a court has declared Syrian forces loyal to the […]

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Everybody in Chicago’s Mayor’s Race Says They Want Ticket Reform

January 25, 2019           |                                       

Gery Chico, a former head of the Chicago and state school boards, said he would eliminate the city’s controversial speed and red-light camera program and reassess all city fees and fines. “The city’s traffic enforcement has numerous problems and needs to be overhauled,” his campaign said. Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff and […]

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Paul Manafort submitted his filing arguing that he didn’t intentionally lie when he lied repeatedly to Mueller last fall. The structure of the filing largely tracks that of Mueller’s submission last week, though it appears to have a more substantive introduction to his discussions of a peace deal with Konstantin Kilimnik, resulting this organization: Payment […]

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Outsourced and Forgotten: No Relief for Federal Contract Workers

January 17, 2019           |                                       

William Barr Is a Trojan Horse Born Disposable: Trump’s War on Youth In Facing Mass Extinction, We Must Allow Ourselves to Grieve Outsourced and Forgotten: No Relief for Federal Contract Workers Public Takeover of PG&E: A Radically Common-Sense Proposal Mitch McConnell Begins to Feel the Heat for Government Shutdown at Home As the government shutdown […]

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Denver, Colorado teachers move closer to strike action By J. Cooper 15 January 2019 filename]denv[/filename] As 33,000 Los Angeles teachers began walking picket lines on Monday, simmering anger over continuing underfunded education, poor pay, diminishing pensions and chronic teacher shortages is already beginning to come to a boil in other school districts around the US. […]

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Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began. Employees posted pictures of the pay stubs on […]

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Federal Workers Face Grim Prospect of Lengthy Shutdown

December 27, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the Interior Department, was worried. […]

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ING To Pay $900 Million For Failing To Prevent Financial Crime

September 4, 2018           |                                       

Dutch bank ING has agreed to pay fines and other payments of 775 million euros ($900 million) after admitting “serious shortcomings” in executing policies to prevent financial crime, including bribe payments by an international telecommunications provider to an Uzbek company. “Clients for years were able to make use of ING bank accounts for criminal activities […]

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Just days after Hurricane Harvey released its grip on Texas a year ago, Guillermo Martinez Ayme was hard at work in the rebuilding effort. He was one of more than 100 workers laboring from sunrise to sunset seven days a week, gutting a MainStay Suites hotel in Ingleside, 20 minutes north of Corpus Christi, that […]

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Norwich University will offer its students an income share agreement as an alternative to traditional repayment of education-related debt. The agreement will allow students to forgo loans and instead pay a portion of their future earnings over a set period. The military university hails the program, which it announced earlier this week, as an “initiative […]

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Trump on Tape About Paying Off Playboy Model, Report Says

July 20, 2018           |                                       

NEW YORK—President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with an investigation into the attorney told The Associated Press on Friday. The president’s current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump […]

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You can make a very good living coming up with stories about how the U.S. trade deficit is a good thing. After all, the jobs that are lost are overwhelming the jobs of less educated workers. In addition, the fact that trade takes away the jobs of millions of less-educated workers puts downward pressure on […]

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