Border searchs of smart phones allowable only if there’s suspicion of a crime

https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-limits-phone-searches-at-u-s-borders-11573603036?mod=hp_lista_pos2 Judge Limits Phone Searches at U.S. Borders Federal agents must have reasonable suspicion of a crime before examining electronic devices at airports, other crossings The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in court papers that it conducted around 33,300 device searches in fiscal year 2018 while processing hundreds of millions of international travelers. Photo: … Continue reading Border searchs of smart phones allowable only if there’s suspicion of a crime

What would members of the military prefer to hearing “thank you for your service”?

The suggestions are excellent. "Thank you for your service" sounds mechanical these days. Why not ask them where they served, what they did, and where they're from? https://www.newsweek.com/veterans-thank-you-service-veterans-day-support-1470776 VETERANS 'UNCOMFORTABLE' WITH 'THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,' ASK FOR MORE CIVILIAN SUPPORT THIS VETERANS DAY BY TAREQ HADDAD ON 11/9/19 AT 6:52 AM EST00:39 Almost half of U.S. … Continue reading What would members of the military prefer to hearing “thank you for your service”?

Weather Channel becoming proactive on climate crisis

This is good news. If anybody has the ear of almost anyone I tersred in weather (and climate), it’s the Weather Channrl. About time they flexed their muscles for the benefit of their viewers. https://apple.news/AlUV4vUDmTPumMvQIkWd0eA Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate NEW YORK (AP) – The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and … Continue reading Weather Channel becoming proactive on climate crisis

Preserve encryption or lose privacy

Edward Snowden is a man who's made a difference and always has something vital to say about the relationship of government to its people. He's also recently published a memoir "Permanent Record." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook Surveillance Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground Edward Snowden The US, UK and Australia are taking … Continue reading Preserve encryption or lose privacy

Political campaigns have added smartphone tracking to their repertoire

The key is to turn off your smartphone's tracking (instructions below). https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-campaigns-track-cellphones-to-identify-and-target-individual-voters-11570718889 Political Campaigns Know Where You’ve Been. They’re Tracking Your Phone. Voter targeting has grown more invasive with location data that apps can transmit from cellphones President Trump at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., last month. kevin lamarque/Reuters SaveShare Text 127 By Sam Schechner, … Continue reading Political campaigns have added smartphone tracking to their repertoire

The #MeToo movement has made women more aware of assumptions

Women have historically simply taken it for granted that they would be asked to do the grunt work in addition to their regular job regardless of their position. Altho the #metoo movement has undoubtedly surprised many men (and women) by reframing casual assumptions made, it's also made women far more aware that there's simply no … Continue reading The #MeToo movement has made women more aware of assumptions

Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump

This is a fine article contrasting the two people who really couldn't be much more of polar opposites. Greta thinks globally, in terms of right or wrong, has empathy, relies on science, tells the truth, and lives her principles. Trump? Well.... She could not have appeared at a better time. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/greta-thunberg-is-the-anti-trump Greta Thunberg Is the … Continue reading Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump