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Billionaire King of Millennial Fast-Fashion Tells Trump to Shove It

Billionaire King of Millennial Fast-Fashion Tells Trump to Shove It | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Uniqlo’s Tadashi Yanai has responded to the president’s threats with a threat of his own.
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Top Trump adviser calls for Justin Amash to be primaried in 2018 — check out Amash’s brutal response

Top Trump adviser calls for Justin Amash to be primaried in 2018 — check out Amash’s brutal response | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Why Trump's golf diplomacy won't work with China's Xi Jinping

Why Trump's golf diplomacy won't work with China's Xi Jinping | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It's the US President's preferred weekend pastime and one he's used to strike up a rapport with other world leaders.
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Leaders who fail to become educated about and to value the many cultures and traditions around this nation and the world operate with a huge disadvantage when it comes to seeking united agreements on challenging goals.
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Trump’s Fog Machine - LA Progressive

Trump’s Fog Machine - LA Progressive | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump Impeachable Offense -- Russia’s interference is a direct attack on American democracy. If Trump’s aides were involved, that’s treason.
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Perspective | Trump has vowed to eradicate ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ But what about ‘Islamism’?

Perspective | Trump has vowed to eradicate ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ But what about ‘Islamism’? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Islamism may be less of a military challenge and more of an intellectual one.

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Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress | Quincy Larson | OZ.com

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress | Quincy Larson | OZ.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes.

Thanks to last week’s US Senate decision and yesterday’s House decision, ISPs can sell your entire web browsing history to literally anyone without your permission. The only rules that prevented this are all being repealed, and won’t be reinstated any time soon (it would take an act of Congress).

You might be wondering: Who benefits from repealing these rules? Other than those four monopoly ISPs that control America’s “last mile” of internet cables and cell towers?

No one. No one else benefits in any way. Our privacy (and our nation’s security) have been diminished so a few mega-corporations can make a little extra cash.


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The Anti-Trump Movement In North Carolina Has The Potential To Flip The South

The Anti-Trump Movement In North Carolina Has The Potential To Flip The South | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Activists say the state's long history of protesting has prepared it for this political climate.
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To Serve AT&T and Comcast, Congressional GOP Votes to Destroy Online Privacy | Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept.com

To Serve AT&T and Comcast, Congressional GOP Votes to Destroy Online Privacy | Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Clarifying events in politics are often healthy even when they produce awful outcomes. Such is the case with yesterday’s vote by House Republicans to free internet service providers (ISPs) – primarily AT&T, Comcast and Verizon – from the Obama-era FCC regulations barring them from storing and selling their users’ browsing histories without their consent. The vote followed an identical one last week in the Senate exclusively along party lines.

It’s hard to overstate what a blow to individual privacy this is. Unlike Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google – which can track and sell only those activities of yours which you engage in while using their specific service – ISPs can track everything you do online. “These companies carry all of your Internet traffic and can examine each packet in detail to build up a profile on you,” explained two experts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Worse, it is not particularly difficult to avoid using specific services (such as Facebook) that are known to undermine privacy, but consumers often have very few choices for ISPs; it’s a virtual monopoly.

It’s hardly rare for the U.S. Congress to enact measures gutting online privacy: indeed, the last two decades have ushered in a legislative scheme that implements a virtually ubiquitous Surveillance State composed of both public intelligence and military agencies along with their private-sector “partners.” Members of Congress voting for these pro-surveillance measures invariably offer the pretext that they are acting for the benefit of American citizens – whose privacy they are gutting – by Keeping Them Safe™.

But what distinguishes this latest vote is that this pretext is unavailable.


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Do you remember giving your elected representative s or Trump the rights to all you online searching and personal data and permission to allow the sale of this information?????
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With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale

With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With Trump expected to sign proposed law, resolution would dismantle 'years of privacy protection that people have had in this country'
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Excerpt: Updated: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens' of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the S.J. Res. 34, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy provision. Six Republicans and three Democrats abstained. Roll call here.
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When Foreign Firms Are No Longer Welcome

When Foreign Firms Are No Longer Welcome | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Foreign firms are more likely to divest from a country when they experience a dispute with a host government.
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Trump son-in-law Kushner reportedly met with executives from sanctioned Russian bank

Trump son-in-law Kushner reportedly met with executives from sanctioned Russian bank | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser met with officials from a Russian bank under Western economic sanctions in December, Reuters reported Monday.
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White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything

White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump really needs to meet some new people.
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Do I have this right? Did I read this guy didn't qualify to get into the Ivy League school he attended till his dad made a 2 million dollar donation? Someone please fact check me on that ... surely he must be a genius... right?
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Corporate America Not Down with Trump’s Plan to Kill the Planet

Corporate America Not Down with Trump’s Plan to Kill the Planet | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
G.E. joins ExxonMobil in slamming the White House’s environmental policies.
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Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The G.O.P. wants to let your Internet service provider sell your browsing history to third parties—without asking first.
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Please call to White House and tell trump no deal on our privacy give away... veto this awful bill only the benefitting our internet providers. Our search history should be declared intellectual property and anyone using it to profit should be sending be sending those profits to the person that created the browser history. Call the FCC as well the new chairman is not consumer friendly and needs to go if he still thinks he is only working for Verizon and the industry. He is there to make sure the industry doesn't rip us off as citizens and consumers.
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Lawsuit Accusing Trump Of Inciting Violence Gets Green Light From Judge

Lawsuit Accusing Trump Of Inciting Violence Gets Green Light From Judge | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"It is plausible that Trump's direction to 'get 'em out of here' advocated use of force," federal judge rules.
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Congress Chose Corporate Greed Over Your Privacy: What You Should Know

Congress Chose Corporate Greed Over Your Privacy: What You Should Know | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The US Senate and House both voted this week to overturn privacy rules that had been adopted by the FCC last year. The rules had not actually gone into eff
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Seriously call Trump and tell him no deal veto the bill or secure at least two million each paid directly to each of us from our ISP. No one gets to steal then buy our original ideas and searches about those ideas without paying each of us the money.... it's that how it works. Does anyone remember hiring on to create searches for our internet providers??? No??? I do remember signing up and Paying them to connect me to the internet through the wires and connects we allowed them to run all over the country for our internet services. That it! They really n the machinery so we can use the internet any legal way we need to and choose to... if they can't do that and look out for our privacy charters for those companies need to be denied and better business allowed to buy them out. Join free press.net or EFF.com to fight back as well. They plan to hand internet providers our openness on the Web next.plan to hand
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We’ve never seen anything like Trump’s rough treatment of his White House staff

We’ve never seen anything like Trump’s rough treatment of his White House staff | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Government as “The Apprentice."
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Trump to launch review of trade policy as he levels new threats at China

Trump to launch review of trade policy as he levels new threats at China | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President Trump on Friday plans to sign two executive actions that would launch reviews of U.S. trade policy, the latest in a series of measured steps that could lead to a revamp of the way the U.S. interacts in the global economy.

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I'll back Texas independence, EU's Juncker warns Trump

I'll back Texas independence, EU's Juncker warns Trump | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The president of the executive arm of the European Union had a message for US President Donald Trump on Thursday: mind your own business.
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The Internet’s Anonymous Nazis Have Realized They Played Themselves Now That Trump Plans to Kill Internet Privacy | Andy Cush | SPIN.com

The Internet’s Anonymous Nazis Have Realized They Played Themselves Now That Trump Plans to Kill Internet Privacy | Andy Cush | SPIN.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that will kill the Federal Communications Commission’s rules preventing internet service providers from selling users’ browsing data to advertisers and other third parties. Donald Trump’s White House has indicated that it intends to sign the bill into law, a move that will drastically roll back the privacy rights of ordinary people on the internet. If the armies of anonymous right-wing trolls who helped propel the president to victory aren’t second-guessing their Trump support right about now, they really should be.

Last year, when the FCC was still under Democratic control, it passed rules that would require ISPs like Comcast and Verizon to obtain their customers’ explicit permission before sharing information like browser history and geographical data with other companies, a move that was hailed as a major step forward for online privacy at the time. The new law will eliminate those rules, reopening the path for providers to sell data about your porn viewing habits or the time you spend reading disreputable music publications to advertisers hoping to build detailed profiles of their potential customers.

During the presidential campaign, anonymous internet forums like Reddit, 4chan and 8chan, and the dingiest corners of Twitter emerged as major hubs for Trump supporters. “I’m fucking trembling out of excitement brahs,”one user of 4chan’s nihilistic right-wing politics board /pol/ proclaimed after Trump’s victory. “We actually elected a meme as president.”

The only thing chan trolls care about as much as ethics in gaming journalism and securing a future for white children is access to an internet that’s unfettered by snooping corporate interlopers. The entire identity of a Trump-loving 4chan poster is wrapped up in the anonymity of the internet, and the ability to do whatever you want online without consequences, whether it’s telling elaborate inside jokes on message boards or harassing liberal journalists on Twitter. The elimination of the FCC’s Obama-era privacy protections is a major blow to the idea of a free and open internet.


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Comcast-Funded Civil Rights Groups Claim Low-Income People Prefer Ads Over Privacy | Lee Fang | The Intercept |

Comcast-Funded Civil Rights Groups Claim Low-Income People Prefer Ads Over Privacy | Lee Fang | The Intercept | | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

The House of Representatives joined the Senate Tuesday in voting to repeal new Federal Communications Commission rules that would have stopped internet service providers (ISPs) from using and selling consumers’ web browsing data without their consent.

Supporters of the repeal have argued that regulators failed to, in the words of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, address the “strenuous objections from throughout the internet community” raised during the rule-making process.

But a look at the comments submitted to the FCC reveal that many of the opponents of the privacy regulation came not from any “community” but from groups with extensive financial ties to phone and cable companies — with some of their claims hinging on the absurd.

For instance, the League of United Latin American Citizens and OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, two self-described civil rights organizations, told the FCC that “many consumers, especially households with limited incomes, appreciate receiving relevant advertising that is keyed to their interests and provides them with discounts on the products and services they use.”

Both LULAC and OCA receive funding from Comcast and other ISPs.


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What Russia's Latest Protests Mean for Putin. - Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic

What Russia's Latest Protests Mean for Putin. - Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After the largest demonstrations in years erupted across the country on Sunday, the Kremlin is fighting back.

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Republicans Set To Kill Rules Banning Internet Providers From Sharing Your Web History

Republicans Set To Kill Rules Banning Internet Providers From Sharing Your Web History | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Along with your Social Security number and information pertaining to your children and health.
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Make three calls if you don't like this ....your Representative first whim will be the one that will vote.... your Internet provider next..let them know what you think of their plan ... the White House say privacy matters to everyone and so does net neutrality because they are going to dismantle that next.
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's ever-growing spheres of influence

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's ever-growing spheres of influence | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
When President Donald Trump left the confines of the White House Saturday night -- in the wake of his humiliating health care setback just the day before -- he headed to a place of comfort: A table for three at BLT Prime in his own hotel, joined by his daughter Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
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