The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday endorsed a $5 billion settlement with Facebook for its violations of privacy of its users. The proposal now goes to the Justice Dept. for final approval. In addition to the fine, the settlement is expected to require Facebook to implement new measures to protect user’s personal information.
The proposed settlement comes after Facebook sold massive amounts of personal information during the last two election cycles. In 2017, Facebook acknowledged that a personality-prediction app it developed had been sold to several analytics firms. And note that wording— “sold”, so it was a conscious decision not an accident. Continue reading “Too Big To Care?”
News from this past week….California apparently will allow literally anything, cats and dogs living together and all sorts of ‘unnatural things on the Supreme Court and the threat from China. Continue reading “The Week’s Quick Takes”
Sadly, it has become the norm that political parties blindly line up behind the ‘party line’ and do and say whatever the party leaders say, rather than what is right. Most obviously, this is the case in the investigations surrounding President Trump. Continue reading “Finding The Truth Should Never Be A Bad Thing”
Carlotta Outley Brown, a high school principal in Houston, TX created controversy (though Thinking Man is confused as to why there is any controversy) when she sent a letter to parents earlier this money telling them that the school is implementing a dress code for parents and anyone that wants to enter the school. Despite the controversy, Brown is standing by her actions. Continue reading “A Step In Making Parents Be An Example”
One of the biggest threats to our Constitution and system of government? It’s a proposal to expand the Supreme Court so that enough new justices can be added to overturn past Court rulings.
It’s hard not to feel outrage over this when you think of it. Our country is supposed to be a country where the ‘rule of law’ is what’s important-not your wealth, not if you were born into a noble or royal family like countries of old and everyone is supposed to be able to have their day in court. And the really great thing about the American system is that if you don’t like the laws, every two years we have elections and you can vote in different people to change the laws. Continue reading “A Threat to the Country? Here’s One!”
Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has quickly become a darling of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated a member of the Democratic Congressional leadership in last year’s primary and went on to win her heavily Democratic district in the general election. Young and unabashedly leftist, the self-described socialist has been making an impression with her uncompromising advocacy of socialistic and far left proposals. But you have to give it to her-she has the integrity of her beliefs. She is pushing proposals that are in line with the socialist ideals that she says she believes.
Unlike people like Bernie Sanders, who ran for President in 2016 as a socialist but then when the election was over bought his third house, an expensive vacation getaway on Lake Champlain, Ocasio-Cortez comes from a humble background and is pushing an agenda heavy on government planning, intervention and control of the economy and every aspect of society. Continue reading “This is Socialism”
VA Governor Ralph Northam has had a really bad week. (And so have the people of VA) Continue reading “VA Governor’s Really Bad Week”