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Joe Biden To Hold Remembrance Ceremony for 400k COVID Victims
"Day of Donald Trump's presidency. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will take time to remember those who died during the Corona virus pandemic. The nation's death toll hit 400,000 this morning, and both incoming leaders will speak tonight at the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool to honor the victims, and the new administration is slowly taking shape this morning. The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing. For Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen. Democrats and Republicans immediately squared off over how much more support the economy needs during this pandemic. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat who's scheduled to take over his chairman of the committee, told yelling that his top priority is to avoid the mistake made a decade ago in Congress withdrew support for the economy too soon after the housing crisis and delayed the recovery from the last recession. But Republican Senator Chuck Grassley pointed out at the hearing this morning, pointed out all the support that's already been approved and says he was concerned that the incoming Biden administration wants to raise taxes and enact what he called massive spending programs. President
How A Cybersecurity Firm Uncovered The Massive Computer Hack
"David Greene in Los Angeles. And I'm Noel King in Washington, D C. Good morning. How should the U. S government respond to a computer hack that breached both government networks and private companies? Most cyber security experts think Russia is responsible for the Hack and NPR's national security correspondent Craig Marie has been talking to some of them. Good morning, Greg. Good morning. No. Well, perhaps most importantly, is the half over. Absolutely not. It's still ongoing and we're continuing to learn details. We've heard now that the Treasury Department hack occurred in July, and like other government departments, this was just uncovered in recent days. Email of top officials was hacked, though apparently not. The account of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, also no evidence that classified systems were breached. This information has come from Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, who was briefed on the matter and we can expect this kind of information to sort of dribble out in the weeks and months ahead. As government agencies and private companies go through their computer networks. But clearly much of this is going to fall on the Biden administration to make sure the hack inside government computer networks is over that there's clear attribution on who did it and then to decide how to respond. These major breaches have happened before. Does the government have a strategy to deal with them? No, absolutely not. Again. There are no rules or red lines are clear consequences for adversaries who get caught Now, today what we end up seeing is lots of hand wringing and ultimately some sort of limited responses. Right now, With this current hack. We're seeing wrestling over the definition. Some members of Congress called this an act of war. Now, cyber experts and the intelligence community do see it is a big deal but more along the lines of traditional espionage, albeit on a massive scale. I spoke about this with P. W singer cyber expert at the New America think tank. This was not an act of war. This is more cold War style back and forth espionage stealing of secrets. That's why you've seen the reaction from the intelligence community to be a mix of Oh, my God. What just happened? And Gosh, we got a tip the hat to them. What a coup for them. So if there is no clear way to respond, Greg what of the range of options here? Traditional spying might generate public criticism, kicking out suspected spies, perhaps, um, sanctions, But when this has happened, it really hasn't changed the behavior of Russia. Any other adversaries they still seek. Hacking is a low cost high return proposition. Singer says the U. S can and needs to do much more and should create deterrence in two ways gave a boxing analogy, saying US needs to punch back harder and also develop more resiliency to absorb the growing number of cyber blows. Make the parallel to Mike Tyson. You don't hit him because he'll punch you back in the face vs Mohammad Ali rope a dope right through resilience where you don't hit me because it just won't work out for you. What else do we know? So we know that the government and private companies were both hacked. What do we know about the private companies? We haven't heard that much from them. Have we? No, that's right. But we are hearing more of the hackers clearly targeted. Many tech companies in this makes a lot of sense. They hackers Coley want these cutting edge cyber tools that these companies have, so presumably the hackers can use them themselves. And the first organization to detect this hack two weeks ago was fire I, a prominent cyber security firm, Fireeye CEO Kevin Mandia spoke with NPR's all things considered yesterday. And he said, these hackers were extremely sophisticated, and once they got into the system, they carried out an operation that was specifically designed to attack fire. I he realized very early on as they launch their own investigation that this was a level of tradecraft he'd never seen before. And he said the scale of this hack really drives home the need for a strong national cyber policy. It's time this nation comes up with some doctrine on what we expect Nations rules of engagement to be And what will our policy or proportional response beat of folks who violate that doctrine Because Right now. There's absolutely in escalation in cyberspace. It just seems astonishing that we don't yet have the doctrine in the year. 2020. The US, however, does have a lot of cybersecurity might what is preventing us from using it more effectively? No. Well, you're still seeing a lot of things that are in the works. Homeland Security Cyber Agency was just launched in 2018 and focused on the elections this year. And and by all accounts, did I did I did a good job. Right now, There's the military authorization bill on the president's desk waiting to be signed. It has money for additional cyber upgrades, and by all accounts, you're seeing a lot more cooperation between the government and private tech companies. But this country is losing huge sums of money due to the cyber attacks. And a couple years ago, the N S a director Paul Marcus, Sony was at his confirmation hearing. And he was asked if adversaries fear the U. S and cyberspace, he said the answer is absolutely not. MPR's Greg Marie, Thanks so much, Greg. My pleasure. America's hospitals are really
Experts Weigh In On How U.S. Should Respond To Massive Computer Hack
"Should the us government respond to a computer hack that breached both government networks and private companies mo- cybersecurity experts think. Russia is responsible for the hack and npr's national security correspondent. Greg myra has been talking to some of them. Good morning greg. good morning noel. Perhaps most importantly is the over absolutely not it's still ongoing and we're continuing to learn details. We've heard now that the treasury department hack occurred in july and like other government departments. This was just uncovered in recent days. The email of top officials was hacked. Apparently not the account of treasury secretary. Steve mnuchin Also no evidence that classified systems were breached This information has come from democratic. Senator ron wyden who was briefed on the matter and we can expect this kind of information to sort of dribble out in the weeks and months ahead as government agencies and private companies go through their computer networks But clearly much of this is going to fall on the biden administration to make sure the hack Inside government computer networks is over that there's clear attribution on who did it and then to decide how to respond these major breaches have happened. Before does the government have a strategy to deal with them. No absolutely not again. There are no rules or red lines or clear consequences for adversaries who get caught now today. What we ended up seeing is lots of hand-wringing and ultimately some sort of limited responses right now with this current hack. We're seeing wrestling over. The definition some members of congress. Call this an act of war now. Cyber experts in the intelligence community. Do see it as a big deal but more along the lines of traditional espionage albeit on a massive scale i spoke about this with p w singer cyber expert at the new america think tank. This was not an act of war. This is more cold war style back and forth espionage stealing secrets. That's why you've seen the reaction from the intelligence community to be a mix of. Oh my god what just happened and gosh. We got a tip the hat to them. What a coup for them so. There is no clear way to respond greg. What are the range of options here. Traditional spying might generate public criticism Kicking out suspected spies perhaps some sanctions. But when this happened it really hasn't changed the behavior of russia any other adversaries they still seek hacking is a low cost high return proposition singer says the us can and needs to do much more and should create deterrence in in two ways gave a boxing analogy saying the us needs to punch back harder and also develop more resiliency to absorb the growing number of cyber blows. I make the parallel to my tyson. You don't hit him. He'll punch you back in the face versus muhammad ali rope a dope through resilience where you don't hit me because it just won't work out for you. What else do we know. So we know that the government and private companies were both hacked. What do we know about the private companies. We haven't heard that much from them. Have we know that's right. But we are hearing more of the hackers clearly targeted many tech companies in. This makes a lot of sense. They that hackers want these cutting edge cyber tools. These companies have so presumably. The hackers can use them themselves in the first organization to detect. This hack. two weeks ago was fire. I of prominent cyber security farm fire. Icao kevin mantius spoke with all things considered yesterday and he said these hackers were extremely sophisticated and once they got into the system. They cured out. An operation was specifically designed to attack fireeye. He realized very early on as they launched their own investigation that this was a level of tradecraft he'd never seen before and he said the scale of this hack really drives home the need for a strong national cyber policy. It's time this nation comes up with some doctrine on what we expect. Nations rules of engagement to be. And what will our policy or proportional response speed of folks. Violate the doctrine. Because right now there's absolutely esscalation in cyberspace it. It just seems astonishing that we don't yet have the doctrine in the year. Twenty twenty the. Us however does have a lot of cybersecurity might what is preventing us from using it more effectively. While you're still seeing a lot of things that are in the works Security cyber agency was just launched in twenty eighteen at focused on the elections this year and by all accounts did a did a did a good job right now. There's the military authorization bill on the president's desk waiting to be signed it has money for additional cyber upgrades in by all accounts. You're seeing a lot more cooperation between the government and private tech companies. But this country is losing huge sums of money Do to these cyber attacks and Couple of years ago the nsa director paul nakasone was at his confirmation hearing and he was asked if adversaries. Fear the us in cyberspace. He said the answers absolutely not. Npr's greg mary. Thanks so much. Greg my pleasure.
Bipartisan group of senators announces $908 billion stimulus plan, aiming to break logjam
"On. Roy joins us with the latest. And maybe her rendition of a christmas carol. I don't know you know it's up to you. I do love the christmas season. Joe and what democrats are doing right now is trying to make the christmas season a little bit more mary. For unemployed workers there is interest on both sides of the aisle in breaking this logjam on capitol hill surrounding neta virus. Relief package and today more than thirty democrats are getting behind a new push to extend expiring unemployment benefits for twelve million workers before they go away at the end of the year. Virginia senator mark warner is leading this effort with a letter to the leadership of both parties. That says letting these payments lapsed during the holiday season would be cruel and that it would hit the services sector and the art especially hard. The letter says these workers are all facing job loss. It has nothing to do with their skills abilities or performance now there have been some preliminary conversations in the senate on bipartisan measures. That might be able to pass alongside the government funding bill next week and so this letter is just one indication. Democrats appear to be coalescing around the problem of what they're calling the benefits cliff also today senators ron wyden and sherrod brown the top democrats on the finance and banking committees as well as colorado senator michael bennet. They're unveiling bill that would extend these expiring provisions and it would also reinstate that six hundred dollars in enhanced unemployment benefits that has been more controversial and has been one of the sticking points in these broader negotiations surprise. This could be a sign that democrats might be willing to accept something smaller than that to you. Trillion dollar deal
Why Section 230 is under attack
"The Internet as we know, it depends on a couple of sentences. It's section two thirty subsection. C of the communications decency. act, of Nineteen ninety-six. And Tech companies and Internet freedom activists say without the rights prescribed in those sentences, the platforms will use every day facebook twitter youtube read it. They wouldn't have existed. That may sound extreme but defenders of the law have had to make a strong argument for keeping it the way it is. That's because over the last few years section two thirty has come under attack from both sides of the aisle section to thirty should be revoked the me should be revolt number one for Zuckerberg and other plants that's pretty foundational. Love the the modern. Race Internet exactly right and it should be revoked. was made new village just remove or totally changed to thirty. What I think we can say is we're going to regulate let's say provision within a regulated. Most recently, Attorney General William. Bar sent his own proposal to Congress about how to change the law and ceremony report here Rico is here talking about it Hey Sarah hate entity. To quickly go over what exactly section to thirty is, what was it meant to do? So section two thirty is the law that gives you know, Internet, platforms like facebook twitter reddit immunity from lawsuits about what their users post on them. So I mean if you post something on facebook that's libellous defamatory about somebody oh, that person can sue you for libel like they could sue anybody else right but then they can't sue facebook just because it hosted that content. So, basically, this dates back to the early days. The Internet you know the mid ninety s when Congress is trying to figure out. How to legislate speech on it, there was a core case where a judge ruled that an Internet service that had moderated its forums was there for liable for something liable lists that a user posted on it and that if they had it moderated it at all then they wouldn't have been responsible so that decision you can imagine. The effect at this, if it remains today would have had on your those services that either not allow any third party content at all in which case like facebook and twitter doesn't really exist. Or they would just not moderate anything. Section thirty was sort of this happy medium. Now, Senator Ron, Wyden co-authored it, and it basically said that Internet service could moderate the content its users posted on. and Be Immune from any. Civil lawsuits resulting from what those users posted and so what? Senator Ron Wyden said often is that it's like a sword and a shield, the shield being from lawsuits, and then the sword being being allowed to sort of moderate content. Guess what happened here you know both Democrats and Republicans seem to have objections with section two thirty. Why did this falso firmly out of favor? I mean a lot of people still do like I think especially the platforms that are protected by it but a lot of the arguments against it pretty much boils down to things. The first big reason is that there are websites that sort of abuse their immunity protections to host. Content that is objectively bad and harmful, and one example of this would be websites that had child sex trafficking ads on them which because of section two thirty, their victims had like no legal recourse. So a law called. The foster which was passed in two thousand eighteen removed immunity protections from websites or platforms that hosted. Child Sex trafficking ads basically. and. Then the second argument that we see a lot which is more conservatives make is that because of the huge part that these websites sort of play and how information spreads this companies gets a basically determined the speech that has allowed on those platforms and a lot of conservatives feel that they make decisions that sensor them and their ideas and their speech wall leading lot of progressive. Speech pass and they don't think that's fair. So they want to change the law in a way that means that those platforms have to moderate in a way that they believe is sort of politically neutral gotcha. So now there's this announcement from the department, of Justice Right Trump's department of justice for changing to thirty. What does that say is that sort of the conservative argument you'd expect Yeah I mean Attorney General Bar has really doesn't like section to thirty and kind of made it emission of his sort of all along to to make it do what he thinks it should, and so the latest thing here is a proposal for what legislation that Congress will pass should look like to to make section to thirty. More applicable to what the Internet. Is today he thinks. There's two parts of this and the first one this pretty like along the lines of system foster, which just adds a couple more types of content that are excluded from. The immunity protections that's like child-sex-abuse terrorism and cyber stalking. So it would remove section to thirty protections from an additional types of content, and then the second thing would force platforms sort of spell out their rules for Speier, allowed to say or not say apply them equally. Not Make Arbitrary Decisions de Conservatives believed that they make that's unfairly sensors them.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on AP News
"The supplemental federal unemployment benefit for those who've lost their jobs and extra $400 per week and expanded benefits for $100. Okay? Asked later about the amount being 1/3 less than the $600 people had been receiving, not a hardship. This is the money that they need. This is the money they want, and this gives them a great incentive to go backto work. Another order would defer the employee fortune of the federal tax from August 1st through the end of the year. Senator Ron Wyden and Oregon Democrat describe that as They fake tax cut that would deliver a big shock toe workers who he said would be hit with much bigger payments down the road. I'm Ben Thomas, AP News Corona virus. Update. I'm Ben Thomas within AP NEWS Minute The death toll from covert 19 is now more than 162,000 people in the US that, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University as of Saturday evening. Brazil is next on the list and surpassed a grim milestone Saturday. The Health Ministry says more than 100,000 Brazilians have now died from infections some five months after the first reported case in the country. President Trump is bypassing the nation's lawmakers, claiming the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after the collapse of negotiations between his administration in Democratic congressional leaders on a new Corona virus rescue package Democrats are obstructing all of it. Therefore, I'm Taking executive action. We've had it. Questioning Democrats love of country, President Trump positioned himself as a savior for American workers. At a news conference at his New Jersey Golf Club Saturday afternoon, he signed an executive order extending the supplemental federal unemployment benefit for those who've lost their jobs and extra $400 per week and expanded benefits for $100 Okay. Asked later about the amount being 1/3 less than the $600 people had been receiving, not a hardship. This is the money that they need. This is the money they want, and this gives them a great incentive to go backto work. Another order would defer the employee portion of the federal tax from August 1st through the end of the year. Senator Ron Wyden and Oregon Democrat described that as a fake tax cut. But deliver a big shock toe workers who he said would be hit with much bigger payments down the road. I'm Ben Thomas, AP News President Trump is bypassing the nation's lawmakers, claiming the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit. After the collapse of negotiations between his administration and Democratic congressional leaders on a new Corona virus rescue package. Democrats are obstructing all of it. Therefore, I'm Taking executive action. We've had it. Questioning Democrats love of country, President Trump positioned himself as a savior for American workers. At a news conference at his New Jersey Golf Club Saturday afternoon, he signed an executive order extending the supplemental federal unemployment benefit for those who've lost their jobs and extra $400 per week. It expanded benefits for $100 Okay. I asked later, about the amount being 1/3 less than the $600 people had been receiving, not a hardship. This is the money that they need. This is the money they want, and this gives them a great incentive to go backto work. This is your payroll tax obligations. Another order would defer the employee portion of the payroll tax from August 1st through the end of the year. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrats described that as a fake tax cut. To deliver a big shock toe workers who he said would be hit with much bigger payments down the road. Ben Thomas Washington Democrats are obstructing all of it. Therefore, I'm Taking executive action. We've had it. Questioning Democrats love of country, President Trump positioned himself as a savior for American workers. At a news conference at his New Jersey Golf Club Saturday afternoon, he signed an executive order extending the supplemental federal unemployment benefit for those who've lost their jobs and extra $400 per week and expanded benefits. Asked later about the amount being 1/3 less than the $600 people had been receiving is not a hardship. This is the money that they need. Another order would defer the Employee portion of the payroll tax from August 1st through the end of the year. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, described that as a fake tax cut. Ben Thomas Washington Big.
Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral
"President trump is by passing the nation's lawmakers claiming the authority to defer payroll taxes and extended expired unemployment benefit after the collapse of negotiations between his administration and democratic congressional leaders on a new coronavirus rescue package Democrats are obstructing all of it therefore I'm taking executive action we've had it questioning Democrats love of country president trump positioned himself as a savior for American workers at a news conference at his New Jersey golf club Saturday afternoon he signed an executive order extending the supplemental federal unemployment benefits for those who've lost their jobs an extra four hundred dollars per week it expanded benefits four hundred dollars okay asked later about the amount being one third less than the six hundred dollars people have been receiving a hardship this is the money that they need this is the money they wanted this gives them a great incentive to go back to work this is your payroll tax obligations with another order with deferred the employee portion of the payroll tax from August first through the end of the year senator Ron Wyden an Oregon Democrats describe that as a fake tax cut to deliver a big shock to workers who he said would be hit with much bigger payments down the road Ben Thomas Washington
Richard Grenell is a disastrous DNI choice
"President trump has long been accused of priding loyalty to him above all other qualities. Way above experience way above independence. His critics such as house speaker. Nancy Pelosi today are arguing that the appointment of Richard Grenell to be the acting director of national intelligence is just the latest case in point. Grenell the current. Us Ambassador to Germany is hardly known for his intelligence expertise. He is primarily known and beloved by conservatives for his outspoken defense advocacy of the president and his policies as C. N. N.'s. Alex Marquardt reports. Grenell also has a long history of rhetorical knife fighting as a fierce even vicious partisan the director of national intelligence is a job that by definition demands experience requires objective presentation of intelligence and a non political approach in Rick Grenell. The president has chosen. The direct opposite are found. The position of director. Nash intelligence a very tough. And so I I can't imagine The challenge that somebody has in that position learning. Abc's of intelligence on the job. American critics like Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on the Senate intelligence committee blasting the choice today as proof that president trump values unquestioning obedience over the safety of the American people. That sentiment echoed by House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi today. Who said Grenell's sole qualification is his absolute loyalty to the President Senior. Republicans though are silent over making Grenell. The acting director which by law is someone who shall have extensive national security expertise. Grenell has no intelligence or military experience. He's the current ambassador to Germany. A loyal attack dog for president trump. Who has a history of vulgar sexist now deleted tweets about women including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady? Michelle Obama saying Michelle. Obama is working out on the biggest loser. She is sweating on the East Room's carpet. There are times where what was intended to be. Humorous turned out to be not so humorous. While many trump allies want to see the president tweet less Grenell supports. It makes my job so much easier. I like having a president who's willing to be very tough. Grenell replaces acting Director Joseph. Maguire a retired admiral and former navy seal who has been leaving the intelligence communities seventeen different organizations since last August McGuire had stayed under the president's radar rarely speaking in public. But he did voice his support for the whistle blower who sparked the investigation that led to the impeachment of president trump. I want to stress that I believe that the whistle blower and the inspector general have acted in good faith throughout so jake. This now means that yet another player in this Ukraine investigation. Joseph Maguire is being pushed out the news coming the same day that a top Pentagon official John Rude who is also involved was asked to resign truth tellers and non loyalists clearly not valued by the trump administration. Meanwhile Rick Grenell tweeted today that this is a temporary appointment and that the president will nominate someone else to be Director of National Intelligence. Soon
Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Amazon Over Capital One Hack
"Democratic senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon over the hack of capital one consumer data would the biggest ever heists of such banking records and a letter dated Thursday Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee and presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren said Amazon failed to protect its customers from a known security issue on its cloud computing system were capital one financial stored the information they're concerned the company ignored warnings about security vulnerability that enabled the hack the letter says the issue had been reported a year earlier and the FTC should review the companies failure to address it should be classified as a quote unquote unfair business practice that violates federal regulations
Blizzard Sets Off Backlash for Penalizing Hearthstone Gamer in Hong Kong
"The NBA isn't the only and to be caught up in the China Hong Kong controversy there's backlash for major gaming company after it published a tournament player for speaking out in support of long Kong's pro democracy movement gamers are calling for a boycott of the sports giant blizzard Activision after a player was punished for his support of ongoing protesters Chun ning YA known as blitz John was stripped of thousands of dollars in prize money and barred from hearthstone competitions for year after he shall deliberate Hong Kong during a live post match interview at the blizzard sponsored hard stone Asia Pacific tournament in Taiwan politicians have been talking about Activision and to be NBA senator Ron Wyden of Oregon says no American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick Buck and that is a Bloomberg business of sports report on Michael
Facebook Recruits Surveillance Hawk To Be Its Top Lawyer
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from CFA society, Washington DC, you've worked hard to grow your wealth. Make sure you're working with a wealth manager who has grown with you work with a CF HR holder. Learn more at the right question dot org. Facebook has recruited a surveillance hawk to be its next top lawyer, she helped craft the Patriot Act that was the controversial law that ushered in a new era of government surveillance of citizens privacy advocates who follow Facebook closely are baffled by this. But as NPR's earthy Shahani reports the new hire could help the company improve relations with another set of critics. There's no need to point out. The Jennifer Newstead went to Harvard undergrad yellow right after of course, she did. In addition to her pristine pedigree. She is a lean woman descended from three generations of leaning in. Her grandmother was a doctor. My mother has spent her medical career pioneering new technologies to diagnose cancer in women. That was new in late twenty seventeen before the Senate, President Trump nominated her to be top lawyer for the State Department, the first woman in that position very little about her legal philosophy came out the confirmation hearing, though, she did make clear she is a staunch supporter of executive power. Asked if it would be okay in theory for the president to attack North Korea. Even if they didn't attack us, and even if congress did not authorize use of military force Newstead said in essence. Yes. Preemptive strikes are okay, it, it's my view that the law generally provides the president may act to defend the United States New studies now changing bosses leaving Trump for Mark Zuckerberg. She leaves the State Department with a wealth of contacts around the world that should prove useful for Facebook. Who's users are mostly outside? The US new staff is also uniquely qualified to help Facebook with privacy. Specifically pushing the limits of law to dismantle privacy. You could say she's really one of the legal architects of our modern digital master Valence society. Timothy Edgar came to know Newstead years ago after the terrorist attacks of September eleventh two thousand one he was an advocate at the American Civil Liberties union, she was at the Justice department Jenner. For Newstead was, you know, one of the smartest lawyers that you could imagine in a very elite group her group was the nerve center of America's post nine eleven legal architect ING, they laid the groundwork for the government to collect mass data telephone records internet, meta data and to search without consent. In terrorism cases were now in a new era where surveillance is conducted by companies Facebook is under immense scrutiny. Just yesterday. Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter urging regulators to hold CEO Zuckerberg individually accountable or his flagrant repeated violations of Americans privacy will continue. Tim Wu figured Facebook would hire someone who was the opposite of new stud little shock to taken aback. Lou a law professor at Columbia University wants met the incoming Facebook lawyer at a party, they'd both clerked for supreme court Justice, Steven Brier. And he was the host will is a privacy advocate. He says. Facebook needs to clean up its reputation proved a users the company wants to protect them by bringing in a Patriot Act architect to connect the dots and say, well, she did surveillance for for for the federal government. Now, she's taking over surveillance Facebook that said he does have an educated guess about why the higher make sense to deal with governmental pressure. Yes. Governments criticized Facebook for privacy violations. But they also knock on Facebook store when they want user data to investigate. For example, terrorists are activists. Government requests have grown steadily each year. Woo worries that Jennifer Newstead will turn users into bargaining chips to help Facebook curry political favor. I can't say I look forward to Facebook cooperating with government. That's one of the things I've always been concerned with Facebook's announcement chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg praised the new hire for her global perspective and made no mention. Of the surveillance expertise artificial Honey NPR news. This message comes from NPR sponsor snowflake. The only data warehouse built for the cloud unlock. Deep data insights with the instantly scalable, cloud built data warehouse. Start your journey towards data driven decision. Making it snowflake dot com slash NPR.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"US Senator Ron Wyden is angry rich families are using donations to influence college. Admissions yet another example of how the tax code the wealthiest Americans get ahead further and faster is proposed legislation would ban families from getting a tax break. If they donate to a child's college, the Oregon democrat democrat says the recent college cheating scandal only highlights and uneven playing field in college, admissions, Republican congressman Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and several users for two hundred fifty million dollars over what he claims is a bias against conservatives in the lawsuit. Nunes accuses the social network is silencing conservatives through shadow banning. That's what a user's content is secretly blocked were made less visible to other users on land security secretary Pearson. Nelson says the crisis at the southern border is real and getting worse. There is no manufactured crisis at our southern border. There is a real. Life humanitarian and security catastrophe. Nelson said the US immigration system wasn't built to handle the influx of illegal immigrants and illegal drugs diving deeper, the Pentagon is handing congress elicit hundreds of projects that might be delayed to pay for a wall along the southern border. The list includes a barracks fire station and solid waste management facility at Guantanamo Bay. Florida governor Rhonda Santa signing a smokable medical marijuana into law. It's his first signed Bill is governor the changes not immediate though, it could take weeks or even months before rules are agreed upon it makes smokable medical marijuana available at St. dispensaries governor to say at this also announced the state is dropping its appeal of court rulings, which also would have ended the band here are some of your early reactions. Yes, of course, really disagreed with governor.
Lawmakers grill pharmaceutical executives over drug prices, but CEOs avoid big pledges
"Johnson invested eight point four billion dollars in research and development last year in the search for medical breakthroughs democrat Maria Cantwell of Washington state press, the executives to acknowledge that the government could help bring prices down. I'm asking a really basic question like the VA's ability to negotiate on drug prices. Do you think that states having that same ability drives down price? I would say that the VA would get a lower price in the states. We get a lower price. If you're willing to go into an environment where that could be imposed by states were the federal government. The here he comes as President Trump targets drug costs. He's proposed ending Medicare and Medicaid rebates to middlemen. And cutting the price Medicare pays for some drugs at long last, the drug companies in foreign countries will be held accountable for how they rigged the system against American consumers today. Senators threatened congressional action several zeroed in on Richard Gonzales CEO of abbey. The maker of Humira it's the best selling drug in the world used for rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases yearly sales nearly twenty billion dollars over the last six years the drugs prices doubled to thirty eight thousand dollars a year more than one hundred Abby patents and deals with other drugmakers mean that lower price competitive. Hitters will not hit the US market before twenty twenty three how many patents one hundred and thirty six patent one hundred and thirty six patents on one drug. But well, remember Humira is like nine different drugs or ten different drugs. So I just sit stabbing. Now's the same molecule it is the same molecule, but it treats different conditions. And if you look at that that portfolio. So you use the molecule to treat different conditions. You can get a patent on that that treatment. Certainly, I know this gorgeous topic is the subject of within the jurisdiction of the finance committee. But those of us like you and me, and who are also on the judiciary committee that has jurisdiction over the patent system. I think this is an area that we need to look in through our judiciary committee Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon the panel's top democrat asking solace. If his compensation which was twenty two million dollars in two thousand seventeen is tied to Humira sales. Would you make a smaller bonus? If you drop the price of Humira Humira was one element of a set of financial factors that were evaluated as part of my compensation. It's obviously a very significant product for us. So it's clear that would be part of that evaluation. I'd like that with in writing within ten days medicine, some CEOs like Merck's, Ken Frazier. Said they were willing to do things like eliminating discounts that help protect their market shares overall companies defended their practices. No, one company can unilaterally lower prices without running into financial and operating disadvantages by the hearings N widen. And other lawmakers said they were far from satisfied. I've heard a lot of happy talk this morning. Today's hearing featured more bipartisan criticism than in the past. But it's far from clear what action congress will take as drug prices continue to
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"But that turns out to have been a very pressing question. From Senator Ron Wyden there, you might remember Washington Post a couple of weekends ago reported that President Trump has taken multiple meetings in person with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in which the president our president has ensured that there are no other US officials present for those discussions, including at least one instance in which the president seized the notes from his US translator and ordered that translator to not discuss. With anyone anything that he had heard at that Trump Putin meeting? So the Washington Post reported on these unusual meetings couple of weekends ago. They described meetings of this of this type between Trump and Putin in Germany, and Hamburg and 2017 also in Helsinki last year. But you might remember late last year right around the time Michael Cohen was pleading guilty to lying to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project and his communications with the Kremlin right around that time just after thanksgiving late November the White House announced that President Trump's next planned meeting with Latimer. Putin was being called off President Trump would be going to join us areas Argentina for the twenty meeting they announced, but he would not be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at that event because of a skirmish that was underway between Russian and Ukrainian forces in disputed waters off the cranium coast. Now when the White House made the announcement that the meeting in Buenos Aires between Trump and Putin was off on the White House announced that the Kremlin at the time seemed to dispute that assertion from the White House, they gave us sort of strange series of statements around that time saying basically as far as they were concerned, the White House might think the meeting was off. But the Kremlin was pretty convinced that potent and Trump's still would meet. Eat in Buenos Aires. Well this afternoon while that Senate intelligence committee hearing was underway. We learned that the Kremlin was right about that after all because this afternoon, the financial times published this quote, Donald Trump sat down with Ladimir Putin at the twenty summit and want us areas in November with no translator or note taker from the US side to record the dialogue between the leaders, according to people who had direct knowledge of the encounter or who were briefed on it the discussions between the US and Russian presidents occurred at the nineteenth century Cologne theater and the Argentine capitol Mr. Trump was accompanied by only Melania Trump has wife, but no staff all Mr Putin, of course, was flanked by his Russian translator the Russians got to have somebody there for us. It was just Mr.. And MRs Trump the four of them sat at a table and were among the last to leave the event, quote, the decision to meet Mr Putin and potentially discussed sensitive matters without advisors or White House translator just two months ago could trigger new alarms about Mr. Trump and his. Relationship with the Kremlin. So. Financial times is reporting on yet..
U.S. medic quarantined in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure
"A possible exposure to Bola while working in Democratic Republic of Congo says the patients not showing any Ebola symptoms. If they do they'll be transferred to a bio medical unit at the hospital, a Saudi national has allegedly left the US in a private chip provided by his government while awaiting trial in Oregon on manslaughter charges in the death of a teenage girl. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding answers the partial government shutdown
Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their accounts
"Google has contacted a number of senators and told them that foreign government actors have attempted to hack their personal Email accounts. Google confirmed. It notified this verse. After Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon sent a letter to Senate leadership about the Email targeting in which he referred to only as a major technology company. Google also didn't clarify whether the attacks were successful, but noted a blog post on its website, which states government backed hacking warnings are sent out of an abundance of caution and reflects that a user has been targeted not necessarily that they've been compromised Wyden said he plans to introduce legislation that would provide the Senate sergeant at arms to provide cybersecurity assistance to senators and staff on an opt in basis for their personal devices and
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Com. Slash explain. We're here with Senator Ron Wyden. We're talking about all kinds of issues around politics and tech Senator Wyden if the Democrats do take over the house, what do you imagine will happen? Well, lymphocytes millions of Pena's. Let me tell you what I'm working on. I wanna make it clear in the new privacy Bill that I'm working on is if you are misusing consumer data and harvesting people's information wrongly, I wanna come after you and I want real transparency on how people's data is being used. And I want consequences if a company loses or abuses somebody's data in one part is thinking about mentioning with you. Data breaches are not just about losing a bunch of business records. You put people whole live into a criminal spies and right and and scanners. And then it's also a national security issue, which is what we were talking. What do you expect are Democrats? You know, it seems to me that gamma has used to be so close with tech companies. Now they aren't so much. There's there's much more I think, Doug Amies or more worried about Democrats than Republicans for sure, although they're certainly worried about Republicans in different ways in terms of them complaining, they don't get enough access essentially. Well, if the Republicans we'll have to see. But if the Republicans pick up this stunning argument that we've been talking about Kevin McCarthy and Ted Cruz that the government should take control of private companies dictate how they operate. I'm telling you that will be a real opportunity for Democrats like myself who believe in the first member who have libertarian streak to show this will just be a disaster America for they don't get to. Of course they're complaining that they don't get to speak their generalized complain of conservatives that they've been shadow ban. They've all kinds of allegations of not being able to have. There. You've pointed out your own articles. They come up with these kind of new terms to get everybody out, you know, get everybody all all all scared. I think they did pretty well. Last election. Yeah. And they also shut up. I don't think anyone seems to shut up on the internet, whatever party you happen to be in. So you, but you don't think they'll be more onerous regulations or regulations at all. When you look at your, for example, there quite far down the road compared to this country. We've got to pass a privacy Bill that ensures that people get to control their own data. They get real transparency, their consequences. I wanna get. I want paper ballots and audits for the twenty twenty election look at what we've seen in the last couple of days. I said a month ago month or six weeks ago that Donald Trump seemed to be on his way to creating an enemies list, national security advisers. When I say that to your listeners, I disagreed with John Brennan on lots of stuff. I was the one who took took him. On when he spied on the intelligence committees files. But I think this idea that they're moving to put together, some kind of list is really it's not just Richard Nixon, but it's gonna compromise national security. All right. And then so what else might be passed? I want lection security privacy Bill, election security. And I wanna make sure that as we work through the two thirty issues, we don't walk away from something that I think has been of great benefit to this country. My wife the other day that I read, dear, that you create a trillion dollars worth of value in the private economy shown strand bookstore. She said, well, I've never seen any of that said, if you did..
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"They were busted under existing section to thirty law. And the reason we had problems is because law enforcement didn't move aggressively enough and quickly enough. And then after a while, everybody said, oh, we can't do anything about it. Let's go past this really flawed law. Thus Dan foster, which in my view is going to take the worst guy for people who don't. Yeah, this is basically the law that in effect lifts section to thirty and allows for the prosecution of sex traffickers. And I think what it's going to do is drive the really bad guys to the dark web, and these are places where you can't get to know with a with a search engine, and I keep telling people everybody interviewed me about back page back page. And I said, hey, you might want to take a look here because before you pass this really flood Bill, which has ex post facto provisions and all kinds of other things that are troubling. Take a look at the fact that the one thing out of this debate that was really beneficial is we got federal law enforcement to get going get serious, and they busted a back page. While section two thirty was still the law of the land in other words, just to and and foster didn't do it. It was existing two-thirty law, right? All right, Sam. By the way when we had Susta and foster on the floor, I offered an amendment did said the focus ought to be get more prosecutors and some of the people who hollered the most on the Republican side about how terrible you know this was they wouldn't vote to deal with what the heart of the problem is that is in been in adequate us, federal law enforce. Right enforcement. So where do you within companies coming to congress? The last Mark Zuckerberg hearing was not the most illuminating. I think I don't know what. What were you thoughts on that? Well, I think that's right. I'm not gonna. I'm being kind. Yeah, I'm not going to. I'm not going to criticize my colleagues. And the point is these are really technical detail. You know, issues. I brought some examples you know today in terms of, you know, cybersecurity, I mean, the government is basically comatose in terms of cybersecurity. So what we did in our office is basically said, we're gonna push the Pentagon NSA, Tim, encrypt their unclassified e mails. They finally did that starting this month. Let me tell you something. Foreign governments can really weaponize unclassified information. We went after location, smart, we went after securities shady companies by people's data stingrays SS seven. My website was the first. To be encrypted. And I think it is a continual battle to try to take issues like these which are very technical, probably aren't known to lots of members of congress and say, hey, guys, this is why we really need some major cybersecurity reforms. I mean, the Trump people from a personnel standpoint, they've unilaterally disarm. They got rid of their cyber security Amsberg and the pass legislation a couple years ago. I was down on the floor talking about size of the the cybersecurity Nabil. All that was big bailout for the company gave him a big hand out so that they didn't have any any liability. And then then you have a captured f where aged pie lied to Brian shots and I, he basically lied about the lie. So what you do is. As you fight on a variety of these fronts and look for opportunities as the congress equipped to do that because you're saying if they're coma toes on all these different issues from trials to the agents agencies, but also congress when these hearings there's new hearings coming up with Facebook, Google and Twitter, are they going to be any better or are these just show trials essentially that leading that lead to nothing? Well, I, I think they're important hearings. I, I personally think that the intelligence committee has myth. The single most important issue, which is the followed the money issues because what we're supposed to be all about his counterintelligence and following money's counterintelligence one a one because you want to compromise somebody do it through through money. But I do hope that at this hearing, we particularly will be able to get out the election secure. Thirty questions because I am very concerned about where things are for both twenty eighteen and twenty twenty. I think the voting machine people are still in the driver's driver's seat..
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"We're here with Senator Ron Wyden. He's from Oregon, and we're talking about election, tampering. We're talking about Alex Jones and all kinds of issues that politicians are going to be very much involved with going forward with tech companies. Tech companies are under scrutiny. There'll be hearing soon around all kinds of issues with the heads of Twitter, the Facebook, Google. They've already been on Capitol Hill. Mark Zuckerberg spent on Capitol Hill. I want to get into your assessment of how that went in a minute, but let's talk about the Alex Jones thing. The more detail because everyone's had initially they were very much against doing anything about it. I had podcast with Mark Zuckerberg where he talked about allowing the stuff to go on and then they made a switch removing out Alex Jones from the platform. So did Google soda around YouTube. So did others Twitter's held firm tuck me about the difficulties of dealing with stuff like that because there's first amendment issues and there's freedom from consequence of what you say to? Well, I think what the Alex Jones case shows. We're going to really be looking at what the consequences are for just leaving common decency in the dust me that to me and I'll have more to say about, as you know, I'm working on a privacy Bill. I think that the heart of it has got to be citizens, controlling their private data. I think there's gotta be real transparency. There's got to be consequences for misusing someone's a data, but this goes right to the heart of the real value of section two thirty. And I guess if people want to say, you know, we ought to just have the government start dictating. And by the way, one of the most stunning aspects of the last couple of days it's defeat, conservative politician people like Kevin McCarthy and Ted Cruz. They are essential. Really saying that the government should run private companies. The government should dictate to private companies what they're doing. I'm sure it's very popular with their base, but doesn't happen to be the right thing. And I think there is a much better model that was bipartisan that really relates to what I call rights and responsibilities that was what Susan tooth rights do you think they should have now, how do you assess their reaction to just let's us Alex Jones as the example, how do you assess their reactions to him and the changing nature? I do think at some point, Twitter is gonna throw him off the platform, my guess is they're preparing that. But how I've been, I've been disappointed in is how long it took and how they really are not looking at fleshing out a policy. What's hard in this area is you know, tech is so dominant in our life that it is sort of the ultimate in kind of ad hoc. Policymaking. Something goes on Tuesday. Congress folks come back with their policy on Wednesday or Thursday history. Is that usually not very good mean that's what leads us to Susta and foster soap and all these acronyms that were bad, you know, bad policies and what I said to them in the few conversations we'd have. We haven't had many. Is what you really wanna do. If the, if you can build around a core set of value I talked about and I was saying, is that I thought I very much enjoyed your article where you said, hey, there's not just about bunch laws. You gotta you can have a crate full laws if you don't get your values. Right. And so what I'm going to be trying to do in my legislation is to really lay out what the consequences are when somebody who is a bad actor, somebody who really doesn't meet the defense night right principles that reflect our values if that bad actor blows by the bounds of common decency. I think you gotta have a way to make sure that stuff is taken down..
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"As you know, the founding fathers vision, that elections would be primarily local in nature. Right? So what everybody's gonna say, what's the federal nexus? So the pot of money and my hope is that this will be a principal going forward should be, hey states. You don't have to take any of this money if you don't want to. But if you do, we are going to require that we do more and lot of these machines. I guess they're just going to scan scan mean. They're not going to let people really see that their vote is what they intended. Their vote is their vote. Right. And then what is the responsibly the social media companies? What kind of pressure can you put on them? Because essentially these. We're not hacked this. You're talking with machines, you're talking about the possibility of hacking in this case they were. These platforms are used for exactly the way they were built. They weren't particularly hack. Yeah. The social media companies basically got outed in two thousand sixteen. And since then practically every single thing they done has been. Either a bizarre idea or not really doing much of anything that's actually going to going to help people. I mean, first of all, there is in this dark period, some things we can look to. I'm trying to follow the opportunities for down ranking because I think that might create a light at the end of the tunnel. But unless these guys are going to be theories about using the part of two thirty to get after people who behaved irresponsibly, then I think they are looking at some changes there such as pardon me, such as it's like, what changes Mark Warner lays out his plan and that is really sweeping kind of stuff. I mean, you know, I'm a libertarian or somebody. Excuse me. I'm somebody with a libertarian streak. Okay. All right. And. And I'm a first amendment, you know fan, but I'm really concerned about some of these things that look like they might be prior restraint and the like, what I wanna see is I want to see the company step up and that's why I mentioned Alex Jones, alcohol. All right. I'm going to get out in the next second it. It's apropos of relaxed. Elections is Alex Jones and election, tampering is really what section do thirty is all about. I mean, let's just kind of walk through the Alex Jones end. The election kind of issue a mentioned. I got this libertarian streak marched amendment defender. But when you have somebody who calls the parents of murdered, kids liars and then claims that their kids don't exist, then you have blown past, right? The bounds of common decency and platforms needed to take the slime down the same is true in terms of the election. All right. So when we get back, we're going to talk a little bit more with Senator Ron Wyden about what that means because I think there's big debate about whether they're private, they're public, whether their government, whether they should take it down. Obviously, Twitter has a different point of view. When get back, we're talking about all that and more with Senator Ron Wyden. Thanks to ZipRecruiter, which is the presenting sponsor of Rico decode and the smartest way to hire in the business of tech. It's practically scripture that you have to be comfortable with big, bold, exciting risks. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to minimize.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"And and the responsibilities were, you know, we're the sword and what the companies have done, whether it's twenty sixteen or Alex Jones shows that they really haven't dealt much doubt responsibilities and let me just lay out where. Alex Jones, right. Okay. Let's let's start. Let's start for. So it's sort of the broader picture is that these companies, they grew enormous through help all kinds of help and their own innovation. And then when they get there, they don't wanna take the, you know, that's been my drama been beating on their responsibilities that they have. Let's start with each of the that things. Let's start I o before before we get to Alex Jones, can we get to Cambridge analytic and election security? I if you don't mind, I mean this this really drove home what the consequences are of a private company. Facebook, not being responsible, you know, people had their rights violated. I mean, we continue to find out how users are being harmed as a result of all the things that have come out both Cambridge analytic, but also it is a huge issue as it relates to election security. I'm a major piece of legislation now pave would require paper ballots and a risk limiting audit. But if you have a Cambridge analytic. It's really bad for national security because people can take all that information and use it to try to target constituencies, we'll do you think it's because these internet companies weren't regulated that they that they that you all should have anticipated that this was the possibility or that you're now sort of cleaning up afterwards? My my sense is that in those kind of early days and and we all remembered the excitement of net will companies were doing important work in healthcare and education and finding jobs, people were essentially asleep at the switch as it related to the relationship between the sword and the shield. When I tell the companies now and by the way the companies don't come around very much to people like me any more in the beginning. They always did right. But right now there's a Ron's really gonna take us on and I met with him point blank. I said, guys, if you don't use the thord you are gonna lose the shield, right. Okay. So with Alexa. Security, what is happening now in congress and what is the possibility that anything's going to actually pass? Well, what I'm doing is I'm pulling out all the stops cake and on these voting machine companies that have behaved incredibly irresponsibly, and they're responsible for essentially teeing up the votes for at least forty million people and perhaps more and to give you an idea because you're times contributor, how irresponsible they, they are the major voting machine company e. s. s. lied to the New York Times about a crucial question. We had begun picking up reports that they had installed remote access software in their product. They can deal with it. And what I said is that is about the most irresponsible thing you can do in cybersecurity. The only thing you'd be actually be worse is created leaving the ballot. Boxes on the street corner in Moscow day, lied to the New York Times about them doing it. They said they hadn't than they had to admit they did and the voting machine companies have basically been above the law if I had my way and I don't have the power. Now in the Senate, we'd subpoena them and we'd put him under oath to talk about what what they're doing because I think that this is really undermining our democracy. So when I'm trying to do in the next few weeks, we're going to be crucial because Senate rules committee is working on a Bill is a pass something called the pave act and basically just two things require the availability of paper ballots and required that we have audits at the end of the election, the Lexus. And what about what about the money that's been allocated to work on this? Now? It hasn't been spent. There's not been a priority and I want to get into what the company should be doing and what you think they're doing the. Money is one of the best ways in which the federal government with the framework we now have the legal framework for conducting elections can actually generate reform..
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Recode Decode
"He serves as the senior United States center of Oregon since nineteen Ninety-six before that was the house of representatives where I met him starting in nineteen Eighty-one. Recently, it's been focused on a lot of techies us, including election security consumer privacy and the repeal of net neutrality Senator Wyden, welcome to Rico, decode good to be with you that we met a long long time ago in the AL days in the nineties you call, you know what's striking about it. You know it back. Then those early. I s p's, for example, I was a big defender. I, I s p's because you weren't. They were the people that we really thought connected the little guy to the internet. Right, right now as has been the case with so much of the field. Right? It's dominated by the big guy. The big or want to come record. They wanted to become so listen about those early days. The reason I recall us a wells because there was the Communications Decency Act. There was all kinds of things that you were involved in you. You're in the few congress people that understood tech or had silently some more you learn the less, you know, that's not true, not true. But what got you interested in tech because you were one of the few and there were there were, oh, Marquis, I guess I'm trying to think of who was around. That was particularly happened. CARA is I was working. I knew United States Senator in more than thirty years and you're congressman before congressman, but I had a Portland metro area, but then I represented the whole state and I said, look, I am going to fight like crazy to promote forestry. That's what I was speaking about on the floor. And I also we gotta get into some new things. Right. And I found, for example, when it got the Senate, the only person who really knew how to use a computer was Pat Lahey. And I said, this is a natural. For us in small state in the west in between California and and Washington, we can really excel in a whole host of areas in in technology and what have you had Intel that we did. And when I was a lot of things, people were looking at doing either called for using brick and mortar kind of approaches for this whole new digital space or were presenting a cure worse than the problem. And for example, the way we got into section two thirty, which I think now is the foundation of internet. Jurisprudence is people said, hey, these websites and blogs people can get help personally liable for soon posted on the site alone. I don't know everything about it, but I said, nobody's going to invest in social media. So we came up with approach section to thirty debt was about creating a shield. So as to not have. These early on, you know, entrepreneurs clobbered by frivolous stuff, but also a sword to deal with irresponsible conduct and we can stop there because part of the reason the companies are in so much trouble if they haven't been using the sword. Right, exactly. So we'll get to them. So you started to do that and you started to work on all kinds of different. Interesting. When you look back on the involvement of political figures, I think it was very helpful in the early days between you go, all the others were really supportive of this industry and very much brought the United States to the fore front in in owning innovation really across the globe for very long time. Now, I mean, the early days of of the net we're so exciting because the feeling was what this is all about is creating policies that help consumers and encourage innovation. And I mentioned how the ISP's now are very different. They're people trying to derail net neutrality trend to fill up. Browsing history, all all this kind of thing. And the same is true of the tech companies. You know back then there was a lot of innovation course there still is. But big tech today seems primarily about clicks monopolies and then monetize ING at all costs. Right? And I think that's why they're in trouble. But back then the government trying to give you credit. The government was very critical to getting them to where they are by giving them protections under the law by investing by turning over the internet itself to these commercial interests. What we were operating under the assumption that it made sense to promote rights and responsibilities, the right for the shield.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"That was spent by the lobbying are no let's be clear here the Russians are not. Stupid. Enough to to pump a, bunch of money directly to the You know in the name of of the Russian government or dark or so forth to, pump money into the. NRA that way it just wouldn't happen everything we've seen is that there always there's always Seeking plausible deniability for everything that happens and of course. One of, the key questions here is if money if money from the Russians when into the NRA's coffers did the. NRA know, about it because it. Could have come in through a limited liability corporation These corporations do not have to disclose their their, beneficial owners the people behind them so one of the questions Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was Had had a direct. Exchange with the NRA's general console over several weeks this winter And he was pressing to find out about this could could the NRA have gotten money from the Russians for another purpose and then use that money. To offset Offset the money that already was devoted to those purposes and channel that into the election The NRA has said in two. Thousand sixteen had got a grand total of two thousand five hundred dollars from Russian, donors some of these were membership dues and so forth from from Alexander torsion and others and these Money's they said we're not used in the election so this is a this. Is a Greg, lawyer who worked for NRA said to have had concerns about groups Russia ties yes cleaner. Mitchell who, is a former NRA attorney was. Described by sources as, expressing concerns about How the NRA was handling its, money in, two, thousand, sixteen and we we contacted her and she was very upset and denied it adamantly However we went back to our sources again and again and they stuck to their to that. Account so To see, how that piece plays out now bear in. Mind We're basically asking a Mitchell to talk about, or, whether she talked about a former client in any. Way compromised the client privilege. That would have been in play so Maria Buccino I'm sorry, so clearly Mitchell is is was in a, bad spot in but, it's interesting that this could have. Happened and I must say this is our original. Story January we've confirmed firmed more more about the original allegations and of course this goes the release of this indictment, returned to this indictment also tends to confirm what we reported but we'll have to see whether any money. Really, was exchanged Greg Oh, who is, a Constantine Nikola the the the Russian all linked to Maria Regina thank you for asking, him into mention so the Washington Post reported I believe yesterday morning That Maria Boutin had? A funder who, is a Russian oligarch named Constantine. Nikolaev. Nikolaev was not named in the government. To the prosecutors documents that, they filed last week In which by the way they want to mention for refinish about about the sex Nicolay of according to the Washington Post was identified by Maria boot Tina when she testified to the Senate intelligence committee as the funder of of some of her activities in the charging documents point out that she said that she needed one hundred twenty five thousand dollar budget. To proceed with her various contacts with US political officials and intelligence officials were possible and that's a big budget for a graduate student So meantime she was She formed a. Relationship with, an NRA Sometimes NRA. Fundraiser and Republican operative named Paul Erickson I believe you mentioned, him before, and according to the latest government filings Maria Boutin hetero Mantech relationship with Mr. Eriksson who we believe is a person identified in the These documents as a person number one according to the prosecutors she was heavy this romantic relationship. But disdained disdained have, doing this and that she also offered sex in return for influence with another person during. Their time here at the FBI was able to track so really in Berea, Buccino in, emails talked about an offer to work for the Russian intelligence agency the FSB so You know we're we're we're. Gonna be fascinating to, see where this case goes will she be was you actually go to trial, will there. Be Is it possible now she is the only, Russian so far to be US custody is part of this broad these these investigations Muller's investigation. The US attorney's office for the district. Of Columbia is investigation into routine a- and the NRA and the possible movement, of money into..
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Risky Business
"And tricks, but nonetheless to mind fronting is I- censorship navigation tool that works in certain places which is now which is now being squashed, right. And a couple of US politicians Senator Marco Rubio and. Senator Ron Wyden die. Have put together a letter, urging Amazon and Google to reverse this. Although I don't think it's going to happen. I think what's much more likely as we're gonna wind up seeing encrypted s in is banked into tail us one point three which gets us around this problem in the first place, but what's your taika run? Yes. So this is the for me, this is tilting a little bit at windmills like like, you can't go. Tell people look, can you please go back to that niche? Heck that allowed this thing to work because please and and have to the one is like we need to find a battle to to the two main frantic like tomato thing was a cool hack, and now it's got stopped. And and so we need to find another heck what super interesting to me is like a Senator Ron. Wyden has also come out fairly recently and said stuff about why a God which is surprisingly switched on and that stuff I suspect is coming because he is privacy. Adviser is gone. I think when when you say tilting at a win moles, it almost comes up automatically a, but I think this is, and I think it's a little wrong minded and not gonna change anything. It will now look on a few weeks back. We spoke on the shot. Think it was adamant is spike about this or it could have been main pops spike about this d j release, talking about how someone had been charged with using rpm Dada in a fraud, and it's like, well, hang on, wasn't that the Chinese, and then they kind of walked it back and it was a little bit we had. We've gotten more clarity on that. Now we can say with certainty that RPM Donna was not used in this case and the DOJ regrets the arrow. It's it's kind of amusing to actually see it goodwill back, but yet it's walked back, call it off that that they is not in the open right now. Okay. We're going to run through some research real quick cyber ark, and I've pumped out some excellent research this year, but they've done this thing on so-called shadow keys from Google, and this is a prising Lee wicked research. I must confess I'm really sorry for the guys at signed up of folks who this might sound insulting to, but I was surprised by the such, let like I went through it to the stock and I stopped like, sometimes you need research and you think, well, I can see why they all know about this because essentially they talk about how you use Google news, the API's entity, puzzled that that when Google has these API keys that they give to you, they also have these shadow API keys. And then they make another leap like Google will look Yukon brute force, throw anti space like that's not feasible, and then they come up with an attack. It says, well, we didn't have to brute force through the entire space. We can roll through a with with these offset characters and go kill, and he'll refound three extra keys that are shadow keys to our key, and then go through showing you that the key actually works and like at that point in the article, I'm going..
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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The multinational corporations and powerful donors now one of our colleagues republican one of our republican colleagues tonight repeated that if passed the deficit is going to drop when the bill is enacted i just have to say colleagues that fantasy is over even independent conservatives are saying that there is no absurd alternate reality in which republican tax bills perform magic and i wanna closed tonight colleagues and stay to the public that i'd really like to wrap this up with a warning the american people should know that the farright arctic tax of this tax plan are gonna be coming for your social security and medicare before you take your christmas tree down that's the game duckkeun americans need to know is coming next and on this side of the aisle we want the american people to know that we're going to be on their side president a yield sloth senator ron wyden ranking democrat on the finance committee democratic leader thank you mr president i want to thank my colleague ron wyden for the excellent job he has done in leading the opposition to this bill i'm incredulous that someone on the other side of the aisle said this will decrease the deficit that's just amazing i mean the lack of factual fidelity to what's in the bill and what the other side is saying is unparalleled senator chuck schumer um and i want to thank senator wyden for his valiant efforts in pointing that out i want to thank senator sanders and senator can't well as well ranking members of our committees who worked so hard on this bill now enclosing mr president very soon the senate will vote for the final time on the republican tax bill when future generations look back at the short and history of the republican tax bill it's most enduring lesson will be what it what it has taught us about how not to legislate after only a few months of frantic backroom negotiations by only one party we are left with the product as sloppy and as partisan as the process used to draft even today three provisions of the bill were found to violate senate rules so now all of a sudden the house we'll have to vote again tomorrow that's a perfect microcosm of the hasty and reckless process can we have order mr president senate will be in order it's a perfect microcosm of the hasty and reckless process that produce this legislation if my republican friends think these are.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on X96
"Whether to buy insurance under the gop plan and if they choose not to its there'd or they do have a choice but if they choose not abide it's their decision that's what they are in the subs that's what they always go to leadership we didn't hire raise their taxes you could buy insurance if you wanna it's not our fault if it's that's totally up to you whether you buy that's the thing they always go to did we x away a long way no said wrote representative mike yeah in their mind technical that's it's your choice how you spend your money here boy they're just the worst sir senator ron wyden said he's democrat what's happening now is shameful i don't know how anybody can go home and explain why it's a good idea to tax hike taxes on parents who bear stay afloat to pay for a massive corporate bail yeah tell us again how you're the party of everyday americans amount woman yesterday that that that a representative who was questioning the committee and she said now let me understand this occur under current tax law teachers who spend their own money on paper and pencils and supplies for schools they can deduct that from their taxes is that correct yes that's correct but when this pat tax bills passed that deduction will be disallowed is that right yes that's that's true they will no longer to be able to deduct those but big businesses inc's she said who um by those same kinds of supplies for their authorises employee's will they be able to deduct that had big businesses yes yes they will mmhmm so who is that who what who is that hurt teachers who make thirty two thousand a year thirty five forty five thousand a year yet jb up into the 50s when there had been there a long time there's another one in in the in the tax bill tax break for private aircraft carrying thus molins almost all minors miners level though small planes are going to get a break on their voted in they're going to help us i gotta get to this story let me check charles yet charles manson the still clinging the defense department misfired a tweet yesterday mistakenly retweeting a call for president trump i'll franken.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Senator ron wyden oregon is the ranking democrat on the finance committee act is both principles have not been written down by the congress on paper what's on offer is a rejection of the bipartisan approach the bill before the committee has been in the public view less than four days it came out in fact just veteran's day celebrations were kicking off this weekend while i was marching in a parade in albany oregon i look for places to make a few quiet called the washington to get the latest details and i'm sure my colleagues were in the same boat there has not been nor will there be faith on the process at this point a single hearing on the details of this proposal now i'm sure somebody's going to say the committee can have a full debate right now that this is our opportunity to hash out our differences in work on tax reform but let's be clear that is not the way ronald reagan did it that is not what they did when they spent months with puk reagan officials going back and forth with democrats like bill bradley to talk about specifics about detailed provisions to make sure particularly the middle class in small businesses wouldn't get hurt and that they passed a bipartisan bill that would give everybody a chance to get ahead what's going on now in the senate finance committee is in a banded of the reaganstyle tax reform process the first votes for just around the corner and this bill is going to go through a lot of contortions in the days ahead bank we ought to be clear that as of now the contortions were gonna be about the same bottom line getting the biggest possible corporate hand up on a strictly partisan basis through the senate the bill has the power to reshape american economy in waves it will leave a lot in a lot of americans were saw the debate on the senate finance committee and more throughout the week on capitol hill but all eyes on the house of representatives representative nancy pelosi the house democratic leader said of the republican tax push will be in her words a political gift to democrats in 2018 but she also vowed that her party would do what he can to defeat this legislation the.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So right now where things are is that they're actually has no clear path to a deal on chip at this point the senate finance committee they passed a plan to reauthorize it for five years it did not include any pay force switches the eu kind of need to explain how you're going to pay for it and i mean do you i mean i guess you can do it as deficit spending of the house is not interested in that the house has its own plan which hasn't pretty partisan and is the house republican plans right now the senate is actually working on a bipartisan plan senator ron wyden from oregon senator orrin hatch from utah around the senate finance committee they've come together and said we have a plan to reauthorize chip for five years they're not going to provide any pay for in that plan at least so far the house has a plan that has just being pushed by republicans which does pay for it in some pretty partisan way is the ways they would extend chapter on for five years is they would cut the obamacare public health fund by six point four billion and they would cut the grace period for obamacare and all these who missed payments so right now you can miss up to three months of payments before your kicked off your insurance on they would cut that period down to one month which should say the government some money because you know health insurance companies aren't providing at free insurance and that space and they would means test medicare they would have people who get some big lump sum it's kind of called the lottery winner prevision that they would get kicked off of medicaid for a specific period of time because i was than they have this influx of cash and um it's actually very technical like the amount of money you get depends like how long you lose your or effects how long you lose your medicaid for.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on KGO 810
"The thing that that they're looking at our number one the estate tax which is uh either way attack he luli only hit fairly wealthy households and also perhaps preserving the the top individual tax bracket ended lds which is three point six percent for folks making two thousand dollars a year and i'm surprised though mike i am surprised i haven't heard republican kamau maybe they have and i just haven't heard it mike is that the report republicans to up because they're all supporting hey let's lower the corporate tax rate i heard paul ryan kind of hedging on donald trump's promise of fifteen percent but most corporations are not see see corporations which are taxed at that corporate tax rate the majority of corporations that aren't sole proprietorships were actually corporations are actually partnerships and s corporations which passed through the income to the shareholders who pay personal income taxes on that so actually for a lot of companies that personal income tax rate is the corporate tax from surprised i have not heard that argument coming fourth from republicans saying this is why we've got to lower for the top top tax earners because that's what we're doing corporation lay well what cleared the republicans in uh in the house and the senate on the role that dutch right a committee is very much engage on this question of past thursday and whether they should be paying at the death at at individual rates are at a lower corporate tax rate whether that's a whole jug much and now to present yes absolutely and that was pointed out over yesterday by senator ron wyden the top democrat on the finance committee who said that way i wish and they can talk about as much as they want about the individual tax breaks and how it's not gonna benefit the rich but i can point to you to all the different proposal it had on pasteris in the year what's to be honest that you know a lot of the uh the the the rich we owe the richest americans derek your dare income is is is from these types of entities that's right and if there is there is a favorable treatment for those entities they are going to benefit absolutely that's it and i think this important that we bring this up because i'm so surpri did not hear that parts of their term.
"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"To the floor any center can offer any amendment to fix health care fox's griff jenkins jared kushner ruled turned with capital david's time talking to the house intelligence committee the day after going to the senate's i have not relied on russian funds for my businesses and i have been fully transparent president trump's soninlaw and adviser also says he did not collude with russians during the campaign nor does kushner's say knows of anyone who did what was released publicly in my view was lawyer lee so democratic senator ron wyden once kushner to testify publicly president trump is of still upset attorney general sessions recused himself from the russia campaign meddling broerby referred to sessions yesterday in a tweet as beleaguered and the ap reports the president has spoken to his advisors about the possibility of firing the attorney general he urged people crying and asking for water and then he passed out of one mexican survivor says about being crammed into a tractor trailer was found outside a walmart and salmon tonio sunday ten people died more than a dozen other illegal immigrants suffered stroke and other lifethreatening conditions the driver james bradley was charged in court yesterday bradley says he did not know that they were people crammed inside that tractor trailer shares views now morning here's a look at the stories we're following a manchester man is dead after a fire and a house that was cluttered with stacks of debris officials say the victim william eggleston was a horter making it difficult for firefighters to get to win neighbors say eggleston started hoarding after his wife died a decade ago cruz had to call additional firefighters from nearby departments to help remove everything.