35 Burst results for "Senator Ron Wyden"

Is the CIA Illegally Spying on You?

The Trish Regan Show

02:00 min | 4 months ago

Is the CIA Illegally Spying on You?

"But back to this wild story, I mean, I'm just flabbergasted. I mean, I'm not really because I think we all kind of suspect that there's some funny things that go on, some shenanigans behind the scenes. But the Democrats blowing the lid off of this quote deep dive, program that has allegedly been collecting Americans personal information for years without any congressional approval to do so. So this again is according to two democratic senators, you've got a senator Ron wyden out of Oregon along with Martin Heinrich of New Mexico that sent a letter and to the CIA and they want to know what the heck is going on because they're calling these searches these data searches that are being conducted as totally warrantless. They sent a letter to the top Intel officials, asking for and calling for more details to be revealed to declassify all of this and their demanding immediate action. What the heck has got? We're becoming China. We are becoming China like every single day. The more we find out about we can have this viewpoint, you can have that viewpoint. You're gonna get canceled, you're gonna be taken off. You know, whatever platform that's just like China and now we learn that our own government is out there taking all this information and conducting these searches on us according to these Democrats, I'll be very interested to see what the CIA says about this, but according to these Democrat senators, there's quite an operation, there are apparently called and they're classified as deep dive one and deep dive two. They're said to be massive data repositories with information, secretly conducted through a bulk program on all kinds of Americans. I mean, my gosh.

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Bitcoin and Bidens Infrastructure Bill

Reset

01:58 min | 11 months ago

Bitcoin and Bidens Infrastructure Bill

"So. When i hear infrastructure i think of roads and schools but biden has made the argument that tees investing in human infrastructure so that might include childcare paid leave. Maybe free community college but cryptocurrency. How does bitcoin tie into all this and definitely a strange thing to include in an infrastructure bill for sure But when you're trying to pass a big bipartisan trillion dollar bill paying for so much stuff in the country. There's a lot of people who are asking. Well how are you going to pay for it right. And that was one of the reasons why cryptocurrency was included. These new tax reporting requirements would raise an estimated twenty billion dollars according to some of the senators to offset some of these infrastructure costs. Twenty eight billion dollars is not a small amount of money and it is a very pricey bill but what was it about the original language in the bill that raised alarms right so it wasn't the fact that there'd be heightened tax reporting requirements. It wasn't really. You know the total essence at the bill that it was a definition of the word roker and the way that it was worded was a little too vague for some senators. Especially senator ron wyden. Who feared that. This of broker would end up extending these cumbersome packs reporting requirements to while developers and also cryptocurrency miners. And why does the crypto community argue that developers and minors should be exempt from reporting requirements. Well they're not really making any transactions right there mining cryptocurrency themselves. They're you know creating the wallet. Infrastructure for these transactions that. Take place but it's not necessarily a transaction and of itself right. We heard lawmakers making that argument on the senate floor this week. The underlying text of this bill would impose this kind of transaction reporting requirement on crypto transaction validates. These are the people that are building out the blockchain by validating a transaction they would be obligated to report things like a name and attacks. Id number associated with the dollar amount. They don't have that information

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Hacker 'Tried to Poison' Florida Water Treatment Plan

Cyber Security Headlines

01:41 min | 1 year ago

Hacker 'Tried to Poison' Florida Water Treatment Plan

"Data leak marketplace dials up the pressure. The marquette marketplace specializes in selling leak data and is using a new technique to pressure companies independent for it the marketplace has been e mailing competitors have impacted companies offering them sample packs of the stolen data hoping to entice them to buy the whole thing. The recently shuttered klopp ransomware gang also utilize a similar ploy bleed computer reports that marquette attempted to sell the data belonging to a defense contractor as well as other prominent large companies bay area water treatment plant targeted in cyber attack in february militias. Actor attempt to raise the level of li- allowed in oldsmar florida. Water treatment plant to toxic levels now. Nbc news reports that earlier in the year on january fifteenth. Another threat actor attempted to impact the water being processed at a san francisco bay area water treatment plant. The system was accessed through a former employees team viewer account credentials and used to the leader programme used in the treatment of drinking water. The access was detected the next day with the program stored no one reported being sick from the incident and according to the northern california regional intelligence center tampering with the program would not have resulted in poisoning. The water see selects info federal agencies security in a letter recently sent to senator ron. Wyden office ceases said it didn't know which federal agencies were following basic security procedures like segmenting traffic with firewalls. This comes after. Senator wyden agencies did not have properly configured firewalls since this would have prevented the saloons. Orion supply chain attack from being exploited in the letter said it did not plan to mandate the use of firewalls to federal agencies since they each have their own operational requirements

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Section 230: The Law That Made It Possible for Facebook and Twitter to Thrive

UnCommon Law

02:49 min | 1 year ago

Section 230: The Law That Made It Possible for Facebook and Twitter to Thrive

"Thing that actually made it possible for companies like facebook or twitter or youtube to exist and grow with something called section two thirty of the communications decency act which was passed into law in nineteen ninety six so what problem was section to thirty designed to fix the reasons extra to thirty even came to be was because they were to lower court decisions that held two opposite things k. One involved in old online platform called. Compuserve compuserve combines the power of your computer with the convenience of your telephone to bring you hundreds of online services like a complete set of encyclopedias for those of you who don't remember the nineteen nineties. Compuserve was one of the earliest internet service providers. It also hosted several online forms as well as the third party. Newsletter called rumor ville so in nineteen ninety. Rumor ville published some disparaging remarks about arrival newsletter. And this is perfect called scuttle but which was owned by cubby inc. In addition to suing rumor ville cubby also sued compuserve alleging that as publisher compuserve was also liable for the statements of its authors and the court in the compuserve case called covey versus compuserve. Said that a third party post on compuserve did not make copies reliable So in other words because compuserve didn't moderate content on its platform it could not be sued for libel that is since compuserve was merely a distributor of defamatory statements. It wasn't responsible got it. So what was the other case. And the other involved. Old online platform called prodigy named the case was stratton oakmont versus prodigy. Stratton oakmont as some listeners. May recall was the subject of the martin. Scorsese film wolf of wall street. Where leonardo dicaprio played straightens pill-popping ceo jordan belfort. I've been richmond. And i have been a poor man was rich but on my compuserve perje was held liable because it had taken a small editorial role in deciding what content got on its platform or not so it was these two decisions that were completely at odds with each other that caused two members of congress then representative christopher cox from california and then representative now. Senator ron wyden from oregon to say. Look if we're going to have an internet that flourishes where everybody can speak we need to fix this.

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Joe Biden To Hold Remembrance Ceremony for 400k COVID Victims

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:04 min | 1 year ago

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

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How A Cybersecurity Firm Uncovered The Massive Computer Hack

Morning Edition

05:36 min | 1 year ago

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

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Experts Weigh In On How U.S. Should Respond To Massive Computer Hack

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:30 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Bipartisan group of senators announces $908 billion stimulus plan, aiming to break logjam

Squawk Pod

01:39 min | 1 year ago

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

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Wait for 4 542 42 the had like this tonight or crazy. Listen to this. This is how entitled the Democrats feel Democrats Chuck Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden. He's from Oregon. He was the guy that I think Clapper lied to directly while he was on the road about spying on Americans, but didn't change widens point of view, he said He's still a deep state man, even though he was lied to under oath. Democrats Chuck Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden call on the FBI's Christopher Wray not to investigate the Biden crime family before the election. They said it would undermine the rule of law to try to investigate a criminal in eyes. A racketeering enterprise would be to undermine the rule of law again. We were truly in Orwellian country here. And, uh, Biden. Whistleblower emails Chinese energy company gave $5 Million non secured forgivable loan to the Biden family. That's again. This is more stuff from from Bo Belinsky. Here's another one die from Bo Belinsky. This no, this is from Hunter's laptop. I should say this is from Hunter's laptop and that this was mentioned in the New Yorker story when they were trying to inoculate the campaign. Inoculate hunter. They mentioned all that. Halfway houses had been to the been the subject of two criminal drug investigations. You know, Woz sleeping with his sister in law after her husband's death. Lead the stripper, the knocking up the street. They They also mentioned that one of these Chinese guys gave Hunter a giant bribe. He had better with him. And then he had a 2.8 carat diamond. Sent up the Hunters hotel room, and you just read that in the New Yorker story. You just kind of go over it because you're just being, you know, overwhelmed with all this scandal, but now now they have the e mails from the divorce proceedings against his first wife. And, uh, the correspondent shows a lawyer for hunters, then wife demanding that information about the bribe bribe Diamond. In an email with the subject line Biden urgent.

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Why Section 230 is under attack

Reset

05:47 min | 1 year ago

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. 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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Geek News Central

Geek News Central

02:50 min | 2 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Geek News Central

"With locate and agency like the Secret Service could, for instance created Geo fence around a crime scene. It could then identify mobile phones at Renna major in that area prior to the crime and see where those devices traveled before or after the instance. Please took that approach following a robbery in two thousand, nineteen in the ended up investigating an innocent cyclists. Remember we talked about that. We also talked about how back in March. The US, customs and border protection purchase locate X, and former Bagel. Street employees towed protocol that the secret service in US, immigration and Customs Enforcement Ice we're using location tracking tech as well. So, but motherboard has the first confirmation that the secret service did in fact per purchase locate as well. So. This is not a new issue now. It's here's the thing. Oh they bought this data. is publicly available, anyone can buy it. Got The money you can buy it. How do you think? How do you think all this cross promotion cross marketing everything is going to now is because they're taking this data that she everyone opted into and all these different APPs than no one reads the terms of service for and they're buying location data with this. Are you surprised they don't need a warrant. Says public. This is information you have made available. And they're selling it as a business. The the money is in the data folks look they spent thirty five thousand dollars looks like to other agencies did as well. So they got at least a hundred grand from the US government. And two thousand eighteen the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement needs a warrant informed self cell phone tower searches, but they're not buying doing cell phone tower searches, they're just buying the raw data. Senator Ron Wyden is reported planning legislation to block law enforcement from purchasing products like locate but. Anyone else can. Any any JOE. On the street. Can Do. This kept thirty, five thousand. By the subscription data you can buy the location data these bones. So. What say you Do you care probably not. As we're all using these APPS. All the time. United States is.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on AP News

AP News

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

AP News Radio

01:14 min | 2 years ago

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

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"I've read court our top story Oregon counties are getting new details on how they can re open from the corona virus shut down governor Kate brown says the there will likely be spikes in cases and they'll need to watch for that re opening any part of our state also comes with Rask this virus is still very dangerous and it still poses a great threat some counties with smaller populations will be allowed to start re opening on Friday may fifteenth restaurants and bars will be able to have sit down dining with physical distancing and employs laughter wear masks salons barber shops and gyms will be allowed to open with more restrictions counties will have to wait three weeks before moving from phase one to phase two depending on whether there's an increase in cases nationwide another three million people have filed for unemployment claims for the first time in Oregon nearly twenty thousand people filed first time claims over the last week nearly three hundred eighty two thousand people in the state of filed claims for unemployment in Washington state nearly one hundred one thousand first time unemployment claims were filed and the total there one point one million claims being filed on a weekly basis never knew claims though in Washington starting to decline that's also the case in Oregon the state has paid out two point two billion dollars in unemployment benefits the federal pandemic unemployment compensation program is boosting unemployment insurance payments right now by six hundred dollars a week through July Oregon senator Ron Wyden says that needs to be connected to the unemployment rate in each state I'm pushing for economic triggers so that programs like unemployment insurance can run on auto pilot for the duration of this pandemic the other payment would increase as the state's unemployment rate declined some Republicans have opposed the out of payments because in some cases people are making more than their regular salaries states like Oregon have old computer systems in the employment apartment that we're not able to calculate a variable rate so everyone gets the added money I shooting at an Oklahoma City McDonald's happen because a covert nineteen wrist actions when two people walked into the restaurant intent on eating on site they were told that the dining room is closed because of the corona virus pandemic the.

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Richard Grenell is a disastrous DNI choice

The Lead with Jake Tapper

03:16 min | 2 years ago

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

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Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Amazon Over Capital One Hack

WSJ Tech News Briefing

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

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

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

22:17 min | 2 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Good for that is that physical attributes or is it more mental and emotional approach to doing something that is not something you see in the stats AH carbon per cell and that's what some on the path so to his and Senator Ron Wyden as reading for a plan to fix the imbalance last month replied with a report but it said the IRS has no plant aside from the fact that the coalition's weapons have become more precise and even more deadly leaving the future of the country more than one million school children in limbo on area six of the family members were killed including three children aged twelve nine and six according to Amnesty International the laser guided precision weapon used in the attack was made by Raytheon Amnesties arms experts analyze photos of the remnants of the weapon recovered from the scene of the attack and it was identified as US made the use of a US made weapon in the attack was no anomaly as most of the weapons possessed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates come from the United States support.

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Blizzard Sets Off Backlash for Penalizing Hearthstone Gamer in Hong Kong

Bloomberg Best

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

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

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Ninety and that your Sports Update Hi this is j Ritchie the Co host of T. degreen golf show show by golfers four dollars you free ounce of creative dot com for a free crate him delivered to your door just pay shipping that's free ounce of them dot com this is the latest addition and Senator Ron Wyden as ready for a plan to fix the imbalance last month replied with a report but it said the IRS has no plant and in late June twenty one thousand nine hundred coalition aircraft targeted a family home located in the wars on area six of the family members were killed including three children age twelve a spiritual anarchist perspective experience the conscious resists at the conscious resistance dot com ownership with SNL as news in listeners like you the liberty is online liberty beat dot news and SNL news I'm McMurdo reporting for the liberal Abi reminding you spread liberty with a smile save hundreds of dollars does your cable company do that for you get all the best TV programming at your fingertips upset a fraction of the price of cable TV so say Ayios how dare shoot goodbye to the high cable bill and save up to forty five percent on dish maybe packages today these are limited time offers anqing change at anytime call fast eight hundred four zero five two five six one eight hundred four zero five the two five six one eight hundred four zero five two five six one that's eight hundred four zero five twenty five sixty one.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The power of crater they're giving it away for free just go to free ounce of freedom dot com online liberty beat Dot News Dot News Your News now continues the irs audits the working poor about the same rate as the wealthiest one percent now in response to questions from a US senator the IRS has acknowledged that's true but professes at can't change anything unless it's given more money Propublica reported disproportionate audit focus on lower income families in April Lawmakers Confronted Irs Commissioner Charles Rag about the emphasis and Senator Ron Wyden it's a lot easier the agency uses relatively low level employees to return for low income tax payers who claim the earned income tax credit weapons have become more precise and even more deadly leaving the theaters of the country's more than one million school children in limbo in late June twenty nineteen.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"As I say what we're going to end up with is a cultural polarization and the CEOs think that they can buy off the left and they are sold wrong here they're still runs on MSNBC yesterday was cheering wal Mart's decision it's a big victory. I mean imagine eight a supposedly first amendment press organization sharing a corporate decision to crackdown basically and some of its own consumers here's MSNBC during this this is a massive move yeah if you consider what an enormous retailer Walmart is what an enormous employer it is and we can see here in the newsroom and say this is a very clear cut issue right it's not a clear cut issue gun culture is a really important part of America's foreign Walmart's he's more of America than any other business without a doubt so to sit down with mail in the current CEO sort of stand up and step up at a time like this this is a massive move only to man it did so they're so happy about this they're so happy about this you know pressuring corporations into doing their bidding this is what the left would like to do and again they can do this because if your corporate boss what you want is no controversy that's really what you want is no controversy anyone has off the fewest number of people know what they mistake is that everybody in the media who talks has any real impact on who shop at Walmart if that were the case will mark within bankrupt fifteen years ago but CEOs are risk averse and they figure the easiest way to avoid risk is how much money they make off selling out maybe a few million Bucks a year how what what's the risk of media coming down on us maybe a few million Bucks yet what they don't understand is that when you shape the overall culture so that people feel alienated from your business because they feel like taking sides. your long term risk is actually pretty significant and if you think that the Democrats in a layoff you your totally wrong so let's take an example Facebook has been attempting to make nice with a lot of folks on the democratic side of the aisle any help and senator Ron Wyden suggested today that he once you send mark Zuckerberg to prison. he said he wants to send mark Zuckerberg to prison for what what what exactly with the crime be. it's unclear is no he doesn't like my doctor Burke is as much younger but has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy I think you ought to be held personally accountable which is everything from financial finds you and let me underline this the possibility of a prison term. Hey if if corporate CEOs believe that there will not be a question by members of the Democratic Party to jail CEOs who do not do what they want them to do. they're wrong in the far left is not going to stop with we're so happy that Walmart stepped selling ammo. do you really think that's the only problem left has warmer because it's so you haven't been watching very closely Hey now this is also infected the cultural sphere so the left it there there's several major institutions in American life where there are commanding heights now again for the ninth time they show there is a difference between the government which is an elected body with delegated powers to defend our rights invading those rights and the cultural decay that happens when other common institutions break down I'm talking about the latter it is not a question of regulating Walmart regulating Hollywood or anything like that. but when the left decides to weaponize cultural institutions that alienates a lot of people increased polarization and it's impossible for us to have conversations together coming up the left isn't satisfied to seize the cultural hikes with regard to corporations they're not satisfied to simply attack everybody in the realm of politics no they have to seize all of the cultural heights in Hollywood.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"On inherited assets to a plan by senator Ron Wyden mark so sorry again for annual taxes on unrealized gains. and all taxes on on realize gates in other words. your own let's say a share of stock and it goes up that year but you don't sell it you want to hold on to it. that's a non realize gain so we're gonna tax anyway but let's say it goes down in value. well it's not like they're gonna suddenly give you a credit. so they tax if it goes up they laugh at you if it goes down even though you don't have the benefit of using it because you haven't sold it yeah. senator Warren once the tax well directly. the whole tax system is stacked in favor of tax avoidance says why didn't. who would leave the democratic committee on taxes if the Democrats take the Senate the finance committee. when you stand up and you say Hey look you've got one system for a cop and a nurse and another for high flyers to pay what they want to when they want to everybody nice ladies and gentleman everybody's going to get ripped off here. you have an IRA if a four oh one K. you have some kind of union or government pension you're all gonna get whacked in the neck. they use is Marxist class warfare to get what they want. none of these people with these proposals of every created jobs in the private sector none of them have had to meet payrolls none of them have paid salaries none of them have paid pensions none of the paid medical care for their for their folks and so forth they haven't invented a thing that I'm produced a thing. their politicians. this is why. the fire wall in our constitution was broken in the new deal broken again and the great society broken again with obamacare. it's appalling. more when I return. van.

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Facebook Recruits Surveillance Hawk To Be Its Top Lawyer

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:40 min | 3 years ago

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.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

12:50 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Will be funded. I just told my people I want to fund the Special Olympics. And I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics. I've been to the Special Olympics. I think it's incredible. And I just got there is a funding. I heard about it this morning. I have overridden by people with funding the Special Olympics. Before the president. Reverse course, the chair of the Special Olympics international saying those federal dollars are critical to education. Timothy Shriver son of founder Eunice driver who was history to president John Kennedy, adding that the lessons taught in schools through the education department funding programs are quote, responsible not just for the volunteer sector. But also for our elected leaders. It was education secretary Betsy DeVos causing a stir on Tuesday when she defended a seventeen point six million dollar cut to the Special Olympics program in the federal budget and today before Senate subcommittee hearing, she faced another round of tough questions, including this exchange with Illinois Senator dick Durbin, again took place just a few hours before the president made his announcement Madam secretary there's been some press reports of about your testimony yesterday related to the Special Olympics. I hope we can get that clarified. Here. Did you personally approve the elimination of the eighteen million dollars from your budget? To help the Special Olympics. Well, Senator as you know, budget process within the administration is a collaborative one. And it's been my responsibility to present the budget here on behalf of the administration the president's budget as I said, then and I'll say again this. We had to make tough choices and decisions around the budget priorities, and we elected to hold harmless title, one an idea funding and funding for English language learners knowing that that's going to really reach the greatest number of students, and let me be very personally approve just yes, or no, we'll do the eighteen million dollar cut of the funding for special Olympic. Now. I didn't personally get involved in that want to tell you whoever whoever came up with an idea gets on a special Olympic gold medal for insensitivity to think that we can't spend eighteen million dollars to support this dramatically successful. Venture. Which incidentally, started in Chicago, Illinois and now reaches countries all across the world millions of young people with disabilities. And let me get let me tell you an area where I think you can save some money for Special Olympics and other worthy causes. We know that nine percent of post secondary students go to four profit colleges and universities. Do you know what percentage of the student loan defaults? Total student loan defaults in the United States involved students from four profit colleges and universities Senator let me just comment and Special Olympics. And you know, I love Special Olympics myself. I have given a portion of my salary to Special Olympics. I hope all of this debate encourages lots of private contributions to Special Olympics. So let's not use disabled children in a twisted way for your political narrative. It's that is just disgusting. And it's shameful. Madam secretary. Let me tell you what eliminating eighteen million dollars out of an eighty seventy or eighty billion dollar budget. I think is shameful to. I'm not twisting it. I asked you to answer. Yes, or no. And you said that you did not personally. Yes. Or no answer. It certainly is as far as I'm concerned someone has to accept responsibility for a bad decision that exchange earlier today between Illinois Senator dick Durbin, democrat and the education secretary Betsy DeVos before a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing. And joining us from the Washington Post newsroom is Laura Mettler. She covers the education beat this really is becoming a political issue. Isn't it? Absolutely. From the Trump administration's point of view. They're like, wow, it's just another program that they're cutting. They're cutting so many domestic programs a lot of medication department. But and they've actually proposed was three years in a row, but this year, it's a really blowing up on them and Special Olympics is such a popular organization that I don't know if they were really prepared for the blowback in we should point out. This is the president's budget, which essentially isn't going anywhere, but is becoming an issue that Democrats have really jumped on. Absolutely. I mean, there are all sorts of cuts throughout the budget to domestic spending aren't going anywhere. We should note that they said this has been proposed twice before a not only has be congress declined to de-fund Special Olympics actually increase the funding for the last two years going from about twelve million dollars a couple of years ago to now almost eighteen million. And we're talking about seventeen point six million dollars. You're calling Philip bump trying to put that into perspective with regard to the president and his weekend trips tomorrow. I know I mean, he he was pointing out. That just about five trips tomorrow Lago all the associated expenses that takes for the president. When the president travels anywhere could pay for this one single appropriations for Special Olympics. Of course, you are in sort of an apples and oranges type situation. But I think the major takeaway from that is against it could be one of two things one that this isn't really that much money for the Special Olympics or two it actually costs quite a bit in order to travel and just as a side note when the president does travel down to Palm Beach, Florida, it's about three point four million dollars every weekend trip that he's down there. But let's bring it back to the Special Olympics. What's next because we heard from Betsy DeVos before a house committee earlier this week and she faced another series of tough questions today before senators exactly I mean, I think what's you know. What's next most immediately is the congressman is it always does right its own budget. I mean, I think very little of the Trump budget is going to survive it's been declared dead on arrival and even when the Republicans controlling congress. The proposed cuts education department didn't go anywhere. So that's the most immediate sort of step in the process and the appropriations process, but I think more broadly the question is. And I don't know that we know the answer is how much of a political problem is this going to be for President Trump going forward. You already see some democratic presidential candidate seizing on this, and and not much comparing it to trips tomorrow go, but comparing it to huge tax cut that benefit the wealthiest Americans saying you'll hear you're giving tax cuts to corporations until wealthy tax payers and yet you can't fund a Special Olympics. I mean, that's not a great duck. You could see it. You could see a campaign ad right there for that just kind of films itself. So whether that is that what we're talking about, you know, a year from now who knows, but I think that the pencil is therefore it can be imaging, and we should point out the education secretary who is a billionaire has contributed in the past to the Special Olympics. Yes, he has and. The thing that I think's frustrating from her point of view is that she makes the point. And this is true that the Special Olympics is not a government program. I mean, it's a private organization that get some government support about ten percent of its budget. So this is not something that really the taxpayers are obligated to do when she also in the face of being ordered by the White House to have pretty significant cuts to her budget did maintain level funding for the main program. The main federal program that pays for special education in the country and in public schools, and you know, that obviously is a government function. So from her point of view issue is sorta here special education because she saved it from any cuts. So I think that she's a little frustrated by the backlash that has come her way. And you could see that in the way she responded to senators today. More details at post dot com. Laura mcclure? Thank you for being with us. Thanks for having me. On Wall Street. Stocks rose today with news the talks between the US and China on trade have resumed the Dow up ninety one points, the NASDAQ gaining twenty five the s&p was up ten it was a test. He confirmation hearing for the president's nominee to serve as interior secretary. David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist who represented oil and gas interests and leading up to today's hearing he'd been hit with a series of questions about his own ethics during his short run as the acting interior secretary, Democrats and environmental groups accusing the former deputy interior secretary of making policy decisions that favor. Former clients here are two exchanges before the Senate, energy and natural resources committee. I the committee chair at Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. At the outset. I will ask you how you handle or how you will handle ethics and potential conflicts both for yourself and for the department. Thank you for that question. I believe the public trust is a public responsibility, and that maintaining ethical culture is critical. On a personal level. I fully complied with my ethics agreement the ethics laws and my ethics pledge, and I will do so in the future. I've actively sought and consulted with the department's designated ethics officials for advice on particular matters involving clients, and I have implemented an incredible an incredibly robust screening process to ensure that I don't meet with former firm or former clients to participating in particular matters involving specific parties that I've committed to recuse myself from David Bernhardt is the president's nominee to serve as the interior secretary enduring his opening statement in audience members seated behind him donning, a green swamp thing mask, he continued to listen on. You can check it out. The video is on our website at C span dot org. More from today's hearing Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Mr. Bernhardt, you asked to come to my. Office to say that you were the guy who stood up for strong ethics at interior during the George W Bush years and less than forty eight hours ago. You told me in the Bush years, you advise Julie McDonald in Tori, asleep corrupt interr- interior official to clean up her act. Ultimately, the inspector general found Donald politically nettle with the scientific conclusions efficient wildlife, endangered species reports and McDonald had to resign. A few hours after you, and I met I read interior department documents obtained through a freedom of information act request that show within the last two years you blocked the release of a fish and wildlife report with a new analysis of the dangerous effects of toxic chemicals. So you asked to come to my office. Tell me your ethics are unimpeachable. But these brand new documents. I just saw make you sound like just another corrupt official. Why would you come to my office to lie to me about your ethics? Well, Senator with all due respect. The news article you're referring to is not. Even close to the actual. I read. Article. I read the document if you read those documents, you'll see the documents, but even in that article, the fish and Wildlife Service employees this quoted there says everything was perfectly appropriate, and let me let me tell you what the challenges when I get a document. I make decisions based on exactly the same standards on every single thing that comes to mind ask in here on my standards. Have we appropriately dealt with the facts in the information as we see it. That's a factual question. Have we dealt with the parameters of the law that we have that's a legal question. And then there's also at times a policy question in this particular issue, there's no policy, but there is a very significant and important thing, you're dealing with some of the most difficult consultations on the planet. And when I read the document, my reaction to it was this is really.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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Lawmakers grill pharmaceutical executives over drug prices, but CEOs avoid big pledges

PBS NewsHour

03:22 min | 3 years ago

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

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

03:07 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Has burned. Stop it. You stop it. Well, you stop it. From from the background. You can hear the other operators where like, you know, going double time trying to cover everything because you know, there was nobody to get the extra call again. On it. Company. Second. There's somebody in. Closer what's four over four? What is that? Now. Everybody know give her the props for obviously, she felt there wasn't you know, they weren't backed up with Raymond. She could help the kid and look at me, and they also now he understands fractions. And he knows that every time he has a math problem making call nine one. That's the bad luck. Okay. I hope somebody by telling them don't call nine one one for this. Everybody's glorifying the the nine one one operator stories on her she and her husband, and how wonderful they are and everything else. But remember nine one one is for a real emergency dispatch. A math tutor to help. Because you know. Help is on the way you guys. There's some good news. That's great. You just have to slam dunk, and they just a slap down. Okay. You want? Yeah. Okay. Give me Trump filled with bad news today. I'll give you your bad news Ron Wyden at the security here. Ron wyden. US Senator Ron Wyden today. This is these security hearing where Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence is testifying for the they do this every year. Right. Got to keep congress up-to-date of what's really going on behind the scenes and Senator Ron Wyden asks here, let me ask you one other question for you director and director coats to change the subject to Russia, and particularly these Trump Putin meetings. According to press reports Donald Trump net privately with Ladimir Putin. And no one in the US government has the full story about what was discussed director hassle and director coats with this put you in. A disadvantage position in terms of understanding. Russia's efforts to advance its agenda against the United States. Well, Senator clearly this is a sensitive issue. And that's an issue. We ought to talk about this afternoon. But for two discussing that in a closed session. What? What he just said. I can't say it out loud. Not not with prying years like every other of hundreds of millions of Americans want to know, what was said there. One follow up question director coats. What is three fourths? I know this lady in Louisiana. Nine one one. So there you go. You. You wanted news distress you out. I got news distress you.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Facebook. Though, this attitude seems to be changing conservative lawmakers have criticized the social media giant for what they view as censorship of their end of the political spectrum. And now as NPR's Tim Mack reports progressives are becoming critics to for different reasons. Power. This one word sums up the rising concerns on the left about tech behemoth Facebook, the fundamental problem with Facebook is its power its market power its power over the discourse its power over the way, we think and consume information, that's Sarah Miller. She's a co-chair of freedom from Facebook a coalition of progressive groups opposed to the social media company because of its control over information. It is really one of the world's most dangerous monopolies over the past year, Facebook, endured a scandal. Over Cambridge analytic has use of personal data and has seen stock price. Plummet over privacy concerns. Facebook has been accused by congress of being used to spread Russian disinformation. And it has also been accused by experts of being used incite violence in Myanmar. Here's Miller, again, we don't wanna live in a country where Mark Zuckerberg decides who lives who dies as criticism has mounted Facebook hired an opposition research firm that attempted to discredit freedom from Facebook by linking the group to George Soros, by the way, sources foundation have supported NPR in the past this tactic of linking freedom from Facebook to Soros who's Jewish struck. Some of Facebook's critics as antisemitic so Facebook severed ties with the research firm, the social network did not comment on the story by deadline, but Facebook has said in the past that it is open to privacy regulation. So following these scandals lawmakers on the left are increasingly turning their attention to regulating Facebook on issue after issue. Facebook has not told the truth to their customers. That Senator Ron Wyden. The democrat from Oregon who has been a leading progressive voice on issues from consumer protection to killer drowns to the big banks. He is championing new data privacy legislation and believes that the left is increasingly passionate about the need for reforms to Facebook and other big tech firms. This is an issue where our site that once some accountability and some dramatic reforms to put the consumer in the driver's seat. I think we're picking up grassroots support. Continually widened told PR that Facebook is in an endless cycle in which it lies to consumers then apologizes. Then undertakes what Wyden called meaningless reforms? We're going to have to say. If these CEO's LA Di to their customers and lie to the federal government. There's not to be a real deterrent. That means significant fines and the possibility they will serve jail time. Why does frustration is shared by Senator? Mark Warner who is the top democrat on the Senate intelligence committee has been investigating Facebook's role in Russian interference with the US political system. This is not going to be an area where we can rely upon the goodwill or self policing of these platforms. Sarah Miller, who is you might remember leads. The progressive anti Facebook coalition is proposing one solution we have kind of all come together around a set of solutions that includes restructuring the company so breaking up Facebook allowing competition to kind of flourish again in the social media space. This thinking has at least one ideological ally on the right conservative Senator Ted Cruz has suggested he supports using antitrust laws to break up big tech firms with Republicans concerned about censorship. Democrats concerned about privacy. And no. No end in sight for the scandals. Facebook finds itself in the unenviable position of having to weather a rare bipartisan storm the question now is what action congress will take in the year ahead to MAC NPR news,.

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Slate's If Then

Slate's If Then

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Slate's If Then

"And it's supposed to be used I guess by like landlords to to scope out potential renters or people selling cars who are people conducting credit checks. But I mean, even that's pretty shady. But then the fact that you can just like find somebody on the street till detract, somebody based on their phone is just it's just scary. I know and like so, you know, I I've written before about how you can't clean up a data spill. Right. So like once the data is out there. It can just be replicated and then sold again, and again and again with just the press of a button, right? Like you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. Once there's a leak, but we're not talking about data. That was already created. We're talking about actively create like like, we're talking about your active movements right being sold at an end. So this company micro built is getting it's it's data from a company called zoom ego. According to the story. That T mobile shares location data with as you may go is kind of a data aggregate or so some kind of under the hood company, and then micro built shares data with its customers with a kind of a mobile phone tracking product that it has in the case of the mother bird story with a bail bond company that that they had you know, connections to a source that was somehow linked to that end. Yeah. And then and then according to the story that access is then sometimes, you know, found for sale on the black market. So it's not just people who are working directly with micro built. But then, you know, it seems like you can't even clean up access to data in this case. Or are you actually I would think that you can if these carriers decided to not be so porous right? So this is a case where they're just like leaving the doors open and not closing them. And then selling the map to those open doors or the way to get to those open doors, you know, all over the place, but this. Seems like this is something that carriers really could do better on. I mean, they could do better on all types of stuff when it comes to privacy leaks. But this is just so horrendous and they have to do better. And they you've actually seen just in the past year examples of pressure being brought to bear on the carriers on this issue at the carriers. There were some reports earlier about how they were letting prison guards track inmates and that service could be exploited to track. The phones of anybody in a similar way. And Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was one of the ones leading the charge and calling for investigations. And the next thing you knew the carrier said, you know, what we're not gonna work with secure anymore. We're not gonna we're not going to sell this type of data anymore. But that was just it sounds like that might have been just the tip of the iceberg, or at least only part of the story, and they're going to we're gonna keep finding out about different ways in which our location data has been compromised or exploited people. And absolutely. I think the carriers have to be held responsible for it. You know? And the thing is like the harms of this are really really hard to. Describe and to get people to care about him. And we do not have regulations that force these companies to do anything. So, you know, we have the case where t mobile CEO says, you know, I've evaluated this issue, personally and pledged that t mobile will not sell customer location, data the shady middleman. Well, that's obviously not true because the story is about kind of T mobile being one of the carriers in this that that was investigated by motherboard, and there's just no regulation here. But I on the harms like, you know, I have been hearing for years every time there's this type of data access. You know, it takes some time to come out, but we hear of abusive. It's typically abusive men, stocking ex-girlfriends or ex wives in some way. Right. And and you know, we see all sorts of practices or kinds of ways of spying that are manipulative or perhaps data targeting that is manipulative. And you know, it's it's something that we haven't really studied the harms of enough. So that's. Just keep that in mind, and and just be aware that whether it's Facebook or your phone company..

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"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Slate's If Then

Slate's If Then

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"senator ron wyden" Discussed on Slate's If Then

"And it's supposed to be used I guess by like landlords to to scope out potential renters or people selling cars who are people conducting credit checks. But I mean, even that's pretty shady. But then the fact that you can just like find somebody on the street till detract, somebody based on their phone is just it's just scary. I know and like so, you know, I I've written before about how you can't clean up a data spill. Right. So like once the data is out there. It can just be replicated and then sold again, and again and again with just the press of a button, right? Like you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. Once there's a leak, but we're not talking about data. That was already created. We're talking about actively create like like, we're talking about your active movements right being sold at an end. So this company micro built is getting it's it's data from a company called zoom ego. According to the story. That T mobile shares location data with as you may go is kind of a data aggregate or so some kind of under the hood company, and then micro built shares data with its customers with a kind of a mobile phone tracking product that it has in the case of the mother bird story with a bail bond company that that they had you know, connections to a source that was somehow linked to that end. Yeah. And then and then according to the story that access is then sometimes, you know, found for sale on the black market. So it's not just people who are working directly with micro built. But then, you know, it seems like you can't even clean up access to data in this case. Or are you actually I would think that you can if these carriers decided to not be so porous right? So this is a case where they're just like leaving the doors open and not closing them. And then selling the map to those open doors or the way to get to those open doors, you know, all over the place, but this. Seems like this is something that carriers really could do better on. I mean, they could do better on all types of stuff when it comes to privacy leaks. But this is just so horrendous and they have to do better. And they you've actually seen just in the past year examples of pressure being brought to bear on the carriers on this issue at the carriers. There were some reports earlier about how they were letting prison guards track inmates and that service could be exploited to track. The phones of anybody in a similar way. And Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was one of the ones leading the charge and calling for investigations. And the next thing you knew the carrier said, you know, what we're not gonna work with secure anymore. We're not gonna we're not going to sell this type of data anymore. But that was just it sounds like that might have been just the tip of the iceberg, or at least only part of the story, and they're going to we're gonna keep finding out about different ways in which our location data has been compromised or exploited people. And absolutely. I think the carriers have to be held responsible for it. You know? And the thing is like the harms of this are really really hard to. Describe and to get people to care about him. And we do not have regulations that force these companies to do anything. So, you know, we have the case where t mobile CEO says, you know, I've evaluated this issue, personally and pledged that t mobile will not sell customer location, data the shady middleman. Well, that's obviously not true because the story is about kind of T mobile being one of the carriers in this that that was investigated by motherboard, and there's just no regulation here. But I on the harms like, you know, I have been hearing for years every time there's this type of data access. You know, it takes some time to come out, but we hear of abusive. It's typically abusive men, stocking ex-girlfriends or ex wives in some way. Right. And and you know, we see all sorts of practices or kinds of ways of spying that are manipulative or perhaps data targeting that is manipulative. And you know, it's it's something that we haven't really studied the harms of enough. So that's. Just keep that in mind, and and just be aware that whether it's Facebook or your phone company..

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U.S. medic quarantined in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure

Kim Komando

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

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

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Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their accounts

Bucket Strategy Investing

00:24 sec | 4 years ago

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

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Backpage chief pleads guilty, will cooperate in prostitution case

Mark Levin

02:22 min | 4 years ago

Backpage chief pleads guilty, will cooperate in prostitution case

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