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Stop the excuses and pass a police decertification bill

SACRAMENTO – If you’re a Realtor, contractor or insurance agent who engages in serious misbehavior, the state can strip you of the license that allows you to practice your profession. Occupational-licensing rules often are strict. They include “moral turpitude” clauses that deny licenses to those with convictions – even for crimes that have little to do with the specific work license. These rules mostly apply to private-sector workers. But many government employees – especially police officers, ...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Bill, EMS, Bill Of Rights, Legislature, McFarland, Senate Bill, Fullerton, Newsom


Senate Confirms Chris Inglis as Biden's Top Cyber Adviser

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Chris Inglis to be President Joe Biden's national cyber director, installing the former NSA deputy director as Biden's top cyber adviser at a time when many lawmakers are pressing the White House for a muscular response to a series of high-profile hacks. From a report: As head of the new Office of the National Cyber Director inside the White House, Inglis will coordinate federal agencies' disparate work on cyber issues and oversee the development of the U.S.' dig...
Tags: Nsa, Senate, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Biden, Homeland Security Committee, Inglis, JBS, Chris Inglis, Office of the National, White House Inglis


A Senate proposal for a new US agency to protect Americans’ data is back

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has revived a bill that would establish a new U.S. federal agency to shield Americans from the invasive practices of tech companies operating in their own backyard. Last year, Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Data Protection Act, a legislative proposal that would create an independent agency designed to address modern concerns around privacy and tech that existing government regulators have proven ill-equipped to handle. “The U.S. needs a new approach to pri...
Tags: TC, Europe, Congress, Senate, US, Tech, Policy, Regulation, United States, House, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Federal Trade Commission, Data Security, Ftc


Daily Crunch: In $1.2B deal, EV battery maker Solid Power files to go public

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for June 15, 2021. Henry here while your regular scribe is enjoying some hard-earned R&R. We just secured Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to speak at our City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event. As Brian Heater said today, Pittsburgh currently has one of the world’s most vibrant robotic startup ecosystems, is at the center of much of the worl...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Senate, Tech, Ford, Bmw, Andreessen Horowitz, Khan, Nasdaq, Carnegie Mellon University, George Eliot, Shopify, Federal Trade Commission, Creandum


Senate Confirms Progressive Tech Critic Lina Khan To Become an FTC Commissioner

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, the young progressive who helped launch a reckoning amongst antitrust scholars and enforcers, in a 69-28 vote. From a report: At 32, Khan will become the youngest commissioner ever confirmed to the agency. Her confirmation also signals a bipartisan desire to impose more regulations on Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet and Apple. Khan received the support of several Republicans, includi...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Khan, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Lee, Senate judiciary, Roger Wicker, Sen Mike Lee, Lina Khan, Facebook Amazon Alphabet, Commerce Committee Ranking, Amazon s Antitrust Paradox for the Yale Law Review


Biden elevates tech antitrust crusader Lina Khan to FTC chair

The Senate confirmed Big Tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday. In a strong and surprising signal that the tech industry is overdue for some intense regulatory scrutiny, Biden elevated the newly-confirmed Khan to chair the agency the same day. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. As FTC chair, Khan will replace Rebecca K...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, Tech, Policy, Amy Klobuchar, Khan, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Congressional, Big Tech, Competition Law


Tech antitrust crusader Lina Khan is confirmed as FTC commissioner

The Senate confirmed big tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday, signaling a new era of scrutiny for the tech industry. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. An associate law professor at Columbia, Khan’s star rose with the publication of a landmark paper examining how the government’s outdated ways of identifying monopoli...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Congress, Senate, White House, Tech, Policy, Amy Klobuchar, Khan, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Congressional, Big Tech, Competition Law, Sen Amy Klobuchar


For vehicle safety, the future is now

Jason Levine Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Levine is the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a national nonprofit organization focused on vehicle safety since 1970. Every day in the United States, more than 100 people die because of a car crash. Some are teenagers, like the daughter of writer Michael Lewis and Tabitha Soren, and her boyfriend, who died in a wrong-way crash. Some are well known, like Kevin Cl...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, Michael Lewis, AAA, Albuquerque New Mexico, Center for Auto Safety, Kevin Clark, Ford Pinto, Tabitha Soren, Jason Levine


The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Welp, the mobility event is over and we had loads of interesting interviews and anyone with an Extra Crunch subscription can access the videos. For instance, Rita Liao moderated a panel with executives from three Chinese robotaxi companies — WeRide, AutoX and Momenta — that also test and develop in Europe and the United States. One inter...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Indonesia, California, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Softbank, America, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg


Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation

Tristan Abbey Contributor Share on Twitter Tristan Abbey is President of Comarus Analytics LLC. He served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as director for strategic planning at the National Security Council. No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste. No, not even a changing climate, which may be a wicked problem but none...
Tags: Energy, Column, New York, California, Opinion, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Alabama, Tech, Georgia, United States, Wyoming, San Diego, National Security Council, Biden


Chicago PD officer charged in Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

By Carma Hassan and Brad Parks | CNN A Chicago police officer was arrested at his home Friday morning and is facing five federal misdemeanor charges in connection to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol in Washington. Karol Chwiesiuk is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Chwiesiuk made a court appearance Friday morn...
Tags: Google, Senate, US, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, David Brown, Chicago Police, Brown, Capitol, Chicago Police Department


Top stories this PM: 60 million wasted doses; a new Trump probe; Biden's gift to Boris

Good evening. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:60 million doses down the drain. The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. They were made at a Baltimore factory that's been closed for two months after workers accidentally mixed up ingredients.Probing "a gross abuse of power." The deputy attorney general asked the Justice Departm...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Boris Johnson, Fda, Bmw, Biden, Nissan


New York Senate Passes Landmark Right To Repair Bill

A Right to Repair bill that would give everyone the information, parts, and tools they need to fix their electronic devices passed in the New York State Senate, the first such bill to pass in the country. Kevin Purdy writes via iFixit: At a virtual session, the Senate approved S4104 by a margin of 51 to 12. Normally the next step would be a vote on an identical bill in the state's Assembly. But Thursday is the last day of session for the NY legislature, and the bill has not yet escaped committee...
Tags: New York, Senate, Tech, Long Island, Bay Shore, Assembly, U S PIRG, Boyle, New York Senate, New York State Senate, Kevin Purdy, Right To Repair, Sen Philip Boyle


YouTube has blocked Sen. Ron Johnson for 7 days after it removed a video of him spreading coronavirus misinformation

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended Sen. Ron Johnson's account for spreading medical misinformation. The company specifically prohibits content that contradicts public-health guidance. The Republican routinely holds Senate hearings where he promotes baseless conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Wisconsin, Republican Party, Johnson, Politicians, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Ron Johnson, Misinformation


YouTube has blocked Senator Ron Johnson for 7 days after it removed a video of him spreading coronavirus treatment misinformation

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks to reporters and tells them why he is against a January 6 commission. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended Senator Ron Johnson's account for spreading medical misinformation. The company specifically prohibits content that contradicts public health guidance. The Republican routinely holds Senate hearings where he promotes baseless conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from Y...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, Youtube, Senate, US, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Wisconsin, Republican Party, Johnson, Politicians, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

By Manu Raju, Evan Perez, Katie Bo Williams and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff — along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN’s Don Le...
Tags: Apple, Florida, UK, California, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Tennessee, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Marco Rubio


Amazon, Google Execs Lead U.S. Senate Panel Antitrust Hearing Witness List

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from Alphabet's Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary...
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Amazon, Google Executives Lead U.S. Senate Panel Antitrust Hearing Witness List

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives from Alphabet's Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary...
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10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


10 things in tech: Bezos tax credits, Facebook smartwatch, Mars helicopter landing

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos reportedly claimed a tax credit intended for families earning less than $100,000 - but he was worth $18 billion. In 2011, Bezos received a $4,000 tax credit for his children, according to tax documents obtained by ProPublica. We explain how he was able to do that.2. Facebook's first-ever smartwatch is slated to roll out next s...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Pegasus, Miami, Silicon Valley, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Newsletters, Tech Insider, Frank Slootman


Senate To Probe Whether Legislation Needed To Combat Cyber Attacks

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed. From a report: "Today I am asking Chairman Gary Peters of our Homeland Security Committee and our other relevant committee chairs to begin a government-wide review of these attacks and determine what legislation may be needed to counter the threat of cyber crime and bring the fight to the cybe...
Tags: Senate, New York City, Tech, U S Senate, Gary Peters, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, U S Southeast, Homeland Security Committee, Colonial Pipeline


China denounces US Senate’s $250bn move to boost tech and manufacturing

Beijing says bill seeks to exaggerate ‘so-called China threat’ and is ‘full of cold war thinking’China has denounced a US Senate bill worth approximately $250bn that aims to boost American technology and manufacturing prowess as an example of the US hyping up “the so-called China threat”, and accused Washington of attempting to hinder its development.The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Innovation and Competition Act, in a rare show of unity in a chamber often filled with political ...
Tags: Business, Technology, Washington, Senate, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Chinese Economy


The Senate signs off on a $250 billion cash injection for US tech companies to help them compete with China and end the global semiconductor chip shortage

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The Senate passed a bill Tuesday authorizing $250 billion in spending for US technology and science research. The bill is geared towards helping the US compete against China, and build more semiconductor chips. President Biden praised the bill, which now has to pass the House of Representatives. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrat and Republican senators signed off on a bill on Tuesday that wou...
Tags: Politics, Technology, News, Senate, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Biden, The Washington Post, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Tech Insider, Sen Todd Young


US Senate approves $50bn boost for computer chip and AI technology to counter China

Legislation shows deeply divided parties are united on confronting China in the ‘race for technologies of the future’The US Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to boost American semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.The 68-32 vote for the bill on Tuesday demonstrates how confronting China economically is an issue that unites both parties in Congress. It is a rare...
Tags: Business, Technology, Congress, Senate, China, Economics, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Chinese Economy


10 Things in Politics: The power players in Biden's inner circle

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Meet the 7 people who make up Biden's inner-circle huddleIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be days away from being oustedThe FBI says a Russian group was behind the cyberattack on a meatpacking giantWith Jordan Erb President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office in Apr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Florida, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Amc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, New York Times


How Far Can We Go Before the Constitutional Bargain Is Undermined?

The Quebec Government’s An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96), has generated considerable controversy over whether a province is able to make significant constitutional changes to its status and the use of the French and English languages unilaterally. It also raises the question of whether, if enacted and the constitution is amended, it will undermine the very architecture of the 1867 constitutional “deal” that united the original four members of confede...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Canada, New Brunswick, House, House Of Commons, Cambridge, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Victoria, Bill, Parliament, Oklahoma


The Station: Rivian rolls towards an IPO and Quantumscape makes a big battery hire

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. For my American readers, you might be traveling — perhaps for the first time in more than a year — because of the Memorial Day holiday. While Memorial Day is meant to honor members ...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Utah, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Senate, White House, China, Ipo, Germany, Berlin, Softbank, America


Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund For Jeff Bezos Space Firm

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Now that Jeff Bezos's space flight company Blue Origin has lost a multibillion contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX, Congress is prepping the ground for Bezos to win a contract anyway, ordering NASA to make not one but two awards. The order would come through the Endless Frontier Act, a bill to beef up resources for science and technology research that's being debated on the Senate floor this week. An amendment was added to that legislation by Se...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Senate, America, Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Sanders, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Cantwell, Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash, SpaceX Congress, Dynetics


These green tech companies are planning to capitalize on President Biden's infrastructure plan - here's how

Inside Virgin Hyperloop's new test facility in West Virginia. Virgin Hyperloop Biden's infrastructure plan could create growth opportunities for many sustainable tech companies. The proposal calls for a $2 trillion commitment to clean energy, roads, bridges, transit, and more. Virgin Hyperloop, Sealed, and CityZenith stand to benefit, but Depcom Power isn't quite convinced. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Virgin Hyperloop cofounder Josh Giegel saw the Bide...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Chicago, Infrastructure, House, Portland, Richard Branson


How Dan Bongino went from a failed congressional candidate to one of the kings of conservative media

Dan Bongino at Fox News Channel Studios in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Dan Bongino is one of the most influential figures in conservative media. The former Secret Service agent has over the years built himself a major platform to spread his agenda. In an interview with Insider, he spoke about his rise and the battles he sees himself facing. See more stories on Insider's business page. On August 30, 2016, the results came through: Dan Bongino had failed to become the Republi...
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