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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It (Chris Gordon)

I can tell you the batting average of Dale Murphy from his 1983 NL MVP season rose 21 points from his 1982 MVP season(.281 to .302). Much to the chagrin of my poor wife I might add, I am a statistical nerd. It’s true I hated Statistics in college though. No not stats, but Statistics, Probabilities & such. I don’t care if you roll a pair of dice 2909872 times you might not ever get six on both at the same time, but I digress. This isn’t a post about my abnormal LOVE for statistics, the measurable...
Tags: Religion, Commission, States, EC, Orlando, Chris, Russell Moore, Task Force, Lifeway, Moore, SBC, Executive Committee, McKenzie, Mike Stone, NL MVP, Ethics Religious Liberty Commission


European Commission proposes Data Act 2021 to increase data-sharing between businesses and govts

Among the proposals for the European Commission’s ‘A Europe for the Digital Age‘, the EU has proposed that data-sharing between governments and businesses — including that of non-personal data — be increased. In the European Data Strategy released yesterday, the Commission has proposed a possible Data Act 2021 which will “foster business-to-government data sharing for the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Personal Data, Non-personal Data, European Data Strategy


ERLC Responds Powerfully to Mike Stone and EC Task Force

In a statement just posted at ERLC.com, the ERLC trustees address the actions taken by the SBC Executive Committee during Tuesday’s meeting. Full Text Below:   Letter from the ERLC Executive Committee Feb 20, 2020 Dear Chairman Stone and Members of the Executive Committee, As convictional and grateful Southern Baptists, we would like to thank every member of the Executive Committee for their service to the Southern Baptist Convention. Our convention is indebted to all who take time to ...
Tags: Religion, Commission, Christ, Moore, SBC, Executive Committee, Stone, Mike Stone, Southern Baptist, Ethics Religious Liberty Commission, SBC Annual Meeting, ERLC, Baptist Press, SBC Issues, Cooperative Program, David E Prince


Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a time when the company is under intense scrutiny over how extensively it tracks people online and for antitrust concerns. Google confirmed its plan to acquire Fitbit last November, saying it would pay $7.35 per share for the wearable maker in an all-cash deal that valued Fitbit, and therefore the activity, health, sleep an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Fitbit, DPC, European Economic Area, European Data Protection Board EDPB, EDPB, Irish Data Protection Commission DPC


The EC and the ERLC: A Dangerous Overreach

First, the disclaimer. I’m on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Leadership Council. Which by the way, and contrary to the belief of some phone calls I have received, has no authority or power at the ERLC but is a group of about 80 people who were nominated / chosen to “receive intentional investment from the ERLC and serve as ambassadors for the organization.” You can read more about the Leadership Council HERE. I suppose it should be said that I have come full circle in my appr...
Tags: Politics, Networking, Religion, Commission, Dallas, Jesus, EC, Jay, Russell Moore, Trustees, Board of Trustees, Moore, SBC, Executive Committee, Kelley, Mike Stone


Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, underlining the ongoing appetite EU citizens have for applying their rights. But what the report doesn’t show is any firm enforcement of EU data protection rules vis-a-vis big tech. The report leans heavily on stats to illustrate the volume of work piling up on desks in Dublin. But it’s light on deci...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Commission, Dublin, Cnil, Dixon, DPC, CJEU, Data Protection Commission, Helen Dixon


Every Child on Earth Faces ‘Existential Threats’ From Climate Change, Report Finds

Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children’s sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, compiled by over 40 child and adolescent health experts in a commission convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the medical journal The Lancet, show that the health and future for every child and teen in the world is under threat. Climate change, ecological degradation and ad...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Netherlands, Commission, New Zealand, Central African Republic, Unicef, Peterson, The Lancet, Helen Clark, Onetime, Stefan Peterson, Norway South Korea, World Health Organization WHO UNICEF, Chad Somalia Niger Mali


Coral Gables Commission Allows Remote Participation Via Cam or Cell Phone — If You Can Find the Link

According to a recent email newsletter from Coral Gables Commissioner Jorge L. Fors, Jr., Live video commenting at City Commission Meetings is now possible. With the support of the City Commission, I passed a resolution that allows any resident with a webcam or smartphone to appear and give public comments at City Commission Meetings via live video feed. Through technology, this new system further enhances transparency and public access in our City’s governance. I encourage all wishing to commen...
Tags: Commission, Coral Gables, Jorge, Coral Gables Commission, Fors, City Commission Meetings


Europe Takes on China, US With Plan To Regulate Global Tech

U.S. and Chinese firms hoping to deploy artificial intelligence and other technology in Europe will have to submit to a slew of new rules and tests, under a set of plans unveiled by the European Union to boost the bloc's digital economy. From a report: The legislative plans, outlined on Wednesday by the European Commission, the bloc's executive body, are designed to help Europe compete with the U.S. and China's technological power while still championing EU rights. The move is the latest attempt...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, China, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, Brussels, China US, Thierry Breton, Digital Services Act, Europe European Industry


The Executive Committee’s investigation of the ERLC should be scrutinized

The Pastor’s Conference has been a slow-motion train wreck from the start. One would expect the Executive Committee to exert control over what happens at the venue identified as the Southern Baptist Convention in annual session. I still have gripes about who gets display space in the exhibit hall for the SBCAM even though the EC has guidelines for that. If the EC establishes guidelines for the PC if they want to meet in the same space that is to be expected. But, I’m not all that heavily investe...
Tags: Religion, Commission, EC, Convention, SBC, Religious Liberty Commission, Executive Committee, Stone, Mike Stone, Southern Baptist, Ethics Religious Liberty Commission, NAMB, ERLC, Baptist Press, SBC Issues, Dave Miller


The “EARN IT” Act Is Another Terrible Proposal to “Reform” Section 230

Another “fix Section 230” bill is coming. This one is called the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020” or “EARN IT Act of 2020” and it’s being led by Sens. Graham and Blumenthal. The EARN IT Act is twice as bad as the other Section 230 reform bills because it’s a two-fer: not only would it undermine Section 230, but it could destabilize the decades-old encryption policy wars. As has become typical for Section 230 reform bills, it takes thousands of wo...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Law, Congress, California, Senate, Wikipedia, US, Pandora, House, Commission, Dmca, Homeland Security, Graham, Doj


Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights at the European Commission. “I do think that there should be regulation on harmful content,” said Zuckerberg during a Q&A session at the Munich Security Conference, per Reuters, making a pitch for bespoke regulation. He went on to sugg...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Vera Jourova, Facebook Facebook


United States: Ohio's Final Workgroup Report On Smart Meter Data Access: Are We There Yet? Not Quite, Kids…. - Dickinson Wright PLLC

It may be 2020, but some big issues have carried over from the last decade at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, including the question of what the Commission will do to facilitate custome
Tags: News, United States, Commission, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Dickinson Wright PLLC


Former Missouri Guv Greitens’ Campaign Didn’t Disclose Dark Money Help, Probe Finds

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ reelection campaign was fined $178,000 for failing to report in-kind contributions by two outside groups, according to a consent order released Thursday. However, if Greitens’ campaign pays $38,000 the rest of the fine would be resolved, the order . Greitens is perhaps best known for allegedly blackmailing a woman with nude photos of herself, among other accusations of sexual misconduct, a scandal that resulted in him resigning from the governorship in 2o1...
Tags: News, Washington, Missouri, Commission, PAC, Republican, Mike Pence, Springfield, Ayers, Kansas City Star, Federal Elections Commission, GFM, Eric Greitens, Tarrance Group, Missouri Ethics Commission, Greitens


The FTC's latest shot at the tech giants has opened up an unexpected front in the war to constrain Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB)

The Federal Trade Commission's move to probe past acquisitions by the big tech firms is one more regulatory worry for those companies. The agency plans to study the "hundreds" of deals the companies have made over the last 10 years that the companies hadn't previously had to report to it. There's growing concern inside and outside the agency that the companies have used such deals to quash nascent competitors. As a result of the study, the FTC could force the companies to unwind some of their ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, European Union, Commission, Silicon Valley, Harry, University Of California Berkeley, Doj, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission


The FTC's focus on 'small' acquisitions by tech companies is the first shot in a big new battle (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB)

The Federal Trade Commission's move to probe past acquisitions by the big tech firms is one more regulatory worry for those companies. The agency plans to study the "hundreds" of deals the companies have made over the last 10 years that the companies hadn't previously had to report to it. There's growing concern inside and outside the agency that the companies have used such deals to quash nascent competitors. As a result of the study, the FTC could force the companies to unwind some of their ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, European Union, Commission, Silicon Valley, Harry, University Of California Berkeley, Doj, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission


FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties

Undisclosed influencer marketing posts on social media should trigger financial penalties, according to a statement released today by the Federal Trade Commission’s Rohit Chopra. The FTC has just voted 5-0 to approve a Federal Register notice calling for public comments on questions related to whether The Endorsement Guides for advertising need to be updated. “When companies launder advertising by paying an influencer to pretend that their endorsement or review is untainted by a financial relati...
Tags: TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Commission, Taylor, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Chopra, Rohit Chopra


Symposium: Let the consumer watchdog do its job

Amy Teng is an assistant attorney general in the Washington Attorney General’s Office, which joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia on an amicus brief in support of the respondent in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The views stated herein are hers alone and are not attributable to the Attorney General of Washington. In 2010, on the heels of the Great Recession, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address the “serious structural flaws” ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, Commission, Federal Reserve, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Executive Branch, Federal Trade Commission, Securities And Exchange Commission, Ftc, Trump


Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING — The number of new cases in China dropped for a second straight day in the virus outbreak that has infected about 45,000 people and killed more than 1,100, health officials said Wednesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised tax cuts and other aid to industry as the government tries to limit growing damage to the economy. The outbreak has become the latest political challenge for Xi and China’s ruling Communist Party. While most of the infections have been in China, i...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, London, News, Media, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Disney, Spain, Sport, World news, Fbi, Thailand


FTC Will Review Past Mergers by Facebook, Google and Other Big Tech Companies

The new effort by the Federal Trade Commission will require all five big technology companies to provide information about the smaller players they've purchased over the past 10 years, including documents for deals that may not have been large enough to warrant deep, closer inspection by government watchdogs at the time. From a report: The records the FTC amasses could ultimately influence its thinking about Silicon Valley and its size, sparking investigations, resulting in tough punishments or ...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, Tech, Commission, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Google, Apple Amazon Facebook Google, Joe Simons


The FTC is looking into past acquisitions by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-parent Alphabet as it ramps up antitrust inquiries (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL, MSFT)

The Federal Trade Commission asked Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google's parent company for information on past acquisitions, it said in a press release Tuesday. The FTC sent letters asking about "potentially anticompetitive acquisitions" the companies had made over the past decade but not yet reported to the agency. The inquiry comes amid numerous other antitrust investigations into the tech industry in both the US and Europe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, US, Trends, Commission, Amazon Web Services, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Apple Amazon Facebook Microsoft, Amazon Apple Facebook Microsoft, Joseph Simons


FTC orders Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to provide details on prior acquisitions of small companies

The Federal Trade Commission today ordered five big tech companies to provide detailed information about their previous acquisitions of small companies, expanding the agency's investigation into possible antitrust concerns in digital markets. Looks like Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are in the regulatory hot seat this year. Maybe there's antitrust action in the works, who knows. Wow, the FTC is asking Alphabet / Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft for ...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Microsoft, Law, Tech, Commission, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, YouTube Facebook, David Ingram, CNBC NBC News


FTC to examine every acquisition by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft in 2010-2019 over antitrust issues

Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google do not always disclose every acquisition they make, especially when the companies in question are little fish in the tech big pond, but in aggregate, all that M&A could pose bigger questions about how they are using their financial power and market influence in anticompetitive ways. That idea is the subject of the latest announcement from the US’s Federal Trade Commission, which today issued Special Orders to five big tech firms — Alphabet (including Googl...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Microsoft, US, Tech, Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Apple Amazon, Alphabet Amazon Apple Facebook, Joe Simons, Google Amazon com Apple Facebook


Symposium: When agency independence becomes an answer in search of a question

Adam J. White is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an assistant professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he directs the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State. In “Little Gidding,” T.S. Eliot wrote: “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” Reading briefs in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commission, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ftc, Morrison, Antonin Scalia, Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason University, Myers, Franklin Roosevelt


United States: EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon's Announcement Of Strategic Priorities: A New Era Of Transparency For The Commission? - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

On February 4, 2020, EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon's released a list of priorities for the Commission in 2020.
Tags: News, United States, Commission, EEOC, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Janet Dhillon


RSS creates spy network to monitor India’s Christians

India (MNN) -- People playing the arcade game “Whack-A-Mole” use a rubber hammer to force plastic moles back into hiding. It’s similar to what a powerful Hindu group is doing to India’s Christians. “The Hindu nationalist movement, the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) … has organized a nationwide network of people to report Christian activity,” Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton says.  What is the RSS? “They want to have radical Hindu nationalists stationed in every on...
Tags: India, Commission, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Modi, Nettleton, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Todd Nettleton, Voice of the Martyrs USA, VOM USA, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang RSS Sangh Parivar, Vishva Hindu Parishad VHP, Bharath Joshi, Flickr VOM, Timon Studler


Duty to Consult Is Not a Veto

Energy projects in Canada are of enormous public interest, with significant economic, social, and environmental affects. The National Energy Board Act allowed for the National Energy Board to provide a report for the certification of a pipeline, with recommendations to the Governor in Council, while considering the following relevant factors: (a)  the availability of oil, gas or any other commodity to the pipeline; (b)  the existence of markets, actual or potential; (c)  the economic fe...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, First Nations, Canada, Commission, Parliament, Council, Board, Dunsmuir, Supreme Court of Canada, Trans Mountain, Royal Commission, National Energy Board, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Federal Court of Appeal


Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report

Facebook’s use of the Onavo spyware VPN app it acquired in 2013 — and used to inform its 2014 purchase of the then rival WhatsApp messaging platform — is on the radar of Europe’s antitrust regulator, per a report in the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reports that the Commission has requested a large volume of internal documents as part of a preliminary investigation into Facebook’s data practices which was announced in December. The WSJ cites people familiar with the matter who told it...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Spyware, United Kingdom, Commission


EU we go again: Commission takes aim at Qualcomm over 5G antitrust concerns for radio frequency front end chips

Regulator sends Request for Information to processor producer over abuse of position Qualcomm is being probed once again by the European Commission, this time to ascertain if it abused market dominance in 5G modem chips to stifle competition in radio frequency front ends (RFFE).…
Tags: Eu, Software, Commission, European Commission, Qualcomm


Blackbox welfare fraud detection system breaches human rights, Dutch court rules

An algorithmic risk scoring system deployed by the Dutch state to try to predict the likelihood that social security claimants will commit benefits or tax fraud breaches human rights law, a court in the Netherlands has ruled. The Dutch government’s System Risk Indication (SyRI) legislation uses a non-disclosed algorithmic risk model to profile citizens and has been exclusively targeted at neighborhoods with mostly low-income and minority residents. Human rights campaigners have dubbed it a ‘welf...
Tags: Europe, UK, Tech, Eu, Netherlands, Commission, Un, Alston, ECHR, Hoboken, Joris, Philip Alston