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It’s still easy to find coronavirus mask ads on Facebook

Ads for face masks are still appearing on Facebook, Instagram and Google, according to a review of the platforms carried out by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). This despite pledges by the platforms that they would stamp out ads which seek to profit from the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook said on March 6 that it would temporarily ban commerce listings and advertisements for medical face masks, in an effort to combat price-gouging and misinformation during the COVID-19 crisis. Google ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Mask, Ftc, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Mark Warner, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Page


Noticing potency of our culture of death as Denver capital trial moves forward amidst global pandemic

Those of a certain age can recall a time in which certain politicians regularly preached about the importance of promoting a "Culture of Life."  As one who follows closely the administration of the death penalty in the US,  I have long been inclined to derisively lament what I called a "culture of death" too often leading too many courts and other legal actors to devote, in my view, too much of their scarce resources to capital cases.  (I wrote a 2008 article on the topic focused particularly on...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Court, US, Warner, Denver, Mark Warner, Polis, Adams County, Emily Anderson, Douglas A Berman, Adams County District Court, Dearing, Heath Gumm


5 Lessons Learned on Controlling Fermentation Facility Capital Costs

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest Biotechnology funding is surging and contract fermentation options remain limited, so companies seeking to commercialize advanced biotechnologies are again evaluating options to build required production capacity.   While the “build” approach comes with many benefits, capital costs and requisite funding required to build a commercial-scale fermentation facility spark an inevitable discussion of how best to reduce ferm...
Tags: Thought Leadership, Mark Warner, Fermentation, Warner PE Founder Warner Advisors LLC, Warner Advisors, Carpe Diem


Uber says it's 'exploring' paying drivers who 'have been quarantined or diagnosed with coronavirus' (UBER)

Uber says it is considering paying drivers who have been quarantined or diagnosed with coronavirus, though it doesn't have specific plans as of yet. Their statement comes in response to a concerned senator's letter requesting that the company do more to support its workers: 'I have concerns it does not address some broader challenges that workers could face,' Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote in his letter to Uber leadership. Gig workers for food delivery and ride-hailing apps, whose on-demand job...
Tags: Uber, China, Virginia, US, Trends, Warner, Louisiana, Business Insider, Mark Warner, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Aaron Holmes, Mary Meisenzahl, Dara Khosrowshahi Warner


Big tech commits to paying wages for hourly employees affected by coronavirus plans

Following Microsoft’s lead from late last night, some the biggest technology companies in the U.S. have agreed to page wages for hourly employees impacted by the ongoing corporate response to the coronavirus. It’s the right thing for companies to do, from both a health and safety perspective, and to ensure that the hourly workers who are most impacted by work stoppages and shortages are not adversely affected by events that are beyond their control. As we reported earlier today, Facebook comm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Twitter, Technology, Microsoft, Virginia, Tech, Companies, United States, Bellevue, Warner


Senate Intelligence leaders demand Trump administration declassify Khashoggi info

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr and the panel's top Democrat, Mark Warner of Virginia, are asking the Trump administration to declassify information related to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the US intelligence community's assessment of who was responsible.
Tags: Virginia, US, Cnn, Trump, Mark Warner, Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Trump makes Richard Grenell first openly gay cabinet secretary in history

Richard Grenell and President Donald Trump (Photo: @RichardGrenell | Twitter) Donald Trump is appointing Richard Grenell, US ambassador to Germany since 2018, to the position of acting Director of National Intelligence. The President tweeted the news last night, saying, “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to work...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, Senate, Germany, US, Lifestyle, Intelligence, Cia, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Mark Warner, Mike Pence


Trump makes Richard Grenell first openly gay cabinet member in history

Richard Grenell and President Donald Trump (Photo: @RichardGrenell | Twitter) Donald Trump is appointing Richard Grenell, US ambassador to Germany since 2018, to the position of acting Director of National Intelligence. The President tweeted the news last night, saying, “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to work...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, Senate, Germany, US, Lifestyle, Intelligence, Cia, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Mark Warner, Mike Pence


Barr Unleashes Justice Department Turmoil Over Stone Case

(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr is confronting one of the biggest crises of his tenure after the Justice Department reversed course on a recommendation about how long one of President Donald Trump’s allies should go to prison, prompting a team of career prosecutors to quit the case.Coming after he helped the president navigate the special counsel’s probe of Russian election meddling and prevail in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, Barr will be pressured to pr...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Russia, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy


Senators Fault Obama for Weak Response on Russian Meddling

(Bloomberg) -- Former President Barack Obama’s administration wasn’t “well-postured” to counter Russian meddling in the 2016 election once evidence of the interference surfaced, the Senate Intelligence Committee found in a new report.That failure came even though intelligence was available from as far back as 2015 indicating significant Russian efforts, including several attempts by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to warn the Democratic National Committee in 2015 and 2016 that “malign” actor...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Virginia, Russia, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Intelligence, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, James Clapper, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Clinton


Four Letters That Every Outdoor Adventurer Should Know

Now more than ever, politics is unpredictable. Partisanship trumps policy, watchdogs become lapdogs, and elected officials come and go faster than you can say quid pro quo. But there is one federal program that’s been around for over 50 years. It is the country’s most important conservation and recreation funding tool—yet probably fewer than 5 percent of Americans have ever heard of it.  It goes by the acronym LWCF. These four letters should be tattooed onto the hearts of every outdoor adv...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Virginia, Environment, America, West Virginia, Sport, United States, Cycling, House, North Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Mark Warner, Congressional, Mid Atlantic


One of the CIA's waterboarding torturers called himself "The Preacher" and shouted religious nonsense while performing executions

More word from the ongoing attempt to bring the people responsible for years of CIA torture to justice: one of the three waterboarding specialists at Guantanamo was called "The Preacher" because while he was drowning suspects to the point of near death, he "would at random times put one hand on the forehead of a detainee, raise the other high in the air, and in a deep Southern drawl say things like, 'Can you feel it, son? Can you feel the spirit moving down my arm, into your body?'" The sad...
Tags: Post, News, 911, Guantanamo, War Crimes, Gwot, Cia, Torture, Nicaragua, Gitmo, Abu Zubaydah, Cia Torture, Waterboarding, Mitchell, Trump, Mark Warner


Google backtracks on search results design

Earlier today, Google href="https://twitter.com/searchliaison/status/1220768238490939394?s=21"> announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers, and the press over the way in which search results display were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search service click on ads. It doesn’t make money when people click on an unpaid search result. Making ads look like search results makes ...
Tags: Google, TC, Washington Post, Virginia, Tech, Warner, District Of Columbia, Mark Warner, Don, Ginny Marvin, Harry Brignull, Brignull, Google For Google


2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

It’s no secret that I hate predictions — not least because the security field changes rapidly, making it difficult to know what’s next. But given what we know about the past year, we can make some best-guesses at what’s to come. Ransomware will get worse, and local governments will feel the heat File-encrypting malware that demands money for the decryption key, known as ransomware, has plagued local and state governments in the past year. There have been a near-constant stream of attacks in th...
Tags: Amazon, Security, TC, Internet Of Things, Europe, Microsoft, California, Tech, Ransomware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Cybercrime, United States, Senate Intelligence Committee, Giphy, Mark Warner


How Qasem Soleimani’s Assassination in Iraq Comes at a Fraught Moment for Trump

Donald J. Trump’s decision to escalate the U.S. confrontation with Iran by authorizing an that killed two of its top military leaders comes as he finds himself in a precarious, unprecedented position: facing a trial in the Senate and entering the 2020 campaign as the first President in history to run for re-election after being impeached. Trump’s decision to launch a drone strike in Baghdad that killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran’s main...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Iraq, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Iran, United States, Foreign Policy, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Graham, Pentagon


The Access Act

Yesterday three Senators, Democrats Mark Warner (VA) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (MO), put forward new legislation aimed at opening up the markets in web services. Their proposed legislation is called The Access Act and you can read it in its entirety here. First let me say that this is exactly the kind of regulation we need to deal with the growing monopoly powers of companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc, etc. When Liz Warren came out with her...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Fcc, Washington, Uncategorized, Trends, CT, Aol, Va, Warner, Liz, Mark Warner, Richard Blumenthal, Albert, Mo, Hawley


US Senators Want Social Media Users To Be Able To Take Their Data With Them

Three U.S. lawmakers active in tech issues introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require social networks like Facebook to allow users to pack up their data and go elsewhere, they said in a statement. From a report: The senators, Republican Josh Hawley and Democrats Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal, offered the bill at a time when there is growing concern that Facebook, along with Alphabet's Google, have become so powerful that smaller rivals are unable to lure away their users. The bill curr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Tech, Warner, Mark Warner, Richard Blumenthal, U S House of Representatives, Josh Hawley


Bipartisan legislation would force Big Tech to allow interoperability with small competitors

The Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching” (ACCESS) Act was introduced by Senator Mark Warner [D-VA] and co-sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley [R-MO] and Senator Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]; it mandates the creation of "third party custodial services," regulated by the FTC, that will allow uses of Facebook and other Big Tech platforms to switch to smaller, direct competitors who would then act as an intermediary between these new entrants and the platforms. The ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Congress, Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Mark Warner, Richard Blumenthal, Hawley, Big Tech, Josh Hawley, Interoperability, Monopolism, Adversarial Interoperability


Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not ban any supplier for the next-gen mobile networks on an up front basis, per Reuters. “Essentially our approach is as follows: We are not taking a pre-emptive decision to ban any actor, or any company,” government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told a news conference in Berlin yesterday. The country’s Federal Network Agency is slated to be publishing detailed security guidance on the tech...
Tags: UK, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Tech, Eu, Huawei, WSJ, Communist Party, Mark Warner, Reuters, Handelsblatt, Steffen Seibert, Australia Canada New Zealand


Graham Asks Giuliani to Testify in New GOP-Led Probe on Ukraine

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham reversed course Tuesday and announced he’ll open a Ukraine inquiry that would give President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, an opportunity to testify in a counter to the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.Graham has previously said he would not open such an investigation, pushing instead for someone outside of politics at the Department of Justice to look at matters involving Ukraine, including Trump’s and Giuliani’s a...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, New York City, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, New, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Amy Klobuchar, Graham, State Department


Checking in on the state of ISAs

Income share agreements (ISAs) rose to public awareness this year — if measured in press articles and discussion on “VC Twitter” — after several years of niche experimentation among a small community of education advocates. An ISA in a financing model where the student participates in an education program without paying tuition, then pays a certain percentage of their income for a set period of time in return. As I mentioned in my analysis of ISAs back in April, there is rapid growth in ISA pilo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Congress, Government, Elizabeth Warren, US, Tech, Getty Images, Policy, United States, Equality, Venture Capital, Marco Rubio, Isa, Susa Ventures


Warner Still Wants Congress To Hear From Mueller

Despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s intention to avoid testimony, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) still wants Congress to hear from him. Speaking to reporters following Mueller’s statement on Wednesday, Warner said it was “important” that Mueller testify, but conceded the effort will likely be led by the House Judiciary Committee. “What I’m hoping is we will, from the Intelligence Committee standpoint, get the underlying evidence, counterintelligence eviden...
Tags: News, Congress, Warner, Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Intelligence Committee, Robert Mueller, Russia Probe, Nicole Lafond, TV Clip, Mueller report, Robert Mueller testimony, Warner Still Wants Congress To Hear From Mueller


Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest At a basic level, an owner’s engineer is an experienced consultant brought onto the project team with a deep understanding of both the industry being supported and experience working with engineering and construction firms, thus able to represent the company interest. Commonly, it is someone who has successfully executed similar commercialization projects multiple times and joins the team with experience of the entire process...
Tags: Thought Leadership, Mark Warner, EPC, Warner PE Founder Warner Advisors LLC, Warner Advisors


Key Democrat Demands Mueller's Counterintelligence Findings

Senator Mark Warner told reporters Thursday the committee has compiled “much greater detail” than Mueller’s report described about what the senator called an organized effort by the Russian government and Russian oligarchs to interfere in the 2016 election on behalf of President Donald Trump. Warner noted at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that Mueller’s report mentioned a team of agents who worked on counterintelligence alongside prosecutors, and said the Intelligence panel needs to see ...
Tags: News, Intelligence, Mark Warner, Mueller, Donald Trump Warner


Top Dems Now Have Access to All But Two Full, Seven Partial Lines of Mueller’s Obstruction Report

As Congressional Democrats prepare to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt over his supposed lack of transparency, it's worth remembering that he has made available to top Democrats the entirety of volume II of the Mueller report, save for two full and seven partial lines, which were redacted to protect grand jury secrecy in keeping with federal law.In order to provide lawmakers with greater transparency into special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the Department of Jus...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Democrats, House, William Boyd, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Mark Warner, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Congressional Democrats, Robert Mueller


Julian Assange: the wedge that created a divide among Trump loyalists

The far right see him as a persecuted hero while conservatives portray him as a Kremlin accompliceJulian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Photograph: RMV/REX/ShutterstockThe charges that led to Julian Assange’s arrest have nothing to do with the 2016 presidential election or the Mueller investigation into Donald Trump’s Russian ties, but the extradition case and Assange’s possible arrival in the US will be electrified by all those unresolved is...
Tags: Facebook, London, News, Obama, Washington, Nsa, Senate, Virginia, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Dnc, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea


Senators Introduce Bill to Stop 'Dark Patterns' Huge Platforms Use to Trick Users

Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) have introduced legislation to ban so-called “dark patterns” tactics designed to trick users into handing over access to their data, Reuters reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Virginia, Cybersecurity, Nebraska, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Platforms, Mark Warner, Reuters, Deb Fischer


U.S. senators take aim at Big Tech's 'dark patterns'

Two U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would ban "manipulative" design features and prompts that let large websites such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Facebook Inc. "trick consumers into handing over their personal data." Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Deb Fischer introduced the bill on so-called "dark patterns" on Tuesday, according to a news release from Warner’s office. Such features, based on behavioral psychology, include pre-checked boxes or pop-ups in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington, Advertising, House, Warner, Senate Intelligence Committee, Federal Trade Commission, Mark Warner, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Deb Fischer, Big Tech, Facebook Twitter and Google, Harry Brignull


Proposed bill would forbid big tech platforms from using dark pattern design

A new piece of bipartisan legislation aims to protect people from one of the sketchiest practices that tech companies employ to subtly influence user behavior. Known as “dark patterns,” this dodgy design strategy often pushes users toward giving up their privacy unwittingly and allowing a company deeper access to their personal data. To fittingly celebrate the one year anniversary of Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) have proposed th...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Identity Management, Congress, Government, Tech, United States, Warner, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Mark Warner


Web’s ‘Dark Patterns’ Targeted as U.S. Senators Take Aim at Tech

Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Deb Fischer introduced the bill on so-called "dark patterns" on Tuesday, according to a news release from Warner’s office. Such features, based on behavioral psychology, include pre-checked boxes or pop-ups in the middle of an activity -- such as an e-commerce purchase or reading a story online -- that prompt users to consent to the collection of personal data.
Tags: Science, Warner, Mark Warner, Deb Fischer