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Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While we place a lot of the focus on defending against laws that target firearms, anti-Second Amendment extremists also target ammunition. In a way, this ammunition control can be worse – because those who exercise their Second Amendment rights need to purchase ammunition. Now, those who exercise their Second Amendment rights will buy ammunition for any number of reasons: Actual use for personal protection...
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Senators push for end of forced deferral of federal employee payroll tax

Representatives also introduce legislation to overturn executive payroll action, which also affects members of the military. Internal Revenue Service workers are among the federal employees who will see their upcoming paychecks reflect Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral order. Some lawmakers say workers should get to make the final decision on their withholding. (Photo by David Boeke via Flickr) Maryland and Virginia, the two states that border the District of Columbia, are home to hu...
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Facebook trails expanding portability tools ahead of FTC hearing

Facebook is considering expanding the types of data its users are able to port directly to alternative platforms. In  ahead of an FTC hearing on the topic next month, Facebook says it intends to expand the scope of its data portability offerings “in the coming months”. It also offers some “possible examples” of how it could build on the photo portability tool it began rolling out last year — suggesting it could in future allow users to transfer media they’ve produced or shared on Facebook to...
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Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
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Today’s Congressional Hearing Will Test Big Tech’s Simplest Algorithm: If An Ex-Regulator, Then Hire

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. After months of heightened antitrust scrutiny, the House Judiciary Committee has finally set up a blockbuster confrontation with big tech: the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook will testify Wednesday before the committee on their companies’ dominance as digital platforms. The hearing is part of the Antitrust Subcomittee’s investigation into the companies and the “ adequacy of existing antitrust laws and e...
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Google's CEO will face tough questions at this week's antitrust hearings in Congress. If you're confused by all the different Google investigations, here's the complete guide. (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress on Wednesday alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the various...
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Below The Radar: Background Check Completion Act of 2020

Below The Radar: Background Check Completion Act of 2020 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Sometimes, Second Amendment supporters do not need a lengthy discourse to show their fellow gun owners just how unreasonable anti-Second Amendment extremists are. Sometimes, it takes less than a half-dozen pieces of paper. Sound crazy? No, it isn't. Here’s how you can do it. First, you just need to print out the GPO’s official version of S 4068, the Background Check Completion Act of 2020, introduced by ...
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Google's home state of California launched a new antitrust investigation into the company. If you're confused by all the different Google investigations, here's the complete guide. (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress later this month alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the var...
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Google is gearing up for a summer of heated antitrust battles: Here's a guide to the various investigations and regulatory threats Google is facing (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress later this month alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the var...
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Symposium: June Medical decision is no cause for congressional complacency

Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States senator from Connecticut. He joined an amicus brief on behalf of 197 members of Congress in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. He is the Senate lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Today’s Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo is a landmark legal victory against radical politicians relentlessly attacking reproductive rights cross the country. Roe v. Wade is safe—for now. This ruling is an i...
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Senators Wyden And Markey Make It Clear AT&T Is Violating Net Neutrality (techdirt)

For years now, AT&T has imposed arbitrary broadband monthly usage caps and costly overage fees -- but not if you use the company's own streaming TV service. As a result, when you use AT&T's own streaming TV platforms, you won't see any limits. But try to use an AT&T competitor like Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix, and you'll face monthly limits and usage surcharges. Like many big ISPs, AT&T has temporarily lifted its caps on fixed-line broadband networks, but is expected to quietly return to the practi...
Tags: Hbo, News, Fcc, Congress, Netflix, Comcast, Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, AT T, Markey, Karl Bode, Amazon Hulu, Randall Stephenson, Trump FCC, HBO Max, Ron Wyden Ed Markey


In wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, House and Senate introduce helicopter safety bill

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, examines the crash site where a helicopter went down killing all nine people on board, including NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. (Courtesy of NTSB) LOS ANGELES — Legislation introduced Thursday in the House and Senate would require terrain awareness and warning systems and crash-resistant flight data and voice recorders on all helicopters that carry six or more passengers, which the bills’ authors say ...
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Investigation into TikTok as risk to U.S. children's privacy urged by 4 U.S. senators

Four U.S. senators today urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate claims that the very popular video app TikTok, which is owned by a company tied to China's military and government, violated a consent decree to protect children's privacy. From Reuters: In their letter, lawmakers noted a report by the Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others saying that Chinese-owned TikTok had failed to take down videos made by children under age 13 as it agre...
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Oklahoma Legislature Forbids “Red Flag” Laws, or Enforcement of Same

Oklahoma Legislature Forbids “Red Flag” Laws, or Enforcement of Same, iStock-884218046 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Oklahoma legislature passed SB 1081 on 15 May, the last day of the legislative session.  It was one of the last bills passed in 2020 before the legislature adjourned. It appears to be the first anti-red flag law passed by any legislature. The legislature passed the bill, had it signed, enrolled, returned to the House, signed, returned to the Senate, and sent to the Governor, all...
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Senators Klobuchar, Blumenthal, Booker Push Justice Department for Competitive Concert Ticket Prices

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Thursday sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim, “urging the Department of Justice to ensure that a vibrant and competitive live performance marketplace will exist after the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement. Last August, Klobuchar and Blumenthal urged […]
Tags: News, Amy Klobuchar, Live Nation, Department Of Justice, Ticketmaster, Richard Blumenthal, Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Blumenthal, Cory Booker D NJ, Makan Delrahim


Democratic senator grills airlines: 'You are continuing to mislead and deceive' taxpayers over refunds

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut told top airline industry executives that they would need to reestablish trust with the public after "screwing" taxpayers by receiving a federal "bailout" only to then mislead consumers into taking vouchers or denying them refunds.
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Apple and Google's new smartphone alert system for tracking the coronavirus could be 'alarming' for privacy, US senator warns (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

US Senator Josh Hawley is pressing Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook to raise privacy questions about the companies' joint contact tracing technology. Hawley is calling on the CEOs to take personal responsibility when it comes to protecting consumer privacy throughout the project. Apple and Google's contact tracing system would make it possible to receive a smartphone alert if you may have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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U.S. senators urge cybersecurity officials to defend health sector

A handful of U.S. senators have called on top cybersecurity officials to aggressively protect health and research organizations from potential hacking and other attacks as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent on Monday, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican Senator Tom Cotton and three other senators asked the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Cyber Command to consider action against hackers who threatened the healthcare sector. "We urge you to take...
Tags: News, Richard Blumenthal, Tom Cotton, Christopher Krebs, Paul Nakasone, Department of Defense s National Security Agency


The US Senate reportedly advised members to stop using Zoom

US senators have been advised against using videocall app Zoom, according to the Financial Times. Zoom has seen a huge uptick in usage because of the coronavirus pandemic, but this has been accompanied by a host of privacy issues and bad press. Most recently the company apologized after "mistakenly" routing some of its calls through China. The Pentagon told the FT it will continue to allow its staff to use Zoom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. US senators have been advised...
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Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander's firing over coronavirus plea

A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who called for stronger measures to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board. Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command on Thursday after his scathing letter was leaked to the media. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland led the push and ...
Tags: News, Maryland, Navy, Connecticut, Pentagon, Richard Blumenthal, Theodore Roosevelt, Chris Van Hollen, Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Amy Klobuchar, Brett Crozier


U.S. Senators Question Apple CEO Tim Cook About COVID-19 App Privacy

Four U.S. senators, Bob Menendez, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal, on Friday sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing concern over "the safety and security of Americans' private health data" in regard to the recently released COVID-10 website and app, reports Bloomberg. The senators questioned Cook about Apple's data-sharing practices and safeguards, and whether the COVID-19 app complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). They also wa...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Cdc, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Richard Blumenthal, COVID, White House Coronavirus Task Force, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Bob Menendez Kamala Harris Cory Booker, FEMA Apple


We Need a New Marshall Plan to Fight the Coronavirus

In order to deal with the coronavirus, “we need a Marshall Plan immediately,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared more than a week ago. Schumer has not been alone in invoking the Marshall Plan as a model for dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Jim Cramer, CNBC’s most prominent economic analyst, has also called for an updated Marshall Plan, as has Senator Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat.They now have a down payment on their calls for a Marshall Plan in the $2 trillion aid...
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Senate Slips In Encryption Bill Amid Pandemic | EARN IT ACT | USA Beat

Earn It Act An End To End To End Encryption? A bill with support from both sides of the aisle, called the Earn It (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act, was introduced on March 5th. Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), with Sen. Josh Hawley (Missouri) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (California) sponsored the bill. EARN IT Act Sponsors: Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal Photo: Jim Watson / AFP ...
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Google says it has removed 'millions of ads in the past week' relating to coronavirus, but users are still seeing ads for products like face masks

Weeks after Google said it banned adds for face masks, users still reported seeing them on news articles about COVID-19. Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal have called on the FTC to take action against Google for continuing to serve advertisements for products like face masks and hand sanitizers. The company told Business Insider it's removed millions of ads in the past week alone related to the novel coronavirus. Google told Business Insider it has a "dedicated task force" working to re...
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United States: Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Ban Certain App Features And Types Of Advertising Aimed At Children Online - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On Thursday, March 5, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Kids Internet Design and Safety (KIDS) Act...
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Don’t fall for latest federal push to undermine encryption

The Wile E. Coyotes of the Internet — US Senators Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, — are sure that THIS time  they’ve finally found a made-to-order tool that can take out the Roadrunn … er, those meddling ki … er,  the First Amendment and  Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Surely, they believe, their latest super duper special Acme rocket —  the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020,” aka “EARN IT” — ...
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Fauci Concedes Shortage of U.S. Coronavirus Tests Is ‘A Failing’

(Bloomberg) -- The lack of widespread testing for the coronavirus is “a failing” of the U.S. public health system, the government’s top infectious disease scientists told lawmakers, even as the nation’s surgeon general said separately that not everyone needs to get tested.“The system is not really geared to what we need right now -- what you’re asking for -- that is a failing,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It is a failing. Let’s adm...
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Detox tea maker fined $1 million over 'deceptive' Instagram influencer ads claiming its tea could help you lose weight and fight cancer

A detox tea brand called Teami has agreed to pay $1 million related to allegations that Instagram influencers used faulty health claims in sponsored posts and failed to "adequately" disclose they were being paid. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Teami made more than $15 million from their detox teas and products, in part because of the company's campaign using paid influencers, such as rap star Cardi B and "Cheetah Girls" member Adrienne Bailon. The FTC alleges Teami made "deceptive ...
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US threatens to pull big tech’s immunities if child abuse isn’t curbed

The Department of Justice is proposing a set of voluntary principles that take aim at tech giants in an effort to combat online sexual abuse. The principles are part of a fresh effort by the government to hold the tech companies accountable for the harm and abuse that happens on their platforms, amid the past two years of brewing hostilities between the government and Silicon Valley. But critics also see it as a renewed push to compel tech companies to weaken or undo their “warrant-proof” encryp...
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With Acquittal in Sight, Donald Trump Prepares to Make His Own Case to America

It’s Donald Trump’s moment to not screw up. As Trump launches into the final State of the Union address of his term on Tuesday, he’s close to having survived impeachment, the greatest challenge to any presidency. He’s held his party together through the exercise of raw political power, delivering bolts of fear by Tweet and governing from the base to drive astronomical approval ratings among Republicans. He’s presided over a humming economy and record low unemployment. But for months,...
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