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California Becomes 20th State to Introduce Right to Repair This Year
California just introduced Right to Repair legislation, making it the 20th state to propose legislation in 2019 and the second year in a row Right to Repair has been considered in California.
localizedGovernment  intellectualProperty  informationOwnership  corporateIndemnity  corporateConsolidation  win 
yesterday by joeybaker
Senate report: Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years
A new report claims Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years leading up to the massive 2017 data breach.
securityNegligence  corporateIndemnity 
12 days ago by joeybaker
Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018
Amazon avoids paying federal tax — for the second year in a row, according to a new report.
corporateIndemnity  governmentMalfeasance 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Ajit Pai’s FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
netNeutrality  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  ISP 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Judge rules against Walmart for firing employee with medical marijuana card
A federal judge ruled against Walmart in a recent lawsuit for terminating an Arizona employee who possessed a valid medical marijuana card after a drug test of the worker came back positive, the
judicialStupidity  drugProhibition  corporateIndemnity  win 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Amazon in Its Prime: Doubles Profits, Pays $0 in Federal Income Taxes
Amazon, the ubiquitous purveyor of two-day delivery of just about everything, nearly doubled its profits to $11.2 billion in 2018 from $5.6 billion the previous year and, once again, didn’t pay a single cent of federal income taxes.
governmentMalfeasance  corporateIndemnity 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Schumer, Sanders to introduce bill restricting stock buybacks unless workers paid $15 per hour
Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are planning to introduce a bill that would prevent corporations from buying back its own stock and push for employees to be paid at least $15 an hour.
corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  kleptocracy  governmentIncompetence  win  casteingTheLowerClass 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Supreme Court of Canada says bankrupt energy companies must clean up old oil, gas wells before paying off creditors
Though centred in Alberta, the decision sets a precedent across Canada, empowering provincial governments to stop defunct companies from off-loading their messes onto other companies or the public.
corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  judicialIncompetence  win 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
The Trump administration has lost more than 90 percent of its court battles over deregulation
Despite his administration’s efforts to pare back federal regulations on business, in cases that have been challenged in court, Trump has fared quite poorly, according to a nonpartisan think tank sponsored by the New York University School of Law.
trumpIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
AT&T Execs Think It's Really Funny They Misled Consumers About 5G Availability
So earlier this month, we noted how AT&T had pissed off competitors and consumers alike by pretending its existing fourth generation wireless network (4G) was actually 5G. More specifically, AT&T has been changing the “4G”..
ISP  corporateIndemnity  corporateLies 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad | World news
Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling square
mesopotamia  militaryOverreach  judicialImpotence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pollution from US manufacturing has massively declined since 1990, despite increases in production. New study in the American Economic Review finds that it is primarily due to environmental regulation.
In the 1960s, there were worries that U.S. economic growth would lead to increasingly dangerous levels of pollution, and that by the year 2000, air pollution would make cities like Los Angeles and New York uninhabitable. Instead, U.S. air quality has improved dramatically since then. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the reduction in U.S. air pollution since 1990 prevented several hundred thousand premature deaths annually, so it is important to understand its causes. How do U.S. manufacturers produce more now, while polluting less?
climateChange  governmentIncompetence  win  corporateIndemnity 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
As a final "fuck you" to its userbase, Tumblr blocked archivists just before starting the NSFW content purge.
By now, of course, you’re aware that the Verizon-owned Tumblr (which was bought by Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon and merged into “Oath” with AOL and other no longer relevant properties) has suddenly decided that nothing sexy is...
ISP  corporateIndemnity  intellectualProperty  userIsTheProduct 
december 2018 by joeybaker
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