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'Broadband is as essential as water and electricity' - report
More and more governments around the world now keep an eye on the status of broadband as part of their national plans with nearly half of the world’s population now using the internet, according to a report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Along with governments actively looking to address connectivity, at least 15 countries now have strategies in place for promoting the safe use of artificial intelligence. With the vast majority of the world’s connected population inhabiting urban and densely populated areas, the problem of how to connect those in rural and remote areas to the internet is still a challenge – and an expensive one. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an estimated $450bn...
globalization  governmentIncompetence 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Photos reportedly show massive stockpile of bottled water left on a runway for more than a year in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly provided the water to the Puerto Rican government in response to the devastating Hurricane Maria in 2017.
governmentIncompetence 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Hours before Kavanaugh nomination hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee
“Not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow,” complained Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.
trumpAristocracy  governmentIncompetence 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Malaysia government to stop palm oil expansion, keep 50% land as forest
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The government will not allow any more expansion of oil palm plantations in the country, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said today. She also said the government is committed to maintaining 50 per cent of the land as forest, noting the loss of flora and fauna due to...
climateChange  win  governmentIncompetence 
13 days ago by joeybaker
France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees - France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling bee population on Saturday by becoming the first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides researchers bel
France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling bee population on Saturday by becoming the first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides researchers believe are killing off the insects.
governmentIncompetence  agriculture  win 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Republicans Are Terrified of What Democrats Will Uncover If They Take Back the House
For two years, Paul Ryan has ensured that the Trump administration doesn’t have to answer to voters. That could change soon.
endOfTheGOP  endOfTheUSEmpire  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence 
20 days ago by joeybaker
IP Address is Not Enough to Identify Pirate, US Court of Appeals Rules
The owner of an adult foster care home who operated an open WiFi network has booked a big win against a copyright troll. Thomas Gonzales was accused of downloading the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler but won $17k last year after being wrongfully targeted. The case went to appeal and in a ruling handed down yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gonzales emerged victorious again.
intellectualProperty  judicialStupidity  governmentIncompetence  surveillanceState  win 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Millions of Texas voter records exposed online - Over 14 million detailed voter records were found on an unprotected server
A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the…
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  digitalDemocracy 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Senate rejects Paul's effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding
The Senate rejected an effort by GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to attach a provision blocking federal funding for Planned Parenthood to a massive government spending bill.
casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  governmentIncompetence  cultureWars  win 
25 days ago by joeybaker
China's wild giant panda population explodes after major effort to protect species
Dozens of nature reserves have helped wild pandas to breed, aiding the bears’ move from endangered to vulnerable.
governmentIncompetence  win 
29 days ago by joeybaker
'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
“There were many opportunities to talk about how the FCC misled the press and mistreated reporters. That should have been the story of this hearing, but they didn’t make Pai sweat nearly enough.”
governmentIncompetence  governmentLies  netNeutrality 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Newly elected Mexico lawmaker kidnapped
Gunmen shot at the car of Veracruz lawmaker-elect Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora and abducted her.
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  drugProhibition 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday
Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island’s electric utility announced that crews working in...
governmentIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
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