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Be Evil? Google Faces Fine for Renewed Browser Privacy Invasions
Science & Tech  (tags: internet privacy, Google, Safari, browser tracking )

- 2178 days ago -
Google has tangoed with the FTC before, reaching a settlement in March of 2011 over consumer privacy violations. Now it is accused of violating that settlement with its surreptitious Safari tracking.
End This Depression Now - Paul Krugman
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, depression, austerity, demand, stimulus, Paul Krugman )

- 2178 days ago -
"There is not enough demand in this economy. This is a problem that is not in fact hard to fix, if it were not for the politics and intellectual confusion."
Plutocracy, Paralysis, Perplexity - Paul Krugman
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, income gap, recession, plutocracy, depression, Paul Krugman )

- 2178 days ago -
Before the crash, "I would ... make the point that the concentration of income at the top had reached levels not seen since 1929. Often, someone... would ask whether this meant that another depression was imminent. Well, whaddya know?"
ALEC May Target Renewable Energy Mandates
Environment  (tags: renewable energy, ALEC )

- 2185 days ago -
Feeling the pinch of public pressure on its big dollar funders like Bill Gates and politician water carriers, ALEC recently said it's dropping its social issues lobbying; but that doesn't mean it's stopping promoting anti-social legislation.
A Conservative Critique of the New Right: Common-Good Conservatism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: conservative ideology, fundamentalism, Randian libertarianism, GOP = )

- 2185 days ago -
"Together, the libertarians and the Dixiecrats have produced a new, inherently unstable, hybrid: libertarian-conservatism. Politically and morally, this is an alliance of the damned."
New Keystone XL Route: Out of the Sandhills, But Still in the Aquifer, Still a Threat
Environment  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, water pollution, Nebraska, Oglalla Aquifer )

- 2185 days ago -
The company's new corridor avoids the Nebraska Sandhills as TransCanada promised; but it still crosses country where the soil is permeable and the water table is high, making it vulnerable to the impact of an oil spill.
Cut Population and Redistribute Resources, Ehrlich Urges - With AUDIO
Environment  (tags: overpopulation, Paul Ehrlich, consumptiom, Royal Society )

- 2185 days ago -
"How many you (can) support depends on lifestyles. We came up with 2 billion because you can have big active cities and wilderness. If you want a battery chicken world ... you might be able to support ... 4 or 5 billion. But you already have 7 billion.
Civilisation Faces 'Perfect Storm of Ecological and Social Problems'
Environment  (tags: population, overconsumption, technology, collapse )

- 2185 days ago -
Celebrated scientists and development thinkers warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.
Stabilise Population and Cut Consumption, Says Royal Society
Environment  (tags: overpopulation, overconsumption, Royal Society )

- 2185 days ago -
Contraception must be offered to all women who want it and consumption cut to reduce inequality, says the study, which was chaired by Nobel prize-winning biologist Sir John Sulston.
SB 1070: Supreme Court Appears To Favor Arizona On Controversial Immigration Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, immigration, state rights, policing, Az 1070, civil rights )

- 2185 days ago -
Scalia took the most extreme view in favor of the law, sarcastically characterizing the federal government's argument as "the state has no power to close its borders to people who have no right to be there."
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