Musk’s Twitter deal faces backlash from advocacy groups

Musk’s Twitter deal faces backlash from advocacy groups

Pavlo Gonchar | Light Rocket | Getty Images A dozen advocacy groups are launching a new campaign Friday aimed at blocking Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter, warning he will degrade important safeguards on the platform if he’s allowed to take control. The Stop the Deal campaign, shared exclusively with CNBC, includes … Read more

How tech firms and users can protect privacy

How tech firms and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ox | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel Talks Homework Gap, Cybersecurity – LX

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel Talks Homework Gap, Cybersecurity – LX

Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is one of the most influential figures in Washington…who you probably have never heard of. But Rosenworcel, the first woman ever confirmed by the Senate to chair the FCC, spends her days planning what an ideal internet should look like in America. That includes getting every US home a broadband … Read more

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to regulate the industry. The latest bipartisan proposal came Wednesday … Read more

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

The size and scope of the result were a shock to even the most optimistic Democrats. Not only did voters reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would have opened the door to strict abortion laws in the Republican state, but they did it by turning out in huge numbers, dwarfing turnout in more recent primary … Read more

Abortion rights victory in Kansas gives Democrats new hope for midterms

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

The size and scope of the result were a shock to even the most optimistic Democrats. Not only did voters reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would have opened the door to strict abortion laws in the Republican state, but they did it by turning out in huge numbers, dwarfing turnout in more recent primary … Read more

Six takeaways from Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Washington primaries

Six takeaways from Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Washington primaries

Here are six takeaways from Tuesday night’s primaries: Kansas maintains constitutional right to abortion Kansas voters sent a dramatic message on Tuesday, opting to maintain the right to an abortion in their state’s constitution just weeks after the US Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Calf. Polls have long shown that voters overwhelmingly support … Read more

Why US lawmakers want bitcoin and ether to be under the scrutiny of the CFTC

Why US lawmakers want bitcoin and ether to be under the scrutiny of the CFTC

WASHINGTON — Leaders of a Senate committee are set to propose legislation that would assign oversight of the two largest cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ether, to the federal agency that regulates milk futures and interest-rate swaps. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and top-ranking Republican John Boozman of Arkansas, are planning to introduce a bill on … Read more

Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s buyout deal

Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s buyout deal

Twitter’s board has accepted an offer from billionaire Elon Musk to buy the social media company and take it private, the company announced Monday. The stock closed up 5.64% for the day after it was halted for the news. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square … Read more

Bitcoin Independence And UnCommunism – Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Independence And UnCommunism – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an editorial opinion by Aleks Svetski, author of “The UnCommunist Manifesto,” founder of The Bitcoin Times and host of the “Wake Up Podcast with Svetski.” Almost 175 years have passed since “The Communist Manifesto” was published and circulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Some statistics point to it being one of the … Read more