Tag: policy

The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced new regulations that will effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, hampering one of the most important environmental laws ever passed. The Department of the Interior, currently headed by former fossil fuel lobbyist David Bernhardt, and the Department of Commerce made sweeping changes to the regulations required by the […]

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Would Trump’s Re-election Doom the Planet?

The urgency of climate change is finally dawning on the public. Two-thirds of Democrats now say they view global warming as a “critical threat,” and most call it the most important issue to discuss in presidential debates. The Democratic presidential candidates are paying attention, too. Many have released detailed climate plans; most have promised to […]

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Would Trump’s Reelection Doom the Planet?

The urgency of climate change is finally dawning on the public. Two-thirds of Democrats now say they view global warming as a “critical threat,” and most call it the most important issue to discuss in presidential debates. The Democratic presidential candidates are paying attention, too. Many have released detailed climate plans; most have promised to […]

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AI Weekly: A growing chorus of experts agrees facial recognition systems must be regulated

On Tuesday, Oakland became the third U.S. city after San Francisco and the Boston suburb of Somerville to ban facial recognition use by local government departments, including its police force. The ordinance adopted by the city council, which was written by Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission and sponsored by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, prohibits the city and […]

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Paris’ electric scooter experiment demonstrates dangers of failing to regulate tech

If you want to see an example of how failing to properly regulate a new technology can be bad for companies,  users, and communities, look no further than Paris. Last year, the city allowed dockless electric scooters to beging operating in the city using a light-touch approach to regulation. The result of this experiment in […]

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President Stephen Miller Gets His Wish: Trump Promises Mass Deportations of Undocumented Immigrants Next Week

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Rumor has it that when President Stephen Miller was born, he reportedly coughed and then asked to see his doctor’s paperwork. The doctor was not only offended, but he was in awe that a baby, literally a newborn, already had a receding hairline and was wearing a suit. Miller’s official […]

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Here’s What Two Presidential Candidates Said at Techonomy NYC

(Photo: Rebecca Greenfield) This morning, two Democratic presidential candidates—entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and former Maryland Congressman John Delaney—shared insights on a range of issues with Techonomy NYC conference participants. Here are a few takeaways, edited and condensed for clarity: On why the future of digital society is nearly absent in the current presidential campaign conversation: “Part […]

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