Category: Politics

Why you’re getting so many emails about privacy policies

Part of The Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal Notice all those notifications you’re suddenly getting about privacy policy updates from Facebook, Google, and multiple other companies? You can thank Europe for that. On May 25, the European Union is enacting the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, a new privacy law designed to make sure users […]

Poll: voters prefer a generic Democrat over Trump in 2020

The 2018 midterm elections are just getting rolling, but 2020 is on the horizon — and a new poll might give President Donald Trump something to sweat about. According to a Politico/Morning Consult survey released on Wednesday, just 36 percent of voters say they would vote for Trump over a generic Democratic candidate in the […]

The Senate is modernizing its sexual harassment policy.

After months of debate, the Senate has finally reached an agreement on a bill to curtail sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. And Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell have promised the bill will pass in “short order.” Introduced by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the bill promises to address major flaws […]

Mark Zuckerberg hearing shows it’s Europe — not America — Facebook should be worried about

European lawmakers had much better questions for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg than their American counterparts in the Senate and House of Representatives — but Zuckerberg still didn’t actually answer them. Zuckerberg appeared before the European Parliament on Tuesday, where members peppered him with a wide range of questions regarding Facebook’s business practices, privacy protections, plans […]