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This week, Supreme Court confirmation hearings got underway for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s controversial, last-minute pick to fill Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s seat. Barrett’s pro-life stance and potential willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade has been the main topic of discussion. But where does she stand when it comes to business interests — for big and small companies — and protections for employees? Or contract workers? 

A recent study found that one-third of Americans now work in the $1.2 trillion freelance economy — a figure that’s ballooned 22 percent since 2019. On November 10, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, which provides health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t get it through their employers, as well as small business owners (with under 50 employees) who use the public marketplace to provide insurance to their

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency use by terrorists, rogue nations and other criminals has grown in recent years—with high-profile attacks drawing international attention.

The illicit use of bitcoin and cryptocurrency ranges from money laundering and tax evasion to extortion, with cyber criminals increasingly demanding bitcoin and crypto payments in ransomware attacks on computer systems.

Now, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned the emergence of bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies is a growing threat to U.S. national security, with the attorney general William Barr’s Cyber-Digital Task Force calling it the “first raindrops of an oncoming storm.”

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“Current terrorist use of cryptocurrency may represent the first raindrops of

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) impending lawsuit against Google has narrowed to focus on the company’s power over internet search, a decision that could set off a cascade of separate lawsuits from states in ensuing weeks over the Silicon Valley giant’s dominance in other business segments.

In presentations to state attorneys general starting on Wednesday, the DOJ is expected to outline its legal case centered on how Google uses its dominant search engine to harm rivals and consumers, said four people with knowledge of the plan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details were confidential. Meeting with the state attorneys general is one of the final steps before the DOJ files its suit against the company, they said.

The DOJ’s action against Google is set to be narrower than what had been envisioned by some states and several career lawyers in the department. The DOJ

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday.

The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said the person, who could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Antitrust officials at the department briefed state attorneys general Thursday on the planned action against Google, seeking support from states across the country that share concerns about Google’s conduct.

The anticipated lawsuit against Google could be the government’s biggest legal offensive to protect competition since the groundbreaking case against Microsoft almost 20 years ago.

Lawmakers and consumer advocates accuse Google of abusing its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profits.

Spokespeople

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President Trump’s executive order in May demanding that platforms be punished for alleged censorship of conservatives was an assault on free speech. Attorney General William P. Barr’s follow-up contribution seeking to overhaul the provision of the Communications Decency Act known as Section 230 is more of the same. A carve-out stripping protections from “Bad Samaritan” companies that purposefully host illegal material is a useful change. From there, however, the draft takes a pickaxe to the law, chipping away at immunity with overbroad exemptions that will push websites to over-censor, or else encourage them to abandon efforts to police their platforms altogether.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also advocates an ill-advised revocation of Section 230. Yet the Justice Department’s suggested bill is much more insidious. Its misguided attempts to make the Internet safer are window-dressing on the administration’s true object: to bully sites out of enforcing their terms of service against

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The Trump Administration is proposing to dramatically roll back some legal protections for internet companies including Facebook and Twitter.  

The Department of Justice has proposed that Congress amend part of a 1996 law that gives internet platforms broad immunity from civil lawsuits. Known as Section 230, the law exempts internet companies that host content created by others from claims of liability, even if they exercise some control over what users can post.

Section 230 is broadly responsible for the shape of the internet as it exists today, say tech experts, because it allowed companies to set rules for what users could and couldn’t post without being liable for all of the content. It paved the way for the growth of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.

Under Attorney General Bill Barr’s proposal, platforms would lose their legal immunity if they knowingly abet criminal activity and if they facilitate child sexual

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The Dennis Rader Computer Forensics Case

Back in January 1974 police turned up at a family home to find a horrific scene all four members of the same family has been brutally murdered. This included Joseph and Julie Otero and the two children 11 year old daughter and the 9 year old son. This was the start of the now infamous serial killers campaign of terror with his self-styled insignia “BTK”. His murderous rampage continued on for 17 years when he committed his last confirmed murder. The Otero family was a little outside the normal victims of the BTK which generally fell within the female gender with a wide age range, he was also known to label his victims as projects.

Dennis Rader the BTK killer would contact and communicate with the police and local media on a regular basis he would use newspaper columns and leave clues and cryptic … Read More