Posts Tagged ‘oversight’

Facebook appoints Israeli censor to oversight board

Tamara Nassar Power Suits 26 May 2020 Facebook habitually censors Palestinian journalists and news organizations on its platform. (Anthony Quintano / Flickr)  Facebook has hired the former director-general of Israel’s justice ministry as a member of its new oversight board. This body will effectively determine what content to censor or permit on the social media […]

The FISA Oversight Hearing Confirmed That Things Need to Change

By India McKinney Section 215, the controversial law at the heart of the NSA’s massive telephone records surveillance program, is set to expire in December. Last week the House Committee on the Judiciary held an oversight hearing to investigate how the NSA, FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community are using and interpreting 215 […]

Democrat-Led House Oversight Committee to Vote on Holding Kellyanne Conway in Contempt

The Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee will vote Thursday on whether to hold Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress or not. Last Monday President Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway skipped a House Oversight hearing and defied a Congressional subpoena by refusing to engage in a Democrat-led witch-hunt against her on (non existent) Hatch Act violations. Now, the […]

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food

(Natural News) GMOs and their related chemical pesticides have long been pushed heavily by establishment Republicans. That’s another important reminder why it’s good to never be swept into a political party. Rather, evaluate each candidate based on their principles and actions. Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the […]

US lawmakers seek financial oversight of US-listed Chinese firms

A group of US lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that would force Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, a process that is restricted by Chinese law. The bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, was sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, including Bob Menendez, a Democrat from […]

Australia wants more oversight over Facebook & Google’s powers amid ‘transparency’ issues

Facebook adopts bizarre new anti-sex speech code in secret As criticism mounts against the massive digital platforms over privacy concerns, political bias and snooping on rivals, Canberra is preparing to strike back. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is pushing ahead with 11 wide-ranging recommendations aimed at regulating massive tech companies. That includes the creation of […]

Americans Ready For Less U.S. Military Intervention & More Congressional Oversight

Americans Ready For Less U.S. Military Intervention & More Congressional Oversight Above Photo: DVIDSHUB/ Flickr Washington, D.C. January 2, 2018. Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy – a bipartisan initiative designed to advocate for more oversight of U.S. military intervention abroad – commissioned research on U.S. citizens’ positions on war intervention. The coalition announced today that the […]

ACLU Report: Anaheim PD is a Deadly Department in Need of Real Oversight

A strong civilian oversight board is needed for the Anaheim Police Department according to a new American Civil Liberties Union report released today detailing its disturbing patterns of deadly force. Officer-involved deaths in Anaheim surpassed the per capita rates in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco last year alone, the study found. […]

Norm Singleton on National Security and Congressional Oversight

Norm Singleton on National Security and Congressional Oversight By ns_admin Campaign for Liberty President Norm Singleton recently spoke at a CATO panel on National Security Oversight: Congressional Case Studies and Reform Prospects. See the full speech here. View the original article at Posted in Analysis & Review. Tagged with CATO, Liberty President Norm Singleton, […]

[WATCH] Albuquerque Police Oversight Board Recommends Lengthy Suspension After Officers Use Excessive Force on Unarmed Man

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Israel Nuclear Program Has Less Oversight Than Other Democracies

Source: Jerusalem Post Israel has less oversight of its nuclear program than other Western democracies, a study by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, which was obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post, concludes. A summary of decades of work on the issue by Avner Cohen, a Professor of nonproliferation studies at […]

Audits Show Lax Oversight by Wisconsin Agency Counting Foxconn Jobs

Audits Show Lax Oversight by Wisconsin Agency Counting Foxconn Jobs August 11th, 2017 From, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant: My guess is that the plant will be centered around robotic manufacturing and the thousands of workers thing is being thrown out […]

Saudi king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight

Press TV- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has stripped the country’s crown prince of powers overseeing criminal investigations, designating a new public prosecution office to function directly under the king’s authority. In a royal decree issued on Saturday, the Saudi ruler relieved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his duties and renamed the Bureau of […]

Lawsuit, Citing ‘Thin Blue Line,’ Seeks Federal Court Oversight Of CPD

Accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of trying to cut a “back-room deal” with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lawyers for Black Lives Matter Chicago and other community groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday seeking federal oversight of the city’s police department. The 132-page complaint immediately blew up the debate over police reform in Chicago. It may […]

How Congress Protects Monsanto At California Taxpayers Expense

Three California towns are currently suing Monsanto for poisoning San Francisco Bay with PCBs, chemicals known to cause cancer. Many involved in the lawsuit hope the court’s ultimate decision will make it easier for other cities across the US to hold companies, like Monsanto, liable for environmental damage. Until now, companies that cause long-term damage are rarely, […]

Could Climate-Change Warnings On Gasoline Pumps Work?

Print Friendly Above Photo: From Later this year, someone stopping to fuel up in North Vancouver will be the first customer to see the controversial warning labels. They’ll be wrapped around the gas pump handles. The exact wording isn’t settled yet, but here’s the gist of it: Every time you pump gas, you’re contributing to air […]

Scientists Claim To Have Invented A ‘Magnetic Wormhole’

Scientists in Spain have created a “magnetic wormhole” in the laboratory which is reportedly capable of transmitting magnetic fields invisibly through space. While the manufactured wormhole does not connect two separate points in space-time and cannot answer physic’s fundamental questions, it does however connect two points in three dimensional space, albeit electromagnetically. Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma […]

Building the first time travel machine

     It was a personal tragedy that started the timeline. After Boyd Mallett died of a sudden heart attack in 1955, his 10 year old son, Ronald, made a promise: he would find a way to travel back in time to warn his father of what was going to happen. I t was a mission […]

Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ without any oversight

Reuters October 6, 2011 American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the […]

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