Congress

Citizen Zuck: Facebook Claims To Protect Us From Scams, But Who Will Protect Us From Facebook?

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Citizen Zuck: Facebook Claims To Protect Us From Scams, But Who Will Protect Us From Facebook?
The internet’s oligopolies are not fond of Blockchain. Early this year, Facebook broke the ice with instituting a blanket ban on all cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) ads; not long after, Google and Twitter followed suit. While the stated rationale for the ban is protecting users from “misleading or deceptive practices” that are “frequently Read More

US Congress Includes Crypto In Its Joint Economic Report For The First Time

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on US Congress Includes Crypto In Its Joint Economic Report For The First Time
For the first time the US Congress has dedicated an entire section to cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology in its annual Joint Economic Report, published March 13. The 2018 Joint Economic Report contains analysis and recommendations for the coming year and dedicates an entire chapter to providing insight into the impact of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain on Read More

US Congress To Blockchain: Be My Valentine

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on US Congress To Blockchain: Be My Valentine
Many people have fallen in love with blockchain technology and the solutions it offers in multiple industries. Two subcommittees of the United States Congress held an audience Wednesday February 14th to discuss the applications of the blockchain technology.The audience is named “Beyond Bitcoin: emerging applications for blockchain technology”, discussed by the Subcommittee on Supervision and Read More

Blockchain in Healthcare Congress

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Blockchain in Healthcare Congress
3rd – 4th May 2018 Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow London, United Kingdom Blockchain is revolutionising the healthcare industry. It is a technology that is transforming the storage of patient data and securing nationwide interoperability, ensuring drug traceability, improving the authentication of health records, and protecting genetic data. With its potential exceeding any other to revolutionise Read More

What to expect now that Michael Flynn has pled guilty

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on What to expect now that Michael Flynn has pled guilty
Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor for the Trump administration, pled guilty today in a Washington, D.C. courthouse to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He exited in police custody, amid shouts of “lock him up.” Even before Flynn was indicted, other prosecutors said FBI special prosecutor Robert Mueller was likely pursuing an Read More

US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees
As sexual harassment and assault allegations spread across the US, one congresswoman is pointing the finger at America’s elected representatives. Representative Jackie Speier, a democrat from California, testified in front of a Senate committee on Nov. 14 that at least two current congressmen have harassed women. Speier also said that over $15 million had been Read More

It’s election day again in the US, and Twitter is still home to bots, liars and Russian networks

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on It’s election day again in the US, and Twitter is still home to bots, liars and Russian networks
It’s the one-year anniversary of the US presidential election, in which social media companies were weaponized by Russian government-linked accounts trying to influence the vote. One of those social media platforms, Twitter, today seems pretty much like the same ludicrous yet addictive mish-mash of righteous indignation, pithy jokes, culture wars, and breaking news that it Read More