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We probably haven’t sent a telegram in the state of Florida in more than a decade.

State House Republican Tommy Gregory said of old statutes that were meant to regulate the telegram industry, and he was correct: Western Union’s last telegram was Jan. 27, 2006, 14 years ago today. Earlier this month, the Florida House unanimously agreed to repeal the telegram statutes determining that “the provisions of chapter 363, F.S., are outdated and no longer applicable.” (AP News — January 15, 2020)

 

January 27, 2020
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History will say we are living in a time more transformational than the industrial revolution. And as that economy has shifted, so many people have been left behind.

Jenny Durkan, Seattle, Wash., mayor, said regarding senior citizens getting left out of the growing tech world. Seattle is a massive hub of technology jobs, but “how do we make sure that there’s true economic opportunity both for our youth coming up, but also for our seniors and whatever their second and third acts are?” (The Hill — January 21, 2020)

January 24, 2020
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The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos, in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post’s reporting on Saudi Arabia.

Human rights experts from the United Nations said in a news release regarding an alleged hacking of the phone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post. Some believe that the hacking of Bezos’ phone could be related to the 2018 killing of WP journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, whose death was linked to the crown prince. Saudi Arabia has denied responsibility for hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone. (NPR — January 22, 2020)

January 23, 2020
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If the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that technology built without these principles can do more harm than good.

Chief Executive Satya Nadella said of Microsoft’s decision to invest $1 billion over the next four years in its newly created “Climate Innovation Fund,” which will aim to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as the company has emitted since its creation 45 years ago. (Reuters, AP News — January 16, 2020)

January 22, 2020
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I can think of no legitimate reason why [public] records from that critical period of time should have been deleted.

Logan Lamb, a security expert, said of a Georgia elections server that had been wiped clean after being exposed to the open Internet for at least six months during 2016. Election integrity activists subsequently filed a lawsuit for the state of Georgia to revamp their “unreliable and negligently run election system.” (AP News — January 16, 2020)


January 18, 2020
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