Daily Archives: January 31, 2021

2021-01-31: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-31). Cellebrite: Israel's Good Cyber Cop Is Big Tech's Backdoor to Breaching Your Privacy. strategic-culture.org Israeli digital forensics company Cellebrite has been quietly providing law enforcement agencies with the tools to retrieve data from any device for years, but they want you to know they're on the right side of the law. | By Raul DIEGO | Privacy and security have long-been one of the top selling points for iOS devices in the interminable marketing fracas between Apple and its competitors, with fancy additions to their suite of protection features like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition. Android devices, by contrast, always seemed to lag behind in the personal encryption space, but have caught up fairly r…

Derrick Miles (2021-01-31). MMT and the Green Party: A GPWA Member Perspective. realprogressives.org Please join me in this exploration into the complicated relationship between Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the Green Party of the United States (GPUS), from my perspective as a member of the Green Party of Washington State. We will be investigating the contrasts between MMT and the current GPUS monetary reform platform position of "Greening the Dollar"; why MMT should be embraced in the GP platform in its place; and the importance for the framework of MMT to be understood by Green Party members. | To begin, it is of the utmost importance to understand that MMT is not an economic policy to be "implemented."

WSWS (2021-01-29). Another grim US jobs report amid stock market frenzy. wsws.org In stark contrast to the stock market frenzy, the government reported this week that US GDP fell 3.5 percent in 2020 while new claims for jobless benefits continued at historically unprecedented levels.