MPAA Kills Anti-Pretexting Bill A tough California bill that would have prohibited companies and individuals from using deceptive “pretexting” ruses to steal private information about consumers was killed after determined lobbying by the motion picture industry, Wired News has learned. The bill, SB1666, was written by state Sen. Debra Bowen, and would have barred investigators… Continue reading Privacy? What’s that?
See also Kenya (via DailyKos) Scientist Fights Church Effort to Hide Museum’s Pre-Human Fossils Leaders of Kenya’s Pentecostal congregation, with six million adherents, want the human fossils de-emphasized. “The Christian community here is very uncomfortable that Leakey and his group want their theories presented as fact,” said Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, head of the largest Pentecostal… Continue reading We’re not the only one with wingnuts!
Headline: “Finland’s ‘sexiest man’ ends romance with txt msg” Yawn. Just like Britney, some celebrity scandal. Well, let’s take a look anyway: Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, dubbed Finland’s sexiest man, broke up by text message with the girlfriend he had met on the Internet, she said in a magazine interview. (emphasis mine) Prime minister??? You… Continue reading Modern or post-modern?
AMERICAblog today: “And we wonder why they hate us“, a great discussion of the right-wing attempt to manufacture a controversy over new Representative Keith Ellison. Very much worth a read.