The recent Senate Internet privacy vote is more complicated than you think

Wired generally is not in favor of the rollback of the yet to be implemented regulations, (These regs still allowed Google and Facebook to sell your information. Just not Internet service providers like Comcast.) but they give a good sense of the nuance.

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Study: Senate Can Repeal Obamacare’s Regulations through Reconciliation, with Only 51 Votes

Not 60, as we’ve been told.

Obamacare is/was a deeply crony piece of legislation, written in large part by the insurance companies and pharma. The individual mandate is a travesty. Obamacare deserves/needs to be repealed. But the GOP leadership seems to think that once a program is in place it must always remain in place. Time for that kind of thinking to end.

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A smoking gun from the NSA? : “Said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump”

We’ll see how this pans out but this does not surprise me given the whispers that have floated through the ether over the last 6 months. Obama, again, could be in real trouble.

But there is another question we have. What the heck is going on in the intel community these days?

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