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WATCH: Gideon Levy’s message for #BDS activists facing an Israeli blacklist

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan wants to set up a database of Israeli citizens who are involved in promoting and supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel or the settlements.

Source: Gideon Levy’s message for BDS activists facing an Israeli blacklist – Israel News – Haaretz.com

Inside the clandestine world of Israel’s #BDS -busting ministry via @benabyad

The Strategic Affairs Ministry’s leaders see themselves as the heads of a commando unit, gathering and disseminating information about ‘supporters of the delegitimization of Israel’ – and they prefer their actions be kept secret.

Source: Inside the clandestine world of Israel’s ‘BDS-busting’ ministry – Israel News – Haaretz.com

israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | via @AnarchoHippieda

Muhammad al-Hattab is among several boys from Jalazone refugee camp killed by soldiers guarding Beit El settlement.

Source: Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | The Electronic Intifada

The Senate Just Sold Out Your Privacy Online to Corporations Like Comcast via @norwind

Should companies like Comcast be able to sell your internet browsing history without your permission? Most Americans would say “no,” yet the Senate voted to allow just that.A resolution, passed by a thin margin of 50-48 in the Senate, could overturn rules developed by the Federal Communications Commission last year, which required most internet service providers (ISPs) to get your consent before using and selling your web browsing history and other sensitive data. The resolution also prohibits the FCC from issuing rules that are substantially the same in the future.The FCC rules are necessary to ensure that large companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon don’t put their profits above our right to choose how our online information is used and shared. Here are three reasons why the House of Representatives should vote no to overturning the FCC rules.1. Companies would be able to sell your sensitive data to advertisers, big data brokers, and even the government.Without the FCC rules, ISPs won’t have to ask your permission before passing along deeply revealing data — your browsing history, IP address (which can indicate your location), app usage, and the times you log in and out of services — to third parties. These third parties could be advertising firms and big data brokers, both of which have a troubling history of discrimination. With the data they get from ISPs, these third parties could get insight into your religion, sexual orientation, or even how often you binge-watch Netflix. Even more disturbing, the government could also purchase this data for law enforcement or other uses.2. A huge gap would be created in consumer protection online — opening the door to abuse.The FCC is the only agency that can proactively protect your online privacy. Other government bodies, such as the Federal Trade Commission, cannot issue proactive rules that require companies to obtain consent before sharing customer information. Moreover, as a result of recent court cases, the FTC lacks jurisdiction over some internet service providers, such as AT&T. As a result, if Congress eliminates the FCC rules, no existing regulations would require companies to provide opt-in consent to consumers before sharing their information, creating an enormous privacy gap.3. The FCC might not be able to remedy future privacy abuses.Under the fast-track procedure being considered by Congress under the Congressional Review Act, the FCC rules would be eliminated and the agency would be prohibited from issuing rules that are “substantially the same” or similar in the future. Prior to this Congress, this procedure under the Congressional Review Act had only been used once before. Thus, it is unclear how the term “substantially the same” will be interpreted. However, it is a fair bet that companies will use this language to argue against the ability of the FCC to issue rules in the future. Moreover, the FCC may interpret this language in a way that forecloses it from addressing future privacy abuses or changing business practices.Most Americans believe that their sensitive internet information should be closely guarded — and Congress’ votes should reflect that same belief. The House should stand up against industry pressure to put profits over privacy and reject the resolution to overturn the FCC’s privacy rule.

Source: The Senate Just Sold Out Your Privacy Online to Corporations Like Comcast | American Civil Liberties Union

PRESS RELEASE Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegat…via @GrantusM

Source: PRESS RELEASE – Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation to Norway

NORWAY — Women of Standing Rock to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation |#pipeline via @GrantusM

Censored News is a service to grassroots Indigenous Peoples engaged in resistance and upholding human rights.

Source: CENSORED NEWS: NORWAY — Women of Standing Rock to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation

In Canada You Cannot Win a #Malpractice Suit As the Immoral > @CMPAmembers Use It’s $Billions to Fight You!

A top Toronto malpractice lawyer is calling for major reforms of the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Source: MD’s legal insurer ‘should be made accountable’ | Toronto Star

MD’s legal insurer‘should be made accountable via @ohhappydaysmom Stop Immoral > @CMPAmembers Defending Criminals

Canadian Medical Protective Association

Source: MD’s legal insurer ‘should be made accountable’ | Toronto Star

B.C. NDP takes aim at $60,000 donation by trophy hunters for B.C. Liberal election campaign via @pacificwild

New Democrats have promised to end the grizzly bear trophy hunt in B.C.

Source: B.C. NDP takes aim at $60,000 donation by trophy hunters for B.C. Liberal election campaign | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

Wildlife slaughter proponents unite | Pacific Wild http://pacificwild.org/news-and-resources/media-releases/wildlife-slaughter-proponents-unite –> @MelArnoldMP ‏@YvonneJJones ‏

Labrador MP Yvonne Jones,

Source: Wildlife slaughter proponents unite | Pacific Wild

Animal Justice Intervenes in Vancouver Aquarium Appeal Case by @AnimalJusticeC

Tell the Jerks -> College of Veterinarians: @cvo_org it’s NOT All Right! CAN Abusive Vets!! via @Proverbs1210

Leading the legal fight for animal protection in Canada

Source: Animal Justice – Take Action

Ont. vet found abusing animals on video is back to work ! Pls Tell the Jerks of the -> @cvo_org to Wake Up!

College of Veterinarians of Ontario

Source: Ont. vet found abusing animals on video is back to work | CTV News

How The US Government Legally Stole Millions From Kim Dotcom | Techdirt via @KimDotcom

Source: How The US Government Legally Stole Millions From Kim Dotcom | Techdirt

Art Meets Tech: Georgeous Solar-Powered Pipe Can Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons of Seawater

Khalili engineers’ “Pipe” is composed of solar panels that provide 10,000 MWh of power each year to pump seawater through an electromagnetic filtration process, generating 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for the city.

Source: Art Meets Tech: Georgeous Solar-Powered Pipe Can Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons of Seawater

Kim Dotcom: Windows is “Effectively CIA Spyware,” via @FrancisJeffrey7

The CIA turned consumer electronics worldwide into microphones and spied on Donald Trump 24/7, Kim Dotcom reports on Wikileaks’ Vault 7.

Source: Kim Dotcom: Windows is “Effectively CIA Spyware,” Trump Spied on “24/7”

Twitter Shadowbans/Throttles Inconvenient Twitter Sites | You Should Read This! It’s Outright Censorship!!!

Twitter now admits they shadow ban and throttle inconvenient tweets that are potentially sensitive, abusive of low-quality. You can see it in the screenshot below.

Source: Twitter Shadowbans/Throttles Inconvenient Twitter Sites

How @Twitter ‘s New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora’s Box Moving Us Towards The End Of Free Speech

While Twitter’s new tools for combatting abusive speech are a decade-late effort to return to civil discourse, one particular instance offers a frightening preview of 1984 in which criticism of government is prohibited

Source: How Twitter’s New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora’s Box Moving Us Towards The End Of Free Speech

How Twitter’s New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora’s Box Moving Us Towards The End Of Free Speech via @jamenta

While Twitter’s new tools for combatting abusive speech are a decade-late effort to return to civil discourse, one particular instance offers a frightening preview of 1984 in which criticism of government is prohibited

Source: How Twitter’s New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora’s Box Moving Us Towards The End Of Free Speech

3 Years Ago Today, Rolling Stone’s Editor “Conveniently” Died in Fiery Crash While Investigating CIA! | #Vault7

On this day 3 years ago, Michael Hastings suspiciously died in a fiery explosion that left more questions than answers.

Source: 3 Years Ago Today, Rolling Stone’s Editor “Conveniently” Died in Fiery Crash While Investigating CIA

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