Full Text of Subpoenas Issued to the Pentagon and OMB by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees in the Matter of the House Impeachment Inquiries

Below is the full, searchable text of the subpoena served on the Pentagon by the House Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, and Foreign Affairs Committees on October 7, 2019, in the matter of the House impeachment inquiry. Note that the subpena to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is essentially the same.

Lawsuit against Facebook for Tracking of Logged Out Users: Update on Perrin Davis v Facebook 17-17486 plus Full Transcript of Hearing Before the 9th Circuit

The Internet tracking lawsuit against Facebook for tracking users after those users have logged out of Facebook is awaiting a decision from the 9th Circuit as to whether it can move forward. The hearing in the matter of Perrin Davis v. Facebook, 17-17486 before the 3-judge panel was in April of 2019 (full transcript of that hearing included).

Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google Over Disabling Ads and Going to the Spam Folder (Full Text of Lawsuit Included)

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has filed a lawsuit against Google, citing election interference because Google has suspended her Google ads (Adwords) account. Tulsi also accuses Google of putting her email into the Google and Gmail spam folders at a higher rate than other candidates. Explanation and full text of the lawsuit here.

Amazon Grabs for .Amazon Domain over Objections of Amazon River Countries

The nations of the Amazon rainforest have all but lost the battle over the dot Amazon domain (.Amazon), with the governing body, ICANN, saying that Amazon.com’s application for the .Amazon TLD can proceed. The Amazon basin nations, represented by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) include Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname.

Social Media Uses this Trick to Extract Your Personal Data from You. DETOUR Law Would Make Using these Shady Dark Patterns Illegal

Legislation introduced in Washington would make the practice of using so-called ‘dark patterns’ illegal. The bipartisan (!) bill is called the DETOUR Act, and stands for the Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction (DETOUR) Act. Dark patterns are web interface designs created to manipulate users into taking actions and providing data that they otherwise wouldn’t. Dark patterns are based on behavioral psychology.