I was impressed at the dedication required to secure and care for a bird. It made me wonder wonder why the process of purchasing and owning a gun wasn't this extensive.
Those who rant against Big Government interference in the supposedly free market workings of the capitalist system are either delusional or cynically self-serving.
It appears that you can fool most of the people most of the time. AT&T has proven that if you spend a boatload of money and repeat the same deceptive statements over and over, the public will believe anything you want them to.
Hopefully, it won't take another mass murder (or 10 or 20 or 100) to spark changes to gun laws. And no, I don't expect that new regulations will prevent every single future tragedy, but if they prevent even one that's more progress than we're making now.
We are familiar with the threat that cyber-crime poses to the computers around us -- however, we have not yet prepared for the threat it may pose to the computers inside of us.
Net Neutrality only became an issue once the phone and cable companies got the government to protect their businesses from competition by blocking who could use the wires.
Allowing the mining of these activities should never be the default. Mining a user's outgoing communications of any form should require the user's explicit permission.
There are many ways to think about private military and security contractor (PMSC) issues. They include, of course, military, but also business, law, ...
The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has resulted in a steadily increasing number of deaths, crystalizes the importance of vigilant regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and affirms the need for swift correctional mechanisms in the case of tainted medicines.
Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.
They do appear to place little or no value on respecting privacy rights of hundreds of millions of Internet users. Maybe one or two punitive assessments, measured in hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, might have a sobering impact on key individuals at the firm.
Laws must regulate Google's behavior, in the U.S. and abroad, and must be clear and unambiguous. And punishments must be sufficiently severe that clearly violating unambiguous laws is demonstrably very bad for Google, for its shareholders, and for its external directors.
Last week, China announced that "social risk reviews" will be required for all major industrial projects. This is a potentially groundbreaking move of which all other nations should take note -- especially the U.S., which is forecast to be the world's largest oil producer by 2020.
The change in regulation hasn't just been seen in the actions of regulators. There is a new boldness in the comments they are willing to make to, and about, the industries they regulate.
Kushnick's Law states: "A regulated company will always renege on promises to provide public benefits tomorrow in exchange for regulatory and financia...