Archives for December 19, 2014

Seven Reasons Why Plan Bay Area is Illegal & Bad Policy for California

Plan Bay Area is a monumental land use document prepared by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), for the ostensible purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by the year 2035, as required by former Governor Schwarzenegger’s Senate Bill 375. Kassouni Law is currently litigating the legality of […]

Facebook Atlas: Giving Advertisers Invasive Maps of Your Life

Facebook Atlas: Giving Advertisers Invasive Maps of Your Life   Facebook has quietly introduced a new service for advertisers called “Facebook Atlas,” and we’re giving it a “thumbs down” because it’s not good for your privacy. Like an atlas, it offers a collection of maps, but these maps show the whereabouts and activities of Internet […]

EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional

First Public Court Challenge to “Upstream” Internet Spying Oakland – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone. The hearing on a motion for partial […]

Buffett’s Smart-Grid Idea Takes Over Your Washing Machine

FA Note: The Smart Grid is promoted as consumer choice. Yet as this article states plainly consumers must learn to “either use appliances themselves at optimum times, or let the system decide that for them.”  Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in […]