You know there’s a law the precludes companies (websites and apps) from tracking personal data and collecting personal data if the user is under the age of 13, right? (Now, you know why Facebook wants all users to be over the age of 13, too.)
Hmm. I really was blown away by this ruling. I have a feeling it won’t go down well with you either. (Unless, you are of the ilk that no government regulations are ever ok. And, then, shame on you!)
I have written before that our legal system makes many decisions without any understanding of the scientific (or mathematical) principles involved. And, because of that bad (as in wrong) decisions are made.
Many of you know, I have served as the CFO for a few legal firms. One of my longest affiliations was with a family law practice. (Don’t you just love that euphemism… family law, aka divorce. One of the most contentious of all law practices.)
So, many of you many of heard of the quixotic quest a law prof at Fordham effected a month or two ago. Dr. Zephyr Teachout ran against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Gubernatorial slot. While many expected her to garner about 25% of the vote, she did manage to tally about 35%, primarily as a result of the ethics issues swirling about Cuomo.
There’s been a whole lot of hoopla about a CBO (Congressional Budget Office) report. The one that announced that 2.3 million Americans might opt to stop working over the next ten years. Because PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act- aka Obamacare) has given then something these folks didn’t have before.
From the second John Kerry was attacked via the “Swiftboating” episode, I knew that Americans (and, given that we seem to invading other countries electoral political process, the world) were in for a heap of trouble. You see, the group (I am clearly being of generous mood, here) behind this attack, the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” was a 527 organization. A “tax exempt” organization that focuses on “issues”.