Category Archives: Securities and Exchange Commission

GOP Attack on Internet Privacy; Jay Clayton for SEC; Trumpcare Fails! (E21)

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This week the Republican-led Senate voted on party lines to allow internet service providers to sell our private internet records. We talk about what we can do to stop this horrible proposal from becoming law, and why it matters. We also discuss the latest nomination to Trump’s Incompetent Cabinet, Jay Clayton, a lawyer who works at one of Wall Street’s favorite law firms, Sullivan and Cromwell.

TAKE ACTION:

  • Tell Congress: Our browsing histories are not for sale. Don’t let Comcast spy on us!
  • Call the Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121, and ask for your Senators, and tell them: I am asking you to vote NO on the nomination of Jay Clayton to the SEC. We shouldn’t have a Wall Street lawyer running one of the regulators who oversee Wall Street. How does Senator _____ plan to vote on Jay Clayton? [IF THE ANSWER ISN’T NO:] I urge you to vote no.

Image credit: Christopher Sessums on flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ep 2: Virginia’s “The Wire” Room, and Wall Street’s “Broken Windows”

Why a Wall Street regulator embracing “broken windows” policing is a bad idea, and how surveillance info may be sitting in a “wire room” in Virginia.

Proposal for "Hampton Roads Telephone Intercept Sharing Network," obtained by Cyrus Farivar for Ars Technica
Proposal for “Hampton Roads Telephone Intercept Sharing Network,” obtained by Cyrus Farivar for Ars Technica

B**** Please goes to Secretary Arne Duncan of the Department of Education. And an editor at the Chicago Tribune earns our demand to “QUIT YOUR JOB.”

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