Charlottesville, Harvard Lawsuit, and Point-Based Immigration

Re-Blogged From Hillsdale College

HUGH HEWITT: Morning glory, America, from the ReliefFactor.com West Coast studio where dawn is breaking over a smoky sky and Lake Elsinore is surrounded and battling to save its homes, its parks, and its wildlife. Here on the Hillsdale Dialogues, we look at the big issues and the big things that have mattered over the course of the week, the month, the year, the century, the millennium, indeed all of known human history with one or the other from Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale.edu.

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Adobe Partners with Companies to Help Track People via Devices for Ads

By Bestboy3 – Re-Blogged From The Corporate World

Adobe has shaken hands with around 60 companies who joined together for this cause of following us around online. Some major brands included in this deal are Sprint, Subway, and even the NFL!

When people hear the name “Adobe” they think of it as a company that’s involved with photoshop, PDF files, MP4, etc. Now let us talk about how this new partnership is going to work. Adobe is working with top companies to make your online experience more personalized. They will do this by filtering out adds with products/services that you’ve already bought or will never buy. In fact, Adobe will have files that can tell you’re the same person by your device. For example, if you have a PC that you always log into or an Ipad that has your account on it.

The initiative comes amid heightened privacy sensitivities after reports that Facebook allowed a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, to harvest data on millions of Facebook users to influence elections… see previous post “Facebook Under Fire”. Facebook also has been criticized for collecting call and text logs from phones running Google’s Android system.

The company timed Wednesday’s announcement to a digital marketing conference it is hosting this week in Las Vegas. Adobe executives said they believed their initiative offers strong privacy safeguards, though many people aren’t so convinced after what recently happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

All this might feel creepy, but such cross-device tracking is already commonly done by matching attributes such as devices that from the same internet location, or IP address. Consumers typically have little control over it.

However, in taking an opt-out approach, which is common in the industry, Adobe assumes that users consent, and it places the burden on consumers to learn about this initiative and to figure out how they can opt out of it.

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More Than the 1st Amendment

By Michael Cost – Re-Blogged From iPatriot

There is something not being mentioned about these NFL “protests,” which on their face are clearly seditious and subversive behavior. There are a lot of Americans who are claiming that these players have every right to protest and they are just expressing their 1st amendment rights. I would like to challenge those Americans to an informational duel! The 1st amendment does NOT say that you can lie to the American public for political gain! It states that CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW “abridging of free speech.” Congress has NOT made a law abridging their free speech, so the 1st amendment has no application in this at all, especially when you consider the laws they are violating with their so-called “freedom of speech!”

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