regulation

The Spartacus Versus Fauxahontas Cage Match

The worst thing Democrat presidential candidates can say about one another is, “You’re just like Trump.” So, you know things are getting down to serious policy differences between Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren (D-MA) when he hit her with the "you sound like Trump" insult.

Facebook: Let the freeloading user beware

Editors, Washington Examiner

People who create accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and other supposedly free services need to understand what this act entails. When you use services you’re not paying for, it’s not because they are free. It is because someone else is paying for them. Because you don’t pay for Facebook, you are not Facebook’s customer. You are Facebook’s product. You are not the diner; you are on the menu. In this case, that means that any and all information you share online is being mined, harvested, and otherwise used to persuade you to part with your money or perhaps your vote, for good or for ill.

Where Are the Left’s Modern Muckrakers?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What is needed is some sort of bipartisan national commission that might dispassionately and in disinterested fashion offer guidelines to legislators about how to make sure that these companies do not abuse their enormous powers of surveillance and data acquisition, vast wealth, and monopolistic control of how we write, think, shop, and communicate — while ensuring that they can continue to offer the public what are now its daily necessities.