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JPMorgan Chase Employees Object to Surveillance 

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< 1 mn read Current and former employees are speaking out against the company’s “Workplace Activity Data Utility” (WADU). Implemented in 2020, the system is designed to collect a variety of data points to support “business efficiency, resiliency and workplace health and safety.” Statements on the company intranet indicate the information “may not be used for any other purposes.”

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State Farm Scuttles LGBT Children’s Book Program

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< 1 mn read Leaked internal memos from State Farm revealed the company’s plans to partner with the GenderCool Project to provide books with LGBT themes to teachers and other community institutions with a focus on children starting in Kindergarten. Jose Soto, State Farm’s Corporate Responsibility Analyst, described the goal of the program as “to increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support out communities in having challenging, important and empowering conversations with children Age 5+.” 

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Proposed European Union Legislation Would Require the Scanning of Private Messages

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< 1 mn read Privacy advocates expressed concern over the implications of the proposed legislation to combat the dissemination of child sex abuse material and grooming content. Representatives of the European Commission assert that “Detection orders are limited in time, targeting a specific type of content on a specific service.” The law would also direct app stores to prevent children from downloading apps which were at high risk for solicitation.

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State Attorneys General Threaten Legal Action

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< 1 mn read In response to the Biden administration’s creation of the Disinformation Governance Board, AGs from 20 states say they’ll head to court if the new board is not dissolved. They maintain that the board will violate citizens’ First Amendment rights. Among the states involved are Texas, Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia.

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Roe v. Wade Overturn Protests Intensify

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< 1 mn read A series of protests nationwide have followed the leaked draft of Justice Alito’s majority opinion, which would overturn Roe v Wade. Largely organized by the activist group Ruth Sent Us, demonstrators gathered outside the homes of Justices Alito, Kavanaugh, and Roberts. Justice Alito and his family were moved to an undisclosed location for their protection. Additionally, fencing was erected around the Supreme Court building.  

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