Herd Immunity

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This article came to our attention first via Mitigating Chaos

There has been a meme floating around that asks the question, “So you think we are smarter as a society than we used to be?” The response: “50 years ago, the owners manual for a new car told you how to adjust the valves in the engine, while today’s tell you not to drink the l...

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Why Are They Celebrating the Keystone XL Cancellation?

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Activists across the country are claiming victory over TC Energy cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline this week following years of uncertainty from the U.S. government, culminating in President Biden revoking its permit just hours after being inaugurated. But what are they really celebrating? Increased transportation by rail Keystone XL, which was first proposed in 2008, would have been a ...

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Victory! Dartmouth Ends Unfounded Cheating Investigation After Students, Rights Groups Speak Out

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The Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine has ended its months-long dragnet investigation into supposed student cheating, dropping all charges against students and clearing all transcripts of any violations. This affirms what EFF, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), students, and...
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Private Sector Implications of Biden’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

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Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance: “The Biden Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk (the Executive Order) is the latest significant step by the Administration to analyze and mitigate the risks that climate change poses to the U.S. economy, businesses, workers and the...

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White House: Agencies shouldn’t require vaccinations or ask for employees’ vaccination status

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Safer Federal Workforce/GSA: “Q: Should agencies require employees to be vaccinated or inquire regarding their vaccination status? A: The Administration strongly encourages all Americans, including Federal employees and contractors, to be vaccinated. Employees should receive paid time off to b...

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Big Data Profits If We Deregulate HIPAA

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This blog post was written by Kenny Gutierrez, EFF Bridge Fellow. Recently proposed modifications to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would invade your most personal and intimate health data. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), which is part of the U.S. Departmen...
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