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Can the Police Phone-Track you without a Warrant?

Hanni Fakhoury and Jennifer Lynch (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Once again, a federal court will decide whether police can track your movements over an extended period of time without a search warrant. Federal…

Major funding announced for new public art gallery on Vancouver waterfront

12 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Presentation House Gallery announced today a lead gift of $4-million for its new building from Polygon Homes Ltd. and the Audain Foundation. Polygon Homes president Neil Chrystal made the gift at an event in North Vancouver today. With...Show More Summary

SPF National Open for Boys & Girls in Northern California (A World Youth Qualifier - Over $100K in prizes)

Dear Chess Parents,We have officially opened registration for the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation's National Open Championship for Girls and Boys. We sincerely invite you to join the SPFNO on February 27th - March 1st, 2015 in San Mateo,...Show More Summary

'Post Pop: East Meets West' opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

On 26 November 2014, the Tsukanov Family Foundation and Saatchi Gallery opened Post Pop: East Meets West, the first comprehensive exhibition examining why Pop Art, of all the twentieth century's movements has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that had or still have very different and sometimes opposing ideologies. Show More Summary

The World’s Greatest Con (Chapter 3): Organized Crime, A Pump and Dump Fraud, and the “Charity” that Earned Yank Barry Three Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

Yank Barry's charity, the Global Village Champions Foundation, was linked to a pump and dump stock fraud that Yank Barry operated in partnership with people tied to organized crime.

Bill and Melinda Gates give J$226m to Jamaica’s ICT development

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided US$2 million (approximately J$226 million) to finance a project to provide Jamaicans with increased access to ICT services, as well as training to promote personal, organizational and national development. The grant will also fund a mandatory programme of advocacy and sensitization of decision-makers to the value of […]

Global Net Neutrality Coalition

17 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed up with organizations around the world to fight for net neutrality everywhere, because this isn't an issue that just effects Americans; you can help by finding a group in your country and joining in. Read the rest

Mike Huckabee: Gay Marriage Threatens 'The Foundation Of Our Society And Culture' - VIDEO

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Arkansas Governor and likely 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been on a tour of Europe entitled “Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times.” As hate-monger Matt Barber notes, Huckabee...

Never Too Much

21 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Graves We're leaving Barcelona, heading towards Bilbao to catch an overnight ferry to England. Outside the city lies a near-desert marked by occasional stone foundations, once buildings, trees of some sort, olives or fruit—the Spanish countryside, orchard-studded and cloudy overhead, is a blur at eighty miles an hour, lovely as anywhere. Show More Summary

Obama's Executive Amnesty: Dragging Schools Down Academically?

The impact of illegal immigration on US public schools is a topic largely broached from a dollars and cents perspective. Breitbart News quoted Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector projecting that with the President's executive action, it will cost taxpayers nationwide upwards of $2 trillion over these amnesty recipients lifetimes. Show More Summary

Texas Public Policy Foundation Event to Kick Off Legislative Session

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), a non-profit free market think tank based in Austin, has announced plans for its thirteenth annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature. The event will be held January...Show More Summary

'Understanding George Osborne' or 'Osborne's Idiotic Idea'

Simon Wren-Lewis: Understanding George Osborne: Yesterday I spoke at the Resolution Foundation’s launch of their analysis of the UK political parties’ fiscal plans post 2015. I believe this analysis shows two things very clearly. First, there is potentially a large...

Investing Wisdom From A Middle-Schooler

Joshua Zirkiyev's favorite stocks are Tesla and Alibaba. He is in sixth grade. Zirkiyev has spent the last three years investing virtual portfolios in school, through the nonprofit SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game. The game, offered...Show More Summary

How Hajduk Split Supporters Started an Uprising in Croatian Football

A huge crisis is shaking the very foundations of football in Croatia. After Hajduk Split refused to play in the national derby against their bitter rivals, Dinamo Zagreb, the future of the league—and the federation—has been put into question. Show More Summary

How has Women's Entrepreneurship Day made a real difference?

Women across the world recently participated in Global Entrepreneurship Day, with a Global Entrepreneurship Day for Women taking place for the first time this year. I spoke to Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation Fellow about how the day...Show More Summary

EFF: ECU Modification May Result In DMCA Notice

Planning to work on your new car? Pray you don’t receive a DMCA notice upon opening the hood. Per Autoblog, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says modifying the ECUs’ code could be seen as an act of copyright violation should the automaker and/or the supplier decide to make it so. Show More Summary

Bill Gates Evidently Gets Open Access And Open Data: So What About Open Source?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of most important ways of helping to promote open access is for major research organizations to make it a condition of their funding. Two of the pioneers in this respect were the Wellcome Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which made open access a requirement in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Show More Summary

Oklahoma school district cancels Hobby Lobby-backed religious course after activist pressure

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An Oklahoma school district scuttled plans to offer an elective religion course developed by the head of the Hobby Lobby retail chain. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website on Tuesday that the Mustang Public Schools district canceled the course, “The Book: The...

Souls Grown Deep Foundation donates 57 works to Metropolitan Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary

From One Non-Profit to Another: A Talk With Rick Kinsel, Executive Director of the Vilcek Foundation

As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals. I had the chance to connect...Show More Summary

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