The Daily Populous

Thursday May 9th, 2019 night edition

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on Wednesday announced that he will introduce legislation banning "manipulative" online game features he says can push children to become addicted to technology.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would be tasked with enforcing the ban, and state attorneys general would also be empowered to file lawsuits against companies who violated the rules.

The bill would specifically target games geared towards children, as determined by their "subject matter, visual content, and other indicators.".

The senator is expected to introduce the bill sometime in the next few days.

), introduced a bill in March that would expand the country's child privacy law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

As it stands, COPPA requires tech companies to obtain parental consent in order to collect data on children under 13.

"Social media only works as a business model if it consumes users’ time and attention day after day after day.". »

Schiff introduces constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

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"The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has enabled billions in dark money to pour into our elections," Schiff said in a statement.

That's why I just introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore power to the American people. — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 8, 2019.

The 5-4 Citizens United ruling prohibited the government from limiting spending by companies, nonprofit organizations and unions on political campaign advertisements. »

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions

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Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) today announced a bill that would ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in “games played by minors,” a broad label that the senator says will include both games designed for kids under 18 and games “whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions.”.

Hawley will introduce the bill, “The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act,” to the U.S. Senate soon.

This bill will also likely apply to a host of online games that feature loot boxes and other ways in which players can spend money for real benefits. »

What’s Up with the Rollercoaster Takeoffs from Orange County?

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They occur hundreds of times weekly at John Wayne and are an FAA approved and in fact government mandated maneuver.

For John Wayne airport is the only airport which mandates such a drastic noise reduction profile.

The name was changed to John Wayne Airport in 1979 in honor of actor John Wayne, a nearby resident, upon his death. »