You claim your goal is to limit Facebook's window into users' lives, but your future profits demand that you expand that window," Hawley wrote. "The American people deserve to know how you plan to do that before they sign on to your new vision of supposedly private social engagement."
“While others run away from danger, police officers are the first to run towards it. They have seen horrible crime and tragedy, yet they still put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. While we can never thank them enough for their service, this week we honor the brave men and women lost in the line of duty and express our gratitude to those who continue to diligently serve and protect our communities.”
The Kansas City Police Department detective who took his own life in February was the fourth member of our department to do so in as many years. His suicide was the first we discussed publicly because we decided as a department that it was time that we face this issue head on.
Senators Hawley, Markey, Blumenthal, Durbin Call for FTC Investigation into Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition
In a bipartisan effort, Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter today calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate new evidence of Amazon violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with its Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, a digital assistant targeted to children.
Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes Senator Hawley’s Police Suicide Prevention Legislation
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bipartisan Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019. Introduced with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the legislation is aimed at addressing a major crisis within the law enforcement community: officer suicide.
"The Iran nuclear deal was one of the single worst foreign policy disasters in recent memory. It severely threatened our closest allies and rewarded our worst adversaries by giving them a fast track toward acquiring nuclear weapons. I support the Administration’s maximum pressure campaign to hold Iran accountable for its sponsorship of terrorism, human rights abuses and leading role in the proliferation of chemical weapons.”
“Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits. No matter this business model’s advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear: there is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices. When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn’t be allowed to monetize addiction. And when kids play games designed for adults, they should be walled off from compulsive...
Sens. Hawley And Blumenthal Call on FTC to Implement “Forceful Accountability Measures” Against Facebook
Following reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is negotiating penalties for Facebook’s breach of its consent order, U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons to urge the FTC “to act swiftly to conclude its investigation of Facebook and to move to compel sweeping changes to end the social network’s pattern of misuse and abuse of personal data.”
Senator Josh Hawley delivered a provocative speech yesterday raising the stakes of the debates over big tech and expanding the scope of the discussion beyond privacy and free speech, questioning whether social media actually provides any real value to the American economy and American society.
"This legislation is a crucial part of making sure that [rape] kits get tested, that these cases are solved, that perpetrators are prosecuted, and that criminals are finally sent to prison." –Senator Josh Hawley