http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/09/the-us-dammed-us-up-how-drought-is-threatening-navajo-ties-to-ancestral-lands According to a multi-year study published in the journal Science last year, Indigenous nations have lost nearly 99% of their historical land base since Europeans arrived on the continent. Most of the homeland that tribes were allowed to retain are places that not only lack natural resources but that are most vulnerable to climate … More TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s hard to wrap your head around climate change. The Navajo nation is spread out over 27, 000 miles of desert , with temperatures exceeding 1.5 C and no aquifers, thanks to water management of the Southwest. 5 generations of Navajo women have raised sheep and horses on their plains and now it’s difficult for them to survive. It’s past time for the US government to accept them as citizens and give them the loan money they require, to upgrade their infrastructure. They should also be included in Colorado River management. They may be small in population, however, their knowledge of their land is invaluable. Give them an opportunity to survive and thrive and their wisdom can help the rest of us, too! Politics affects US!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/23/california-extreme-heat-resilience-centers BHAC is a career training center that has been preparing young people for jobs in media arts for 11 years. But recently, BHAC has been taking on a new role in its community – shielding some of east Los Angeles’s most vulnerable residents from extreme weather. The conservatory is an example of what is … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce California has started building Resilience Centers, functional buildings for year long activities for families , in poor neighborhoods , to survive climate heat and extremes. The BHAC model, combines fun with career training and critical thinking games. Kids get food and can be housed for 3 days during intense weather extremes. Their model is being duplicated in many areas of California. A center that provides, food pantries, entertainment and medical assistance. A trusted adjunct to everyone’s community. These facilities are not just gyms with chairs, they’re functional building designed to be integrated with the Community year round and serve as a shelter under extreme heat or cold! Baltimore is trying this model. NYC needs this type of community model, instead of untrusted emergency services. California is indeed setting the pace for change as they grapple with orange polluted skies from forest fires. The pollution, which affects all areas of the State and beyond is toxic. The smoke leaden with pollutants can be felt in NYC. realizing people are being displaced by the fires, California is also making insurers pay up and keep those who’ve lost their homes. The state is being proactive in trying times. The costs to adjust to Climate crises, brought on by Carbon Emissions , whether from Fossil Fuels or agriculture, are destroying our lives and resources. These new centers, built by BHAC contain solar storage power and updated filtered HVAC. That’s new jobs for new industries. # Human Centered
http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/health-apps-privacy/ We click through quickly and accept ‘agree’ without really contemplating the downstream potential trade-offs,” he said. Those trade-offs could take a few forms, like our information landing in the hands of data sellers, employers, insurers, real estate agents, credit granters or law enforcement, privacy experts say. Even small bits of information can be combined … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Our health Data searches and concerns are no longer private on the Internet. They never were. Android phones have ad privacy that must be used constantly, otherwise, those browsers, like WebMD, Drugs.com and key words like depression or anxiety are passed on to 3 rd party advertisers targeting you. HIPPA Laws don’t apply to the Internet. Our behavior is tracked by Facebook and Google, every time we search. Our searches, identify us , the information is sold to 3 rd Parties and they can use it , as they wish. Our employers can see our searches and data, insurers, credit card grantors or law enforcement. Apple products are less invasive, we can click the “ do not track “ option. However, our internet providers are using the same business model as Social Media Platforms and they , too, are harvesting information on us and selling it for profit. The Solution, redefining Section 230 of the FTC Law granting Internet Companies absolute control over our data. Write new Laws and amend Section 230, to protect our Medical Privacy and all other personal information, we don’t want shared. All our data should belong to us, it’s not for sale to be potentially used against us. HIPPA privacy, I want it! Do you?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/13/google-lawsuit-uk-eu-digital-advertising This important claim will represent a class of victims of Google’s anti-competitive conduct in ad tech who have collectively lost an estimated £7bn. This includes news websites up and down the country with large daily readerships as well as the thousands of small business owners who depend on advertising revenue – be it from … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Google to be sued by the UK and the Netherlands for anti competitive practices in advertising technology. It has long been alleged, that Google sells our data to 3 rd Parties and those 3 rd Parties pay revenue to Google. Based on our behavior, we see “ Google ads selectively prioritized. These ads, may not be ads originating from the UK or the Netherlands. The Google ad roster may not benefit local newspapers or small businesses from the region of search. Those newspapers and businesses have been deemed by the UK & The Netherlands to have been harmed. The government’s are suing Google under the new Regulations, seeking damages of $25 Billion. What do you think? Do you think Google prioritizes their ads? Does this constitute a violation of anti trust rules? Should Google’s AI data ordering be transparent and accountable, allowing for competition?