For those who have not been following the story, for the past nine years Microsoft has been using their patents on the FAT file system and other technologies to extract somewhere between $5 and $15 per Android device sold.
Wage Engage allows business owners to track minimum wage legislation in states relevant to them, and to offer their opinion about the impact of such increases. "You have an asymmetric battle. You have organized labor groups who can devote their entire days to advocating for a higher minimum wage. Then you have small business owners who didn't have the time, or didn't know about [the legislation]. The app lets restaurant owners tell their story in a personal way," says Michael Saltsman, the group's research director.
Please be aware that this "Employment Policies Institute" has nothing to do with the "Economic Policies Institute," which is a liberal think tank, which I'm sure also has its own agenda not aligned with helping The People.
If Google, Facebook, and Twitter are editorializing content, such as silencing right wing views and anti-immigration sentiments (Zuckerberg met with Merkel to discuss implementation of this, for instance). Then theses companies lose their DMCA Safe Harbor Provisions which safeguard a platform provider from being liable for user generated content. Under the DMCA such media platforms are not responsible for the content posted by their users so long as they are not editorializing the content, such as filtering posts along political lines to present a political bias.
If DMCA Safe Harbor provisions are stripped from Google, Facebook and/or Twitter then THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SPREADING ISLAMIC TERRORIST PROPAGANDA AND INCITING VIOLENCE.
It's not a DMCA provision. That's a safe harbor for copyrighted material. What you really want is the Section 230 safe harbor, which states that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.". A social networking service clearly falls under this provision.
VMS must die!