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Join AAA and thousands of your anthropology friends and colleagues in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections; uncover new career and mentoring opportunities; and explore the latest research across the discipline — all while addressing today’s most pressing issues.

These six principles will help to mend the trust deficit between the people and their government, as well as between consumers and service providers. But it’s going to take all of us standing together and putting pressure on Congress to make this proposal a reality. ---> Ro Khanna [[[ http://www.rokhanna.com/issues/internet-bill-rights ]]]. Ro Khanna for Congress Main menu

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Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Bill of Rights

The Founding Fathers recognized that citizens’ right to privacy over their “persons, houses, papers, and effects” is an essential component of democracy. Although they did not envision the advent of the Internet, the same protections should extend to our online activities. The reality is that our laws have lagged far behind our technological capabilities, resulting in widespread encroachment on our civil liberties.

To make matters worse, Congress has been asleep at the switch while the federal government has expanded the security state and private companies have run amok in storing and selling our data. With the revelations that the executive branch is collecting warrantless metadata on American citizens, there has been growing bipartisan support for legislation to strengthen civil liberties.

Specifically limiting the reach of the National Security Administration (NSA) is a critical first step – but I believe we need to go farther. That’s why I’ve proposed a comprehensive Internet Bill of Rights. The primary goals are to ensure net neutrality, protect citizens from warrantless government mass surveillance, and provide consumers with more control over their personal data:


These six principles will help to mend the trust deficit between the people and their government, as well as between consumers and service providers. But it’s going to take all of us standing together and putting pressure on Congress to make this proposal a reality.

XXX Our goal is to study, extend, and improve comparative data bases relevant to the evolution of the moral aspects of religion. Special attention is paid to theory testing and improved data modeling. The project has two major parts that build on each other and interlock. The first focuses on foragers as the seeds for emergence of ethical aspects of religion. Here we merge Boehm’s published and new codes on pre-cursors of religious beliefs with two other coded forager databases, one oriented to how social organization is shaped by environmental factors... .These allow us to bring causal approaches to issues of variability with respect to environment and to work forward towards the study of evolution in more complex societies, with special emphasis on chiefdoms and early states under the guidance of archaeologist, Henry Wright. In a similar vein, historical states and empires are studied chronologically by Turchin in terms of various causal effects shaping ethical systems and religious beliefs in larger historical states and empires. In this second book, the Evolution of Moral Gods we relate

Results extend well beyond the time scale of the project leading to diffusion of the augmented data bases, the broad distribution of the open-source codes and software for use in both classrooms and wider research, but above all to clarification of historical process and of the robustness of lack of it in prior reseach on this topic and to open new questions for research and debate in important questions in this complex field.

Algorithms, Combinatorics, Information, and Beyond

Wojciech Szpankowski. 2012. Algorithms, Combinatorics, Information, and Beyond. Plenary Talk at ISIT 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia. April 7, 2012 Wojciech Szpankowski∗ Department of Computer Science