(WASHINGTON) Executive Order Report: President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at cracking down on big tech firms and promoting competition #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews reports that Biden has signed an ‘Executive Order’ cracking down on Big Tech as the move points to his desire for tougher scrutiny of Big Tech, which the administration has accused of “undermining competition” “Capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation,” Mr Biden said at Friday’s signing event as he backs infrastructure compromise deal

US President Joe Biden

The order includes 72 actions and recommendations involving ten agencies: It suggests that problems have arisen because of large tech firms collecting too much personal information, buying up potential competitors and competing unfairly with small businesses.

Several recommendations it sets out include:

  • Greater scrutiny of mergers in the tech sector
  • New rules to be set out by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on data collection
  • Barring unfair methods of competition on internet marketplaces.

The Biden administration is also targeting a number of other sectors with the order.

It encourages other government agencies to take action to improve competition across healthcare, travel and agriculture.

Once fully implemented, it would allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter, for example, as well as the ban of early exit fees from internet contracts. It also intends to make it easier for consumers to claim refunds from airlines

“For decades, corporate consolidation has been accelerating,” the fact sheet released by the White House says, describing the order as “a whole-of-government effort to promote competition in the American economy”.

Mr Biden said that the order seeks to limit the use of “non-compete agreements” as a condition of getting a job, which he claimed can make it harder for people to change jobs and therefore limits wages.

The executive order alone, however, does not mean these recommendations will come into force immediately. 

The government agencies responsible will need to implement the changes, while some elements could be subject to court challenges.

The clearest sign yet of Biden’s views of Big TechBiden is on the warpath – and he has Big Tech in his sights: For Biden, there’s no better example of broken competition than in Silicon Valley. The “fact sheet” accompanying the executive order doesn’t name companies by name – but it’s clear which firms he’s talking about. Big Tech has long been accused of making “killer acquisitions”, essentially buying up the competition. It’s something the president wants to cut down on – expect greater scrutiny of mergers going forward. The fact sheet also talks about other criticisms of Big Tech. It describes how companies that run dominant online retail marketplaces can see how small businesses’ products sell and then use the data to launch their own competing products.It’s pretty clear Biden is talking about Amazon here – an accusation the company has always denied. These executive orders, though, lack teeth. They aren’t going to suddenly usher in a new competition regime. But it’s the clearest direction of travel we’ve seen yet from the president. Biden thinks Big Tech is too big, and he wants to do something about it.Built on a ‘flawed belief’The US Chamber of Commerce criticised the order, saying it was “built on the flawed belief that our economy is over-concentrated, stagnant and fails to generate private investment needed to spur innovation”. Neil Bradley, the Chamber’s executive vice president and chief policy officer, said: “Our economy needs both large and small businesses to thrive – not centralised government dictates. “In many industries, size and scale are important not only to compete, but also to justify massive levels of investment,” he added.It comes weeks after the House Judiciary Committee also voted to approve a series anti-trust bills, which could eventually become law and force big tech firms to transform or even break up their businesses.

Some tech firms have also been hit with various lawsuits claiming they have violated competition law and allege anti-competitive behaviour.

#AceNewsDesk report ….Published: July.13: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) State Dept Statement Report: Today, the United States is designating Ousmane Illiassou Djibo – also known as Petit Chapori – as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(a)(ii)(B) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jun.29: As a result of this designation, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Djibo. His property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked.

#AceDailyNews reports State Department Terrorist Designation of #IslamicState (ISIS-GS LEADER) Ousmane Illiassou Djibo and as a result his result his property and interests in property are subject to U.S jurisdiction are blocked

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Ousmane Illiassou Djibo, a native Nigerien, is an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) leader operating in the Menaka Region of Mali. Djibo is a close collaborator and key lieutenant of ISIS-GS leader, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. Djibo directed subordinate ISIS-GS members to develop a network to kidnap or attack westerners in Niger and surrounding areas. Djibo has also taken part in numerous assaults on local forces. He led ISIS-GS fighters in the July 1, 2019 attack on the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) base in Inates, Tillaberi Region, Niger, and also provided the order for ISIS-GS fighters to take six Nigerien soldiers hostage during an ambush on Nigerien soldiers near Tongo Tongo on May 14, 2019:

ISIS-GS, which was designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and SDGT in May 2018, continues to threaten the peace, security, and stability of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. ISIS-GS emerged when Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi and his followers split from Al-Mourabitoun, an al-Qa’ida splinter group and U.S.-designated FTO and SDGT.  Al-Sahrawi first pledged allegiance to ISIS in May 2015, and ISIS acknowledged the pledge in October 2016.

Today’s designation notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Ousmane Illiassou Djibo is a leader of a terrorist organization.  Terrorist designations expose and isolate entities and individuals, and limit their access to the U.S. financial system.  Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.29: 2021:

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(THE HAGUE) ICC REPORT: US Government to revoke Executive Order 13928, ending sanctions against the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and a senior staff member of her office, Phakiso Mochochoko, as well as visa restrictions on certain their personnel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.05: The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) who is mindful that the United States has traditionally made important contributions to the cause of international criminal justice. The Court stands ready to reengage with the US in the continuation of that tradition based on mutual respect and constructive engagement:

‘The ICC welcomes the decision by the US Government ending sanctions and visa restrictions against ICC personnel’ Today, President Biden revoked Executive Order 13928 on “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with the International Criminal Court (ICC),” ending the threat and imposition of economic sanctions and visa restrictions in connection with the Court: As a result, the sanctions imposed by the previous administration against ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, have been lifted. The Department of State also terminated the separate 2019 policy on visa restrictions on certain ICC personnel. These decisions reflect our assessment that the measures adopted were inappropriate and ineffective’

We are encouraged that States Parties to the Rome Statute are considering a broad range of reforms to help the Court prioritize its resources and to achieve its core mission of serving as a court of last resort in punishing and deterring atrocity crimes. We think this reform is a worthwhile effort:

We continue to disagree strongly with the ICC’s actions relating to the Afghanistan and Palestinian situations: We maintain our longstanding objection to the Court’s efforts to assert jurisdiction over personnel of non-States Parties such as the United States and Israel. We believe, however, that our concerns about these cases would be better addressed through engagement with all stakeholders in the ICC process rather than through the imposition of sanctions:

Our support for the rule of law, access to justice, and accountability for mass atrocities are important U.S. national security interests that are protected and advanced by engaging with the rest of the world to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow: Since the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals after World War II, U.S. leadership meant that history permanently recorded fair judgments issued by international tribunals against justly convicted defendants from the Balkans to Cambodia, to Rwanda and elsewhere. We have carried on that legacy by supporting a range of international, regional, and domestic tribunals, and international investigative mechanisms for Iraq, Syria, and Burma, to realize the promise of justice for victims of atrocities. We will continue to do so through cooperative relationships:

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In the fulfilment of its independent and impartial judicial mandate, the Court acts strictly within the confines of the Rome Statute, as a Court of last resort, in a manner complementary to national jurisdictions. The Court relies on the support and cooperation of its States Parties, representing all regions of the world, and of the international community more broadly.


For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: fadi.el-abdallah@icc-cpi.int

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.05: 2021:

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WASHINGTON: ‘ OBAMA SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER AUTHORISING SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA WORKERS PARTY ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Jan.03: An executive order signed by President Obama authorizes sanctions against agencies and officials associated with the North Korean government and Workers’ Party of Korea. Obama, in the order, cited North Korea’s “provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies … including its destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during November and December 2014.

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The Treasury Department, in turn, designated three government-tied entities and 10 North Korean officials under those sanctions. The sanctions would deny them access to the U.S. financial system and bar them from entering the U.S.

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The department does not name North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but does designate representatives of the government stationed in Russia, Iran and Syria, among others.

It also names North Korea’s primary intelligence organization, its primary arms dealer and an organization that deals with technology procurement called the Korea Tangun Trading Corporation.

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‘ OBAMA SILENTLY SIGNS FIVE CYBER-SECURITY BILLS INTO LAW THOUGH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER GOES BACK TO 2013 ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.19 – President Obama on Thursday signed five cyber-security bills into law, after an unexpected spate of legislative activity on the issue. 

Though we need to go back to Tuesday Feb.12 2013 when President Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity — an order that aims to increase cyber defenses of our nation’s critical infrastructure, improve information sharing about cyberthreats between the public and private sectors, and establish a framework of cybersecurity best practices.

There has been talk of such an order since August 2012, following the Cybersecurity Act’s failure to pass in Congress. Obama signaled he may invoke his power of executive order to pass similar legislation, and on Sept. 19, 2012, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the executive order on cybersecurity was “close to completion.”

But it wasn’t quite ready back then, and the White House worked on crafting the order for the last several months, The Hill reported.

Theses five bills won’t satisfy the strongest backers of tough cyber protections, but they should help many government officials beef up their networks and were cheered by supporters when they rushed through Congress in the final days of its 2014 session.

The bills largely direct various arms of government to deal in a more forceful way with cyber issues, but should also clarify current operations. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, for instance, allows the Commerce Department to write voluntary standards to protect critical infrastructure and tells the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a federal cyber research plan.

Most of the bills are aimed at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The National Cybersecurity Protection Act establishes in law the department’s national cybersecurity center, while the Federal Information Security Modernization Act updates 12-year-old federal information security laws.

The Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act directs the DHS to build out a new strategy to recruit and hang onto the best and brightest workers in the field, and the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act allows the department to exempt some cyber staffers from normal government hiring rules.

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' House Rules Committee Hearing on Initiating a Lawsuit Against President Barack Obama Over Affordable Care Act '

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 16 – The House Rules Committee holds a hearing on initiating a House lawsuit against President Barack Obama over failing to enforce the Affordable Care Act.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. and you can watch live above:

 

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#US : “Obama to `Issue Executive Order’ Raising `Minimum Wage’ for `Federal Contract Worker’s’ to $10.10”

#AceFinanceNews says `Obama to Issue Executive Order‘ rising minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10

Breaking-News Alert US President Barack Obama will announce he is issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers under new contracts, the White House said. He will lay out a strategy for getting around Congress and boosting middle-class prosperity on Tuesday in his State of the Union speech, Reuters reported. The president is expected to make clear in his 9pm (02:00 GMT Wednesday) address that he will bypass US lawmakers and go it alone in some areas by announcing a series of executive actions.

 

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Obama Administration Issues “Two New Executive Orders” on Gun Control in Attempt to Erode Second Amendment

#AceWorldNews according to by  in his story on January 4th, 2014 that was last updated at 9:07 pm. The Obama Administration announced two new executive orders on gun control Friday, after countless other attempts to erode Second Amendment rights failed to gain public support.

gunconfiscationAccording to one of the proposed actions, patient privacy laws would be pushed aside to allow increased government access to mental health records. Currently required to protect that information, states would now be exempt, instead encouraged to submit a patients private records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

A second proposal from the Department of Justice would “clarify” who is barred from owning firearms, which would include anyone involuntarily committed to an inpatient or outpatient mental institution. In an attempt to diminish concern, the administration claims that seeking help for mental issues does not prohibit a person from firearm ownership.

“The proposed rule will not change the fact that seeking help for mental health problems or getting treatment does not make someone legally prohibited from having a firearm,” the statement said.

Unfortunately, even without the executive orders currently applied, the government has already deceptively used this exact tactic to revoke legitimate gun ownership without due process, an issue that will undoubtedly increase.

READ MORE: SL

 

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#AceBreakingNews says the Obama administration on Friday proposed…

#AceBreakingNews says the Obama administration on Friday proposed two new executive actions aimed at making it easier for states to provide mental health information to the national background check system.

More on this story http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/03/obama-administration-proposes-new-executive-actions-on-gun-background-checks/

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FEMA Most Powerful Organisation in the World – Executive Orders – Video Now

THE MOST POWERFUL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Is not for protecting the people as much as it is for protecting the government.
See text of H.R.645

These are just a few of the Obama nations executive orders.

  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
  • FemaEXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over rail-roads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
  • EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

Courtesy of True Activist – Read more: http://www.trueactivist.com/fema-camp-has-begun-homeless-first/

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