Civil Rights

761 – Washington on the State of the World and Its Future

“On these occasions I consider how mankind may be connected like one great family in fraternal ties—I endulge a fond, perhaps an enthusiastic idea, that as the world is evidently much less barbarous than it has been, its melioration must still be progressive—that nations are becoming more humanized in their policy—that the subjects of ambition & causes for hostility are daily diminishing—and in fine, that the period is not very remote when the benefits of a liberal & free commerce will, pretty generally, succeed to the devastations & horrors of war.”

–George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America

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758 – “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”

–Noam Chomsky
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738 – “The privacy thing has gotten totally out of control. I think most people are not aware of who is tracking them, how much they’re being tracked and sort of the large amounts of detailed data that are out there about them.”

–Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

January 28th was Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. This is especially important in our internet connected world, where your personal data is only a few clicks away.
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–Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

January 28th was Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. This is especially important in our internet connected world, where your personal data is only a few clicks away.
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737 – “We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what computers should do.”

–Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. This is especially important in our internet connected world, where your personal data is only a few clicks away.
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–Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. This is especially important in our internet connected world, where your personal data is only a few clicks away.
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736 – “We reject the excuse that getting the most out of technology means trading away your right to privacy. So we choose a different path, collecting as little of your data as possible, being thoughtful and respectful when it’s in our care because we know it belongs to you.”

–Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Today is Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. This is especially important in our internet connected world, where your personal data is only a few clicks away.
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720 – “The effects of the late civil strife have been to free the slave and make him a citizen. Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. This is wrong, and should be corrected. To this correction I stand committed, so far as Executive influence can avail.”

–Ulysses S Grant, 18th President of the United States of America

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697 – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

–Drafting Committee for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Draft Committee Members:
Eleanor Roosevelt (Chair), USA; Peng Chun Chang, Republic of China; Charles Habib Malik, Lebanon; William Roy Hodgson, Australia; Hernán Santa Cruz, Chile; René Cassin, France; Alexander E. Bogomolov, Soviet Union; Charles Dukes, UK; John Peters Humphrey, Canada
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