PrivacyCon is an event being held by the Federal Trade Commission today to answer the question: "how can the FTC better protect consumers and promote innovation as personalization, connected cars, health and fitness devices, and other technologies emerge?"  Is this another example of the government bringing industry actors inside the tent of the security state? About this photo: The Federal Trade Commission Building, originally known as the Apex Building, located at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the Federal Triangle area of Washington, D.C.  Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith / Wikimedia

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In this relentlessly effective critique, David Brooks shows how Cruz’s negativity and
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