Did Facebook Violate an FTC Privacy Order When It Did Business With Cambridge Analytica?

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Recent news stories (Washington Post)  about Facebook providing personal information to the data broker Cambridge Analytica raise a question: Is Facebook in violation of a 2011 Privacy Order (consent decree) with the Federal Trade Commission? Did it share...
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Washington Is First State to Ban Fluorinated Chemicals in Food Packaging

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By Sonya Lunder, Environmental Working Group On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers. The ban – conditioned on the state identifying a safer...
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