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Bank of the West's Environmental Stand Faces Blowback

U.S. News

That includes no longer doing business with companies whose main activity is tied to oil and gas from shale or tar sands. Nor will it finance coal mines or coal-fired power plants that are not actively involved in the energy transition.


Washington Lawmaker Faces Blowback Over Biblical Document

U.S. News

Shea also is facing backlash from some of his donors. The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents more than 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea's campaign before the August primary but recently asked the campaign to return it.


U.S. Weighs Pakistani Blowback as It Piles Pressure on Islamabad

U.S. News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.


Beware marketers, the consumer data collection blowback is just starting

ZDNet

News flash for the data economy and marketers everywhere: The free flow of data may be coming to an end due to security concerns, according to Deloitte's Digital Media Trends Survey. The survey, which documents how Americans are basically have a second job called consuming content, revolves around media trends, but the ad tech world may want to take a few notes. Given the Facebook flap over data and Cambridge Analytica, Deloitte's findings on data sharing may be worth noting. In a nutshell, Deloitte's study found 69 percent of consumers believe that companies aren't doing everything they can to protect data. But 73 percent of consumers say they'd share data if they had visibility and control over it.


Netflix: The Great And Powerful - Hacking TV #0058

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

It's video effort has no blowback. And we'll pause for a moment to remember Mode Media, which let out its last breath last week. Finally, the story of a Czech man who earned hundreds of thousands of royalties because he captured Hillary Clinton's wobbly escape from the 9/11 ceremony. Is that too high a price? Wobbly or not, we've got that and more on this week's edition of Hacking TV.