Author: Terry Schwadron

Terry H. Schwadron retired as a senior editor at The New York Times, Deputy Managing Editor at The Los Angeles Times and leadership jobs at The Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin. He was part of a Pulitzer Gold Medal team in Los Angeles, and his team part of several Pulitzers in New York. As an editor, Terry created new approaches in newsrooms, built technological tools and digital media. He pursued efforts to recruit and train minority journalists and in scholarship programs. A resident of Harlem, he volunteers in community storytelling, arts in education programs, tutoring and is an active freelance trombone player.

The Department of Justice Finds Silicon Valley an Easy Path to Your Personal Information Among the many troubling issues arising from disclosure of the politically driven leak investigations in Washington is the rising number of demands for personal information from those big technology companies that track way too much about our lives. The specific complaints about subpoenas and gag orders involving two Democratic congressmen and a child family member arose from a 2018 Justice Department order to Apple. The order covered 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses. Content such as emails and pictures were excluded. Apple said that it…

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The President and Vice President Make Separate Visits to Foreign Friends and Allies By contrast with Donald Trump and Mike Pence, the first foreign forays for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have to go into the books as positive, ally-friendly efforts, complete with a commitment to humanitarian effort and a sense of reengaging us with the world. But any idea that this was a swaggering America arriving on a white horse seems to be more myth-making than reality.  “America is back” and “democracy is at risk”—the substantive gist of the Biden message to leaders of the richest industrial nations meeting…

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