The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet. Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.
In The News…
Here’s to your health. Hold up. What’s going on again? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) took center stage again in recent weeks. The GOP put forth a bill to repeal and replace the ACA, but they couldn’t get the votes from Republicans in the House so the bill was pulled before a vote. That means the ACA stays in place for now.
So, you’re interested in a topic, or need to know more. What do you do? Hit up your favorite search engine using your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and go to town. Just a second. Your data is now one step closer to being used by your ISP without your consent or knowledge. The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to rollback privacy rules originally passed in October 2016 allowing ISPs to use and sell your search data without your consent. The bill still needs to get through the House, and if it passes, it is off to the President for a signature.
It’s Spring! Or Fall! Welcome to the March Equinox.
It’s time for a change. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you have welcomed Spring, and if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, you have welcomed Fall. Welcome to the Vernal Equinox. It is that time of year that the sun crosses the celestial equator marking Spring or Fall depending on where you live. Here in the northern hemisphere, we are seeing the signs of Spring with longer days, and budding trees. In the Southern hemisphere, it is cooler days, and rustling leaves. Regardless of your location, many folks enjoy the transition.
And speaking of Spring, check out the Top Garden Trends of 2017, and get your outdoor space looking fresh, and ready for outdoor entertaining.
Did you hear? Apple announced 3 new iPhones this week. If you are in the market for a phone, and the iPhone 7 Plus is on your research list, check out the latest features.
The Elite Eight
Who doesn’t love all the fun taglines and titles as college basketball moves through March Madness? In case you missed it, we are down to the Elite Eight. These are the final 8 teams left in the tournament. There is a lot of action going on, and you can get the rundown here.