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Good Monday morning to you!

Unless you have been digitally disconnected in recent weeks, you surely know that data from approximately 533 million Facebook users was leaked. If you are a Facebook user, this should concern you. The leak provides a way to link data together in a way that scammers, phishers and spammers salivate over. In reality, two types of data theft are going on. The data leak itself is certainly one, but the real problem lies in the fact that Big Tech is able to collect all this data to begin with.
     The data collection gravy train is ending soon, and Big Tech knows it. In the meantime, their lobbyists are doing all they can to slow down legislation while their programmers are finding more creative ways to collect as much of all our data as they can until the shutdown happens.
     Curious if you are part of the data breach? I was, so I researched it and learned that my data, in fact, was compromised. I am angry. Facebook should be investigated and prosecuted for this ongoing mismanagement of its customers’ information. It is time for our elected officials to act on this and to stop the massive data collection that Facebook and other Big Tech companies have been instrumenting for years.
     You can learn if your data has been exposed in the leak by checking the breach tracking site www.haveibeenpwned.com.
     Please be cautious with all social media today and every day, and join me in pushing to hold Facebook and Big Tech accountable for their actions while encouraging our legislators to enact laws to prevent large-scale data collection from continuing to happen.
     Thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Light rain mixing with or changing to light snow Monday late morning into the afternoon with minor accumulations on grassy areas in the metro. A bit more of the same Tuesday morning. A separate system brings a chance for a light mix Wednesday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

The Score
White Sox 3 Red Sox 2
White Sox 5 Red Sox 1
Royals 2 Blue Jays 0
Braves 13 Cubs 4
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: DSM police recover body and vehicle from lagoon

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department confirmed they're working to recover a body from a car in a lagoon. Authorities were called to the scene of Harriet Street, just east of Southeast 14th Street at about 1 p.m. Sunday. Mushroom hunters spotted a vehicle in a body of water off a lagoon. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Des Moines Police De-Escalation Trainer’s Background Raises Concerns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are facing pushback after putting a sergeant who has been disciplined for excessive force on a five-person team that leads de-escalation training. City Manager Scott Sanders defended the decision to make Sgt. Michael Fong a trainer this past week in an email that the Des Moines Register obtained through a records request. He wrote that he and Police Chief Dana Wingert met privately with “sincerely concerned residents,” but he told the mayor and council members in the email that he didn’t find their arguments persuasive.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Rescue dog wins 2021 Most Beautiful Bulldog Contest

DES MOINES, Iowa — In front of a crowd of about 300 people, Myrtle Mae, once a foster dog, won the crown of the 2021 Most Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University on Sunday afternoon. Myrtle is owned by 2003 Drake Law graduate Whitney Bogdanski, who fostered her in 2020. The family fell in love with her immediately and knew she needed to be a permanent part of the family. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Elected Official
1. Kim Reynolds - Governor State of Iowa
2. Frank Cownie - Mayor of Des Moines
3. Rob Sand - Auditor State of Iowa


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Meet Chance Eckles:
Helping students find alternative academic pathway

By T.K.West

Chance Eckles grew up on a farm west of Winterset, received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology from Iowa State University, then worked for eight years at North Carolina State University with the Department of 4-H Youth Development. It was during this time when Eckles decided to change careers and began teaching middle school science.
     “It started as a desire to teach young people about the importance of science and nature. Over time, it simply evolved into a desire to serve others,” Eckles says.
     When the opportunity to work in his home district opened up, he knew it was time to return home. Today, as a coordinator for the Winterset Bridges Alternative High School, Eckles likes that the school has a real sense of community. He says that it is obvious that building relationships is the focus and that the rewards of teaching come in many forms.


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Things To Do
Monday, April 19
Patriot's Day Third Monday of April: Call someone who has served our nation and thank them.
At: Your telephone
Info: On April 19, 1775, the fight for independence officially began as the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired in the battles of Lexington and Concord. While not a national holiday, this day — the third Monday in April — is traditionally reserved for remembering the occasion.

Derecho damage — photo by Brent Hess

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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Gavin Corey! He is 7 years old. — Submitted by his mom, Kristen Corey

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Ashley Judd turns 52, James Franco turns 42, Kate Hudson turns 41, Ali Wong turns 38, Maria Sharapova turns 33, Al Unser, Jr.

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Poll of the Week

When was the last time you flew in an airplane?

Last week
Last month
Last year
More than two years ago


Which food is the most “Iowan”?
Sweet corn - 59%

Steak deBurgo -2%

Maid Rites -28%

Pork chops -7%

Scotcharoos -4%

Morning Chuckle
If athletes get athletes foot then what do astronauts get?
MISSILE TOE guesses Tom Stoner and David Whims. Or, from Keith Soffa - Space Jam.

What do you call an acid with an attitude?
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.

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