On Monday evening, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that tens of thousands to possible 100,000 social security numbers were mistakenly released to the public through an IRS web page. PublicResource.org discovered the listing of Social Security Numbers and notified the IRS of the privacy issue. The IRS immediately cut-off internet access to the page. Although […]
Julie Borowski, the Token Libertarian Girl, explores the logic of NSA Surveillance, and the ridiculous response that if one is not a criminal, there shouldn’t be any concern about government watching what one is doing.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has learned another key lesson of the “age of sound bytes.” During an appearance on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business Network show, Paul pointed out he didn’t mind using drones or any kind of technology against an “imminent threat,” whether it was a terrorist or “someone coming out of a liquor store […]
It’s baaaaaack! Congress has apparently raised the dead, because The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – better known as CISPA – has been reintroduced in Congress, yet again, by Representative Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan’s 8th District. CISPA was introduced in the 112th Congress (H.R. 3523) and passed the House of Representatives with […]
With the recent popularity of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, the world of BDSM has been thrust into the mainstream. There is a twisted sort of irony to this, since this lifestyle – perhaps more importantly, some of the portions of the information about it online – have been either under fire, or used […]
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Facebook users today filed an amended consolidated class action complaint in federal court in San Jose, California in the case In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, No. 5:12-md-02314-EJD. The class action asserts federal statutory and California State causes of action related to the revelation in September 2011 that Facebook was improperly tracking the internet use of its members […]
. The online community was in an uproar about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). SOPA caused Wikipedia and Reddit blacked out their sites, Google ‘redacted’ their logo, and even some members of congress blacked out their House.gov websites. The outcry was due to the internet censorship that could have resulted from the SOPA legislation. […]