[Using your stolen tax dollars.] The Departments of Justice, State, and Homeland Security spend millions annually to buy commercial databases that track Americans' finances, phone numbers, and biographical information, according to the GAO
A lawsuit filed on behalf of author Studs Terkel and other professionals seeks to stop AT&T from giving customer phone records to the NSA without a court order. The plaintiffs said they rely on confidentiality in their work and are worried their clie
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, law enforcement efforts to secure corporate information about clients and suppliers have reached such levels that some companies have had to create special units that do nothing but deal with these deman
Verizon responded to a Maine Public Utlities Commission complaint on Friday by saying that it cannot confirm or deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.
An AT&T attorney indicated in federal court on Wednesday that the Bush administration may have provided legal authorization for the telecommunications company to open its network to the National Security Agency.
A prominent Republican on Capitol Hill has prepared legislation that would rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans' online activities be stored. The proposal comes just weeks after Attorney General Gonzales said Interne
Verizon Communications Inc. joined fellow phone company BellSouth in denying key points of a USA Today story that said the companies had provided records of millions of phone calls to the government. Verizon has not provided customer call data to the
With the latest allegations that the White House and the National Security Agency have been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, backers of the program have routinely cited a legal concept known as "expect
BellSouth Corp. said its "thorough review" found no indication it gave telephone records to the NSA as part of a federal anti-terrorism surveillance program. The company's investigation found "no contract with the NSA and we are co
What can the United States government really glean from the phone-call histories - records of who called whom, when, and for how long - of millions of Americans? After all, it's the same information that has long been available to authorities
Verizon Communications Inc. faces its first lawsuit that claims the phone carrier violated privacy laws for giving phone records to the National Security Agency for a secret surveillance program. The lawsuit asks the court to stop Verizon from tur
President Bush issued a broad defense of national intelligence efforts to combat terrorism in the US and vowed that "the privacy of ordinary Americans is fiercely protected in all our activities." The NSA uses your records to build a "
"... another example where the Bush administration, in secret, decided to bypass the courts and contravene federal law," said a Georgetown Univ. law professor. Is it for law enforcement and anti-terrorism uses that would outweigh privacy co
After being delayed several years due to budget shortfalls, one of the largest invasions of your privacy is now in full swing, compliments of the U.S. Census Bureau and a cadre of Department of Commerce corporate partners. In the past, the American p
The Justice Dept. is moving to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging the Bush administration's secretive domestic wiretapping program. The lawsuit does not include the government. Instead, it names AT&T, which is accused of colluding with the NSA
With the advent of the so-called American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Burea which now invades the privacy of 250,000 households every month on a rolling basis, articles such as this one from the CATO Institute published several years ago ar
While this article is several years old, the advent of the Census Bureau's, American Community Survey, makes it quite timely. The first civics lesson of the census is that privacy is of little concern to political elites; your personal busines
Everywhere we look these days, we are either being watched, taxed or some bureaucrat is placing another bit of information in our government files. And now with the American Community Survey, the federal bureaucracy is thrusting its expansive tentacl
Johnson said last summer, an Illinois law passed that requires children in kindergarten, second- and sixth-grade to have a dental examination performed by a dentist, or to present proof to their school that one is scheduled in the next 60 days.
You may not have heard of the American Community Survey, but you will. The national census, which historically is taken every ten years, has expanded to quench the federal bureaucracy’s ever-growing thirst to govern every aspect of American life
On Thursday, the Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously found the use of roadblocks to check identification papers, driving licenses and automobile registrations to be unconstitutional. The court struck down a Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) "r
6 New York teen-agers sued Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, alleging the US Department of Defense broke the law by keeping an extensive database on potential recruits.
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The Social Security numbers, driver's license information and bank account details belonging to potentially millions of current and former residents in Florida's Broward County are available to anyone on the Internet because sensitive informa
Taxpayers not paying attention to the forms prepared for them by commercial tax preparers could soon find their personal financial information being sold more widely to data brokers and marketers.
The Justice Department sharply cut its demand for Google customer data and a US judge signaled he intended to require the search company to hand over some records, potentially opening the door to compromise in a test case for Web privacy.
17 million customers of the online payment service iBill have had their personal information released onto the internet, where it's been bought and sold in a black market made up of fraud artists and spammers. Includes names, phone numbers, add
The evident truth at the RFID World conference: Wal-Mart Stores is the impetus behind the technology's recent popularity. The biggest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart currently has 300 suppliers sending products to 500 RFID-enabled Wal-Mart and S
It is common for the websites of the USA's secretaries of state to contain personal information, including Social Security numbers and home addresses, in business statements. Besides Ohio, the data is available in New York, Florida and at least 7
Concerns by Google that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a reply to strident arguments by Google to the government