We are people, entitled to define (and redefine) ourselves. We are not, and we should not be, “identified” solely by which pigeon-hole(s) a government decides to put us in.
The Texas House of Representatives would eliminate red light cameras by 2009 unless cities could prove the devices reduce accidents.
Real ID requires states to act as Federal agents in the unwise policy of turning our transportation systems into a dragnet for law enforcement. Americans must increasingly prove they are not on secret government lists in order to travel or generally
While Boulder City Police have seen fit to only emphasize the child safety aspect of their roadblock program to the public, documentation shows the checkpoints are being used to look for impaired drivers & fleeing felons, thwart terrorist attacks, d
The American Civil Liberties Union today ridiculed White House censoring of a report submitted by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to exclude previously released information. The White House made more than 200 redactions to the public
The future of the U.S. Census — the data set used by governments and corporations to violate your privacy — is in doubt, according to participants on last night’s panel “Censuses and Surveys: Still Useful for the Common Good?” Public distrust in the
Melissa Ngo of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says the technology endangers privacy by enabling ordinary security cameras to find out the names of people being observed. "Why are you being tracked if you're not doing anything wron
U.S. Rep. Giffords asked skeptical residents at a recent town hall meeting in Sahuarita to give permanent checkpoints along Interstate 19 a chance. "What we have right now is very inefficient," said Giffords, a Democrat. "No one likes
In the two-year, 200 patient study, participating individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers, would receive the VeriMed™ implantable microchip to provide emergency department staff easy acc
REAL ID is fundamentally flawed, and DHS' proposed regulations do nothing to change that. Thankfully, the tide is turning against REAL ID in a big way -- state legislatures around the country are passing or considering legislation rejecting its i
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is sounding an early warning on a proposal in the president's 2008 budget that would require Internet businesses like eBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to collect personal data on their customers and shar
The NASA employees noted that the probes interfere with recruitment efforts. "In the face of such intrusions, talented researchers are inclined to take positions elsewhere, where the employers have a modicum of respect for the Constitution,
After one year, the set of fifteen red light cameras installed in Providence, Rhode Island have failed to produce any measurable safety benefits -- contrary to the promises made when the devices were installed. Instead, the cameras have created a fin
The draft regulations to implement the REAL ID Act are open for comment until 5 p.m. EST on May 8, 2007. Please act! Submit comments against this fundamentally flawed national identification scheme!
A state official acknowledged Monday that a breakdown in security procedures caused personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, to be discarded in a Dumpster, where the records were uncovered by a TV reporter.
A secret court approved all but one of the government's requests last year to search or eavesdrop on suspected terrorists and spies. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court signed off on 2,176 warrants targeting people in the United States be
Citing FBI abuses and the attorney general's troubles, senators peppered top Justice and intelligence officials Tuesday with skeptical questions about their proposal to revise the rules for spying on Americans. [And yet, they will give Bush every
Napalitano's deal with Google is wrought with unexpected intrusions into the average mans personal information. The public has no idea the extent of information the government distributes or sells on a daily basis
An Iowa District Court on Friday certified a class action lawsuit seeking refunds for the nearly 20,000 speed camera tickets issued in the city of Davenport. Judge Gary D. McKenrick had ruled earlier this year that the camera program was illegal unde
The Social Security numbers of 63,000 who receive Agriculture Dept grants have been posted on a government Web site since 1996, but they were taken down last week. Free credit monitoring is being offered to those affected.
Is there any good reason whatsoever why the federal government should be maintaining "files" which contain information about the pharmaceutical products which ALL Americans are consuming?
A handheld device that can tell in a second whether a person is on one of 140 wanted or watch lists is being hailed by police as a crime-fighting breakthrough and flayed by civil libertarians as an intrusion on the innocent.
"The best way for Montana to deal with the federal government on this issue and many others is to say 'No. Nope. No way and hell no,'" Schweitzer said.
Following reports of abuse, the U.S. government temporarily barred college loan firms from accessing a database containing confidential personal information on millions of student borrowers. [Mighty white of them.]
Your "confidential" government records are constantly abused by every Tom, Dick, and Harriet. This can also work for resistance and against the police state.
The Bush administration asked Congress on Friday to expand the number of people it can subject to electronic surveillance in the United States. The request was contained in a proposed bill authored by intelligence and Justice Department officials
President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.
A disk containing the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 2.9 million Medicaid and children's health care recipients is missing, Georgia health officials said Tuesday. The state said the security breach was reporrted by
Despite decades of denials, government records confirm that the U.S. Census Bureau provided the U.S. Secret Service with names and addresses of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Human ingenuity is a wonderful thing, especially when combined with the instincts of a pickpocket. “Tiny cameras the size of a fingernail linked to specialist computers [will] monitor the behavior of airline passengers as part of the war on terrorism