Is Congress so venal and inept as to not fully learn and explain what is going on with telcos helping the government snoop on their constituents's phone calls more than a year after this article came out?
Legislators Against Real ID, L.A.R.I., is a coalition of states formed to put up a united front against the federal governments effort to impose a national identification program. Update Americans on the progress of the Real ID legislation and to act
Some 280 motorcyclists were stopped during a motorcycle safety checkpoint Sunday, Oct. 7 on Interstate 84 in Dutchess County by the New York State Police, in conjunction with local police and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Field Investigations
...under a $781,588 state contract, 150,000 surveys were mailed to homes stating: "You are being asked to participate in these efforts because the license plate of a vehicle registered in (your) name was randomly recorded" during a highway
The Court ruled NASA could not require JPL scientists and engineers holding non-sensitive positions to sign waivers of their privacy rights. If the Court hadn't acted, thousands of scientists would have been placed in jeapordy.
A federal judge denied a request Wednesday by more than two dozen workers at one of NASA's research labs to block a Bush administration directive requiring background checks and access to personal information.
The secret lobbying campaign your phone company doesn't want you to know about. The nation's biggest telecommunications companies, working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive lobbying campaign to get Congress
Can't decide if good or bad. Maybe having readers in the hands of the populace will finally show people what is really being tracked. Or make RFID more cool & prevalent? Publisher's note: It'll be bad when you can't turn them off
Motorists in Colorado are expressing outrage over a weekend stunt in Gilpin County, where highway checkpoints were set up so a private organization could ask for samples of blood and saliva.
When you access e-chug, you're prompted for demographic and personal information about yourself. It will also ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization's AUDIT...
The daughter of teachers and with a glittering academic future, Fran was delighted when she became pregnant. But social services discovered the illness she thought she'd put behind her - and will confiscate her daughter when she is born...
(Must watch) video and transcript included. Brett Darrow records an illegal police encounter where Sgt. Kenline of the St. George Missouri Police screams profanities and threatens to arrest him on at least 9 false charges.
The AP will issue a breaking story this weekend revealing that microchip implants have induced cancer in laboratory animals and dogs, sayd privacy expert and long-time VeriChip opponent Dr. Katherine Albrecht.
If you make a phone call to your friend in the US or Europe today and happen to mention the car you bought is a real old bomb, a computer somewhere will wake up, record your call and you will be screened as a possible terrorism suspect.
Not being able to find the law in the books that states that a citizen must provide a driver’s license while walking through a parking lot, Officer Arroyo had to settle for “obstructing official business.”
From late 2004 until mid-2006, a little-known data-mining computer system developed by the US Dept of Homeland Security to hunt terrorist, weapons of mass destruction, and biological weapons sifted through Americans' personal data with little reg
The Dept of Homeland Security's top intelligence, privacy and civil rights officials will be called before Congress next week to explain the Bush adminstration's plan to dramatically expand the domestic use to spy of spy satellites that can s
Personal records including addresses and Social Security numbers of more than 35,000 veterans and their families were stolen this month from the officies of a POW support organization in Texas, officials announced Friday.
(When the Patroit Act is trashed, I'll believe this) First came the FBI's decision in the spring to implement stringent new guidelines to prevent from abusing their authority to issue national security letters, which can be used to gather inf
National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell pulled the curtain back on previously classified details of government surveillance and of a secretive court whose recent rulings created new hurdles for the Bush adminstration as it tries to prevent terr
The Pentagon's counterintelligence office is shutting down a database that contained information gathered within the US, including intelligence about Iraq war protestors. The Talon reporting system on threats to the Defense Dept
According to a written request for proposals sent to various speed camera companies, the state police are seeking to include automated number plate recognition (ANPR) technology in its new automated ticketing system.
Should have seen this one coming. Once the federal government had rationalized its authority to violate the privacy of Americans by tapping their phones, reading their email, surveying their library selections and poking throught their bank records
The Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems(FIXs) -- a little-known group of non-profits, government contractors, commercial entities, and government agencies -- has just unveiled a first-of-its-kind global infrastructure to support
Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, and AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrasing or even cause great harm. Would you want strangers
A German security researcher who demonstrated last year that he could clone the computer chip in an electronic passport has revealed additional vulnerabilities in the design of the new documents and the inspection systems used to read them.
Confidential personal data - gleaned from sources as diverse as driving licences, medical records and store loyalty cards - is now often shared without people's knowledge, the information commission will warn on Tuesday, in its latest salvo
It's one thing to prosecute and punish crime, but what gives the government the right to step in and require citizens to monitor themselves? What's being discussed here is making it a crime not to use crime prevention devices. Where does it e
A Postal Service employee sued the agency Monday, accusing it of selling the personal information of its workers to credit card and other companies without consent.
President George Bush called for Congress to revise a US security law in order to ease restrictions on the government's secret communications surveillance of terror suspects. Amid furor over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's handling of the