The US Supreme Court refused to review a legal challenge to the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program. It lets stand an appeals court’s ruling that plaintiffs can't for certain show they had been wiretapped by the National Securi
ASU might require students to disclose their mental health histories as part of a slew of tough safety measures that top officials are considering after two mass killings at U.S. universities in the past year.
In a setback for privacy and civil liberties groups, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to protect telephone and Internet companies from lawsuits alleging illegal cooperation with government spy agencies.
US customs officers have been seizing travelers' laptops, MP3 players, telephones and other electronic devices and searching them for terrorist literature, child pornography and other criminal evidence. see also: http://tinyurl.com/2bmhwn
Umpires are livid that Major League Baseball has sent investigators to their hometowns, asking neighbors questions that include whether the ump belongs to the Ku Klux Klan, beating wives, marijuana use and extravagant parties." [corporate-gov
Curvaceous MySpace Mayor, Carmen Kontur-Gronquist did a risque photo shoot for her MySpace page on the town's firetruck. Was it her "private life", or will a recall effort boot her out? [video/picture]
I support those who fight for our right to privacy. But I think they're fighting only half the battle. In addition to the right to keep private what should be private, we also need to fight for our right to make public what should be public.
Greece, Romania and Canada had the best records of 47 countries Privacy International surveyed. Malaysia, Russia and China ranked worst, but Great Britain and the United States also fell into the lowest-performing group of "endemic surveillance
Individual privacy is under threat in the United States and across the European Union as governments introduce sweeping surveillance and information-gathering measures in the name of security and controlling borders, an international rights group has
Usually when my school foists tyrannical measures onto the student body, a mere "wesayso" will suffice. But for once, my principal has made the arduous trek out into the realm of rational discourse, so that he can lay out the case for compu
If he lent her his computer, she might read his books. Aside from the fact that you could go to prison for many years for letting someone else read your books, the very idea shocked him at first. Like everyone, he had been taught since elementary sch
States have put more names of mentally ill people into a database for gun-purchase background checks, but some remain reluctant for privacy reasons. The federal government pushed to get more names into a national list of people ineligible to buy guns
Another month, and another 250,000 forms are being mailed out in the Census Bureau's perpetual American Community Interrogation, which demands responses regarding a family's lifestyle, housing, work schedules, physical and mental disabilitie
The $4 million registry maintains files on motorists across the country that contain names, dates of birth, sex, heights, weights, eye colors and the details of any tickets received. About one out of five drivers -- 42 million -- is listed in the dat
$2.9 million in compensatory damages, $8 million in punitive damages awarded to the father of a slain Marine who was "emotionally distressed" by protesters at his son's funeral. Don't even think of protesting at the funeral for
Jury awards $2.9 million in compensatory damages to father of slain Marine. The father claimed that a Westboro Baptist protest at his son's funeral caused him emotional distress and invaded his privacy.
As if Harry Potter needed any more publicity.
J.K. Rowling threw some more logs on the Harry Potter publicity fire Friday. And all-inclusiveness took a homosexual turn, as gayness overtakes the Harry Potter series: who comes out of the closet?
Verizon Communications, the nation's second-largest telecom company, told congressional investigators that it had provided customers' telephone records to federal authorities in emergency cases without court orders hundreds of times since 200
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