JEFFERSON CITY — Your bosses can still make you work weekends and give you projects you loathe. But Missouri lawmakers have voted to make it a crime if they order that a microchip be implanted in your arm. (Where else might they implant it!?!)
"The Canadian government is secretly negotiating to join the US and the EU in an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The agreement would give border guards the power to search iPods and cellphones for illegal downloads, as well as to force ISPs
The hub of the spying program may be just outside of St. Louis, in a Missouri town called Bridgeton. A special report puts the pieces together in a comprehensive and disturbing story about this dragnet surveillance, with the help of AT&T whistleblowe
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants to see your ID. More specifically, they want to put your driver's license photo in E-Verify, a nationwide database that employers in Arizona must use to check your eligibility for work.
ACLU, Flex Your Rights, and ACORN volunteers go door-to-door in Southeast DC educating residents about their 4th Amendment right to refuse warrantless police searches.
This quote turns up in her writing as recently as 2004: "What we need to remember is that the U.S. Constitution gives no absolute right of privacy in any place or location."
The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 initially authorized DNA collection only from persons convicted of certain “qualifying” federal, military, and District of Columbia offenses. This authority was later expanded by several subsequent act
Federal agents at the border do not need any reason to search through travelers' laptops, cell phones or digital cameras for evidence of crimes, a federal appeals court ruled, extending the government's power to look through belongings to ele
Use this website to learn about sex offenders and violent criminals in your neighborhood. Imagine how the government could eventually have a database of information on everyone open to public viewing like this site.
Warning signs are there for a reason. Most of these, you won't see every day--if ever. But it would be a good idea to heed them.
On the agenda: A student who got into a shouting match with a faculty member. Another who harassed a female classmate. Someone found sleeping in a car. And a student who posted a threat against a professor on Facebook.
For weeks, the Homeland Security Department has been headed toward a showdown with some states over a law called Real ID, which would require new security measures for state-issued driver's licenses. Yet a late Good Friday letter from a top DHS o
An honest source for information about policies that affect you freedom to choose your health care treatments and providers and to maintain your health privacy -- including genetic privacy.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
If you travel across national borders, it's time to customs-proof your laptop. Customs officials have been searching laptops at the border, where travelers enjoy little privacy and have no legal grounds to object. Laptops can be seized without re
The House narrowly approved legislation that extends the government's ability to spy on Americans, but doesn't include retroactive immunity for telecom companies. [Now we get to see the Dems betray us in the House-Senate conference.]
In a forum assembled by the ACLU and featuring Katherine Albrecht, many learned for the first time the threat represented by RFID and REAL ID legislation.
House Democratic leaders agreed to a rare closed-door session - the first in 25 years - to debate surveillance legislation. Republicans requested privacy for what they termed "an honest debate" on the new Democratic eavesdropping bill that
Senior officials of the FBI repeatedly approved the use of “blanket” records demands to justify the improper collection of thousands of phone records. They used blanket records demands at least 11 times in 2006 alone as a quick way to clean up mistak
A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry.
Our leaders swear up and down that they have no intention to subject Americans to a one world government. Then they turn around and pass legislation that seems to be building up to exactly that.
The FBI acknowledged it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations "aimed at tracking terrorists and spies."
The House Intelligence Committee chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), expects a compromise soon on renewal of an eavesdropping law that provide legal protections for telecommunications companies as President Bush has insisted.
Spokeo is the latest social search info aggregator/people search service--a new offering that the Pandia team has dubbed "the Big Brother of social networking" because of how thorough the engine is. Once a user submits the username and pass
“Privacy is a major element of freedom, without which people and nations cannot remain free.” – George Orwell, 1984
If you want to spy on an American, get a warrant. That compels the phone companies to spy, and they can't get sued! If you want to spy on a terrorist - please do. And if a "terrorist can sue a phone company" - as Allard's guy stupid
The Bush administration said on Saturday U.S. telecommunications companies have agreed to [openly conspire to break the law] "for the time being" with spy agencies' wiretaps, the White House over new [domestic] terrorism surveillance
Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.
That's because of a physical property of the computer's memory chips. Data in these DRAM processors disappears when the computer is turned off, but it turns out this doesn't happen right away. It can take minutes before that data disappea
The machine-shredded stuff (45 million pages) is confetti, largely unrecoverable. But in May 2007, a team of German computer scientists in Berlin announced they had completed a system to digitally tape together the torn fragments.
Arizona missed an opportunity on Tuesday to become the 1st State in the nation to refuse Real ID. While some states have passed “resolutions” of non-compliance, HB2677 would have enshrined the prohibition into AZ law, a line not crossed by the other