Then he pulled a small, clear plastic bag from her carry-on. Inside the bag was fine, white powder. She remembers his words: "Where did you get it?" Just kidding, he said. He waved the baggie. It was his.
Despite some library-friendly changes last fall in one version of the USA PATRIOT Act renewal, Congress did not resolve its differences, and in December extended the sunset deadline for the sections of the act that were supposed to expire at the end
Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit images, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
What happens when protestors of airport naked body scanners decide to go through the lines in the nude? Why hilarity ensues....This video needs to go viral. Wait til you see this protest.
WASHINGTON - Based on reports from Liberty Coalition mover, Michael Ostrolenk, Representative Ron Paul has picked up a legislation to comprehensively repeal the Real ID Act of 2005 with no substitutions.
Eliminating the test would save the city millions of dollars during a difficult economic time, and it would also boost minority hiring. (?)
John Bush, Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government (www.tagtexas.org), came to the Freedom’s Phoenix Workshop today to talk with Jet Lacey on Ernest Hancock’s Declare Your Independence show. Musicians for Freedom sat down to talk with
The "individual mandate" is a section of the bill that requires every single American to buy health insurance--whether or not they want it or feel they can afford it--or break the law and face penalties and fines.
The only way to enforce su
I would respond the same... I was walking up to the terminal checkpoint when The government(TSA) sounded like a Capitol One Credit Card Commercial... What's in your Underwear? I would look for the closest exit also...
The White House named a new cyber security "coordinator", who one industry person called, more of a "cyber peasant". Seems innocent enough, doesn't it?
Was this to be regarded as the emergence of world government?
Although physicians support the use of electronic health records, concerns about potential privacy breaches remain an issue, according to two research articles published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Informatics Association
If you are currently unsure of what your state is doing regarding material compliance with the Real ID act or the PASS ID Act coming up for congressional revision; you might want to search this document for your state's drivers license division.
By Gov. Pawlenty’s executive order, the State of Minnesota checks everyone it hires to confirm they’re legal to work. But the Texas firm to which the state farmed out its E-Verify program didn’t safeguard employees’ data, leaving Social Security numb
The Obama administration has now ordered a purging of Republicans from federal government civil service.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt commented to CNBC, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
Think the government “knows best” on healthcare, think again. This story out of Montana highlights how parents' rights over their children’s health has been superseded by bureaucrats--which in this case, could have caused a teen’s death.
Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Also provides information about businesses
The civil liberties advocacy organization Flex Your Rights has a new video coming out next month called 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. Here’s a trailer:
This story sounds silly but it has very serious undertones with potentially deadly consequences. The UC-Boulder Police Nerf gun warning specifically states: anyone who has a nerf gun will be arrested and “treated as a gunman”.This is not about gun co
After the first of the year, New Mexico residents may have carry passports if they want to board a flight on a commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities. All because the state refuses to knuckle under and pass Real ID.
Last week 8 states "choked" the compliance game of chicken, some issuing letters defying Real ID regulations going into 2010. That is exactly what was done by States to address the last DHS deadline, March 31st, 2008. Based on previous results, DHS i
Myth: The Patriot Act simply updated the tools of law enforcement to match the technology used by the terrorists and criminals today. Reality: The Patriot Act “updated” surveillance powers but failed to “update” the checks and balances needed to e
Here's my son who the court took from me when I refused to drug him for ADHD. It’s terrible – just look at how distracted this kid is – he can’t pay attention – he can’t sit still – he’s rambunctious – his mind wanders – he’s so endangered! HE NEEDS
Section 215 allows the federal government to demand tangible records from any business, organization, entity, person—and even the public library—and then places a gag order on them about speaking of the demand. Many believe this act violates the righ
Police in Boston--and Tucson AZ--are boosting a new program that allows anonymous tipsters to text the police with info on anyone they think is "suspicious". The report leaves a lot of questions unasked--and unanswered.
Time is running out for states across the nation to comply with federal legislation passed in 2005 known as the REAL ID Act, which requires all states to start issuing more secure driver's licenses by the end of this year. Residents living in st
SEATTLE – Food banks across the country are undergoing a high-tech revolution, adopting sophisticated databases, bar coding, GPS tracking, automated warehouses and other technologies used in the food industry that increasingly supplies their goods.
Since the passage of the PATRIOT Act, pervasive citizen surveillance and data collection have been combined as part of an ambitious effort to coordinate national security efforts. Many state governments are in the process of developing warehouses fo
If the idea of turning consumers into true cyborgs sounds creepy, don't tell Intel researchers. Intel's Pittsburgh lab aims to develop brain implants that can control all sorts of gadgets directly via brain waves by 2020. The scientists anticipate t