Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is likely going to move forward with a Federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance techniques following a legal victory on Monday for conservative activist Larry Klayman in a similar lawsuit. Paul first floated the idea of filing a class action lawsuit against the NSA in June. A senior Senate […]
President Barack Obama met with executives and experts from major global technological companies today at the White House. The techies were there out of concern for their various companies’ roles as sometimes-unwilling middleman facilitators in the National Security Agency’s spy dragnet behemoth. People like Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, along […]
The Obama Administration has expended a great deal of energy encouraging young people to sign up for Obamacare, which relies heavily on the participation of healthier young Americans to offset healthcare costs for older, sicker enrollees. The importance of young Americans to Obamacare’s success would seemingly indicate that the Administration is closely following enrollment numbers […]
This post, written by Cindy Cohn and Katitza Rodriguez and Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 17. Last Monday, eight of the largest Internet companies took the unprecedented step of publicly calling for an end to bulk collection of communications data. Then on Tuesday, a coalition of over 550 […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The Administration of President Barack Obama is seemingly taking special care to protect vulnerable Senate Democrats in the 2014 elections by dragging its feet with choice Obamacare regulations — in much the same way it slowed the overall regulatory agenda leading up to Obama’s re-election.
In the first court ruling against the National Security Agency’s data collection efforts revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden over the summer, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the agency’s actions violate 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
A recently released report from the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reveals 7,868 complaints of criminal misconduct reported to the OIG in the first half of this year.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is leaning on insurers to help it out of its own Obamacare debacle, urging for-profit coverage providers to begin covering enrolled customers when Jan. 1 rolls around, even if those customers haven’t paid their first premium.
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