If you’re concerned about government or third-party organizations tracking your online activity, it’s no secret that you should probably steer clear of social media sites. New research on the micro-blogging network Twitter reveals that one-fifth of tweets reveal user location, providing a treasure trove of geo-tagged information for any snoop who is interested. Researchers at […]
This post, by Staff Technologist Dan Auerbach and Global Policy Analyst Eva Galperin, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website on Sept. 5. In one of the most significant leaks to date regarding National Security Agency (NSA) spying, The New York Times, The Guardian and ProPublica reported today that the NSA has gone to […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) authored a guest column for Time magazine Wednesday, forcefully arguing against President Barack Obama’s newfound love of interventionist Mideast policy, saying “America should only go to war to win.”
A three-judge panel for the Washington, D.C. Judicial Circuit has issued a summary judgment that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not apply to requests for Secret Service logs that track recent visitors to the White House.
Washington D.C. has gone to great lengths to inhibit the 2nd Amendment rights of anyone who dares step foot in the Nation’s capital city. And a new investigative book by The Washington Time’s Emily Miller reveals that Washington, D.C. gun laws are rife with absurdity that is nearly unfathomable.
Did you know that you have a Federal family, comrade? A news release from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious announcing National Preparedness Month informs Americans highlights the use of a new phrase entering the lexicon: Federal family. The statement reads in part: While our federal family is becoming better prepared to support the […]
Homeownership among American black families has contracted to its lowest point in 18 years, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg. The new information comes at a time when the decline in homeownership for the general population has stabilized and, in some demographics, is on a slight rebound. According to the report, “18 years of […]
In a major victory in one of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the Justice Department conceded yesterday that it will release hundreds of pages of documents, including FISA court opinions, related to the government’s secret interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the law the NSA has relied upon for years to […]
Michelle Obama has made it her pet cause as first lady to ensure that American youths are introduced to healthy lifestyles, using public schools as a tool to push her agenda. She has revamped school lunches and encouraged educators to push her message to both parents and children. Recent reports indicate that many school districts […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.