A New York City woman is suing the New York Police Department for officers’ behavior in a Labor Day 2012 incident in which police allegedly broke windows to gain warrantless access to her home, beat and pepper sprayed her family members, and intentionally killed her pet parakeet by crushing it underfoot.
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Alarming information about just how frequently law enforcement officials across the country (not to mention the NSA) are trying to get cell phone data, including your location, seem to be published in the news media every day. With these privacy concerns in mind, last week we filed an amicus brief in the Connecticut Appellate Court in State […]
Another day, another not-at-all shocking revelation about the NSA’s spy dragnet from the trove of classified information Edward Snowden supplied to The Washington Post and The Guardian. The latest reveal comes from the Post, which reported Tuesday the National Security Agency tracks and singles out targets for hacking by following the same modus operandi advertisers […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other conservative lawmakers have expressed disappointment in the bipartisan proposal that Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released Tuesday. Paul contends that the latest two-year budget agreement is no different than many other Federal budgets which made promises for cuts that were never realized. […]
An effort by the White House last year to push Obamacare on young women with the release of “The Life of Julia,” a series of infographics detailing how government might help one woman along from the age of 3 to 67, has been re-imagined in one blog’s effort to provide a more realistic take on […]
It’s increasingly apparent that Obamacare is failing to lure the very demographic that its advocates have long pledged the health care law will most benefit: people without health insurance. A poll conducted last week by NBC and The Wall Street Journal finds that uninsured Americans in particular believe, now more than in the past, that […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A consortium of at least 500 leading authors around the world is condemning the National Security Agency’s actions and calling for new global privacy protections for the digital age. In a petition the writers request that the United Nations take steps to create an international bill of digital rights.
If you’re tired of regaining weight each time you take off pounds, you’re not alone. Almost everyone puts the pounds back on after a diet. But researchers have found ways to improve the odds of getting slender and staying slender.