Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Santa Claus is too old and too white — but mostly just too white. That is the opinion expressed in a recent column by Slate culture blogger Alisha Harris, who recounted her painful feelings of being disenfranchised each Christmas as a black girl growing up in a world full of mostly white Santa Clauses.
Commercial unmanned aerial systems are set to start flying over U.S. airspace in 2015. In November, the Federal Aviation Administration released its final privacy rules for the six drone “test sites” that the agency will use to evaluate how drones will be integrated into domestic air traffic.
A two-month report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims a combined 364,682 people had “selected” an Obamacare insurance plan through either the Federal Healthcare.gov website or through one of the State-managed exchanges, as of Nov. 30.
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 […]