The nosy federal government ran out of luck when it selected me for demographic jury duty. Having been told I'm legally required to fill out the American Community Survey and mail it back, I'm naturally determined to defy authority. The only question is how. (If you have a Facebook account, please go to the URL to read more.)Read more »
A new Mother Jones report looks at how the Romney and Obama campaigns are digitally mining personal data in order to get out the vote. Focusing their efforts online, the campaigns have been using cookies and various data-mining techniques to determine which voters to target and how to do it on a scale and scope that has never been seen before. The Obama campaign pioneered the data-mining strategy, and the Romney team put one together once he won the primary. We’re joined by Mother Jones reporter Tim Murphy.Read more »
SEOUL—Shoppers at the new International Finance Center Mall in Seoul can find their way around the four-story complex by approaching one of 26 information kiosks. When they do, they also are being watched.Read more »
"Two Navy SEALs are bringing world-class encryption to the iPhone, for everything from state secrets to celebrity selfies. But that means it can be used by criminals as well."Read more »
Ransom demands are for BITCOINS or Romney's tax returns will go public.Read more »
Burning Man fans say cops too heavy-handed
Burned at Burning Man? Revelers say heavy hand of law a downer at Nevada desert festival
David Levin represents entrepreneurs, investors and developers in his legal practice.Read more »
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers will target five counties during Memorial Day weekend. Judges will be on call to approve warrants around the clock and medical technicians will be available to draw blood while DUI suspects are held.Read more »
The White House removed a petition about the TSA airport screening procedures from the White House "We the People" website.Read more »
Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not?
Back in May, we brought you news that Microsoft had moved Skype from P2P to its own dedicated Linux-based servers. At the time, it was funny because Microsoft was using Linux servers instead of Windows Servers to host Skype, but things have become a little more worrisome since then.Read more »
Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch will testify this week at a Senate hearing on facial recognition technology and the privacy and civil liberties risks associated with rapidly growing biometric databases. The hearing is set for Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. Facial recognition technology is becoming increasingly sensitive and sophisticated, creating new ways for government and private entities to identify and track people throughout the United States.Read more »
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