Local Cops Say Your Driving History Is Public — Unless You Want a Copy
“Public” database contains 3.7 million records
by Dan Novack
New York’s Virtual Currency Regulations Invade Privacy and Hamper Innovation
Government attempts to control currency.
by Rainey Reitman

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies
“Contractual relationships” between the NSA and U.S. companies.
by Jeff Larson, Julia Angwin
Google discloses vulnerability in web encryption technology
SSL 3.0 is still widely used.
by Reuters

Censorship Alert: the Alternative Media Harassed by the NSA
United States engaged in aggressive campaign that targets independent media and falsifies history.
by Christof Lehmann
NSA 'Core Secrets' leak points to spies working within companies
Spies infiltrate commercial companies from within.
by Zack Whittaker

School bans birthday cake, sweets
“Non-food treats,” such as “pencils, erasers, bookmarks,” still allowed.
by Jessica Brown
Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested
Governments around the world turning to voice biometrics to collect taxes.
by Associated Press


Biden Speech Loaded with Lies About Ukraine
It’s clear where Vice President Biden gets his talking-points: he’s just a hack-peddler of his boss’s lies.
by Eric Zuesse
Boston city councilors vote for $20,000 a year raise
9-4 vote means councilors will make $107,500 a year.
by Stephen Smith

Is Adobe's Ebook Reader Spying On What You Read?
Adobe app scans computer for metadata.
by Glyn Moody
Feds Stole Woman's Identity, Made Fake Facebook Page for Her
A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that.
by Chris Hamby

You, according to your Facebook Atlas ID
Last week Facebook introduced Atlas, its “people-based marketing” answer to the failures of the tracking cookie.
by Sara M. Watson
Facebook: We're still experimenting on users, but now it's less creepy
Social media giant not seeking to end mood-altering user experiments anytime soon.
by James O'Toole

FBI Director: The Internet Is The Most Dangerous Parking Lot Imagineable
“I think there’s something about sitting in front of your own computer… that makes it hard to understand the danger.”
by Mike Masnick
New York Quickly Nixes Cellphone Tracking Devices in Phone Booths
Investigation found city allowed 500 radio transmitters, called “beacons,” to be installed in pay phone booths…
by Cora Currier