State Sues: Fed Rule against Felon Hiring Ban Endangers Public

At least one state has gone to court to fight the Obama administration’s preposterous new regulation limiting employers’ rights to ban hiring felons because it discriminates against minorities. It’s been an ongoing battle between a number of companies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination, for […]

California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall Read more here

Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data. Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General’s office. During that same period, […]

‘US-downed’ Russia jet’s Flight Data Recorder found

ShareThis ‘US-downed’ Russia jet’s Flight Data Recorder found 31 May 2012 Indonesian villagers have found the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane that Moscow claims was downed in southwestern Indonesia earlier in May by US “industrial sabotage,” killing all 45 people on board. Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency […]

Anonymous attacks Justice Dept., nabbing 1.7GB of data

ShareThis Anonymous attacks Justice Dept., nabbing 1.7GB of data –In a new hack into the U.S. Department of Justice’s Web site, Anonymous claims to have grabbed “lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump.” 22 May 2012 In a hack it dubbed “Monday Mail Mayhem,” Anonymous claims to have collected […]

Anonymous hacks Bureau of Justice, leaks 1.7GB of data

ShareThis Anonymous hacks Bureau of Justice, leaks 1.7GB of data [Awesome!] 21 May 2012 The hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have leaked 1.7GB of data belonging to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The file, which has been uploaded as a torrent and posted on The Pirate Bay, reportedly contains internal e-mails as […]

Plume-Gate Tales from the Script: Data Mining, a “CNN Moment” and ‘Teflon’ Obama

Tony Muga | In a series of emails contained within the NRC FOIA Documents, I have found an excellent example of how the industry monitors what the public knows, in this case in the form of public opinion via local news articles, so they can do their best at damage control. They want to know […]

Twitter fights request for Occupy protester’s data

ShareThis Twitter fights request for Occupy protester’s data 08 May 2012 Twitter Inc filed a motion in a New York criminal court on Tuesday seeking to quash a subpoena for Tweets and account records associated with Malcolm Harris, a Twitter user who was arrested last fall on the Brooklyn Bridge during an Occupy protest. Prosecutors […]

CISPA draft allows Internet companies to share customer data and communications with NSA

ShareThis CISPA draft allows Internet companies to share customer data and communications with NSA 16 Apr 2012 New revisions to a proposed federal cybersecurity law still would permit Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency. A recent torrent of criticism prompted the politicians behind the Cyber Intelligence […]

1940 Census Data Causes Modern Tech Mess

CBS NEWS April 2, 2012 When the National Archives and Records Administration released the 1940 Census records on Monday, they may not have expected just how many people would want to access the 72-year-old data. Now, the department is apologizing because millions of Americans who logged on to look up the information couldn’t access the […]

CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade

The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 78% increase compared to a decade ago, according […]