“Smart meters” denied in New Mexico metro areas by Public Regulation Commission

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TweetYumDistributed in an e-mail from our friends at CellPhoneTaskForce.org Dear Friends, Today we won a victory in the fight against radiation in New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission has denied PNM’s application for Smart Meters. “The plan presented in the Application does not provide a net public benefit and it does not promote the public […]

Losing the War on Opioid Addiction: “Tough on Crime” Policies Often Ineffective and State Rules for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Raise Privacy Concerns

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TweetYumIn recent efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic many states have turned to “tough on crime” policies; however, these policies have not proven to be an effective. German Lopez of Vox.com reported on “tough on crime” policies that have been passed since 2011, the year opioid crisis was declared an epidemic. Lopez found that […]

DOJ Says Atty. Gen. Used Alias to Conduct Official Business to Protect Security, Privacy

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TweetYumIllustrating how government hides information from the American public, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a fake name to conduct official Department of Justice (DOJ) business in agency emails obtained by Judicial Watch. As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer Lynch, Barack Obama’s second attorney general, skirted public-records laws by using the alias Elizabeth Carlisle […]

Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites

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TweetYumShareThis Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites –Hackers took 10 sites offline, said more attacks are imminent [<g>] 25 Jul 2012 International hacking group Anonymous took at least 10 Australian government websites offline in a series of escalating attacks over proposed changes to privacy laws. The Australian arm of the group has warned it will […]

Facebook Suit Over Subscriber Tracking Seeks $15 Billion

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TweetYumFacebook Inc. (FB), the social network operator whose shares began trading today, was sued for $15 billion in an amended complaint by subscribers who claim the company invaded their privacy by tracking their Internet use. In the complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California, the plaintiffs say Facebook improperly tracked users even […]