Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites

ShareThis 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 […]

Memorial Hermann refuses to hire tobacco users, charges smokers $600 per year

Memorial Hermann is a corporate system of hospitals primarily located in the Houston, Texas area but has branched out to other parts of Texas several years ago. Harris County even wanted to purchase one of their 9 hospitals, Memorial Hermann SW. They had several employee reduction initiatives when they suddenly began acquiring other hospitals throughout […]

Facebook officially decries employer practice of asking for Facebook password and login information

Posted by Facebook on 3.23.2012 In recent months, we’ve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information. This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who […]

Facebook tells employers: Hands off our users’ passwords

Facebook has now weighed in on the brewing controversy of employers requiring applicants to hand over their log-in information. Their reply: Hands off. Erin Egan, the company’s chief privacy officer, posted a note Friday on Facebook explicitly stating the company’s position:”As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private information and communications just […]

Google data merge called privacy threat

Google’s new plan to link user data across its email, video, social-networking sites has come under fire from critics who say it’s an invasion of privacy because of the sheer volume of information collected and the inability of users to opt out. Under the plan, information collected about individuals will be integrated across 60 Google […]

Politicians push for ISP Data Retention while Government sexually abuses children

Author: Brian D. Hill Source: USWGO Alternative News Right now the leader of SOPA internet censorship bill sponsor, Lamar Smith, is proposing a bill that will be detrimental to the Internets stability, privacy, and freedom. This bill known as H.R. 1981. and also titled the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 will break […]

Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe

ShareThis Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe 10 Nov 2011 FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal judge on Thursday sided with government attorneys investigating the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks, and upheld a ruling that the website Twitter must turn over certain account information to prosecutors. Lawyers for three Twitter account holders, […]