Privacy advocates blast New York financial regulators over Bitcoin licensing scheme

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Privacy advocates ripped into financial regulators Tuesday, saying potential regulations for digital currencies could harm free speech.

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Minority conflict over net neutrality goes to root of tech divide

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Organizations such as the NAACP and National Urban League, in addition to various Hispanic advocacy groups, are under fire for failing to advocate stricter regulation of Internet service providers, i.e., net neutrality.

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FBI director wants tech companies to cooperate with government surveillance

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  National, National Security, Regulations, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

FBI CRYPTO-FIGHT: FBI Director James Comey is warning that efforts by Internet companies to encrypt user data by default could put law enforcement at a disadvantage. (Photo Credit: Flickr / Creative Commons https://flic.kr/p/mJ2JSK)

FBI Director James Comey was quick to defend the bureau as an entity committed to the rule of law and civil liberties in a speech to a Washington, D.C., audience Thursday, in which he attempted to dissuade Apple and Google from improving privacy protections in their consumer products.

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Uber drivers in Auburn could face arrest

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Alabama, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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If Auburn residents are driving for Uber, as company officials claim, they risk arrest like their counterparts in Tuscaloosa.

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National Parks ‘listening sessions’ cost $38,320 and filter free speech

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Censorship, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Free Speech, Local Government, Local News, Regulations, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

Photo by Marjorie Haun

‘Listening sessions’ seeking public comment on the plan to prohibit certain vehicles from Monument Road are costing taxpayers money and stifling speech.

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Feds install fences to protect endangered mouse, but the fight continues

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by Rob Nikolewski

The U.S. Forest Service put up barbed wire fencing in a picturesque area in the Santa Fe National Forest to protect the meadow jumping mouse, which has recently been listed as an endangered species.

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