Tech Firms Vie To Protect Personal Data But Gain Profits December 10, 2013
Tech. companies are making a huge profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits but are now becoming more aggressive in their attempts to counter any perception that they voluntarily
Motorists Fight To Put A Stop To Red Light Cameras
Challenges to red-light cameras head to the California Supreme Court.
AT&T’s Cooperation With NSA Pits It Against Shareholders In Legal Quagmire
Proposals filed want the companies to issue semi-annual reports on the metrics regarding requests for customer information by U.S. and foreign governments.
Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms
Gun control advocates seem sure to lose an effort to impose additional, tougher restrictions on plastic firearms — a harsh reminder of their failure to enact any new federal gun curbs in the year since 20 first-graders and six educators were murdered in Newtown, Conn.
West Virginia Landfills Will Now Accept Often Radioactive Fracking Waste
West Virginia's Marcellus Formation has been found to have a higher level of radioactivity than other formations.
Study Reveals Americans Feel The Nation Should “Mind Its Own Business”
A new report from the Pew Research Center found that 52 percent of respondents believed the U.S. should mind its own business internationally.
Budget Cuts Could Lead To Surge In Homeless Vets
Officials warn that the number of homeless may soon skyrocket as budget cuts negatively impact federal agencies’ ability to work to end homelessness.
Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling Hits Public Employees, Art World, Hard
Judge won’t push the city to cut public pensions or sell artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts, but admitted nothing is off the table.
San Francisco Style Crime Reduction – “Stop And Offer Therapy”
The heart of the approach is to deal with victims before they become criminals, and to recognize the “mental health connection to public safety.”
AT&T Says It Doesn’t Have To Disclose NSA Dealings
In a letter sent Thursday to the Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T said it protects customer information and complies with government requests for records "only to the extent required by law."
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