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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress to Protect Our Digital Privacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: internet, computers, technology, ethics, government, politics, congress )

- 375 days ago -
Your digital informationâEUR"including emails, documents, photos, and moreâEUR"is increasingly stored on cloud computing servers located all over the world. Who can access your communications and data?
US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Technology, War & Peace, U.S., Drones, Pentagon, Africa, Big Brother )

- 430 days ago -
New reporting reveals plans to expand drone program by 50 percent, including broader use of mercenaries.
The U.S. Power Grid Is in Need of a Technology Upgrade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, u.s., politics, news, U.S. power grid, technology, upgrade, electric grid, business, consumer )

- 614 days ago -
Innovators gather in DC this week to discuss how to modernize the U.S. electric grid in the face of a changing electricity sector.
The Supreme Court's Baffling Tech Illiteracy Is Becoming a Big Problem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, technology, political news, Americans, government )

- 845 days ago -
If one thing was clear from decisions handed down this week, it's that SCOTUS is clueless on technology. The justices are behind the times. Twenty-first century technology has come to the Court, but the Court hasn't come to the twenty-first century.
Why There Are So Few POWs From Today's Wars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Americans, military, troops, technology, goodnews )

- 873 days ago -
With MIA and POW figures in the single digits (compared, for example, to almost 8,000 from the Korean War) Iraq and Afghanistan reflect a historic change in America's ability to rapidly locate missing military personnel."
Tech Industry Applauds DATA Act's Enactment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Data Act, technology, research, government, transparency, greater good )

- 895 days ago -
"The DATA Act will unlock a new public resource that innovators, watchdogs, and citizens can mine for valuable and unprecedented insight into federal spending. America's tech sector already has the tools to deliver reliable, standardized, open data.
N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, technology, spying on citizens, computers, off line, Radiowaves, USB sticks )

- 1010 days ago -
While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Senseless Plan to Solve Distracted Driving in New York - ForceChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health, Body-Mind-Spirit, texting and driving, protection, society, safety, usa, rights, technology, ethics, movies, media, society, stupid idea, STUPID IDEA, sadness, rights, death )

- 1108 days ago -
This really is a half-baked and dangerous idea. By signing this petition, you'll tell Governor Cuomo that his 'texting zones' only further encourage unsafe driving habits and, in the long run, will have little to no impact on drivers who text while operat
Will the Boston Bombings Kill the Public Police Scanner?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, law, police, technology, Boston bombings, usa, politics )

- 1276 days ago -
Law enforcement freaked out when their reports--and misreports--ended up in the press in Boston. That's bad news for transparency.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell ISPs: No "Six Strikes" Plan -- Or We'Ll Take Our Business Elsewhere
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: internet, technology, media, politics, freedoms, corruption, government )

- 1330 days ago -
After over a year of secret negotiations with the players who pushed SOPA, the major Internet Service Providers on the verge of implementing their "Six Strikes" plan to fight "online infringement". With essentially no due process, AT&T, Cablevision Syste
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress to Vote Against Invasive Internet Surveillance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: internet, technology, law, internet, government, freedoms, ethics, culture, politics, news, media, rights, education, society, usa, world, safety, activists )

- 1339 days ago -
Prevent the passing of a bill which would allow the government to sift through Internet users' personal accounts and browsing history.
U.S. Grows An Industrial Complex Along The Border
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Mexican Border, Border Industrial Complex, equipment, technology, manpower, infrastructure, border fence, Homeland Security, 250 Immigrant Detention Centers, SBI-Net debacle, Mexican immigration boom over, colossal waste of money )

- 1500 days ago -
As federal budgets shrink and illegal immigration ebbs, experts say that there's no end in sight for the growth of the border-industrial complex.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save the Internet From Unrestrained Government and Corporate Spying on Its Users
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, technology, internet, ethics, government, spying on internet users, freedoms, dishonesty, politics, americans, lies, media, news, corruption, congress, constitution, abuse )

- 1658 days ago -
Over 100 Members of Congress are backing a bill (CISPA) that would give private companies and the US government the right to spy on any of us at any time for as long as they want without a warrant.Sign the petition then forward to everyone who uses the In

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