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US Politics & Gov't

The Supreme Court's Baffling Tech Illiteracy Is Becoming a Big Problem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, technology, political news, Americans, government )

Carrie
- 170 days ago - salon.com
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 )

Carrie
- 198 days ago - theatlantic.com
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 )

Nancy
- 220 days ago - sacbee.com
"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 )

Angelika
- 335 days ago - nytimes.com
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 )

Cal
- 434 days ago - forcechange.com
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 )

Cal
- 601 days ago - motherjones.com
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 )

Cal
- 656 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
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 )

Cal
- 665 days ago - forcechange.com
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 )

Judy
- 825 days ago - npr.org
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 )

Cal
- 983 days ago - avaaz.org
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
Exposed: Massive New Spy Center Built to Track Your Emails and Phone Calls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, terrorism, usa, technology, security, electronic prying, spy center, americans, dishonesty, news )

Cal
- 1000 days ago - alternet.org
An investigative reporter reveals that the NSA has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls.
TAKE ACTION! No Robocalls - Protect Your Minutes and Privacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, politics, TECHNOLOGY, government, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, news, americans )

Cal
- 1133 days ago - pol.moveon.org
"Uphold the ban on cell phone robocalls - protect our minutes and privacy. Hang up on H.R. 3035 today!"
Supreme Court Weighs Whether To Limit Data Mining
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, government, ethics, SupremeCourt, technology, Technology_Internet, usa, media )

Cal
- 1330 days ago - npr.org
At the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, the justices for the first time will hear a case that tests what limits the government may put on data mining for commercial purposes. At issue is whether a state may bar the buying, selling, and profiling of doctors' pr
MetroPCS Mobile Data Plans Violate Net Neutrality, Group Claims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, Internet, technology )

Jae
- 1439 days ago - rawstory.com
A plan by the the fifth largest mobile carrier in the United States to block access to certain web content based on its customers' data plan could be a violation of new "net neutrality" regulations.
Online Voting Is Becoming More Common, But Is It Safe?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, elections, interesting, crime, corruption, dishonesty, society, news, politics, technology )

Jae
- 1523 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A little more than 24 hours after online ballots started pouring into the Washington, D.C., Board of Elections and Ethics in late September, it became apparent that something was amiss.
 

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