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Take Action: Our Best Chance Yet at Reining in Dragnet NSA Surveillance
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, dishonesty, government, ethics, politics, usa, obama, technology, society, NewTechnology, discovery, computers, design )

JL
- 221 days ago - ssl.capwiz.com
But do you know what we didn't hear from him today? We didn't hear that he will bring an end to the NSA's dragnet surveillance programs.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Is Broken. Tell Congress to Fix It.
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, computer fraud & abuse act, computers, congress, internet, technology, world )

Kathy
- 227 days ago - action.eff.org
The tragic death of Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old coder and social activist, has shone a light on the sad truth about America's misguided computer crime law.
Video:Check Out Our
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, usa, lies, healthcare, disease, diet, food, prevention, protection, risks, safety, science, society, warning, environment, ethics, health, government )

JL
- 384 days ago - action.ucsusa.org
is a part of brand new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists which presents even stronger evidence that shifting Farm Bill funding to fruits and vegetables--instead of ingredients used for processed foods--is vital for our health.
Take Action:Don't Let Lamar Smith Take Over The Sciences!
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, corruption, dishonesty, abuse, americans, ethics, government, lies, usa, republicans, politics, propaganda, study, science, scientists, society, investigation, research )

JL
- 385 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Rep. Lamar Smith has drafted a bill that would replace peer review at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a set of funding criteria chosen and overseen by Congress... and he wants to use it as a model for every federal science agency we have.
Take Action: Ask Congress to Expand High-Speed Rail and Amtrak
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, travel, Sustainabililty, sustainable, green, eco-friendly, corruption, congress, abuse, ethics, republicans, usa, politics, environment, energy, technology, safety )

JL
- 430 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak's budget by a third in 2014--putting Amtrak's future very much in jeopardy.
Fisa Court Oversight: A Look Inside a Secret and Empty Process
Science & Tech  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, congress, usa, propaganda, lies, media, news, government, ethics, constitution, cover-up, technology, study, research, investigation, discovery )

JL
- 430 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise
Domestic Surveillance Scandal Underscores Need for Transparency
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, cover-up, ethics, freedoms, government, propaganda, u.s., politics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, humanrights, HumanRights, society, safety, NewTechnology, investigation, internet, discovery, comput )

JL
- 431 days ago - citizensforethics.org
The rapidly unfolding domestic surveillance scandal underscores the need for greater transparency, particularly with respect to the executive branch's interpretation and application of federal law and Congress' ability to engage in oversight.
CISPA Is 'Dead for Now,' Thanks to a Left-Right Coalition for Online Privacy
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, GoodNews, goodnews, Govtfearmongering, lies, propaganda, politics, usa, u.s., technology, tech, performance, NewTechnology, investigation, internet, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGH )

JL
- 485 days ago - thenation.com
What brings the most seriously libertarian Republican in the US House, Michigan's Justin Amash, together with Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota?
FTC Seeks Comment on the "Internet of Things"
Science & Tech  (tags: ethics, congress, americans, abuse, usa, u.s., government, technology, safety, NewTechnology, investigation, discovery, computer, Gizmos, internet )

JL
- 492 days ago - pubcit.typepad.com
The FTC yesterday put out a request for comment on the consumer privacy and security issues posed by the "Internet of Things." As the FTC explains: The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent
CISPA Passes House Despite Obama Veto Threat
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, propaganda, republicans, dishonesty, abuse, americans, politics, government, ethics, technology, tech, NewTechnology, investigation, internet )

JL
- 495 days ago - accessnow.org
The House of Representatives passed the privacy-invading Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a vote of 288 - 127. The bill must still pass the Senate, and overcome a veto threat from Obama, before it becomes law.
Koch & Exxon-Funded Scientist Challenged By Students at Climate Denial Event
Science & Tech  (tags: API, CFACT, Charles Koch, climate change, coal, congress, donors trust, ExxonMobil, gas, global warming, ipcc, koch industries, lobbyist, madison, michigan state, money, oil, pr, smithsonian, solar variability, sun, university of wisconsin )

Judy
- 503 days ago - nationofchange.org
Basically, Willie Soon, a Smithsonian Institution astrophysicist, is an expert in whatever problems vested industries will pay him to deny.
Consensus Builds for Requiring Warrant for Email Searches
Science & Tech  (tags: freedoms, law, crime, police, abuse, congress, republicans, democrats, government, computers, computer, discovery, investigation, internet, humans, society, technology, safety, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

JL
- 521 days ago - thehill.com
Republicans, Democrats and government officials agreed at a House hearing on Tuesday that police should need a warrant to obtain people's emails and other private online messages from third-party providers.
Take Action: Free Our Phones -- For Real
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, government, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, americans, propaganda, usa, business, consumers, corporate, dishonesty, cover-up, finance, law, marketing, money, technology, internet, NewTechnology, society, technology )

JL
- 530 days ago - act.freepress.net
Last month, more than 100,000 people told the White House that cellphone unlocking -- configuring your phone so it'll work on other networks -- should be legal again. The White House agrees and has told Congress and the FCC to do something about it.
Texas Proposes One of Nation's "Most Sweeping" Mobile Privacy Laws
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, government, ethics, usa, media, americans, NewTechnology, investigation, society )

JL
- 534 days ago - arstechnica.com
If signed into law, cops would finally need a warrant to get location data.
The Sequester Threatens U.S. Ability To Anticipate Severe Weather
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, propaganda, politics, usa, weather, science, research, protection, destruction, space, study, scientists, safety, science, investigation )

JL
- 536 days ago - thinkprogress.org
the Government Accountability Office ranked the pending satellite gap among the top 30 threats facing the Federal government.
 

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