To make all this shadowy surveillance easier to digest, here are the relevant points about the massive data collection.
Politics & Law
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is asking major smartphone manufacturers Apple and Google to combat the growing problem with a beautifully simple suggestion: Give all phones a remote-activated kill switch.
Americans are supposed to pay state taxes on goods purchased online. Only 1.6% of taxpayers do. A new Senate bill could help states change that, and collect billions of dollars in new revenue.
It’s weird out there and getting weirder: A California court just ruled that screwing around with your phone’s map app while driving ought to be as illegal as texting or using the device without a handsfree solution.
So much for your right to resell MP3 music files: a U.S. District court just decided that the resale of MP3 files — where those files are transferred by copying — officially violates the Copyright Act.
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul is waging a fight to wrest his namesake Web address from the current owners. It’s harder than it sounds…
The Obama administration will push to reverse a new prohibition on mobile phone unlocking after an online White House petition protesting the ban drew more than 100,000 signatures.
When the Pentagon announced this week that the U.S. military will allow women to fight on the front lines within a few years, I was taken aback – but not because I have any problem with the policy change.
As defensive as I am about video games, and my right to enjoy them like any other form of speech, I draw the line at declaring we don’t need any more knowledge.
With the clock ticking down until a crucial Federal Trade Commission vote over whether to sue Google for antitrust violations, the search giant’s CEO Larry Page met with federal officials in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
Have you seen the one where you’re supposed to post a legal notice to your Facebook profile to ensure the social networking titan can’t use anything you’ve written without your permission?