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Your Privacy -- Qualcomm, Suicide, DARPA: Top Trending Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

As we move forward into March Madness, we look back at the hottest trending online privacy stories and discover a different form of madness. Some of the news is good, some is bad and some sends a message of hope for our future.

5 Newsworthy Privacy Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In addition to my regular HuffPost musings, this marks the first of a series of weekly columns designed to quickly and dare I say entertainingly help us all be aware of a few most important privacy-related stories, good and/or bad.

Bogus Reps Anger Even More Comcast Customers

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

What follows is easily one of the most bizarre epilogues to an already bizarre story about bad customer service. It involves harassing phone calls, threats to cut off service and the use of unusually vulgar language, even by Internet standards.

Boehner and McConnell Argue Over Who Should Cave First

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The emerging dynamic between John Boehner and Mitch McConnell is one to watch, because it is heading for a showdown in the next few weeks. Sooner or later, one of them is going to have to cave in to the hard, cold reality that Republicans just do not have the votes to impose their will on a Democratic president.

Republicans' Losing Game on Homeland Security Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress have, once again, successfully painted themselves into a corner. Even though they've done exactly this previously (in exactly the same way), they now have absolutely no idea how to get out of this dilemma (which they created for themselves).

Donations To Clinton Foundation Nearly Tripled Last Year

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Contributions and grants to the tax-exempt foundation that former President Bill Clinton operates with his family grew near...

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Why Are Travel Companies So Impatient With Us?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Although travel businesses have a well-deserved reputation for taking their time with refunding our purchases, they are less patient when it comes to us paying our bills.

The Clintons Enjoy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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NO SECURITY: Phreaking Out the Phone Phreaks

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

On February 11, 2014 the citizens of cyberspace waged an Internet-wide war against the NSA's Mass surveillance program called "The Day We Fought Back". As the story unfolds, it is important to look at the history of mass surveillance, and see what we can learn from it.

Pee-Shy: Dr. Frank Spinelli Exposes His Struggles With Child Molestation, Paruresis and Finding True Love in NYC

Austin Head | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Austin Head

Pee-Shy takes you through a whirlwind of emotions from the grand fears of childhood to the small disappointments of adulthood. Dr. Spinelli shines a bright light into deep shadows of child molestation from the view of the victim ... it is a brave endeavor.

Shutdown Not Worth a Warm Bucket of...

Jim Moore | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

This whole idea of a government shutdown is hogwash spewing from a noisy minority of legislators who apparently have nothing better to do than attempt to hold hostage the daily functions of the federal government.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Prepare To Be Mesmerized

Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy

The end of the Internet is nigh... Yet again....

Puerto Rico To Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill In Upcoming Weeks

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's legislature is expected to approve a long sought-after bill that would make it a crime to discriminate against ...

Look: Family Receives Shocking Discount

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2013 | Small Business

A restaurant worker in North Carolina went out of his way to cheer up a pregnant customer who was more than ready to give birth. The good deed went...

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Green Mountain College's False Environmentalism: Why Is GMC Killing Its Mascots?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Bruce Friedrich

Ten years ago, oxen Bill and Lou arrived at Green Mountain College, malnourished and neglected. The college offered the pair "considerate and humane c...

Spill Cleanup? Just a Cost of Doing Business?

Jackie Savitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Congress and the Administration should be doing much more in response to the Gulf Spill. But at the very least passing the Oil Spill Tax Fairness Act would be a good first step.

Biblical Blunder At White House After Obama Said God Wants Jobs Bill

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a blunder of biblical proportions. White House spokesman Jay Carney invoked scripture Wednesday to back up President Barack Obam...

Casey Anthony Now Owes $217,000 For Caylee's Search

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida judge on Friday increased the reimbursement costs Casey Anthony must pay to investigators for searching for her missing 2-y...

No FAA Bill? No-Fly List.

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress has chosen its priorities -- a month of paid vacation is more important to them than doing the work they have been hired to do. This is unacceptable.

Congress' Real Deadline: Summer Vacation

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's a pretty safe bet that the issue will (at least temporarily) be resolved by the fifth of August, at the absolute latest. Bank on it. The reason for such certainty is a simple one.