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Obama May Back FBI Plan To Wiretap Web Users

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhau...

Sharon Silke Carty

Ford's Intrusive Technology Can Track Your Breath, Pulse And Sweaty Palms | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Ford is researching ways to track your breathing, heart rate, temperature and even sweaty palms to figure out how stressed you are while driving. ...

Student Expelled For Profane Tweet Thrust Into Free-Speech Debate

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Carroll was fighting insomnia when the Indiana teenager turned to Twitter for relief and casually dropped the F-word multiple t...

Sen. Mark Udall Questions Federal Surveillance Accountability

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Like its predecessor, the Obama administration says it cannot count how many people in the U.S. have had their telephone calls and ...

Smile! Aerial Images Being Used To Enforce Laws

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipali...

Twittering the G20 Iranian Style

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

In the wake of protests last week at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, the police arrested a self-professed anarchist for using Twitter to coordinate communications among G20 summit protesters.

Debunking the Half-Baked "Cookie Conspiracy"

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The White House Office of Management and Budget is retooling the current federal policy that governs how federal agencies are allowed to place "cookies" on citizens' computers to track their visits to agency web sites.

Stimulating the Information Technology Economy and Expanding Democracy

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

The web should be a tool for ordinary people throughout the world to reach beyond boundaries and become the driving force for social, political, and economic progress.