NSA Extorted Yahoo’s Compliance With PRISM With $250,000 Per Day Fine Threat

By: Friday September 12, 2014 1:17 pm

While many in the tech industry appear to have no trouble collaborating with those illegally spying on American citizens, it is instructive to see what happened to the companies that even put up mild resistance to the NSA’s mission of “collect it all.”

 

Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft

By: Monday August 4, 2014 7:56 am

Nearly unique among nations, the U.S. broadly imposes extraterritoriality– in the case, the enforcement of U.S. laws in other, sovereign nations.

Majority of Fortune 500 Using Offshore Tax Schemes to Hide $90 Billion

By: Friday June 6, 2014 2:16 pm

According to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the majority of America’s Fortune 500 companies are cheating the tax man to the amount of approximately $90 billion by using offshore tax havens. That cheating leaves the rest of US taxpayers on the hook to make up the difference.

NSA and Corporate Cooperation Revealed

By: Monday December 30, 2013 11:55 am

The latest NSA revelations reveal deeper and more insidious intrusions into our lives, and show deeper collusion between the government and private enterprise. If you really, really think this is OK because you have “nothing to hide,” you better be damn sure that’s the case.

Google Monopolistically Pulls YouTube App From Windows Phone — Again

By: Friday August 16, 2013 1:37 pm

The Google/Microsoft war grows uglier. This time, Google is refusing to allow Microsoft to have access to the YouTube API key for an app on Windows phones.

FISA Court Gives Justice Department Yet Another Extension to Respond to Google and Microsoft Transparency Petitions

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 10:15 am

The FISA court has granted the Justice Department its fourth extension to respond to the request by Google and Microsoft to lift the gag order preventing them from revealing details of their work with the government.

Late Night: Lemonade (With Gin)

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.

For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.

If Snowden Isn’t a Whistleblower, Why Are His Disclosures on NSA Spying Having This Effect?

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 3:10 pm

Nineteen organizations including Calguns Foundation, a gun owners group, and the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, have come together to file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for violating their right to freedom of association under the First Amendment by collecting and storing, in bulk, data from their members’ call records.

Microsoft Gave NSA Special Access to Hotmail and Skype Users’ Data

By: Friday July 12, 2013 6:50 am

Many probably assumed this massive collaboration was occurring, but now there are the documents to prove it. I try to be cynical but I can’t keep up.

Microsoft Should Act Now to Protect Online Privacy

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 6:51 am

Microsoft, which is trying to position itself in a major advertising campaign as a privacy friendly Internet company, should take a simple step that shows it means what it says.

Online tracking is pervasive and invasive on the Internet.

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