Quantcast
 
Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years

Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years

By Chris Crum 17 hours ago

Google released its updated Transparency Report today. This is the tenth update, and shows the number of government demands the tech giant has received for user data in criminal investigations for the first half of the year. It also shows …

Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules Web Goes Ballistic Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is set to propose new rules related to net neutrality, and they’re not exactly in favor of it. In fact, according to reports, these rules would enable broadband providers to give preferential treatment to content providers who pay …

Netflix Talks Tax Incentives, House Of Cards Netflix Talks Tax Incentives, House Of Cards

Earlier this year, reports came out that the production of House of Card: Season 3 was being held up as two bills in Maryland would affect tax breaks, which have been a key in the show being produced in the …

Chelsea Manning: Lawyer To Appeal 35 Year Sentence

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison for releasing 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Now Manning’s lawyer plans to appeal the 35-year prison sentence. Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney …

Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office

Jimmy Carter, in an interview for NBC’s Meet the Press, says he uses snail mail when communicating with foreign leaders. He is pretty sure that the NSA is spying on him, a fear that is not unfounded, according to Fox …

Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal? Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal?

The Obamacare enrollment deadline is quickly approaching on March 31st, and numbers are picking up the pace as expected. However, with numbers sitting just above 5 million enrolled, will the number of Americans signing up reach the projected 7 million? …

Google Launches Google Maps Gallery Google Launches Google Maps Gallery

Google has launched a new Google Maps Gallery aimed at making mapping data from governments, nonprofits and businesses more accessible to the public. Organizations can share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine, and have them appear in …

Yelp CEO Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Bill Yelp CEO Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Bill

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has written an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which was just posted to the company’s blog. Stoppelman urges Brewer to veto SB 1062, the controversial bill that would allow businesses in the state to …

IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report

The IRS is facing new scrutiny over taxes that should have been paid for out-of-town travel made by its agents. These accusations have arisen from a Treasury Inspector General report, and have caused new fury amongst those who feel that …

Michael Jackson Estate Charged With $702M Tax Bill

Michael Jackson’s estate is being heavily pursued by the IRS for “undervaluing assets” and now faces a $702 million charge. In U.S. Tax Court documents, executors estimate that Michael’s net worth at his time of death in 2009 was around …

9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Conference

“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday. As MVP …

Ukraine Protests Rage On Beyond Kiev

Reports indicate that turmoil is amplifying in Ukraine as protests stretch beyond its capital. On Friday, protestors in cities near Kiev surrounded government buildings, confronting authorities. The demonstrations, which began in November, were initially spurred after Ukraine opted out from …

Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend” …

Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor
· 1

One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor. Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.” The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on …

U.S. More Wary of "Big Government" Than Ever Before
· 2

With the U.S. Congress now seemingly more divided than ever, Americans are getting more suspicious of “big government.” A new Gallup Poll conducted in early December has found that record numbers of Americans now view big government as a bigger …

‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down
· 1

It’s normal for hunters to consider shooting at deer and other forms of wildlife, but shooting at government drones is not something to cross the average mind. However, one community recently thought about this option. On Tuesday, the population of …

Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance Internet Giants Urge US To Reform Surveillance
· 4

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …