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Healthcare Law, Is Everyone Ready For It?

It’s rapidly approaching. That time when laws within the United States force a change in the healthcare payment structure. Are we all ready for it? What were the steps that led to this change? President Obama shared his reasoning behind …

Obamacare at Risk of Being Defunded by Republicans

The new agenda for House Republicans is drawing national attention, after they are pushing legislation introduced Wednesday in an attempt to defund Obamacare. Using the upcoming budget deadline, John Boehner, R-Ohio, is one that is leading this effort, taking one …

Leavenworth Prison May Be Bradley Manning’s New Home Leavenworth Prison May Be Bradley Manning’s New Home
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Earlier today we brought you news that Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of providing over 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, had been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Now it appears that we know which prison he’ll be going …

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Wikileaks Release Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years For Wikileaks Release
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Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for providing WikiLeaks with 700,000 classified government documents in 2010. He was found not guilty of the most serious charge against him, “aiding the enemy,” but was found guilty on …

Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear
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Groklaw, an award-winning and highly respected legal site dealing mainly in software law, is shutting down due to fears of government spying. Specifically, the site’s editor Pam Jones has determined that she can’t stand the idea of the government reading …

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse? Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?
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Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include …

White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy
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The White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL announced new best practices guidelines for ad networks to address piracy and counterfeiting. The guidelines are designed to …

State Department Bureau Spent $630,000 Garnering Facebook Likes State Department Bureau Spent $630,000 Garnering Facebook Likes
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In your “why-the-hell” story of the day, it appears that a federal agency spent $630,000 in a campaign to acquire Facebook likes over the last couple of years. The Bureau of International Information Programs, part of the U.S. Department of …

Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold? Google Tries To Sell Government On Glass Privacy. Are You Sold?
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Back in May, the bipartisan congressional Privacy Caucus sent an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking for clarification on Google Glass and the privacy issues that come with the device. In early June, Google VP, Public Policy and …

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigning

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today announced that he will be resigning his position in government. Murray has been the state’s lieutenant governor since 2007. Before that, he served as the Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts. Murray announced his resignation today …

Bin Laden Death Photos Won’t Be Released, Thanks To Court Ruling
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Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled today that the U.S. government can keep death photos of Osama bin Laden secret. There are apparently over fifty of them. Bin Laden was …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged, Faces Possible Death Penalty
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Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the Boston Marathon bombings on on April 15. He has been charged specifically with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of …

Joe Biden Is Talking About Guns On Google+ Again Joe Biden Is Talking About Guns On Google+ Again
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In January, Vice President Joe Biden participated in a Google+ hangout, discussing gun violence. Today, he will do so again. This is part of the White House’s series of fireside hangouts. Biden will discuss reducing gun violence with mayors from …

U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series

Google announced today that the U.S. Department of State is launching a series of Google+ Hangouts, starting Friday, April 19 with one featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. The series follows various hangouts this year from members of the Obama …

Should The Post Office Keep Saturday Mail? Should The Post Office Keep Saturday Mail?
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There has been talk of the United States Postal Service ending Saturday mail delivery for years now. In recent months it appeared to be getting closer to reality. Do you want to see Saturday mail stay, or is it better …

White House April Fools’ Video Features Kid Making Fart Noises

Even the White House is getting in on the April Fools’ fun today. Here’s a “special message from the President” that WhiteHouse.gov shared via its YouTube channel this morning: The fart noises are a nice touch. The kid is Robbie …

Online Sales Tax Law Closer To Reality? Online Sales Tax Law Closer To Reality?
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Last week, Senators Mike Enzi and Dick Durbin were accused of trying to “sneak” through legislation similar to the controversial Marketplace Fairness Act as a budget amendment. They succeeded in getting that through the Senate. The basic premise of the …

CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy CNIL Still Speaking Out Against Google Privacy Policy
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French privacy watchdog CNIL is press Google on privacy changes again, several months after it called on the company to give users more control. As you may know, Google consolidated a slew of its various privacy policies last year into …

Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected? Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected?
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The USPS has been the topic of much debate over the past couple of years as it reviews its options now that the digital world has seemingly rendered mail service near-obsolete. Though widespread email use has all but eliminated the …

Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government Google Outlines What It’s Doing To Protect Your Data From The Government
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With today being Data Privacy Day, Google took to several of its blogs to outline three initiatives it says it is focused on, related to privacy as it pertains to protection of consumers’ information and government requests. The company will …

Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities
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Yelp has partnered with the local governments in San Francisco and New York to put health inspection scores on the pages of the cities’ restaurants. It’s part of a bigger open data initiative, however, that Yelp hopes will enable other …