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Today is "Equal Pay Day:" the 50th anniversary of the passage of the "Equal Pay Act" which, according to John F. Kennedy and most of his successors, was supposed to be the moment when society finally became equal and women earned precisely as much as men for the same jobs.
This weekend Edward Snowden, a low-level employee who worked for a major defense contractor, came out to the press and acknowledged that he was the source of the leaks behind the National Security Administration's controversial spy program. The negative reaction to these revelations of the past week have been swift and strong from average Americans, some elected officials, and tech companies who have been named as participants in the NSA's data gathering scheme.
Everyone should have the right to unlock their legally owned phones in the Digital–Age yet government policy once again is unnecessarily limiting consumer choice. In 1998, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which outlawed the sale or creation of software for circumventing anti-piracy locks on digital devices, even if they comply with copyright law.
Debt Deception: Special Accounting Procedures Hide the Real Debt Numbers
The National Security Agency (NSA) used a top secret court order to collect telephone records on millions of Americans without their consent. The order demanded Verizon to provide records on an "ongoing, daily basis" to the federal government on calls both within the United States and between the United States and other countries.
By now you've been alerted to news of another scandal breaking in the Obama Administration. The National Security Agency has been collecting the metadata of Verizon customers in the USA and abroad since April of this year. Glenn Greenwald The Guardian broke the story on June 5th propelling the twitter hashtag NSA to trend:
Is the Term IRS the New N Word in the “War on the Black Man”?
With the IRS scandal still at the forefront of the news cycles and Democrats running for cover everywhere, MSNBC host Martin Bashir has this time outdone himself. Yesterday, he hurled a ludicrous accusation against Republicans and pundits on the right in the ever increasing din of coverage on the IRS's gestapo tactics against conservative and right leaning organizations applying for tax exempt status.
California Exchange Grants $37 Million To Sell Obamacare
Covered California, the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange, announced on May 14 that it had awarded $37 million to promote the implementation of the health insurance law. Unsurprisingly, many of the groups selected to receive grants have a similar political bent -- or vested financial interest in selling health care services.
This morning we learned that the National Security Administration (NSA) has been collecting the phone records of every domestic Verizon customer since at least late April of this year. Under the auspices of "national security" the Obama Administration has been monitoring "meta-data" from Verizon customers. This includes who you're calling, where you're calling from and how long those calls last.
FreedomWorks Responds to the NSA Eavesdropping Scandal
Washington, DC- Following news that the NSA has been collecting the telephone records, call location, duration, time and unique identifiers of Verizon customers in the U.S. for the past seven years, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe released the following statement: