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Microsoft And Facebook Answer To Data Requests
2013-06-16 05:42:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday night, Microsoft and Facebook independently announced that the US government had somewhat relaxed their nondisclosure agreements, allowing them to reveal they had thousands of requests from authorities for user data affecting tens of thousands of individuals. The announcement comes as both companies are under an increased level of scrutiny since the leaking of a US government internet surveillance program known as PRISM....

2013-06-11 23:14:48

A Just Cause and Friends of Justice argue that financial analysis shows the federal case resulting in imprisonment of executives of IRP Solutions in Colorado was about debt. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 A Just Cause and Friends of Justice continue their investigation of what they say is the wrongful prosecution and conviction of six executives of a Colorado-based company, IRP Solutions Corporation. The advocacy organizations believe that the currently imprisoned executives (IRP6),...

NSA Gains Court Order To Collect Data On All Verizon Calls
2013-06-06 07:46:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a British newspaper, the US government has been secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers since April 25. The Guardian reports the US National Security Agency (NSA) was granted access to the data by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has allowed the culling of records through July 19. The court order doesn´t actually allow the NSA to collect any information...

2013-05-29 23:14:53

This was one very big step toward getting this deal done. Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Sprint Nextel and Softbank have reached a security agreement with the US government regulators according to The Kansas City Star on May 29, 2013. Wireless analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment on this story. “Sprint and Softbank have apparently passed muster with one US regulatory...

Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...

Medical Costs Vary Greatly Between Hospitals
2013-05-10 05:33:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The amount that hospitals charge the US government for common inpatient procedures — and the amount that those medical facilities receive for services rendered — varies greatly, according to information released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “As part of the Obama administration´s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being...

Hacktivists Call For Internet Blackout Today To Protest CISPA
2013-04-22 07:28:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of hackers which acts as part troublemaker and part watchdog is calling for an Internet blackout today to protest CISPA, a bill which passed last Thursday. If this bill is signed into law, companies and websites could legally hand over user information to the US government upon request. Anonymous has persuaded over 300 websites to “go dark” as a sign of protest today and is using the #CISPABlackout hashtag...


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