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Facebook.Gov.Con


Wednesday April 11th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:53am PDT   •   1 Comment

The April 11 written congressional testimony of Mark Zuckerberg is already available, and what the Facebook CEO told senators on April 10 is of considerable interest. It was “my mistake,” he said, that the Cambridge Analytica firm had purloined the data of 87 million Facebook users. Zuckerberg said he was sorry and was taking…
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AG Snoop Surge Is Bad News for Non-Profits


Monday January 4th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:26am PST   •   0 Comments

We have been following the story of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which came in ten years late, a full $5 billion over budget, and with serious safety concerns. During hearings in Sacramento whistleblowers called for a “criminal investigation,” but California Attorney General Kamala Harris failed to follow up….
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Now Showing: Love Gov!


Monday July 6th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:41am PDT   •   1 Comment

Today, the Independent Institute is launching a fun, five-part, satirical, YouTube web series called Love Gov! Here’s more information on what the series is about: “Love Gov is a way to help anyone, especially Millennials, understand the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into personal lives,” says David J. Theroux, Founder and President of Independent Institute….
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TSA Imposes Double Jeopardy


Friday August 23rd, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:30am PDT   •   6 Comments

Passing through the gauntlet of gruff Transportation Security Administration screeners is hardly a pleasant experience for anybody, especially the elderly, the disabled, and families with children. But all travellers will be delighted to learn that the TSA is forcing passengers to pass through screening twice on the same trip. For example, a traveler departing…
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Big Brother Keeps Watching – But Not Necessarily Protecting


Wednesday January 16th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:34am PST   •   6 Comments

Federal authorities can continue to wiretap and conduct surveillance on non-Americans within the United States according to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) recently reauthorized by the U.S. Senate and earlier by the House. Senate majority leader Harry Reid said the measure was imperfect but necessary to “protect us from evil in this world.”…
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NSA: An Example of Government Mismanagement


Wednesday July 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 9:04am PDT   •   0 Comments

Today the Washington Times highlighted shortcomings of the federal government “intelligence” (i.e., spy) agency, the National Security Agency (NSA). The article discusses the cover-up of a multi-billion dollar failure of a data-storage system called the “Trailblazer”. This program was not only a multi-billion dollar project to begin with, it was also admitted to be far…
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