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GAO: Former IRS Employees Can Access Your Tax Returns


If you think dealing with current IRS employees is a problem, wait until you hear this news. Forbes reports that the Government Accountability Office has found that former IRS employees can access your tax returns. You would think that as…


IRS Puts Taxpayer Data At Risk


The Internal Revenue Service has private data on┬ájust about every man, woman and child in the United States. Yet they routinely use systems that aren’t secure and put that data at risk. Our tax dollars at work. The IRS sometimes…


Oh Look, Another IRS Scandal

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Nothing to see here, just move along. The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of…


DOJ Spending Nearly $5 Million Studying Police Racial Data

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The Department of Justice is spending $4.75 million to study racial data from police departments in several large US cities. Attorney General Eric Holder said the initiative is being undertaken to “promote fairness” in the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, as…


Watchdog Report: NSA Data Sweeping Is Illegal


Fox News reports that an independent watchdog report finds that’s the NSA’s program of sweeping and storing all of our cell phone data is illegal. In its report, obtained by Fox News and scheduled for release Thursday afternoon, The Privacy…