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21 Million Hit By Federal Data Hack

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Hackers accessed the personnel files of 21 million federal workers, the Washington Times reported earlier. Previously the government said that the number of employees effected was about 4 million, so it’s much worse than they originally reported. But we’re supposed to…

IRS Puts Taxpayer Data At Risk

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The Internal Revenue Service has private data on just 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

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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…