See what common core detractors have to say about Alabama’s new policy governing the use of student data

Evan Belanger AL.com MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Voting 5-2 today, the Alabama State Board of Education approved a new policy governing the use of student educational and personal data. Betty Peters of Dothan and Stephanie Bell of Montgomery opposed the measure.… Continue Reading

Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’

The Weekly Standard Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website’s privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites… Continue Reading

Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices Worry Privacy Advocates

Christopher Zara International Business Times News that Google Inc. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have… Continue Reading

NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program

The Washington Post The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The… Continue Reading

Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug

Violet Blue zdnet.com Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information of over six million users when Facebook’s previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests. According to… Continue Reading

EPA Acknowledges Releasing Personal Details on Farmers, Senator Slams Agency

Joseph Weber FoxNews.com The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental groups, following concerns from congressional Republicans and agriculture groups that the release could endanger their safety. According… Continue Reading

Feds Trying to Silence Company Wanting to Reveal What Info the Gov’t Is Requesting About You

theblaze.com Liz Klimas In 2010 alone, Wired’s Threat Level explains, the government sent more than 24,000 National Security Letters to Internet service providers and other companies such as credit and financial institutions. Letters such as these come with a gag order… Continue Reading