It turns out the 'Evil' Koch Bros are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics

Can you guess who is number one?

Mark Tapscott The Washington Examiner 2/14/2014

Charles and David Koch are the two most evil people in American politics, right? We know that because Jane Mayer proved it with her landmark “Covert Operations” tour de liberal force in 2010.

Well, it turns out that Mayer’s aim was off […]

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

Declan mcCullagh CNET 7/25/2013

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in […]

Bombshell Report: NSA, FBI Tapping Servers Of 9 Top Internet Companies To Gain Access To Americans Emails, Photos, Messages…

Zip Weasel Zippers 6/6/2013

Whoever leaked this to the WaPo better flee the country because Holder is going to come down on them with a vengeance.

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs […]

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Justice Department agreed to issue “2511 letters” immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Declan McCullagh CNET 4/24/2013

Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks […]

Kiss the last shreds of freedom good-bye

House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA

David Kravets Wired.com 4/26/2012

The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168.

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Uncovered: New $2 billion bailout in Obamacare

Byron York Washington Examiner 3/31/2011

Investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee have discovered that a little-known provision in the national health care law has allowed the federal government to pay nearly $2 billion to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations to subsidize health coverage costs for early retirees. At the current […]