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Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.
Tech
Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, explains how our government -- given all the ways it can spy on us -- should just as determinedly use modern technology and technologists to protect our liberties.
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Congress Continues To Distance Themselves From Knowledge Of Snooping
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The invasiveness of this data is hard to underestimate. It is data that reveals where every connected person is during the day, with whom they speak, when, how often.
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Anytime the government wants to peek at your online photos, read your emails, or track your mobile phone it should follow the same rules as it does offline, stand before a judge and get a warrant.
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The calculation is that on balance, the U.S. is better off with the deployment of strong cryptography than not. Each of these steps makes it easier for civilians to communicate securely.
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Cell phones are easy to tap, as are centralized Internet communications such as Facebook or email messages. But peer-to-peer communication -- think Skype -- poses a problem to the FBI's electronic eavesdroppers.
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The FBI's current proposed rewrite of wiretap law creates serious security risks.
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The FBI wants to roll back government regulations on encryption in order to be able to wiretap more easily. But our real security problem doesn't lies in law enforcement's inability to read the on-line communications of criminals.
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The number of wiretaps authorized by state and federal judges in criminal investigations jumped 26 percent from 2008 to 2009
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Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.
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Mr. Vice-President, you and your President had eight full years to chart a direction for this nation. That direction was soundly rejected by the voters in the most recent national election.
Business
Attorneys for Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam denied a U.S. regulator's claims he engaged in insider trading, saying
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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert says he learned from a CIA-connected "whistleblower" in 2006 that Bush administration
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WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months
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  He did not do either of these things, even though he was under heavy pressure to do so from a certain faction within his
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The more sleaze we see in politics the more all this talk of change becomes not nearly so much a campaign slogan or political rallying cry as a plaintive plea.
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[Congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his Senate contact page to let him know you appreciate his efforts.]    Health care
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But Spitzer's world-class meltdown didn't just involve paying money for sex, it involved so many other salacious details
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Why do they show up? Why did Silda Spitzer appear at her husband's side at his press conference today?