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Getting justice or at least a little help as an identity theft victim is difficult but there is progress on the horizon. Read more. more...

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Blogs are once again in the media. This time however it is the bloggers who are under attack. Apple Computer, Inc. is suing 25 unnamed individuals, possibly Apple employees, who allegedly leaked specifications about a digital music product code named "Asteroid" via various Blogs: PowerPage, Apple Insider and Think Secret. Read more to find out about the outcome. more...

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Telemarketers - those solicitors who only create smiles when they're the victims of a comedian's stand-up routine. These telephone solicitors have a knack for calling us at the most inopportune times. They interrupt meals, get us out of the shower, and wake us up on the weekends. Thankfully, now you can limit phone interruptions and here's how. more...

- Prevention & Safety

Stories about workplace privacy always peak our curiosity because we want to know our rights. We have all heard the stories of bosses intercepting e-mails and employees getting fired for downloading porn. But, just what are our privacy rights when we walk into work? more...

- At the Workplace

Eminent domain actually dates back to the founding of our country. For the most part, "public use" has been defined as building roads, schools, bridges, and public structures. In the 1950s, definitions of eminent domain expanded. Courts began to approve the transfer of private property to public use in the name of "slum clearance." In short, economic redevelopment became a justification for eminent domain. more...

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The road to baseball immortality is paved with good intentions. Or at least for Barry Bonds, that is. The San Francisco Giant's power hitter is currently embroiled in a steroid scandal in which he claims he unintentionally ingested performance-enhancing drugs. more...

- Privacy

George Orwell's 1984 underestimated the year Big Brother would have the technology to invade everyone's privacy. There's no need for loudspeakers or unsightly video cameras. In fact, you probably won't even know your every word and move is being scrutinized. Thanks to the Patriot Act, Orwell could have called his book 2004. more...

- Privacy

California voters recently passed Proposition 69; a law that requires the collection of DNA samples from every person arrested for a violent crime. This means that DNA samples will be taken from every adult in California arrested for a felony, which includes trespassing, shoplifting, or even writing a bad check. But, at what cost? more...

- Privacy

Ever wonder who the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects information on? You'd be surprised to learn that the FBI has hundreds of pages of information on Lucille Ball, Mickey Mantle, Pablo Picasso and other pop culture icons.

And thanks to the Privacy Act of 1974 and the amendments to the Freedom of Information act, nearly anyone can access FBI records that had previously been unavailable to ordinary citizens. In fact, many of the most popular information requests can be found online.
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- Government & Politics