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Somebody's Watching You

Due to the demands of my professional life, I have been delightfully away from the daily writing of Talk to Me.Delightfully, because I can't say I've missed it. And quite frankly, I grew tired of being angry all the time.  I've turned my writing...
by Talk to Me on Jun 17, 2013

Should the Public be Admitted to Court Hearings for Abused and Neglected Minors?

Presently in California, the public is excluded from the dependency courtroom unless the judge gives special permission for a non-party to be there. Dependency court is where child abuse and neglect proceedings take place. For approximately 50 years...
by Write or Wrong on Aug 22, 2011

Can You Legally Keep Your Password A Secret?

A case in Colorado could determine whether or not you still have a legal right to keep your personal passwords to yourself.
by friday coming soon on Jul 13, 2011

EXPOSED: Facebook’s Plan To Plant Anti-Google Stories in the Press

Facebook has admitted hiring a PR firm to raise concerns about Google’s privacy practices. The campaign backfired though when an agent from the firm was caught trying to “help” a prominent blogger write a critical piece on one of Google’s ser...

How Deleting a Blogger’s Facebook Was Bad News For Activism

Chinese blogger Michael Anti is furious that his Facebook page was deleted for being registered under a pseudonym. This is why he should be angry, and why it matters to anyone expecting change.

How Deleting a Blogger’s Facebook Was Bad News For Activism

Chinese blogger Michael Anti is furious that his Facebook page was deleted for being registered under a pseudonym. This is why he should be angry, and why it matters to anyone expecting change.

GETTING TENANTS TO CO-OPERATE WHEN SELLING A PROPERTY

There is nothing more frustrating to a buyer than not being able to view a rental unit or property because the tenants either can't be reached to schedule an appointment or are un-cooperative. I field the inevitable question: "why put this p...
by It's Sold You're Moving on Mar 5, 2011

The REALTOR® and privacy issues

I happened across a complaint against REALTORS® made by someone in a real estate forum and think it worthy of clarification since it addresses a misunderstanding of the requirements REALTORS® have in upholding the Privacy Act. The complainant state...
by It's Sold You're Moving on Jan 24, 2011

Trash collectors to serve as eyes and ears in the street for police

During the George W. Bush's term in office, every liberal became outraged that certain wiretapping was conducted in the USA without a warrant. Currently, I haven't heard a peep from anyone criticizing Obama, who gave the FBI a broader authority to lo...

Get Rid of TSA Director John Pistole Because there is a Solution

In light of the nightmare conducted by TSA employees, the Director John Pistole is adamant that security screening is here to stay. The inconvenience of removing our shoes, separating liquid into plastic bags, placing laptops and backpack in a separa...

TSA Reached in Her Pants To Feel an ABC News Employees Junk

(ABC New.com) An ABC News employee said she was subject to a "demeaning" search at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday morning."The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around," she said. "It was basical...

Homeland Security Lied to Us About Storage of Images, Health Safety, and High Resolution Revealing Everything

(Prison Planet.com) The Drudge Report today linked to a story by Gizmodo.com which highlights the fact that the TSA and Janet Napolitano’s assertion that the imaging machines cannot store, transmit or print images is not true.The footage of images...

Don't Let TSA Touch Your Crotch or Your Breast

(Chicago Tribune) When it comes to protecting against terrorism, this is how things usually go: A danger presents itself; the federal government responds with new rules that erode privacy, treat innocent people as suspicious and blur the distinction...

Opt Out of a Body Scanner and Embarrass the TSA workers

There are reports of malicious activities with TSA workers using the body scanners at various airports. From poking fun at the passengers body parts to printing out the x-rays for personal use, the use a body scanner violates our privacy rights. I wo...

Google Street View Cars Take Emails Passwords from Computers

Google's Street View cars took emails and passwords from computer as they drove down streets in Britain. Google says the data was "mistakenly taken." See a video below. Google Street View Grabs Emails and Passwords Do you think this can or has h...
by Maggie's Notebook on Oct 24, 2010

Smart Grid technology raises cyber security and privacy rights concerns

Privacy rights experts and consumer protection advocates have been raising awareness to risks and inherent privacy implications associated with the latest "Smart Meter" technology that when installed on televisions and appliances measure th...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Oct 12, 2010

Video lambasting Google on privacy hits Times Square

A video cartoon featuring Google’s chief giving away ice cream to snoop on children aired on a giant screen in Times Square as a privacy group continued to hound the Internet giant. Consumer Watchdog took its gripes with Google to the center of...
by Indonesia Hits on Sep 2, 2010

Tips on protecting your privacy rights and your identity

Recently Facebook updated their security features claiming the changes would not only make life easier for its 350 million users, but the changes would enhance the social networking site's security measures. Privacy rights experts say that may not be...
by Give Me Back My Credit on May 21, 2010

Privacy Experts Raise Concerns over Smart-Grid Technology

Privacy experts are concerned about a myriad of security risks associated with the latest "Smart Meter" technology -devices that when installed would measure the level of personal power usage in homes and businesses. Privacy expert and Exec...
by Give Me Back My Credit on Feb 15, 2010

Is Google letting NSA read Gmails?

The NSA and its predecessors also have a long history of spying on huge numbers of people, both at home and abroad. During the Cold War, the agency worked with companies like Western Union to intercept and read millions of telegrams. During the war o...
by Tea And Politics on Feb 5, 2010


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