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Clearing your browser history can be deemed ‘obstruction of justice’ in the U.S.

By Lauren O’Neil CBC News June 9, 2015 9:39 AM ET   Clearing your browser history can be deemed ‘obstruction of justice’ in the U.S. Boston Marathon bomber’s acquaintance could face 20 years in prison for deleting files     Next week, a 24-year-old man who knew Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in U.S. Federal […]

Under the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, clearing your browser history could land you a felony charge for destroying records in a federal investigation — whether you realize you're under investigation or not. (Shutterstock/amaze646)

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Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica May 1, 2015 Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care. […]


Baltimore Police Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Device Thousands of Times Since 2007

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams April 10, 2015   Baltimore Police Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Device Thousands of Times Since 2007 Document reveals how FBI/police department agreement forces secrecy regarding device’s use     The Baltimore Police Department used secretive tracking technology known as “Stingray” for surveillance purposes thousands of times since 2007 and is forced […]

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Export-Import Bank Won’t Respond to Information Requests About Ties to Clinton-Backed Consulting Firm

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal April 8, 2015   Export-Import Bank Won’t Respond to Information Requests About Ties to Clinton-Backed Consulting Firm The Export-Import Bank’s relationship with a politically connected consulting firm has come under scrutiny as its clients benefited from millions of dollars in financing from the bank. However, a Freedom of Information […]