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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 […]


The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 17, 2015   The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism     “The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting for Wired Nothing you write, say, […]

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Deputy Fired For Threatening To Arrest Photographer Who Took Pictures Of Police In Public

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 7, 2015   Deputy Fired For Threatening To Arrest Photographer Who Took Pictures Of Police In Public     As we’ve covered before, courts have ruled time and again that police can’t force citizens to stop taking photographs of them in public so long as you don’t interfere with their […]

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