Today, ACI joined other consumer and privacy groups to petition the FCC to repeal is old telephone retention rules. The entire petition can be read and printed online.
The U.S economy has been slow to grow employment and it has left paychecks without noticeable increases. In the five most recent quarters, labor productivity decreased by 3.1%. Flat wages are to be expected when labor productivity is stalled. Besides increasing economic output, productivity could be increased by better organized workflow, improving work skills, increasing […]
A broad class of people has legitimate needs for communicating in secrecy, such as politicians, high tech innovators, analysts in the military, State Department operatives, and businessmen bidding on goods or negotiating a merger. Unfortunately, secrecy that once could be achieved with modest effort is now elusive. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) database contains […]
Despite cyber-prowess and a staggering and secret budget, US intelligence agencies appeared unable to halt a deep and sustained invasion of sensitive federal information. In May, an attack hit the IT system of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and its data stored at the Department of the Interior’s data center. Information for about 4 […]
Bulk surveillance of American’s telecommunications services by the National Security Agency (NSA) was, according to some, authorized in the Patriot Act Section 215 and was monitored by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). But, the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Section 215 of the Patriot Act does not permit NSA […]
For two decades, Google has focused tightly on improving its prowess in Internet search. It is very good at search, and while it dominates search (worldwide about 88%) it is not the only player. Microsoft’s Bing (4.5%) also produces excellent results, along with other rivals Yahoo (4.3%) and Baidu (0.6%). When consumers choose among these […]