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The Seattle Times
Legislation aims to rescue stranded 401(k) plansworker stays at a job for only four years. As many find out, switching employer
Legislation aims to rescue stranded 401(k) plans
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 hours ago
worker stays at a job for only four years. As many find out, switching employers can upset your retirement plan. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates two in five employees cash out small 401(k) balances when they leave their jobs.... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
House lawmakers continue fight over catfish inspectionsto build further support to get this resolution to the floor for a vote.” Hart
House lawmakers continue fight over catfish inspections
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 hours ago
to build further support to get this resolution to the floor for a vote.” Hartzler and others lawmakers point to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report that recommended Congress repeal the provision in the farm bill that put the... Read more
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The Washington Times
FBI should have ‘no-gun’ list to restrict firearm access: terrorism expertthat would prohibit that person from purchasing a firearm, such as felony arres
FBI should have ‘no-gun’ list to restrict firearm access: terrorism expert
The Washington Times / Posted 12 hours ago
that would prohibit that person from purchasing a firearm, such as felony arrests or citizenship status. Nevertheless, the Government Accountability Office determined in 2015 that individuals on the FBI’s radar were able to acquire guns with... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Reliable data on 911 outages and service is hard to come bythe reports because they could contain proprietary information about how the co
Reliable data on 911 outages and service is hard to come by
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 hours ago
the reports because they could contain proprietary information about how the companies set up their networks. When the Government Accountability Office investigated outages in 2015, it didn't even bother to look at the reports. Investigators... Read more
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Air Force Times
Women and the military draft: Selective Service's fate hinges on the decisionabout $23 million a year to maintain, even though it hasn’t been used in more t
Women and the military draft: Selective Service's fate hinges on the decision
Air Force Times / Posted 20 hours ago
about $23 million a year to maintain, even though it hasn’t been used in more than five decades. And a 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office called into question whether officials with the system could supply a list of draftees if... Read more
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Daily Press
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buydays. Since this crosscheck began in 2004, people on the watch list were invol
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buy
Daily Press / Posted yesterday
days. Since this crosscheck began in 2004, people on the watch list were involved in 2,477 background checks, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in March. 212 sales were denied for various reasons, including felony convictions,... Read more
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Orange County Register
The misguided ignition interlock mandate– so expensive that some estimates surpass $1,500 in annual installation and ma
The misguided ignition interlock mandate
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
– so expensive that some estimates surpass $1,500 in annual installation and maintenance costs per driver. As the Government Accountability Office explains, “monitoring DWI offenders requires substantial administrative resources. Officials... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
FBI wants driver's license photos from database– The FBI wants your driver’s license photo to help improve its facial recognit
FBI wants driver's license photos from database
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
– The FBI wants your driver’s license photo to help improve its facial recognition database. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows the FBI is in talks with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and 16 other states, trying to... Read more
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Op-Ed News
As quietly as possible, the government is renewing its assault on your privacyattack on all sorts of other privacy rights -- this time, with much less public
As quietly as possible, the government is renewing its assault on your privacy
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
attack on all sorts of other privacy rights -- this time, with much less public scrutiny. A report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office harshly criticized the FBI last week for its little discussed but frequently used facial... Read more
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Accounting Today
Fraudsters Still Ripping Off Taxpayers despite IRS Protectionstaxpayers despite the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to better authenticate
Fraudsters Still Ripping Off Taxpayers despite IRS Protections
Accounting Today / Posted 2 days ago
taxpayers despite the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to better authenticate taxpayers, according to a new report. The Government Accountability Office reported Thursday on the IRS’s need to update the risk assessment for its Taxpayer... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Harris County sheriff to renew controversial immigration programW. Bush. The program has become more hotly debated over the years, particularl
Harris County sheriff to renew controversial immigration program
Houston Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
W. Bush. The program has become more hotly debated over the years, particularly after a series of critical reports by the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General as well as high-profile allegations of abuse or mistakes by local... Read more
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The Hill
Subsidies cover up the cost of energy, whether green or fossil fuelswhen there was a 92 percent drop in installations of wind turbines. Unfortunat
Subsidies cover up the cost of energy, whether green or fossil fuels
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
when there was a 92 percent drop in installations of wind turbines. Unfortunately, solar energy isn't any different. The Government Accountability Office lists 345 programs available to solar energy producers and the influence of these subsidies... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Breaking down the terror watch lists: What's the difference?state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement; intelligence community me
Breaking down the terror watch lists: What's the difference?
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 2 days ago
state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement; intelligence community members; and international partners." The Government Accountability Office has found that individuals on the terrorist watch list who sought to buy firearms in 2015... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Breaking down the terror watch lists: What's the difference?state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement; intelligence community me
Breaking down the terror watch lists: What's the difference?
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 2 days ago
state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement; intelligence community members; and international partners." The Government Accountability Office has found that individuals on the terrorist watch list who sought to buy firearms in 2015... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Most people on terror watch lists can’t buy guns anywayshow American citizens or legal residents on terror watch lists largely have be
Most people on terror watch lists can’t buy guns anyway
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
show American citizens or legal residents on terror watch lists largely have been able to buy guns legally in the past. The Government Accountability Office said in March that, in the past 11 years, 91 percent of the 2,477 people on a watch list who... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
In D.C., 7 defend catfish scrutinydollars and a classic example of anti-free-market protectionism," he said after
In D.C., 7 defend catfish scrutiny
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
dollars and a classic example of anti-free-market protectionism," he said after the Senate vote. "This office -- which [the Government Accountability Office] has repeatedly labeled as 'wasteful and duplicative' -- serves no other purpose than to... Read more
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Perth Now
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into serviceproduce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into service
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
produce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a period of austere defence budgets,” the US Government Accountability Office reported in March 2016.America’s ‘undead’ air force of mummified combat jets at Aizona's... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into serviceproduce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into service
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
produce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a period of austere defence budgets,” the US Government Accountability Office reported in March 2016.media_cameraAmerica’s ‘undead’ airforce of mummified combat jets at... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
President Obama signs bill with Great Lakes pipeline protectionsthe pipeline is safe and says it is already inspected more than required. The
President Obama signs bill with Great Lakes pipeline protections
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
the pipeline is safe and says it is already inspected more than required. The legislation also requires the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to review natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to determine whether they pose any... Read more
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Herald Sun
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into serviceproduce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into service
Herald Sun / Posted 3 days ago
produce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a period of austere defence budgets,” the US Government Accountability Office reported in March 2016.America’s ‘undead’ airforce of mummified combat jets at Aizona's... Read more
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News.com.au
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into serviceproduce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into service
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
produce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a period of austere defence budgets,” the US Government Accountability Office reported in March 2016. America’s ‘undead’ airforce of mummified combat jets at Aizona's... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into serviceaircraft and acquiring other major weapon systems, while continuing to produce
‘Zombie’ combat jets pressed into service
Adelaide Now / Posted 3 days ago
aircraft and acquiring other major weapon systems, while continuing to produce and field new F-35 aircraft, poses significant affordability risks in a period of austere defence budgets,” the US Government Accountability Office reported in March 2... Read more
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Boston Globe
Dumped into study, terror watch list gun bill draws new interest91 percent of all terror suspects who tried to buy a gun were legally able to d
Dumped into study, terror watch list gun bill draws new interest
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
91 percent of all terror suspects who tried to buy a gun were legally able to do so, according to a study by the federal Government Accountability Office. “The missing piece is the law that allows us to deny those licenses,” Ehrlich said. Other... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
President Obama signs bill with Great Lakes pipeline protectionsthe pipeline is safe and says it is already inspected more than required. The
President Obama signs bill with Great Lakes pipeline protections
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
the pipeline is safe and says it is already inspected more than required. The legislation also requires the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to review natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to determine whether they pose any... Read more
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MedCity News
Is the Technology Gap the Reason Why Medical Errors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US?of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. Acco
Is the Technology Gap the Reason Why Medical Errors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US?
MedCity News / Posted 3 days ago
of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. According to a report released to Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the US government last year spent 75 percent of its 80 billion dollar... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Regulation: Obama signs chemical safety overhaulmillion: How much supporters say a USDA inspection program for catfish will cos
Overnight Regulation: Obama signs chemical safety overhaul
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
million: How much supporters say a USDA inspection program for catfish will cost. $14 million: How much the Government Accountability Office estimated the USDA program would cost. http://bit.ly/28N5atz "Though the use of the word... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Trump attacks Clinton: CNN's Reality Check Team inspects the claimshighest official corporate tax rate. The federal rate stands at 35%. But that'
Trump attacks Clinton: CNN's Reality Check Team inspects the claims
KECI Missoula / Posted 3 days ago
highest official corporate tax rate. The federal rate stands at 35%. But that's not what many companies actually pay. The Government Accountability Office found that large, profitable U.S. corporations paid an average effective federal tax rate of... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
CNN's Reality Check Team vets Trump's claimshighest official corporate tax rate. The federal rate stands at 35%. But that'
CNN's Reality Check Team vets Trump's claims
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 3 days ago
highest official corporate tax rate. The federal rate stands at 35%. But that's not what many companies actually pay. The Government Accountability Office found that large, profitable U.S. corporations paid an average effective federal tax rate of... Read more
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The News & Observer
Most people on terror watch lists can’t buy guns anywayshow American citizens or legal residents on terror watch lists largely have be
Most people on terror watch lists can’t buy guns anyway
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
show American citizens or legal residents on terror watch lists largely have been able to buy guns legally in the past. The Government Accountability Office said in March that, in the past 11 years, 91 percent of the 2,477 people on a watch list who... Read more
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The Hill
Southern lawmakers fight to keep USDA catfish inspectionsthe USDA’s 100 percent inspection program.” But supporters of the resolution a
Southern lawmakers fight to keep USDA catfish inspections
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
the USDA’s 100 percent inspection program.” But supporters of the resolution argue the USDA program is too expensive. The Government Accountability Office estimated it would cost around $14 million, but Crawford said now that USDA has implemented... Read more
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The Hill
OPM pushes back on watchdog report on computer security lapsesback on a scathing watchdog report that found security holes in the agency’s co
OPM pushes back on watchdog report on computer security lapses
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
back on a scathing watchdog report that found security holes in the agency’s computer networks. ADVERTISEMENT “[The Government Accountability Office] audit took place in October 2015 and does not reflect work OPM has completed since then,”... Read more
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Orange County Register
As another plant gets set to close, some say it's 'the end of the nuclear era'this failure, and taxpayers could fork over an additional $21 billion before th
As another plant gets set to close, some say it's 'the end of the nuclear era'
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
this failure, and taxpayers could fork over an additional $21 billion before the problem is solved, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. As a result of that paralysis, San Onofre’s operator, Southern California Edison,... Read more
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Zero Hedge
A Week In The Life Of The American Police Stateforces, acquiring military equipment such as BearCat armored vehicles and SWAT
A Week In The Life Of The American Police State
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
forces, acquiring military equipment such as BearCat armored vehicles and SWAT teams at an alarming rate. According to the Government Accountability Office, the majority of people in the government’s criminal face-recognition database have never... Read more
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Japan Today
NIH won't cut price of taxpayer-funded prostate cancer drug ‹ Japan Todayall justifications for the use of the NIH’s march-in rights.” According to a 2
NIH won't cut price of taxpayer-funded prostate cancer drug ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 4 days ago
all justifications for the use of the NIH’s march-in rights.” According to a 2009 report to Congress by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the “NIH has been petitioned formally to exercise its march-in authority three times, but... Read more
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The Hill
Hacker posts alleged Clinton documents"with almost all of the systems having weaknesses in all, or most, of the contr
Hacker posts alleged Clinton documents
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
"with almost all of the systems having weaknesses in all, or most, of the control areas," according to an audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The agencies faulted by the GAO were the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Why California is shuttering its last nuclear power planttold us that they had never seen such a large program with so much pressure to
Why California is shuttering its last nuclear power plant
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
told us that they had never seen such a large program with so much pressure to close down so quickly,” the non-partisan Government Accountability Office noted in a 2011 report. Without a permanent storage facility, the nation’s stock of nuclear... Read more
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The Hill
Hacker posts alleged Clinton documents“with almost all of the systems having weaknesses in all, or most, of the contr
Hacker posts alleged Clinton documents
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
“with almost all of the systems having weaknesses in all, or most, of the control areas,” according to an audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The agencies faulted by the GAO were the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, the... Read more
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The Forward
Jewish Democrats Lash Out at GOP Over Gun Debacleas well as close the notorious “gun show loophole” that allows one to purchase
Jewish Democrats Lash Out at GOP Over Gun Debacle
The Forward / Posted 4 days ago
as well as close the notorious “gun show loophole” that allows one to purchase firearms without a background check. A Government Accountability Office report requested by Feinstein revealed last week that 91 percent of known or suspected... Read more
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FOX Business
2 Stocks That Could Soar If Donald Trump Wins the Electionhas faced sanctions from the government and other overseeing bodies on a number
2 Stocks That Could Soar If Donald Trump Wins the Election
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
has faced sanctions from the government and other overseeing bodies on a number of occasions in recent years, as the Government Accountability Office found that the company had a pattern of prioritizing financial success over student... Read more
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FOX Business
2 Stocks That Could Soar If Donald Trump Wins the Electionhas faced sanctions from the government and other overseeing bodies on a number
2 Stocks That Could Soar If Donald Trump Wins the Election
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
has faced sanctions from the government and other overseeing bodies on a number of occasions in recent years, as the Government Accountability Office found that the company had a pattern of prioritizing financial success over student... Read more
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Breitbart
FBI Facial Recognition Database Ten Times Larger Than Promised, Contains 90% Non-CriminalsIdentification System in 2014, it said the database would include about 51 mill
FBI Facial Recognition Database Ten Times Larger Than Promised, Contains 90% Non-Criminals
Breitbart / Posted 4 days ago
Identification System in 2014, it said the database would include about 51 million photographs. A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds the system actually includes about 411 million photos, only 30 million of them “civil... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
No fly, no buy"no-fly, no buy" measure strikes most people as common sense. It might not have
No fly, no buy
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
"no-fly, no buy" measure strikes most people as common sense. It might not have stopped Omar Mateen, but, according to the Government Accountability Office, people on various terrorism watch lists have managed to buy guns and explosives more than... Read more
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CIO
Will government ‘IT special forces’ put CIO role in jeopardy?an agency and rehabilitating flagging technology initiatives. But where does t
Will government ‘IT special forces’ put CIO role in jeopardy?
CIO / Posted 4 days ago
an agency and rehabilitating flagging technology initiatives. But where does that leave the CIO? A new report from the Government Accountability Office has raised the concern that new teams of digital specialists might not effectively partner... Read more
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Roll Call
Who's on What Watch List?watch list, it's important to understand what list they're talking about. Here
Who's on What Watch List?
Roll Call / Posted 4 days ago
watch list, it's important to understand what list they're talking about. Here are definitions of key lists: Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist No-Fly and Selectee Lists Sources: Government Accountability Office, FBI, Congressional Research Se... Read more
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The Hill
Congress: don’t dial back site-neutral payment reformsthat have the potential to ensure patient choice and preserve Medicare dollars.
Congress: don’t dial back site-neutral payment reforms
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
that have the potential to ensure patient choice and preserve Medicare dollars. In a study it released late last year, the Government Accountability Office revealed what cancer care providers, insurers and consumer advocates have known for many... Read more
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Deseret News
The Red Cross may not be putting all your donations to humanitarian aidrequested information.” But NPR also pointed out that the Red Cross previously
The Red Cross may not be putting all your donations to humanitarian aid
Deseret News / Posted 4 days ago
requested information.” But NPR also pointed out that the Red Cross previously tried to stifle an investigation by the Government Accountability Office this past year, saying that the GAO’s “requests for internal decision-making, internal... Read more
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The Hill
Swipe fees and the 'trash heap of history'average debit card swipe fees than banks subject to the rule, according to stud
Swipe fees and the 'trash heap of history'
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
average debit card swipe fees than banks subject to the rule, according to studies by the Federal Trade Commission, the Government Accountability Office and the Federal Reserve banks of Kansas City and Philadelphia. Repealing the Durbin... Read more
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Air Force Times
Inside the Pentagon's secretive preparations for a 'cyber 9/11'reserve officer. “We might say ‘Hey, we need to put a block in the firewall.’ T
Inside the Pentagon's secretive preparations for a 'cyber 9/11'
Air Force Times / Posted 4 days ago
reserve officer. “We might say ‘Hey, we need to put a block in the firewall.’ They approve it, and we do it.” In April the Government Accountability Office published a troubling report that said the Pentagon does not have a clear chain of command... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Week in the Life of the American Police Stateforces, acquiring military equipment such as BearCat armored vehicles and SWAT
A Week in the Life of the American Police State
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
forces, acquiring military equipment such as BearCat armored vehicles and SWAT teams at an alarming rate. According to the Government Accountability Office, the majority of people in the government's criminal face-recognition database have never... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Utility-pole surveillance: Public needs assurance from the FBIturns out the FBI isn’t very good at providing even the most general informatio
Utility-pole surveillance: Public needs assurance from the FBI
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
turns out the FBI isn’t very good at providing even the most general information. A report released last week by the Government Accountability Office on the FBI’s facial-recognition program said the FBI delayed updating a required “privacy... Read more
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