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Fundamental Questions Answered By Spitzer Scientists

Fascinating questions, and answers too, are provided by the scientists of the Spitzer Space Telescope on the show Ask An Astronomer. [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They’re Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They're Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

Spitzer’s Lesson: Assume You’re Being Watched

The active wiretaps you’re connected to don’t even need to be justified any more, thanks to the Protect America Act. The government doesn’t even make the pretense of seeking a warrant for its spying against American citizens any more. That means that government spies just start listening to phone calls, reading emails, and installing spy software on people’s computers whenever they feel like it, whether there’s a real need in a criminal investigation or not. [...]