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San Francisco taxi labor groups called for the eradication of car ride-sharing startups and the imprisonment of some of their members at a protest in front of City Hall yesterday. "We want to see thes
None of the Internet giants have unionized employees, which has made Silicon Valley a favorite target for civil libertarians.
Earlier this month, after several prominent Bay Area technologists came
The U.S. has pledged <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/world/europe/edward-snowden.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes">not to seek the death penalty</a> for NSA-
The Congressman in charge of assembling immigration reform in the House of Representatives has come to reassure the public that a bill can pass, but it could take a (very) long time. To alleviate the
It's looking less likely that high-skilled immigration reform will pass soon, if at all. Comprehensive immigration reform is currently sliced up into several smaller bills, waiting for the long, drawn
The brainiacs at MIT created a cool visualization program to map how the National Security Agency can understand your relationships based on who you contact via email and how often. While we still don
The House Republican Majority Leader and Congressman with the most charming southern drawl, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/11/03/the-20-most-innovative-people-in-democracy-2012/">Eric Cantor</a
Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. Th
While the world parses the ramifications of the National Security Agency's massive snooping operation, it's important to remember an earlier government attempt at data collection and, more important,
"The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans," reports Th
The U.S. has always included a sizable population of gay citizens. Without a way to coordinate their latent collective powers, discrimination and isolation forced them into the shadows. As the U.S.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is in political limbo as he seeks asylum with any country that will help him escape from U.S. extradition. On a press call today, Wikileaks Editor Julian Assange <a ta
The Guardian released new details about the National Security Agency’s spying practices, which reveals how analysts can store vast sums of data without a warrant. Specifically, if the NSA “