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Widespread Wiretapping is “How Google Works”

Google’s wiretapping is back in the news. The Guardian reports “Google [Chrome] eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission.” This is not an isolated incident. It is a part of a broader Google pattern of behavior. What should be big news and scandalous here is that the company that has gathered the most Internet users in the world based upon public representations of being pro-privacy and open -- is secretly engaged in widespread wiretapping.  ...

Online Poker Ban Gains Support in U.S. Senate

Despite his past support of online gaming legalization bills, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) now backs the Restoring America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill that aims to revise federal anti-wagering laws to include bans on online poker. If passed, RAWA would change the U.S. Department of Justice’s official interpretation of anti-wagering laws. In 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Virginia Seitz responded to two states’ request for an interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961 by...

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