Archive by month: December 2015

A few weeks ago, the IRS began publishing a set of Security Awareness Tax Tips; they've also come out with Publication 4524, "Security Awareness for Taxpayers". These documents are basically checklists, but they've got some reasonable advice. For example (quoting from Pub 4524): Treat your personal information like cash, don't leave it lying around Give personal information only over encrypted websites - look for "https" addresses. Keep old tax returns and tax records under lock and ...
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Leaders in Congress are looking to expand CISA, the Cyber Information Sharing Act, far beyond the awful bill it already is. They are pulling what little privacy protections it had and would encouraging ISPs like Comcast to log everything you send so they can scoop it up.  And that is only what we know about.  We have heard that bill changes include: Expanding the definition of “cyber threat" to include non-cyber crimes; Expanding liability protection for companies that hand over their data...
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The House and Senate Intelligence committees are working a version of CISA, the Cyber Information Sharing Act, that is even worse: We have heard that bill changes include: Reducing privacy protections; Expanding the definition of “cyber threat" to include non-cyber crimes; Expanding liability protection for companies that hand over their data to the government; Reversing DHS – civilian side – as lead for information sharing.  Perhaps making the NSA the point of collection? Getting ri...
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Our third 2016 campaign meeting is this Sunday, the 6th.  The notes of our two previous meetings are up. If you want to ensure that Pirates shake up our one party state, join us.  Our last meeting of the year will be Saturday, December 19th. We will meet at Pizzeria Regina, 353 Cambridge St., Allston (Boston), just off the Pike. It starts at 3pm and ends at 5pm. Tell us you are coming so we know how big to make the reservation.  Thanks!

 

Governor Baker signed S.2015 and chose to take away the property rights of people who have been illegally foreclosed on. Advocates of S.2015 say it will clear titles to foreclosed properties. In reality it will reduce the time someone has to challenge the legality of their foreclosure from 20 years to just one. From banksters making up paperwork such as titles and deeds in the robosigning scandals to Florida's rocket dockets, the deck has been stacked against people challenging illegal forecl...
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