Sen. Wyden Demands Answers From FBI on Hacking of Americans’ Phones
Democrat Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to provide public disclosures about the extent of its hacking of the phones of American citizens and the criteria that the FBI uses in determining when to put specialized software to use to manipulate a person’s phone. In a Dec. 20 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the senator expressed a number of concerns related to the agency’s acquisition of, and…
House Passes Bill Requiring Public Disclosure of President’s Tax Documents
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 22 passed a bill that would require the U.S. government to make a president’s tax documents public. H.R. 9640 (pdf), or the Presidential Tax Filings and Audit Transparency Act of 2022, was approved in a 222–201 vote, with five Republicans joining all Democrats in voting yes. Eight members missed the vote. The bill would compel the IRS to examine each tax return filed by a president and later…
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British Woman Arrested for Praying Silently outside Abortion Clinic
The woman was allegedly praying inside a speech buffer zone created around the abortion clinic by the local city council.