Who’s protecting your data?

Do you have a right to privacy when storing your data on a cloud server or when sending emails via gmail? And which companies are fighting to protect their users from government intrusions? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a report “Who Has Your Back?” and lists some of the major companies and what they’re doing to protect your data.

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Is it Free Speech, Sales Tax, or Both?

This week, in the Amazon v. Lay case, Judge Marsha Pechman, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, ruled that online retailer Amazon does not have to submit detailed sales information to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The N.C. DoR wants to collect sales tax, but Judge Pechman ruled that the documents requested would violate the free speech rights of the state’s residents.  Look forward to more Amazon sales tax drama in the near future.

Read more about it at CNET.com and Seattle Times.