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3 Common Immigration Myths Debunked

We cannot claim to be the land of the free while closing our borders.<p>In this past election, Trump’s supporters embraced his calls for increasing …

My Parents Were 'Somebody Else's Babies' - And Model Americans

Both of my parents were "somebody else's babies."According to Rep. Steve King, the Republican from Iowa, that means they could never really be …

Justin Amash Destroys Steve King’s Xenophobic Tweet About Immigrant Babies Destroying America

"Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny," King tweeted on Sunday. "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's …

Donald Trump

CIA Leak Shows How We’re Losing Both Privacy and Security with Tech Data

After WikiLeaks dumped thousands of documents about CIA surveillance and cyberespionage techniques Tuesday, Ed Krayewski looked through and …

Welfare-Dependent Immigrants Are a Myth

New report shows that children born to American citizens are the most likely to receive food stamps.<p>The notion that immigrants come to the United …

The Myth of Immigrants' Educational Attainment

Those who move to the United States tend to have higher socioeconomic standing in their native countries than what they settle for when they arrive.<p>There’s a popular theory that says children raised in immigrant families do better in school than the offspring of comparable native-born Americans, …

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Where America's Terrorists Actually Come From

Syrian refugees have committed zero attacks in the United States.<p>This weekend, Rudy Giuliani went on <i>Fox News</i> to explain why Donald Trump’s decision to bar Syrian refugees from U.S. shores and suspend visas for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries did not amount to a Muslim ban. “What we did …

How Immigrants Have Contributed to American Inventiveness

Fields with more foreign-born inventors see a bump in patents, which leads to economic growth.<p>Immigrants have helped generate some of America’s most beloved inventions. Alexander Graham Bell, born in Scotland, helped develop the telephone. David Lindquist, a Swede, was the chief engineer at Otis, …

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Shocking: Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio Spies On Customers Using Advanced Big Data Analytics

US TV manufacturer Vizio’s underhanded Big Data dealing may have just cost it $2.2 million but I think it is something we can unfortunately expect to see a lot more of.<p>The FTC this week announced that viewing data of individual households was monitored through a built-in spy device which used image …

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Deported Under Trump Order Comes Back

Dr. Suha Abushamma, the Cleveland Clinic trainee who was deported under President Donald Trump's immigration executive order, is back in Cleveland.<p>It took a team of immigration lawyers, the New York attorney general's office, a lawsuit and the celebrity power of the noted clinic to do it, but the …

Two Tips to Keep Your Phone's Encrypted Messages Encrypted

"But if that setting is on, an attacker can’t decide at some point that you’re an interesting person and start intercepting from then on, because a …

The Senate’s Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate'

As Apple battled the FBI for the last two months over the agency's demands that Apple help crack its own encryption, both the tech community and law …

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People

For most of the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple's battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of …

Apple's Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

Apple's latest brief in its battle with the FBI over the San Bernardino iPhone offered the tech company an opportunity to school the Feds over their …

In the FBI's Crypto War, Apps May Be the Next Target

If there’s anything the world has learned from the standoff over the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, it’s that the FBI …

Tech Giants Agree: The FBI's Case Against Apple Is a Joke

In a wide-ranging show of solidarity, dozens of Apple's tech industry competitors and contemporaries filed amicus briefs today in support of the …

Marco Rubio says national security is more important than Apple

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Thursday's CNN/Telemundo Republican debate was full of accusations, recriminations and fulminations.<p>Perhaps the only thing that united all five candidates is the opinion that Apple should immediately back …

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The President's NSA Advisory Board Finally Gets a Tech Expert

It's taken more than a decade, but a critical oversight board tasked with advising the president on the privacy and civil liberties implications of …

Hacking Team Breach Shows a Global Spying Firm Run Amok

Few news events can unleash more schadenfreude within the security community than watching a notorious firm of hackers-for-hire become a hack target …

Hack Brief: Hackers Are Holding an LA Hospital's Computers Hostage

Ransomware attacks, in which hackers lock your computer or keyboard until you pay a ransom, are on the rise. The latest notable ransomware victim is …

Apple to FBI: You Can't Force Us to Hack the San Bernardino iPhone

After a week of anticipation, Apple today filed to dismiss a court order to assist the government in hacking an iPhone, bringing a variety of legal …

The Apple-FBI Fight Isn't About Privacy vs. Security. Don't Be Misled

Throughout the ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI over custom access to an iPhone used by one of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in San …

Apple’s Defiance Makes Good Business Sense

A tech giant draws a line in the sand<p>Too often, corporations serve as quiet collaborators for the surveillance state to avoid retribution from the …

Customer Letter

Apple's FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here's What's Really Going On

The news this week that a magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooter suspects has polarized …

Tim Cook Says Apple Will Fight Order to Help Unlock iPhone

Last night, a California court ordered Apple to assist the FBI in hacking an iPhone. It's an unprecedented request, one with potentially huge …

New Bill Aims to Stop State-Level Decryption Before It Starts

Over the last several months, local legislators have embarked on a curious quest to ban encryption at a state level. For a litany of reasons, this …

If You Go Near the Super Bowl, You Will Be Surveilled Hard

Super Bowl 50 will be big in every way. A hundred million people will watch the game on TV. Over the next ten days, 1 million people are expected to …

The Privacy Outcry Sparked by Secret Surveillance

In their elusive cat-and-mouse pursuit of criminals, police officers are increasingly turning to a little-known secret weapon: Stingray, aka …