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A federal grand jury has indicted 13 members of the Internet hacking group Anonymous for allegedly carrying out cyber-attacks against websites worldwide in an effort to shut them down. Read more...
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks discusses his more than 300 days in the Ecuadorean embassy, the U.S. Justice Department spying on journalists, the future of WikiLeaks and Visa’s financial blockade on WikiLeaks. Read more...
In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, campaign finance filings and interviews show, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort. Read more...
Marco Rubio says he doesn't like singling anyone out for racial profiling, but he might consider doing just that to Muslim students in the wake of the Boston bombings. Read more...
I have to admit, it is nice to read that people who want to charge you a late fee because your payment arrived after noon are taking it in the teeth. But of course, it will be people like us who end up paying for it, anyway: Visa, MasterCard and Read more...

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Isn't that just swell? Naturally, you have almost no protection if you're using a debit card, so you might as well kiss any illusion of security goodbye. I'm really beginning to understand people who hide money under their mattresses. You Read more...
This is my column from Dec. 21 2010. Never thought it'd be evergreen - but here we are. Note I updated the figures on poverty and unemployment to make it current. Ever been stuck in holiday traffic fighting to be stuck in a holiday cashier’s Read more...
Imagine if, for instance, credit card companies decided not to accept payment for books or music they considered treasonous. Do we support those kind of judgments by these monopolies? It's quite a can of worms: More than six months have Read more...