| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:54 AM
My recent column about cable, satellite and phone companies demanding people's Social Security numbers as a condition for service got Jeffrey thinking.
He wants to know: When did our Social Security numbers become our personal identification numbers?...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:09 AM
MOSCOW -- Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to leave the Moscow airport, where he has been holed up for more than a month following a Russian government decision to consider his request for temporary asylum, Russian media reported...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:38 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Privacy watchdogs are asking federal regulators to block proposed changes to Facebook policies that they say would allow the company to use the names and images of its nearly 1.2 billion users without their consent to endorse products...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:55 AM
A new pilot program to let travelers who pay a fee use faster airport screening lines is expected to draw more than 88,000 travelers in the first six months.
The Transportation Security Administration made the estimate as it prepares to expand the use...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Less than six weeks before the launch of a major healthcare overhaul, California officials are scrambling to get their online enrollment system ready in time.
Thursday, the state's new health insurance marketplace said its website may not be fully...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Here's a hard-and-fast rule: Don't give your Social Security number to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary.
More than 12 million Americans fell victim to identity theft last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Losses topped $21 billion,...
| Jun 9, 2013
As an economist, an immigrant and a scholar of the effects of immigration on the U.S. economy, I find that few pieces of legislation have engaged me more than the proposal for comprehensive immigration reform that the full Senate will take up this week....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For those who don't follow the intricacies of Middle East diplomacy, it might seem self-evident that the passport of an American child born in Jerusalem should note "Israel" as his place of birth. That's also the view of Congress, which enacted...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Saudi princess and her family had crossed the globe in May with a passel of servants and settled into one of the labyrinthine luxury communities that dot Orange County.
In the earth-toned towers of Irvine’s Central Park West, where valets park...