Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company's "number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products." And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick's massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts. But this summer, Google quietly erased that last privacy line in the sand–literally crossing out the lines in its privacy policy that promised to keep the two pots of data separate by default.
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How The Presidential Race Changed After Hofstra Debate

A lot has changed in less than a month. The former senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State has built a seemingly commanding lead. Remarkably, she has made historically “red” states like Arizona and Utah competitive. Even Trump's lead in the GOP stalwart state of Texas, which Republican Mitt Romney won by nearly 16 points in 2012, has been shaved to only six points.

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How My Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Saved My Sister’s Life

Many people hear about cancer on TV but never imagine the disease affecting them or their loved ones. I was the same way until it affected my family, not once, but twice. On March 3, 2012, we found out that my mother Frances was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seventeen months later, my family was devastated again when we learned that my older sister Lauren received the same diagnoses, at 24 years old. Their doctors were shocked to have a back-to-back mother-daughter case, and my sister was the youngest patient they had ever operated on.

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.

Feds: Suffolk DA Spota Quashed Investigations Into Conservative Party Chair Ed...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota quashed investigations into embattled ex-county correction officer and Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Edward Walsh, who was indicted last year on charges of defrauding taxpayers of more than $80,000 in no-show work.

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Nassau Police Commander’s Conviction

William Flanagan's attorneys plan to ask the state Court of Appeals to hear the case next.
“Shall the president unilaterally use force, and shall we depend on the wisdom of a single person to make war—this is what the American Revolution is about.” — Richard Ackerman, Yale Professor

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War


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