Archives for November 14, 2014

Federal Judge Says Public Has Right To Know About FBI’s Biometric Database, Awards $20,000 In Legal Fees To FOIA Requester

Another win for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the American public in general. A federal judge has ruled the public has the right to know certain details about the FBI’s facial recognition database. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said the bureau’s Next Generation Identification program represents a “significant public interest” due to concerns […]

Leading Scientists, Over 200 Groups and Companies Call for Monarch Protection

FA note:  Listing the Monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act would have a significant impact over much of the United States, especially considering their fall migration pattern.  Broad Coalition Supports Petition to Protect Monarch Butterflies as Threatened under Endangered Species Act WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)–November 13, 2014. In the face of staggering declines of monarchs, more than […]