Being smart with your smartphone (and your other digital devices)

As the capabilities and capacities of our now ubiquitous smartphones continue to increase, so have the incentives for government agents—of both the local and the national variety—to seek access to their contents. In June, in a rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that police may not search the cell phones of suspects without first obtaining a warrant. While this decision is a win for privacy, it does little to curtail the rampant spying and data mining that is being carried out by the NSA and other national and international government entities. There are essentially
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Press Release: Court ruling means Idaho could have avoided Obamacare mandates, taxes

      NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014 Information Contact: Wayne Hoffman (208) 258-2280 ext. 211 Court ruling means Idaho could have avoided Obamacare mandates, taxes A federal appeals court ruling means Idaho needlessly exposed its residents and businesses to Obamacare’s employer and individual mandates by creating a state insurance exchange, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman said today. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service erred when it wrote rules allowing insurance subsidies in states that have not set up a state insurance exchange. Under the plain wording of the
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Thank you north Idaho for making me feel welcome

I’m in Coeur d’Alene today getting ready for our Summer Evening at the Lake featuring Daniel Hannan. I’m looking forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters. I got to see Hannan at a Hillsdale College event a couple of years ago. I think he’s terrific, an excellent speaker whose defense of free market principles is practically second to none. I think you’ll like him, too. I’ve been using all available time during this trip to meet with our many donors and speak to as many groups as I can. On Friday, I spoke to both local Pachyderm clubs
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Read my lips: We do not need more barriers to the marketplace

A least a few times each year, I get to write about some proposal to limit the ability of Idahoans to earn a living in our state. This is one such occasion. And it is especially fun this time, because there is a standard two-word retort for my complaint that this idea goes too far: Nelson Mandela. Yes, that Nelson Mandela. You see, apparently, a task force advocating for the deaf wants the state Legislature to require sign language interpreters to be licensed. Supporters of this proposal say it will protect consumers. And when I pry deeper and question how
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Press Release: Idaho Freedom Foundation disappointed in lack of response from BSU

      NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2014 Information Contact: Mitch Coffman (208) 258-2280 ext. 214 Idaho Freedom Foundation disappointed in lack of response from BSU The Center for Defense of Liberty, a division of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, issued a statement Friday concerning Boise State University’s lack of response to a demand letter concerning a gun rights event held on May 16 on the campus. The letter was sent June 30 expressing concern over the handling of an event sponsored by the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). YAL brought a speaker, Dick Heller, to the campus to discuss
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