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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.

By April 16, 2014


Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages

A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant.

By April 17, 2013


IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights

The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.

By April 15, 2013


Behind the bloodsport: Tesla vs. NY Times

The contentiousness of the Tesla vs. New York Times tussle speaks volumes about the stakes involved for a taxpayer-supported electric carmaker and its founder.

By February 14, 2013


IRS launches iPhone, Android apps for taxpayers

The new mobile apps from the Internal Revenue Service can tell taxpayers when their refund is coming and provide some tax tips.

By January 25, 2011


Green-tech taxpayer Thanksgiving (photos)

Large recipients of DOE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds may want to be thankful this year to U.S. taxpayers.

7 Images By November 25, 2010


White House Web page shows you where your tax dollars go

An online 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt calculates how and where the government spends our money based on the amount of tax we end up paying.

By April 18, 2012


Taxpayer data at risk from IRS security flaws

Government Accountability Office report says weak passwords, inadequate access controls, and lax patch management make IRS data vulnerable.

By March 23, 2010


Government shutting down hundreds of data centers

In an effort to save taxpayer money, the White House says it plans to close almost 400 redundant data centers this year and next.

By July 21, 2011


U.S. taxpayers funding Microsoft campus bridge

Microsoft is getting $11 million in stimulus funds for an employee bridge, connecting two areas of the corporate headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Is this a judicious use of our taxes?

By March 16, 2009