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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


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


A waste of taxpayers' money

The FBI sent agents after the blogger who leaked some tracks from Guns 'n' Roses long-awaited Chinese Democracy.

By June 25, 2008


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


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


Tesla's latest (and perhaps greatest) endorser: Bill O'Reilly

Having just one year ago said it was a waste of taxpayers' money, the Fox News icon lavishes garlands on Elon Musk's car.

By April 1, 2014


Republican senator: Should taxpayers pay for illegal spying?

Bush wants retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that may have opened their networks to the feds. But one politician suggests forcing taxpayers to fund any lawsuit damages.

By October 31, 2007