Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.
More taxpayers than originally thought had personal information stolen in a hack that used a surprisingly simple method.
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.
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.
Having just one year ago said it was a waste of taxpayers' money, the Fox News icon lavishes garlands on Elon Musk's car.
The project is also expected to cost £207m more than planned -- a bill that will be footed by the taxpayers.
Still unclear is whether taxpayers' other private communications, including on Facebook and Twitter, will receive the same treatment.
The new mobile apps from the Internal Revenue Service can tell taxpayers when their refund is coming and provide some tax tips.
Large recipients of DOE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds may want to be thankful this year to U.S. taxpayers.
When Massachusetts charged Simon Glik with using a cell phone to film an arrest, prosecutors probably didn't realize they'd set a key First Amendment precedent -- and cost taxpayers $170,000.