English: Nancy Pelosi photo portrait as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs.
Another round of disapproval came when the former House speaker said Americans’ rights to privacy must be balanced with the nation’s security needs.
Snowden “did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents,” she said during a luncheon Q-and-A on the closing day of Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of thousands of liberal activists and bloggers.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s bad enough getting an unwanted call from a telemarketer, but even more annoying when what’s on the other end of the line is a pre-recorded message.
The good news is that the government just took a decisive step in regulating “robocalling.” Under rules issued Wednesday by the Federal Communications Commission, telemarketers will be required to get express written consent from consumers before they’re allowed to make robocalls. Telemarketers will also be forbidden from claiming that consent is implied due to a prior business relationship with the consumer — for instance, if you’ve done business with an Internet provider.
Here are answers to some questions you might have about the rules.