April 17, 2015 |
How should Congress address the steady stream of data breaches that often expose lax practices in handling your personal data? I'd bet you wouldn't reply: by making it easier for companies to sweep breaches under the rug, or by weakening protections for sensitive data such as your cable-TV viewing history. But that's just what a coalition of consumer, privacy, and technology groups warn would happen under a bill backed Wednesday by a House committee. Called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, the bill is supported by businesses - particularly the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, whose founders include cable and telecom companies such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.
February 27, 2015
WHEN I WAS about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called "The Man Without A Country. " It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale, and told the tale of a man who - angered at being tried for treason against the United States - spouted out in the middle of the trial, "I wish I may never hear of the United States again!" In punishment, the astounded judge grants him his wish: He is found guilty and sentenced to spend the rest of his life on U.S. Navy warships.
September 11, 2013 |
TEEN HEARTTHROB Louis Tomlinson spilled his guts yesterday. Tomlinson, one-fifth of pop powerhouse One Direction, was playing in a charity soccer game in Glasgow, Scotland, when he took a rough tackle from Gabriel Agbonlahor , a pro soccer player for England's Aston Villa. The impact was so rough on the boy-band star that he was escorted to the sidelines, where he promptly vomited. Little Louis is all fine and dandy now, but Agbonlahor drew massive criticism from One Direction's army of screaming fans.
July 12, 2013
IN REFERENCE to Karen Morrisey's letter regarding Joe Orenstein's accusation of Pat Dougherty's racism, let me tell you, Karen: I am for real. Your letter continues with the rants of Ms. Dougherty with the same accusations of Mr. Obama's ineptitude. Let me explain this to you clearly, Ms. Morrisey: I have blamed George Bush for nothing, not even his seven (7) trips to Africa on the country's dime. His record speaks for itself: tax cuts for the rich, starting two needless wars and many other acts of sheer stupidity.
May 13, 2012 |
In July 2010, my boyfriend Eric and I were five days into our first trip together. After two days in Marseille, France, we planned to take a train to Nice. From there, we'd fly to Rome. When we got to the train station, Eric asked a conductor (in French!) which train went to Nice. We boarded, settled into comfortable seats, and pulled out our books for the trip. As we pulled away from the platform, the conductor began announcing the stops. After a minute, I realized the cities were going the wrong direction.
March 19, 2012
SO, MARK Fiorino is the new "Matt Dillon" in town. He and his posse will openly be carrying guns on their hips thanks to a court decision on a previously little-known law. Now I guess the police will have to stop everyone with a gun in view to check if they have a permit, potentially creating more lawsuits. Why doesn't the city just give everyone openly carrying $10,000 so we can save $15,000 for each idiot? Charles Veterano Philadelphia Come on, Stu Bykofsky, don't you have an ounce of common sense?
November 25, 2011 |
A 22-year-old Delaware County man who killed his best friend during a 2006 underage drinking party was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after he drove his car into a Chester County house, police said. West Goshen Township police said Sean Owen O'Neill Jr. of Glen Mills was driving at 12:55 a.m. in the 800 block of Westtown Road when he lost control of his black Cadillac, which traveled down an embankment, smashed into two cars, and then crashed into the garage of the house.
November 24, 2011 |
A 22-year-old Delaware County man who killed his best friend during a 2006 underage drinking party was arrested this morning on suspicion of drunk driving after he drove his car into a Chester County house, police said. Sean Owen O'Neill Jr. of Glen Mills was traveling at 12:55 a.m. in the 800 block of Westtown Road when he lost control of his black Cadillac, traveled down an embankment, smashed into two cars, then crashed into the garage of a residence. West Goshen Township police said.
November 22, 2011
A 35-year-old West Virginia woman died early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Chester County that closed Route 1 for about three hours, state police said Monday. Police said Bonnie Lynn Porter of Paw Paw was traveling in the wrong direction on northbound Route 1 at Route 272 in West Nottingham Township at 3:35 a.m. when her 1990 Ford struck a 1998 Chevrolet head-on. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified by police only as a Hispanic male, was airlifted to Christiana Hospital and remains in serious condition, police said.