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Court fight could give angry carpet cleaners right to unmask Yelp users

Public Citizen, a nonprofit citizens’ advocacy group, has urged the Virginia Court of Appeals to uphold the privacy rights of seven users of the consumer review service Yelp. The Public Citizen Press Room said on Wednesday that a Washington, D.C. area carpet-cleaning company should not be able to find out…

Ron Paul seeks to unmask YouTube user who uploaded offensive Huntsman ad

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union have told a federal district court that the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) should not be able to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who uploaded an offensive video attacking Jon Huntsman. The amateur-looking video, titled “Jon…

Credentialed

A credentialed member of the press gallery interrupts an Obama event to demand that the Pledge of Allegiance be said. He then summarily refuses to identify himself to anyone, declaring himself a “public citizen” who simply wanted to see the Pledge said. It’s bizarre, and deserves a view: One might…

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