Bloomberg Opinion: Can the IRS Be Trusted With Your Data?, by Stephen L. Carter (Yale):
Remember the leak of confidential taxpayer information to ProPublica earlier this year? Whatever one’s politics, it’s easy to see it as a reason to worry, given that the IRS evidently either (1) has no way to track uh down who handled the data in question, or (2) allows access to private data to so many people that it’s impossible to tell who downloaded it. (And if it was an outside hack, well, that’s more worrisome still.) [See also Wall Street Journal editorial, The Internal Revenue Leak Service]
China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show
Things are getting tense for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, literally Space.com. See NASA’s Where is Webb? for updates.