French Law Enforcement 'Wishlist' Includes Banning Open Wifi, Tor Connections and Encrypted Communications
TechdirtDec 07
More bad news for French citizens. Not only were they recently attacked by terrorists, but now their government is using these attacks against them to strip away civil liberties and shift more power to police and intelligence agencies.

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After Illegally Censoring Websites For Five Years On Bogus Copyright Charges, US Gov't Quietly 'Returns' Two Domains
TechdirtDec 04
One of the craziest stories of outright censorship by the US government isn't getting any attention at all. Five years ago, ICE -- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement -- a part of the Department of Homeland Security, illegally seized a group of domain names, claiming that they were violating copyright law. As we noted soon after this, the affidavit tha... (more)

Scope of FBI Data Collection Revealed For First Time After Gag Order Removed
Police State DailyDec 02
Requiring no approval by a judge, so-called “National Security Letters” are a type of administrative subpoena issued by the federal government for “national security” purposes.

Used since the late 1970s, the use of the Letters was vastly expanded following the authorization of the Patriot Act in 2001, and will continue to be issued in their present form under the newly adopted Freedom Act – whic
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Maryland: Speed Camera Tickets Stationary Bus
TheNewspaperDec 02

Life in The Electronic Concentration Camp: The Surveillance State Is Alive and Well
The Rutherford InstituteDec 01
“Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order [...] and the like.” ― William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice

Bottle up the champagne, pack away the noisemakers, and toss out the party hats.

There is no cause for celebration.

We have secured no major victories against tyrann
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The Mathematical Paradox That Destroys The Argument For NSA Surveillance
Police State DailyNov 30
In the wake of the NSA “Ending” Its Bulk Phone Surveillance Program But Not Really, the reality of the effectiveness of the agency must be scrutinized.

For the sake of argument, let us say one out of every million people is a terrorist (an overestimate). Let us also imagine there exists a ma
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Aussie Police Join In 'Sovereign Citizens' Fearmongering Campaign
ABC NewsNov 30
One 73-year-old retired dentist who claims the state has no authority over him has them shivering in their boots. - Chris

France Seeks to Outlaw Conspiracy Theories
Thierry MeyssanNov 30

Cox ISP Has No DMCA Safe Harbor Protection, Judge Rules
TorrentFreakNov 25

Undercover Agents Fathered Children With Women After Infiltrating Activist Groups
The Anti-MediaNov 24
United Kingdom -- Seven British women have won substantial damages and an extraordinary apology from the Metropolitan Police after being deceived into forming relationships with undercover police officers.

The unprecedented apology and admittance of "abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong behaviour" by the Met comes four years after the women launched legal action against the force.

Since the exposure of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy in 2
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WeAreChange Blocked in France Because of New Censorship Law
WeAreChangeNov 24

In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest news of him confirming with 20 separate individuals in France that is blocked in that country. We go over new laws that have emerged in France from the Paris attack and how the whole war on terror is a sham.

Pew Research Poll: 40% of Millennials Want to Restrict Free Speech
The Daily SheepleNov 23
Pew Research recently surveyed a broad selection of Americans on the subject of offensive speech, and their findings do not bode well for the future of America. The respondents were asked if the government should step in to prevent speech that is offensive toward minorities, to which 28% of Americans agreed. Mind you, this wasn't about speech that calle... (more)

France Responds to Paris Attacks by Rushing Through Internet Censorship Law
TechdirtNov 23
The attacks in Paris were a horrible and tragic event -- and you can understand why people are angry and scared about it. But, as always, when politicians are angry and scared following a high-profile tragedy, they tend to legislate in dangerous ways. It appears that France is no exception. It has pushed through some kneejerk legislation that includes a plan to censor the internet. Specifically the Minister of the Interior will be given the power to block any website that is deemed to be "pr... (more)

Snowden Leak Reveals Obama Government Ordered NSA, CIA to Spy On Venezuela Oil Firm
Common DreamsNov 20

Dutch Police Seize Control of Facebook Page Over Anti-Migrant Comments
InfowarsNov 20

Redflex CEO Confirms Photo Enforcement On The Decline
TheNewspaperNov 20

After Endless Demonization of Encryption, Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS
TechdirtNov 19
In the wake of the tragic events in Paris last week encryption has continued to be a useful bogeyman for those with a voracious appetite for surveillance expansion. Like clockwork, numerous reports were quickly circulated suggesting that the terrorists used incredibly sophisticated encryption techniques, despite no evidence by investigators that this... (more)

Univ. of Vermont Holds Privilege Retreat For Students Who 'Self-Identify as White'
Campus ReformNov 19

'Got a French Flag On Your Facebook Profile Picture? Congratulations On Your Corporate White Supremacy'
The IndependentNov 17

German Grandmother Jailed For Denying The Holocaust and Calling Auschwitz 'Just a Labour Camp'
The Daily MailNov 14

VIDEO: 'Safe Space' Students Silence Asian Woman For Saying 'Black People Can Be Racist'
YouTubeNov 13

Students at Claremont McKenna College in California who are demanding a racially segregated "safe space" for "marginalized identities," silenced and embarrassed an Asian woman when she described how she had been racially harassed by an African-American man.

The exchange is damning because it illustrates how the "safe space" students don't really
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At today's colleges, Martin Luther King Jr. would be hissed at for saying people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. - Chris, InfoLib

Tor Project Claims FBI Paid Carnegie Mellon $1 Million to Deanonymize Tor Users
TechdirtNov 13

Fourth Grader Threatened With Sexual Harassment Charges For Writing Love Letter
InfowarsNov 12
In a story that perfectly encapsulates the insane degree to which our society has been neutered by political correctness, a nine year old child has been threatened with sexual harassment charges for writing a love letter to his classmate.

The love letter, one of many according to WPTV news, state
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DEA Running Massive Wiretap Program Almost Entirely Through a Single California County Courthouse
TechdirtNov 12
The DOJ has been instrumental in curbing abuse and misconduct by local law enforcement agencies around the nation. Its own backyard, however, remains a complete mess.

The FBI and DEA have been obstructing investigations by the DOJ's Inspector General for several years now. The DOJ only just recent
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Appeals Court Says NSA Can Keep Trampling 4th Amendment With Phone Surveillance Program For Now
TechdirtNov 12
This is hardly a surprise, but the DC Appeals Court has issued a stay on Judge Richard Leon's ruling from earlier this week that the NSA's bulk phone record collection program was unconstitutional. This is the same appeals court that overturned Leon's earlier ruling finding the program unconstituti... (more)

Maryland Gun Tracking Database Scrapped After Failing to Solve a Single Crime
InfowarsNov 11
The state of Maryland, which has some of the most stringent gun laws in the US, has scrapped a scheme it has been operating for fifteen years allowing police to keep a gun tracking database, because it has failed to contribute anything to a single criminal case.

The system worked by storing photographs of spent casings fired by every gun sold in the state, which manufacturers were mandated to provide.

The idea behind the registry is that every firearm leaves unique
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Modern Educayshun
YouTubeNov 11

The follow up to #Equality, Modern Educayshun delves into the potential dangers of our increasingly reactionary culture bred by social media and political correctness.

Flashback: What Passes For "Debate" in 'Murica's Colleges
InformationLiberationNov 11

Ancillary Copyright 2.0: The European Commission Is Preparing a Frontal Attack On The Hyperlink
Julia RedaNov 10

The New Intolerance of Student Activism
The AtlanticNov 10
Meanwhile in Missouri...

VIDEO: 'You don't have a right to take our photos'

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