Leaked TPP Chapter Proposes Drastic Copyright Changes
TorrentFreakOct 12

California Law Requires Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Your Data
EFF.orgOct 09
Californians can rest assured that law enforcement can't poke around in their digital records without first obtaining a warrant. Today, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed S.B. 178, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).

After months of pressure from public interest groups, media organizations, privacy advocates, tech companies, and thousands of members of the public, California's elected leaders have updated the state's privacy laws so that they are in line with
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Clemson University Apologizes For Serving Mexican Food
Campus ReformOct 09

Unsealed Transcript Shows How a Judge Justified Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence
MotherboardOct 08
She's a so-called social justice warrior. - Chris

Drudge on AJ: Copyright Laws Will Destroy the Internet
InfowarsOct 06

Matt Drudge warns that the very foundation of the free Internet is under severe threat from copyright laws that could ban independent media outlets, revealing that he was told directly by a Supreme Court Justice, “It’s over for me.”

During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even
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Homeland Security Detains Stockton Mayor, Forces Him to Hand Over His Passwords
TechdirtOct 03
Anthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, California, recently went to China for a mayor's conference. On his return to San Francisco airport he was detained by Homeland Security, and then had his two laptops and his mobile phone confiscated. They refused to show him any sort of warrant (of course) and then refused to let him leave until he agreed to hand over his password: ... (more)

Court Says Fifth Amendment Covers Smartphone Passcodes, But It's Hardly A Victory For Constitutional Rights
TechdirtSep 29

GCHQ's Karma Police: Tracking and Profiling Every Web User, Every Web Site
TechdirtSep 28
One of the very first revelations from the Snowden leaks was a GCHQ program modestly entitled "Mastering the Internet". It was actually quite a good name, since it involved spying on vast swathes of the world's online activity by tapping into the many fiber optic cables carrying Internet traffic that entered and left the UK. The scale of ... (more)

Senate Intelligence Committee Ends Efforts To Turn Social Media Companies Into Government Spies
Cato @ LibertySep 25
Earlier this year, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) inserted language into the annual Intelligence Authorization bill that would have forced social media companies like Twitter to act as de facto law enforcement agents and censors of the users of their service. The language in question read a... (more)

School district bans game of tag to 'ensure physical, emotional safety of students'
Q13FoxSep 25

Mandatory Breathalyzers Could Soon Be in Every Car If Feds Have Their Way
The Anti-MediaSep 22
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is currently working on a plan to put alcohol detection systems in every vehicle. The plan, called Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), is still in its early stages, and they have not yet decided exactly how it will be implemented.

Some have suggested a system similar to Interlock, the breath system that people are required to install in their cars after they get
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Glenn Greenwald Debates Former NSA Director Keith B. Alexander At HP Conference
YouTubeSep 21

General Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret.), former director of the NSA and journalist Glenn Greenwald, widely known for writing a series of reports detailing U.S. surveillance programs based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden debate security vs. privacy. What’s the right balance between protecting the data of your enterprise and protecting the pri
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Truth is there is no balance between security and liberty, liberty begets security whereas government "security" begets tyranny. - Chris

Kim Dotcom's Extradition Hearing Gets Underway
TorrentFreakSep 21

Feminists Seek to Ban Sex Robots in UK
ExpressSep 16

FBI Seizes Domains Of Two Pre-Release Music Sites
TorrentFreakSep 15

Feminist Research Fellow: Put All Men 'In Some Kind Of Camp'
The College FixSep 14

Stop Using Difficult-to-Guess Passwords, UK's Spying Agency GCHQ Recommends
The IndependentSep 12

NY Pushing for Black Boxes in Your Car That Records Everything About Your Driving
The Free Thought ProjectSep 11
New York City, NY – The New York City Department of Transportation is starting a pilot program in which drivers will install a little black box under their steering wheel to record driving habits. The agency says that the information collected will be able to help the drivers.

DOT senior project manager Alex Keating made a statement to CBS that didn’t make any sense or explain the program at all. In the statement he said, "It can tell the g-force of hard stopping or hard accelerat
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DHS Targets Library for Supporting Anonymous Internet Browsing
InfowarsSep 11
A library in New Hampshire caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security recently after joining a project aimed at protecting the privacy of Internet users across the globe.

As reported by Propublica’s Julia Angwin, the incident began last July after the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire, became the first in the coun
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Video: Women's Group Worships Hillary at Campaign Event, Swapping Her Name for Jesus in Gospel Song
The Daily SheepleSep 07

Hillary posed with some of the singers.

Well… this is just… scary.

The "Women’s Alternative Chorus" group "Voices of the Heart" decided to kick Jesus out of an old gospel song and replace him with Hillary for a recent campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Woke up this mornin' with my mind, stayin' on Hillary

Woke up this
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New Mandatory Diversity Class at University of Oklahoma Draws Boos from Students
The College FixSep 07

Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself
ReasonSep 03

Will Your Car Obey You or the Police?
The Daily BellSep 03

Movie Studio & Copyright Troll Claim 'Mere Possession' Of Popcorn Time Is Illegal And Could Result In A Year In Jail
TechdirtSep 03

American Teen Gets 11 Year Sentence For Pro-ISIS Tweets That Taught People How To Use Bitcoin
TechdirtSep 01
Earlier this summer, the DOJ proudly announced that a Virginia teenager, Ali Shukri Amin, had taken a plea deal for "providing material support to ISIL" (the terrorist organization that everyone outside of the US government calls ISIS). This is back in the news now that Amin has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Let's get this out of the way: ISIS is clearly a horrific ... (more)

Here's How Law Enforcement Agencies Impersonate Your Friends
ACLU.orgSep 01
We recently received a handbook from the DEA, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, seeking information about the use of impersonation as an investigative technique. While the 1999 handbook, titled Online Investigative Principles for Federal Law Enforcement Agents, was almost identical to a version of the handbook that is available online, there is one notable difference: the version that the DEA sent us includes a copy of the DEA's Consent to Assume Online Identity: Adult Consen... (more)

Austrian Economics Is Now Equivalent To Terrorism Thanks To Latest Islamic State "Gold Standard" Propaganda Clip
ZeroHedgeAug 31
What better way to mute demands for a return to sound money and the gold standard, than by making them equivalent to jihadist terrorism? Why, there are none, which is why some were thoroughly amused to see that yesterday the Islamic State's so called media center, the al Hayat, released a video whose production qualities are nothing short of Hollywood (or San Fernando valley at worst), in which the latest and greatest "jihadist terrorist group" that was a byproduct of US intervention in the Midd... (more)

Windows 10 Automatically Sends Parents Detailed Dossier of Their Children's Internet History and Computer Use
The IndependentAug 31

FDA Says Tobacco Manufacturers Can No Longer Call Additive-Free & Natural Cigarettes Additive-Free & Natural
InformationLiberationAug 29
In their ongoing quest to justify their existence, bureaucrats at the FDA have decreed three makers of cigarettes which are additive-free and natural can no longer call them additive-free and natural, because it may give consumers the impression the cigarettes "present a lower risk" of tobacco related illness.

From the FDA:
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to three tobacco manufacturers — ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe... (more)

Appeals Court Strikes Down Ruling Finding NSA Phone Records Collection Unconstitutional
TechdirtAug 29
Back in December of 2013, judge Richard Leon of the DC district court, ruled that the NSA's bulk metadata collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act was unconstitutional and issued an injunction against it (though, recognizing the inevitable appeal, Judge Leon stayed the injunction). This was in the case brought by Larry Klayman and FreedomWor... (more)

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