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Wednesday November 25th, 2015
Cox ISP Has No DMCA Safe Harbor Protection, Judge Rules posted 11/25/2015, 8:13 AM (TorrentFreak)
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Internet provider Cox Communications may be held liable for the copyright infringements of its subscribers, a Virginia District Court has ruled. According to the court, Cox failed to properly implement a repeat infringer policy and is not entitled to DMCA safe-harbor protection.... (more)

Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Undercover Agents Fathered Children With Women After Infiltrating Activist Groups posted 11/24/2015, 8:52 AM (The Anti-Media)
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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
... (more)

WeAreChange Blocked in France Because of New Censorship Law posted 11/24/2015, 8:43 AM (WeAreChange)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

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.

Monday November 23rd, 2015

Pew Research Poll: 40% of Millennials Want to Restrict Free Speech posted 11/23/2015, 8:48 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
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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 posted 11/23/2015, 8:37 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
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)

Friday November 20th, 2015

Snowden Leak Reveals Obama Government Ordered NSA, CIA to Spy On Venezuela Oil Firm posted 11/20/2015, 7:22 AM (Common Dreams)
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The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company’s top officials, according to a highly classified NSA document that reveals the operation was carried out in concert with the U.S. embassy in Caracas.... (more)

Dutch Police Seize Control of Facebook Page Over Anti-Migrant Comments posted 11/20/2015, 7:22 AM (Infowars)
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After terrorists posing as migrants slaughtered over a hundred people in Paris, Dutch police responded by taking a firm stance….against people who post anti-migrant comments on Facebook.... (more)

Redflex CEO Confirms Photo Enforcement On The Decline posted 11/20/2015, 7:21 AM (TheNewspaper)
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Redflex Traffic Systems no longer considers the US red light camera and speed camera market an opportunity for growth. The firm's top leader told Australian investors on Wednesday that he had a plan to deal with the company's $38.6 million loss for the year -- ten times the red ink in 2014.... (more)

Thursday November 19th, 2015

After Endless Demonization of Encryption, Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS posted 11/19/2015, 7:16 AM (Techdirt)
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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' posted 11/19/2015, 7:15 AM (Campus Reform)
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The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.”

“Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.”
... (more)

Tuesday November 17th, 2015

'Got a French Flag On Your Facebook Profile Picture? Congratulations On Your Corporate White Supremacy' posted 11/17/2015, 6:31 AM (The Independent)
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A writer for The Independent in the UK says if you put a French flag filter over your Facebook profile picture you're supporting white supremacy.... (more)

Saturday November 14th, 2015

German Grandmother Jailed For Denying The Holocaust and Calling Auschwitz 'Just a Labour Camp' posted 11/14/2015, 7:28 AM (The Daily Mail)
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A German grandmother aged 87 has been sentenced to ten months in jail for denying the Holocaust and saying Auschwitz was 'just a labour camp'.

Ursula Haverbeck, who is a friend of Gudrun Burwitz - elderly daughter of Nazi S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler - was sentenced in a court in Hamburg for sedition over an interview she gave to a TV station denying that Jews were murdered in extermination camps.

In the interview with the ARD network she claimed the death camp of
... (more)

Friday November 13th, 2015

VIDEO: 'Safe Space' Students Silence Asian Woman For Saying 'Black People Can Be Racist' posted 11/13/2015, 4:21 AM (YouTube)
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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 care about racism, they only care
... (more)
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 posted 11/13/2015, 4:21 AM (Techdirt)
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First, let's go back a year or so. A few weeks before the big Black Hat Conference in 2014, it was announced that a planned presentation from two Carnegie Mellon University researchers (Michael McCord and Alexander Volynkin), entitled "You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget" was pulled from the program, leading to lots and lots of speculation about what happened. Soon after this, the Tor Project announced it had discovered a group of relays that appear... (more)

Thursday November 12th, 2015

Fourth Grader Threatened With Sexual Harassment Charges For Writing Love Letter posted 11/12/2015, 2:48 PM (Infowars)
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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
... (more)

DEA Running Massive Wiretap Program Almost Entirely Through a Single California County Courthouse posted 11/12/2015, 2:47 PM (Techdirt)
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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
... (more)

Appeals Court Says NSA Can Keep Trampling 4th Amendment With Phone Surveillance Program For Now posted 11/12/2015, 4:46 AM (Techdirt)
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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)

Wednesday November 11th, 2015

Maryland Gun Tracking Database Scrapped After Failing to Solve a Single Crime posted 11/11/2015, 3:23 AM (Infowars)
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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
... (more)

Modern Educayshun posted 11/11/2015, 3:09 AM (YouTube)
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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 posted 11/11/2015, 3:09 AM (InformationLiberation)
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Logic and reason has no place in Murica's colleges. All that matters is how you "feel" about an issue. ... (more)

Tuesday November 10th, 2015

Ancillary Copyright 2.0: The European Commission Is Preparing a Frontal Attack On The Hyperlink posted 11/10/2015, 12:07 AM (Julia Reda)
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The European Commission is preparing a frontal attack on the hyperlink, the basic building block of the Internet as we know it. This is based on an absurd idea that just won’t die: Making search engines and news portals pay media companies for promoting their freely accessible articles.... (more)

The New Intolerance of Student Activism posted 11/10/2015, 12:07 AM (The Atlantic)
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Professor Nicholas Christakis lives at Yale, where he presides over one of its undergraduate colleges. His wife Erika, a lecturer in early childhood education, shares that duty. They reside among students and are responsible for shaping residential life. And before Halloween, some students complained to them that Yale administrators were offering heavy-handed advice on what Halloween costumes to avoid.

Erika Christakis reflected on the frustrations of the students, drew on her sch
... (more)
Meanwhile in Missouri...

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

Monday November 9th, 2015

YTS Reaches MPAA Deal But Dotcom Faces Decades in Jail? posted 11/09/2015, 4:08 AM (TorrentFreak)
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How does YTS, one of the most organized and notorious public torrent sites, strike a deal with Hollywood despite being listed as a notorious market by the U.S. government? We're all curious to know more, but spare a thought for Kim Dotcom. He's in the same country as the YTS operator but faces decades behind bars.
... (more)

Friday November 6th, 2015

Full Text of TPP Released: and It's Really, Really Bad posted 11/06/2015, 1:16 PM (Techdirt)
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Yesterday, a month after it was announced that the TPP was "finalized," the official text was finally released. Immediately after that, USTR (somewhat oddly) reposted the whole thing to Medium -- apparently in an effort to appear transparent for an agreement that was negotiated for years in secret. The overall document has been broke... (more)

Thursday November 5th, 2015

Two Kids Spotted Playing On a Beach, Cops Arrest Their Parents For Negligence posted 11/05/2015, 2:08 PM (Reason)
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Parents who let their boys, ages 7 and 9, play on their own for an hour at a family beach will be arraigned later this month on charges of reckless endangerment of a child.

Charles Smith and Lindsay Pembleton of Niagara Falls were vacationing with their kids on Cape Cod. The boys wanted to stay at the beach for a little longer rather than walk back to the nearby campground (which is, according to one commenter, accessible via a car-free path). The parents said okay, but told them
... (more)

Cops Arrest 11-Year-Old Kid For Nude Photos, Claim It's For His Own Good posted 11/05/2015, 2:08 PM (Reason)
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Police in a Pennsylvania school district have charged at least three kids—one of them just 11 years old—with distributing sexually explicit pictures of other minors. They haven’t been sentenced yet, but face juvenile detention, expulsion, and a variety of other life-altering consequences.

This is somehow in their best interests—and the interests of kids everywhere—authorities claim.
... (more)

Wednesday November 4th, 2015

1st Grader Suspended For 3 Days For Pretending to Shoot An Imaginary Bow and Arrow posted 11/04/2015, 12:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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Cincinnati, OH — In what can be described as a decision made in a society driven by fear, a 7-year-old boy was suspended from school for three days for pretending to shoot an imaginary bow and arrow.

The boy, who returned to school today after receiving his punishment, formed an imaginary bow and arrow and 'shot' it at his friend. The two boys were engaged in a 'dangerous' game of Power Rangers when they were spotted by the teachers who saw something and said something.
... (more)

MPAA: We Shut Down YTS/YIFY and Popcorn Time posted 11/04/2015, 12:37 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The major movie studios of the MPAA are behind the recent shutdown of the torrent site YTS, the associated release group YIFY, and the main Popcorn Time fork, In an international effort spanning Canada and New Zealand, visits were carried out at the premises of at least two key suspects.... (more)

Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

New FBI Program Trains Teachers, Students to Snoop On Muslims posted 11/03/2015, 12:51 PM (Common Dreams)
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Rights groups are charging that a new FBI program to counter "extremism," expected to be unveiled shortly, employs games and online tools that encourage teachers and students to snoop on--and discriminate against--Muslims, in violation of their most fundamental civil liberties.

Entitled 'Don't Be a Puppet,' the program "leads the viewer through a series of games and tips intended to teach how to identify someone who may be falling prey to radical extremists," New York Times journa
... (more)

"Boaters Have "No Expectation of Privacy" According to DHS's New Boater Surveillance Program posted 11/03/2015, 12:50 PM (Mass Private I)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
DHS/Coast Guard are spying on American boaters and they're forcing them to send their location to the Coast Guard every 15-30 seconds.... (more)

Monday November 2nd, 2015

Police Use Terrorism Act to Seize a Journalist's Computer posted 11/02/2015, 10:54 AM (The Anti-Media)
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A BBC journalist recently had his computer confiscated by British police because he was conducting interviews with people the government suspected were terrorists. Journalist Secunder Kermani has been working with BBC's Newsnight for just over a year and has developed a reputation for obtaining exclusive interviews with Western-born ISIS fighters. This reputation caught the eye of the British government, which used powers granted through the Terrorism Act to confiscate the reporter's property.... (more)

SPLC Unhinged: Almost Everyone Is a "Conspiracy Theorist" posted 11/02/2015, 10:53 AM (The New American)
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Quick, do something! There are John Birch Society types ready to spread "conspiracy theories" from the "margins" into the "mainstream," and they seem to be hiding under practically every bed in America! At least that's the impression given in a new "intelligence report" by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization whose slanderous vitriol against conservatives and Chr... (more)

Saturday October 31st, 2015

School Bans Hispanic Student's "Racist" Mariachi Halloween Costume posted 10/31/2015, 3:39 PM (Infowars)
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A Hispanic high school student was banned from wearing his Mariachi Halloween costume to school because it’s “very offensive” to Latin Americans.

Joshua Sewerynek, who attends St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, sent a photo of his costume to school officials to ask if he was allowed to wear it, to which the officials said no.
... (more)

Friday October 30th, 2015

US Court Won't Halt NSA Phone Spying posted 10/30/2015, 11:42 AM (PressTV)
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A US federal appeals court has rejected efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to stop bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said on Thursday that Congress wanted the National Security Agency (NSA) program to continue during a six-month transition period before a new law takes effect.

"An abrupt end to the program would be contrary to the public interest in effective surveillance of te
... (more)

Not Wearing Blackface This Halloween? NC State Worries You May Be Hitler posted 10/30/2015, 11:37 AM (Campus Reform)
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On Tuesday, Khari Cyrus, the student body president at North Carolina State University sent a campus wide email on the “concept of appreciation vs. appropriation” this Halloween.... (more)

Thursday October 29th, 2015

Right to Be Forgotten Now Lives in Australia: Court Says Google Is The 'Publisher' of Material It Links to posted 10/29/2015, 12:01 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Earlier this year, we wrote about a ridiculous lawsuit in Australia where Janice Duffy was suing Google because the search engine returned links to some Ripoff Report pages that Duffy claimed were defamatory. As we noted at the time, this is just a ridiculously misguided lawsuit on multiple levels. It's not target... (more)

Wednesday October 28th, 2015

Senior Former Intelligence Official Admits That 'The Point' of CISA Is Surveillance posted 10/28/2015, 10:19 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Senator Ron Wyden -- who has been fighting back against secret laws expanding surveillance for years -- made it clear months ago that CISA was really "a surveillance bill by another name." Of course, if you just read the bill it might not appear that way, because you need to understand how it works with a variety of secret orders and... (more)

Senate Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Bill CISA 74 to 21 posted 10/28/2015, 10:18 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a controversial cybersecurity bill critics say will allow the government to collect sensitive personal data unchecked, over the objections of civil liberties groups and many of the biggest names in the tech sector.

The vote on Tuesday was 74 to 21 in support of the legislation. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders voted against the bill. None of the Republican presidential candidates (except Lindsey Graham, who voted in favor) were p
... (more)

'Hate Crime' Laws Are Just Another Way For Governments to Punish People They Don't Like posted 10/28/2015, 10:15 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Two recent legislative efforts have been mounted to add police to the rolls of "disadvantaged" citizens in need of the additional shelter of "hate crime" laws. Hate crime laws are immediately problematic. They add additional punishments to criminal acts already punishable under existing laws. It's exactly the sort of thing justice ... (more)

Tuesday October 27th, 2015

Orwell Estate Sends Copyright Takedown Over The Number '1984' posted 10/27/2015, 8:23 AM (TorrentFreak)
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The Orwell estate is cracking down on people who dare to use the number "1984" without permission. In a truly Orwellian move they have sent a takedown request, targeting an Internet radio host, for selling T-shirts that feature the four iconic numbers.
... (more)

Monday October 26th, 2015

Police Cite 'Terrorism' to Justify Buying 'Stingray' Spy Devices, Use Them Exclusively For Ordinary Crimes posted 10/26/2015, 8:09 AM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
State police in Michigan have been secretly using hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of cell site simulator equipment to locate and track cell phones since at least 2006, according to records obtained by the ACLU and ACLU of Michigan. And although the agency justified its initial purchase of the surveillance gear as "vital to the war on terrorism," the records show that the department used its cell site simulators in 128 run-of-the-mill investigations last year--not a single one of which wa... (more)

Sunday October 25th, 2015

CISA Amendment Would Allow US to Jail Foreigners For Crimes Committed Abroad posted 10/25/2015, 6:31 AM (The Guardian)
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An amendment to a controversial cybersecurity bill will allow US courts to pursue and jail foreign nationals even if the crimes they commit are against other foreigners and on foreign soil.... (more)

Fearing Lawsuit, Most Popular Popcorn Time Fork Shuts Down posted 10/25/2015, 6:31 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The main Popcorn Time fork has been pulled offline permanently. The problem was triggered by an exodus of developers, including the person who registered the application's domain name. A few hours after the operators tried to transfer its ownership, domain registrar Gandi is now refusing to process the changes.... (more)

Friday October 23rd, 2015

CISA Moves Forward: These 83 Senators Just Voted to Expand Surveillance posted 10/23/2015, 6:38 AM (Techdirt)
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Well, it's not a huge surprise that it moved forward, but the faux "cybersecurity" bill, which is actually a surveillance bill in disguise, CISA, has moved forward in the Senate via an overwhelming 83 to 14 vote. ... (more)

Virginia Attorney General Shuts Down School Bus Cameras posted 10/23/2015, 6:37 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
For-profit companies may no longer put cameras on school buses for the purpose of mailing photo tickets in Virginia. That was the ruling of Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) earlier this month in a formal opinion earlier this month in response to an inquiry from the Albemarle County attorney. The formal opinion concluded that the school bus photo ticketing program has been violating state law.... (more)

Thursday October 22nd, 2015

University Says Using The Term "Politically Correct" Is a Politically Incorrect "Microaggression" posted 10/22/2015, 5:54 AM (Infowars)
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If you thought that the war on language being waged by some American colleges was out of control, you ain't seen nothing yet.

According to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, using the term “politically correct” as a pejorative is a politically incorrect “microaggression”.

A campaign entitled ‘Just Words' which seeks to “raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact” asserts that the terms “politically correct” and “PC” have “become a way to deflect, [
... (more)

UK Goes Full Orwell: Government to Take Children Away From Parents If They Might Become Radicalized posted 10/22/2015, 5:54 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
If there are two edicts I try to follow whenever I'm writing, they are, first, write what is true and, second, avoid cliche at all costs. I bring that up only as a preface before saying the following: the UK is walking down an Orwellian path. It's nearly the cliche of cliches to say something like this, and yet it happens that the cliche is true. While there is most certainly a real thing known as a threat from Islamic terrorism, there is also such a thing as overreaction. What started as the Br... (more)

Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads For Vote posted 10/22/2015, 5:51 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Following a number of dedicated grassroots campaigns by consumer rights advocates, technology companies are coming out against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) as the controversial surveillance bill barrels toward a vote in the U.S. Senate.

Some of the industry titans now publicly opposing CISA are Google, Apple, and Twitter, among other well-known companies, while those who support the bill include Verizon, AT&T, and Cisco.

CISA would allow tech com
... (more)

Wednesday October 21st, 2015

School Suspends Student Elections Because 'Not Enough Minorities Won' posted 10/21/2015, 6:38 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A middle school principal is withholding the results of a recent student body election because they ‘weren't diverse enough.' Principal Lena Van Haren of Everett Middle School in San Francisco, Calif., said the candidates who were elected ‘weren't representative' of the ‘diverse student body.'

“That is concerning to me because as principal I want to make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds,” she said
... (more)

Saturday October 17th, 2015

Entertainment Distributors' Push For Site-Blocking Power Get More Extreme posted 10/17/2015, 2:20 AM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Major entertainment companies are asking the courts for more and more power over the basic operation of the Internet. On Tuesday, the major U.S. record labels filed suit against a Florida startup called Aurous, which is developing a music player application that uses BitTorrent. We've all seen this movie before--the labels' complaint looks similar to the ones they once filed against Napster, Grokster, Aimster, Kazaa, a... (more)

Reports: Department of Transportation to Require All Drones Be Registered posted 10/17/2015, 2:20 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We've been waiting forever for the FAA to finally come up with some sort of rules around public drone use in the US. Earlier this month we noted that the FAA had simply ignored the mandated deadline to put rules in place. And in the few cases where the FAA has said stuff, it's been ridiculous or just confusing.

However, reports are emerging tha
... (more)

Thursday October 15th, 2015

Mass Panic At Texas School After Student Says 'Gum' posted 10/15/2015, 10:59 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A school in Hays County, Texas was sent into a state of panic Wednesday when a student asked for some gum. Because the word “gum” sounds like the word “gun”, well… PANIC.

KCEN News reports that the student at Lehman High School asked a classmate for some gum, but a student who overheard thought he was asking for a gun.

Cue frothing insanity, as a searc
... (more)

Research Shows How NSA Exploits Flaws to Decrypt Huge Amounts of Communications Instead of Securing The Internet posted 10/15/2015, 10:58 PM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
According to an award-winning paper presented at a security conference earlier this week by a group of prominent cryptographers, the NSA has likely used its access to vast computing power as well as weaknesses in the commonly used TLS security protocol in order to spy on encrypted communications, including VPNs, HTTPS and SSH. As two of the researchers, Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger explained, it was previously known that the... (more)

Wednesday October 14th, 2015

DOJ Creates New Position to Target "Anti-Government Views" posted 10/14/2015, 9:33 PM (Activist Post)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
“Americans motivated by anti-government views and racist ideologies” will be the focus of a new Department of Justice position, John Carlin told a George Washington University crowd today.

The Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department is creating a new position to coordinate investigations into violent homegrown... (more)

Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Wikileaks: ISPs to Hand Over Copyright Infringer Details Under TPP posted 10/13/2015, 5:51 PM (Zdnet)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The TPP will force ISPs to give up the details of customers who allegedly infringe copyright and allow rights holders to seek both compensatory and punitive damages as well as loss of profit, according to WikiLeaks.... (more)

Monday October 12th, 2015

Leaked TPP Chapter Proposes Drastic Copyright Changes posted 10/12/2015, 4:23 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A leaked chapter of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement proposes several changes to the copyright laws of participating countries. The intellectual property chapter covers a broad range of issues including extended copyright terms, ISP liability and criminalization of non-commercial piracy.... (more)

Friday October 9th, 2015

California Law Requires Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Your Data posted 10/09/2015, 5:07 PM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
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
... (more)

Clemson University Apologizes For Serving Mexican Food posted 10/09/2015, 5:07 PM (Campus Reform)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Clemson Dining issued an apology to 'offended' students after hosting a 'Maximum Mexican' food day.... (more)

Thursday October 8th, 2015

Unsealed Transcript Shows How a Judge Justified Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence posted 10/08/2015, 3:49 PM (Motherboard)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
“No drug dealer from the Bronx selling meth or heroin or crack has ever made these kinds of arguments to the Court,” she said. “It is a privileged argument, it is an argument from one of privilege. You are no better a person than any other drug dealer and your education does not give you a special place of privilege in our criminal justice system. It makes it less explicable why you did what you did.” ... (more)
She's a so-called social justice warrior. - Chris

Tuesday October 6th, 2015

Drudge on AJ: Copyright Laws Will Destroy the Internet posted 10/06/2015, 8:37 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

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 linking to news stories were being
... (more)

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Video Of Chicago Cop Murdering Teen Shows Another Shooting of Convenience - 11/25Downing of Russian Su-24 Looks Like a Planned Provocation - Russian Foreign Minister - 11/25California Police Used Illegal Wiretap Warrants in Hundreds of Drug Prosecutions - 11/25VIDEO: FSA Rebels Destroy Russian Chopper With US-Made TOW Missile - 11/25Good News: 27% Of Americans Say Government Is Their 'Enemy,' Not Their 'Friend' - 11/24Undercover Cop Dressed In All Black Shot While Placing GPS Tracker On Car - 11/20Singapore: The Power of Economic Freedom - 11/25With Mass Shootings, The State Makes Us Less Safe - 11/25

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands UpCop Receives 'Silver Valor Award' For Shooting Man With Cell Phone He Mistook For GunAnonymous Cop Pens Bizarre Editorial Calling for 'End of Anonymity on the Internet,' Says All Internet Posters Should be Forced to Register with the Government for 'Public Safety'