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Man Who Joked About Bombing Airport via Twitter Convicted

http://mashable.com

Back in January, a man from South Yorkshire was arrested after jokingly tweeting a threat to blow up an airport. This summer, the man was convicted of “menace” for his tweet and fined £1,000. The court dismissed his appeal on every count.

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Going to the movies? Prepare to be watched while you watch

http://www.myce.com

Gaining entry to some movie theaters lately gives patrons an experience that is on par with going through a TSA security checkpoint at the airport. Then once you’ve gained access, there are cameras strategically positioned that record your every move. Unfortunately, the extent to which these companies monitor movie-goers is only going to get worse.

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The “Cyberwar” Is Over and the National Security Agency Has Won

http://links.visibli.com

A “Memorandum of Agreement” struck last week between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America’s telecommunications and electronic infrastructure.

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Fed Govt “demands back doors in all communications systems”

http://www.datelinezero.com

According to Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing: “If granted, those expanded spying powers would make it easier for the government to snoop on email, webmail, Skype, Facebook, even Xboxes.”
if the government trots out “child pornography” as a reason to have these invasive and ever-expanding powers, don’t believe it. They’ve ignored hundreds of cases already.

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Pilot to TSA: 'No Groping Me and No Naked Photos'

http://www.lewrockwell.com

In his own words, ExpressJet Airlines pilot Michael Roberts discusses his refusal to go through the AIT (full-body scanners) and enhanced "pat-downs" at Memphis International Airport.

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Reddit.com - khaledthegypsy: Does this mean the FBI is after us

http://reddit.com

Me and my friend went to the mechanic today and we found this on his car. http://imgur.com/OM6nE.jpg i am pretty confident it is a tracking device by the FBI but my friend's roommates think it is a bomb..any thoughts? The FBI had interest in my friend since his father passed away, as he was a religious muslim leader and they've made attempts at contacting my friend to spew racist questions.

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66-Year-Old Jailed for Defending Himself From Biker

http://rawjustice.com

Keith Degroot was in a pub when a burly 6′ 3″ Hell’s Angel biker approached him, knocked his beer over and called him an [copulating ethnic slur]. Degroot felt intimidated and reacted with his walking stick, smashing the biker in the head and causing serious injuries. Now he's in jail.

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WVU, FBI looking for biometrics volunteers

http://wvgazette.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University researchers are working with the FBI to build up a database including fingerprints, eye and facial images.

For the second year in a row, WVU researchers in computer sciences are working with the FBI to gather information about biometrics, including facial shapes, fingerprints, and even audio and video samples.

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U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

http://www.foxnews.com

The Obama administration is developing plans that would require all Internet-based communication services -- such as encrypted BlackBerry e-mail, Facebook, and Skype -- to be capable of complying with federal wiretap orders, according to a report published Monday.

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Homeland Security-Wasted $500M on Nuke Precautions for Border

http://www.foxnews.com

The Department of Homeland Security has wasted up to nearly a half billion dollars in taxpayer money and time on its current plans to develop technology at the nation's borders to detect nuclear material being smuggled into the country, according to two recent GAO reports cited by a Republican senator on Thursday.

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Feds’ Guide To Snitching on Your Terrorist Neighbor

http://www.wired.com

That dude next door, man — I used to think he was an OK guy, but now all the bags of fertilizer from Home Depot piled up in his garage are starting to worry me. And what’s with that beard? He’s not a — you don’t think –

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Police wait in safety while family is tortured, killed and home burned

http://www1.whdh.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Officials have released the surveillance video and 911 tapes during a deadly home invasion in Connecticut in 2007.

The evidence is raising new questions about whether more could have been done to save the Pettit family.

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Big Sis Iris Scanners: The Prison Without Bars

http://www.infowars.com

The Department of Homeland Security is set to begin trials of iris scanning technology in October, but don’t believe for a second that Big Sis’ latest assault on the privacy right of Americans will be confined to airports – everything from entering sports events to making purchases will eventually be controlled by the technology if it is allowed to be implemented.

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Court OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking

http://www.wired.com

A federal appeals court said Tuesday the government may obtain cell-site information that mobile phone carriers retain on their customers without a probable-cause warrant under the Fourth Amendment.

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ACLU Sues Over Laptop Border Searches

http://www.wired.com

The government maintains it needs the carte blanche authority to search electronics at the border to keep the United States safe.

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Prison Without Walls

http://www.theatlantic.com

Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant electronic surveillance? Radical though it may seem, early experiments suggest that such a science-fiction scenario might cut crime, reduce costs, and even prove more just.

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No Present Day Good Samaritan

http://regansravings.blogspot.com

A robbery left a sales clerk tied up behind the counter. When the next customer came in, the customer refused to get involved and left the building. The only way that we can have a free society is if people start helping people and stop depending on the government to do that job for us.

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Bears used to guard cannabis crop.

http://calgary.ctv.ca

Cops find guard bears around cannabis crop in Canada.

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California law to force drivers to install video cameras in cars

http://cbs13.com

The proposed California law, AB1942, would promote safer driving habits and reduce accidents by permitting video recorders to be installed on the windshield.

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Project Vigilant and the government/corporate destruction of privacy

http://www.salon.com

Since the government is having such difficulty violating your privacy on their own, they're working with corporations and mysteriously-funded private spy agencies to rat you out! One of these organized rats turns out to be Adrian Lamo, who ratted out Wikileaker Bradley Manning.

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