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Is National Security Behind Google's Wi-Fi Spying?

http://www.foxnews.com

Has search and advertising giant Google been tracking you just to sell you stuff -- or is it because the U.S. government asked it to? A congressional hearing later today may raise more questions than answers.

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Raw Video: Homeowner shoots at fake FBI agents trying to break in

http://www.liveleak.com

COOPER CITY, Fla. - A Cooper City family awoke to the sounds of three men posing as FBI agents on Wednesday.
The three men were caught on home surveillance video.
They were all wearing t-shirts with the words FBI on them and had fake badges around their necks.
A father, mother and three children were all inside, when the heard the men say "FBI, police! Open up!"

The father fired a warning shot and the three men took off running.

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Oakland police announce they will no longer respond to 'minor crimes'

http://www.nbcbayarea.com

Oakland's police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned.
Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line

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U.S. Program to Detect Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure

http://online.wsj.com

The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed "Perfect Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.

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Ninjas rescue student from muggers

http://www.heraldsun.com.au

"A student has been saved from a vicious assault - not by the boys in blue but the men in black." -- I think the headline and subheadline for this article pretty much speaks for itself.....

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For Airport Security, Size Matters

http://www.thesmokinggun.com

Cops: New high-tech screener triggered fight over manhood insult

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Google, YouTube received 10,000 government requests for user data

http://www.networkworld.com

Google and the Google-owned YouTube received more than 10,000 requests for user data from government agencies in the six months ending Dec. 31, 2009, according to newly released data.

"Like other technology and communications companies, we regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products," Google says on a new site that sheds more light onto government demands for user information and requests to take offensive material off the Web.

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Homeland Security Wants Cellphones to Sniff for Bio Agents

http://www.wired.com

Your cellphone can already tell you where to find the nearest Starbucks or the most convenient subway station. But it might soon be smart enough to alert you to a toxic threat during your morning commute or coffee break, thanks to a new plan from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Mexico Will Shut Down 25.9 Million Cell Phones

http://yro.slashdot.org

Several months ago, as a way to prevent the use of cellular phones in criminal activities, the government of Mexico started a program to require all phone owners to register cell phones in their own names. The registry associates each phone with the listed owner's Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion (CURP) [CURP, in English], which is supposed to be a unique ID for every Mexican citizen.

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UK Govt says it OK to Send Children Through Body Scanners

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

All selected children will have to go through the new full-body 'naked' scanning machines being introduced at airports, the UK Government said today.
The Government said in its new code of practise: 'We will be requiring all children who are selected to be screened using the scanners. To do otherwise would risk undermining the effect of these new measures.

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Airport worker given police warning for 'misusing' body scanner

http://www.guardian.co.uk

The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through a full-body scanner at Heathrow airport.

The incident, which occurred at terminal 5 on 10 March, is believed to be the first time an airport worker has been formally disciplined for misusing the scanners.

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Lesbian Air Force Sergeant Discharged After Police Out Her

http://www.foxnews.com

When police show up to the home of a 28 year old Air Force Sergent to arrest her partner, they spot an Iowa marriage license, and then out her as a lesbian to her superiors.

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New "Smart Meters" for Energy Use Put Privacy at Risk

http://www.eff.org

The ebb and flow of gas and electricity into your home contains surprisingly detailed information about your daily life. Energy usage data, measured moment by moment, allows the reconstruction of a household's activities: when people wake up, when they come home, when they go on vacation, and maybe even when they take a hot bath.

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Grocery card in your pocket can pinpoint salmonella

http://news.yahoo.com

Government tracks people by using shopper card data

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Stranger claims to be DCF and kidnaps a child.

http://www.news4jax.com

How can you tell that statism has perpetuated the society so thoroughly and fully. Look no further then this story here. A situation where a complete stranger can claim authority over someone and steal their child.

"Graham said the family left the hospital, ran some errands and got home at about 4:45 p.m., and the woman had followed them to their house, posing as a DCF worker, and convinced the baby's mother there was an ongoing investigation and that she needed to turn over her child."

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School administrator boasts to PBS about his laptop spying

http://www.boingboing.net

A few weeks ago, Frontline premiered a documentary called "Digital Nation". In one segment, the vice-principle of Intermediate School 339, Bronx, NY, Dan Ackerman, demonstrates how he "remotely monitors" the students' laptops for "inappropriate use".
He says "They don't even realize we are watching," "I always like to mess with them and take a picture," and "9 times out of 10, THEY DUCK OUT OF THE WAY."

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Feds push for tracking cell phones

http://news.cnet.com

Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves.

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Survivalism 101.Prepared for Disaster but don't know where to Start?

http://www.youtube.com

If you have never thought of preparing for a disaster or have a mild interest in learning the very basics to survive a disaster then this report is for you. This is for the person who does not want to spend much and would like simple easy things to do in case of an emergency. We also go to in the detail of how to make your first Bug Out Bag and how to choose safe a place to bring your family to during chaos.

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Woman Finds Loaded Gun in Airport Bathroom Left by the Fed

http://www.wbay.com

A woman found a loaded handgun in the airport bathroom after she went through the security checkpoint. Turns out a fed agent left it there.

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Nude Pics From Airport Scanners? [NSFW]

http://gizmodo.com

The Drudge Report has an image of a woman from an airport scanner up right now. It's scandalous enough as is, but it's shockingly easy to make it look even more like a normal nude photograph.

Reader Sigfried discovered that by simply inverting the image in Photoshop, you restore the photo to a more realistic tint. Of course, we're not sure where this image came from or if it's an accurate example of what these machines produce. But if so, let me just deliver a message to all you airport security workers out there: I just got out of a cold pool, I swear.

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