Terror suspect says U.S. agents breach privacy rights of millions

An Uzbekistan refugee charged with conspiring with foreign terrorists accuses U.S. intelligence agents of using a “backdoor” strategy to violate his privacy rights and those of millions of people, including virtually every U.S. citizen who corresponds with anyone overseas. Defendant Jamshid Muhtorov of Aurora filed a motion seeking to toss out evidence collected against him through warrantless wiretaps. He is […]

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The U.S. military is not-so-shockingly studying your Facebook and Twitter habits

It should come as no surprise in the era of Edward Snowden that the U.S. military is keeping an eye on your social media habits, but the Defense Department is also funding Facebook-style behavioral experiments on you. The Guardian reported Tuesday that DARPA, the Defense Department’s research arm, has given millions of dollars to projects that examine activity on Facebook, […]

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Second German government worker suspected of spying for US

German authorities are investigating the second case of a government employee suspected of spying on confidential government affairs for US secret services within a week. Public prosecutors confirmed that the home and office of a defence ministry employee in the greater Berlin area had been searched on Wednesday morning. They told the Guardian that a search had been conducted “under […]

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Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

As part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It received an interesting response. As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs […]

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Do as we say, not as we do: TSA Naked Scanners Illegal but They’re Using Them Anyway

It is hard to believe but Federal agencies are not supposed to be able to create new laws at whim and require the American people to obey them. There is a procedure set out that allows proposed rules to be reviewed and commented upon. According to the blog of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses more than […]

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Behind bars in Miami, a brutal and unexplained death

  Darren Rainey, who died after being placed in excruciatingly hot shower by guards as punishment Florida Department of Corrections MiamiHerald.com The purported details of Darren Rainey’s last hour are difficult to read. “I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate, […]

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Government Now Allowed to Break into Your Car for Any Reason? Tampa Car owner’s run in with Cops …

Businessman upset about Tampa Police search of his truck WFLA News Channel 8 TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – “You think if anyone is going to break into your vehicle in Ybor, the last person you think, it’s going to be the cops.” Matthew Heller didn’t know what to think when he found his truck ransacked and torn apart after leaving a […]

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