Monthly Archives: August 2014

EFF, ACLU Demolish “It’s Just Metadata” Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Contact: Andrew Crocker Legal Fellow Electronic Frontier Foundation andrew@eff.org +1 415 436-9333 x139 EFF, ACLU Demolish “It’s Just Metadata” Claim in NSA Spying Appeal Americans Deserve Full Protection of … Continue reading

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XRay, first step in understanding how personal data is being used on web services

New tool makes online personal data more transparent 8/18/14 Columbia Engineering researchers develop XRay, first step in understanding how personal data is being used on web services like Google, Amazon, and YouTube New York, NY—August 18, 2014—The web can be … Continue reading

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7 Pages That Gave President Obama Cover to Kill Americans

7 Pages That Gave President Obama Cover to Kill Americans A newly released memo from the Office of Legal Counsel calls the wisdom of David Barron’s lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship into question. Before David Barron was confirmed this … Continue reading

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I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/19/im-a-cop-if-you-dont-want-to-get-hurt-dont-challenge-me/ It’s not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy. By Sunil Dutta August 19 Sunil Dutta, a … Continue reading

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US police given billions from Homeland Security for ‘tactical’ equipment

The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with … Continue reading

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