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TSA Proud of Confiscating Non-Dangerous Items

TSA Proud of Confiscating Non-Dangerous Items

This is just sad. The TSA confiscated a battery pack not because it's dangerous, but because other passengers might think its dangerous. And they're proud of the fact. "We must treat every suspicious item the same and utilize the tools we have available to make a final determination," said Federal Security Director David Wynn. "Procedures are [...]

The Government Keeps Losing Laptops With Sensitive Info

The Government Keeps Losing Laptops With Sensitive Info

During wartime, one of America's most solemn duties is to take care of its veterans. So why do careless government workers keep putting our vets at risk? That happened last January at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Birmingham, Alabama, when an employee's portable hard drive containing Social Security numbers of more than [...]

Google backed out from releasing private YouTube user data to Viacom

Google backed out from releasing private YouTube user data to Viacom

Viacom wants to know which videos YouTube employees have watched and uploaded to the site, and Google is refusing to provide that information, CNET News has learned. This dispute is the reason the two companies, and lawyers representing a group of other copyright holders suing Google, have failed to reach a final agreement on anonymizing [...]

Philly activists: “Let’s pass out flyers questioning the need for surveillance cameras.” Result: warrantless search. Police chief: “you’re a hate group.”

Philly activists: “Let’s pass out flyers questioning the need for surveillance cameras.” Result: warrantless search. Police chief: “you’re a hate group.”

When Mayor Nutter announced late last year that he was hiring D.C. Charles Ramsey as his police commissioner, I said I would keep an open mind but I was dismayed at his treatment of anti-war protesters and his frequent clashes there over civil rights. So far, I've been mostly impressed with Ramsey -- murders have dropped slightly while he's taken [...]

97-year-old woman denied right to vote in 2008 elections because she has no ID, BUT she was born before birth certificates were issued

97-year-old woman denied right to vote in 2008 elections because she has no ID, BUT she was born before birth certificates were issued

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A 97-year-old Surprise woman who has voted in the past 19 presidential elections said she finds herself a casualty in the voter ID battle. Shirley Preiss cannot register in Arizona for the November elections without proof of citizenship. "I'm a legal American," Preiss said. "I'm born here. Born and raised in [...]

Department of Homeland Security?

Department of Homeland Security?

"So I recently discovered a great new running trail one evening- beautiful rolling dirt with old, moss-covered trees. Deer and owls, and not another human being to be found. Only problem is that the trail lay beyond a barb-wire fence, and a "No Trespassing" sign. Went back a week or two later, found the end, and was even more stoked on the [...]

Best Buy: FCC has no power to fine us over analog televisions

Best Buy: FCC has no power to fine us over analog televisions

The nation's biggest electronics retailer has told the Federal Communications Commission that the agency lacks the authority to punish Best Buy for screwing up its digital transition TV selling rules. "The Commission never before has claimed, asserted, or exercised direct or ancillary jurisdiction over retailers, or retail practices, of the nature [...]

Piracy is Now a “Public Nuisance” in Los Angeles County

Piracy is Now a “Public Nuisance” in Los Angeles County

This is why I'm a libertarian. If you give the government a power, they will find a way to abuse it. It doesn't matter how benign or legitimate that power may seem on it's surface. Some public official will find a way to torture the definition of a term to serve either his/her own agenda, or the agenda of someone who's paying him/her off. That's [...]

Bush Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S.

Bush Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S.

The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea's legal authority. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (pictured) said his department will activate his department's new domestic satellite [...]

Computer experts stage street protest in Oslo against Microsoft document format as standard

Computer experts stage street protest in Oslo against Microsoft document format as standard

You know what sucks? A lot of people in the US won't protest something much more important, but these guys in Norway, who obviously don't have a war or loss of freedoms to protest, are still taking to the streets to voice their dissent. In this clip she says the protesters in San Francisco will not stop protesting until we left Iraq... [...]

Outsourced passports netting government profits, risking national security

Outsourced passports netting government profits, risking national security

Yes this is a long article, but it is well worth the read. Interesting to see an organization not designed to make money, make a lot of money... wait, that's not even the scary thing, how about the security of the new e-passport? Ugh. The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — [...]

It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on you: Because they control your connection, they can keep track of everything you do online

It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on you: Because they control your connection, they can keep track of everything you do online

In 1993, the dawn of the Internet age, the liberating anonymity of the online world was captured in a well-known New Yorker cartoon. One dog, sitting at a computer, tells another: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Fifteen years later, that anonymity is gone. It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on [...]

Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11

Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11

WASHINGTON--In the long-running Real ID staring match, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ended up being the first to blink. Homeland Security announced Wednesday that all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be technically Real ID-compliant by the May 11, 2008 deadline--even though many states actually have rejected the concept [...]

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups. In remarks to Silicon Valley executives at the Tech Museum of Innovation, Mukasey said the economy and national security of the United States are [...]

Federal Reserve to Oversee “Financial Market Stability”

Federal Reserve to Oversee “Financial Market Stability”

Check out some of the background stories that have been leading up to this: Goldman Sachs Creates Private Stock Exchange for Unregistered Securities, Clients with $100 Million Minimum NASDAQ to Open Unregulated Private Stock Exchange for Investors with a Minimum of $100 Million in Assets Big Traders Dive Into Dark Pools In other words, [...]

More TSA Stupidity

More TSA Stupidity

Nipple ring search procedures faulty, TSA admits LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its officers at a Texas airport appear to have properly followed procedures when they allegedly forced a woman to remove her nipple rings -- one with pliers -- but acknowledged the procedures should be [...]

Bill criminalizing WiFi leeching shot down, and rightly so

Bill criminalizing WiFi leeching shot down, and rightly so

If you use someone else's WiFi signal without permission, you're a thief. That's the conclusion of a bill introduced into the Maryland General Assembly last week. Sponsored by Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., the legislation would criminalize the unauthorized use of a wireless access point in the state; it has since received an "unfavorable report" [...]

Efforts to Block Junk Mail Slowed by U.S. Postal Service

Efforts to Block Junk Mail Slowed by U.S. Postal Service

Barred by law from lobbying, the Postal Service is nonetheless trying to make its case before a growing number of state legislatures that are weighing bills to create Do Not Mail registries, which are similar to the popular National Do Not Call Registry. Ugh. Postal Service Argues Against Registries to State Lawmakers Chris Pearson, a state [...]

An overview of the NSA’s domestic spying program

An overview of the NSA’s domestic spying program

Informative post over at Ars Technica about the "carnivore" program... In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman pulled together the disparate threads of reporting on what's known of the NSA's secret domestic spy program, and combined them with some of her own reporting to confirm, once again, that the NSA's program is another [...]

Stop REAL ID in Pennsylvania Today!

Stop REAL ID in Pennsylvania Today!

Read this on a Ron Paul Freedom Forum... Interesting information none-the-less. PennDOT has been going forward with Real ID. $20 million has already been spent implementing 11 of 17 benchmarks. Pennsylvanians who have recently gone to get their licenses renewed have been issued temporary cards while extensive background checks are conducted.Two [...]

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