A national DNA database is coming. Barack Obama has already said that he wants one. A major Supreme Court decision last month paved the way for one. The DNA of those that commit “serious crimes” is already being routinely collected all over the nation. Government to screen DNA of all newborn babies.
“In the beginning of the Taksim protest we saw that 10 or 20 guys with sticks in their hands and sometimes small knives. They were attacking the protesters or trying to make them afraid.
Barclays’ new customer agreement terms (PDF) – set to come into force from October 9, 2013, will also permit the bank to collect social networking data as well as using private transaction information to bombard customers with unsolicited “services and products”.’
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty said they had received an email from Snowden setting out how he felt the US government was conducting an “unlawful campaign to deny my right to seek and enjoy ... asylum under Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had, if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed
Councilman Tommy Wellson Wednesday unveiled legislation that would eliminate criminal penalties for anyone caught possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. If the bill is passed, those in possession of the drug would face a civil fine of $100, but would not drastically have their lives altered.
A bipartisan group of Senators are proposing the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act” in an effort to curb the power of big banks by reinstating a Depression-era rule that separated commercial and investment banking.
doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections sterilized nearly 150 females between 2006 and 2010. Federal and state laws ban prisoner sterilizations with federal monies, California used state funds.
Russia’s government to tighten controls over the Internet after disclosures about National Security Agency (NSA) data collection programs. New law allows authorities to shut down websites deemed threatening to minors.Activists say law will be used to expand government controls over the Internet.
Russian service in charge of Kremlin communications looking to purchase old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware,prompted by WikiLeaks and the revelations of Edward Snowden.
Organizers in Kansas and Nebraska are also interested in joining the state they call “North Colorado.”Organizers met this week to draw up boundaries of the new state, as part of an ambitious schedule to draft a ballot initiative by August 1, and get a proposal before the voters in November.
Rep. Monica Davis, a Chicago South Side Democrat, has demanded that the Governor of Illinois deploy the State Police and the National Guard on the city’s violence-wracked streets.
It’s not just the NSA that’s collecting personal data.Federal judge in New York approved subpoena by Chevron to obtain any documents Microsoft has related to the identity of 30 anonymous individuals allegedly of interest in the litigation, including every IP address over a period of nine years.
A House Republican scheme to strip food stamp funding out of the farm bill would lead to the program being weakened or even outright dismantled. GOP having trouble finding the votes to support a split farm bill so far, but the tens of millions of Americans who rely on food stamps would be at risk.
Montana made history this spring after passing the first state law to prevent the government from spying on anyone in the state by tracking personal information stored in their electronic devices
. There is no need to monitor of millions of citizens to track down terrorists.The real target of the intelligence surveillance is the vast majority of the people. This is the real enemy identified by the ruling class,confirmed bythe social counterrevolution currently taking place.
The government proposes to plug the “holes” by deep attacks on the working class, including cutting payments to the state pension fund, decreasing state procurements by five percent, and cutting spending on health care, education, and utilities.
Andre Davis has filed suit against police and the medical center in Rantoul, Illinois, south of Chicago, for fabricating evidence to wrongfully convict him, then ignoring a DNA sample taken from the crime scene that, if examined, would have exonerated Davis years before his release.
Fifty-five percent of poll respondents consider Snowden to be a whistleblower, while only 34 percent consider him a traitor. there is little difference along party lines about the anti-terrorism effort, civil liberties, Snowden, unusual in a country sharply divided along political lines about almost everything.
The US military has constructed a $34 million building in southwestern Afghanistan, which it initially planned to use as its headquarters. But as the US scales back its troops, the brand new 64,000 square foot building may soon be demolished.
Former American contractor Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press years ago, is concerned about kidnapping or assassination of American whistleblower Edward Snowden by U.S. forces.
American authorities have been lobbying the European allies to deny any flight carrying National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden access to their airspace.Every route from Moscow to South America would involve traveling through the skies of at least one NATO country.
United States plans to send four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Eight more F-16 fighter jets to be delivered in December. U.S. law, financial assistance to any country whose elected head of state is deposed in a military coup is prohibited.
The D.C. Council bill would require retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and operating in spaces 75,000 square feet or larger to pay their employees no less than $12.50 an hour. The city’s minimum wage is $8.25.
All new cars would have to be equipped with "black boxes" that record performance data and federal safety regulators would be granted the authority to order immediate recalls under newly proposed auto-safety legislation being considered by Congress.
Amnesty International issued a statement saying that “They (the two activists) have been denied the basic human right to peacefully protest over land illegally seized by Israeli settlers, and the Israeli judiciary has used spurious legal tools to punish them.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said that information provided by Snowden indicate the US was using Brazil as a “bridge” to gain direct access to other country’s data traffic.
Jewel vs. National Security Agency,filed in 2008 by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), AT&T customers who claimed Bush administration officials had conducted “illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet communications surveillance” by operating warrantless surveillance on US citizens.
“The US is in a rage. They need Edward Snowden for a show trial in order to teach others not to do something like this ever again,” said in an interview to the Voice of Russia a political analyst Serghei Mikheyev.“This incident is yet another failure for U.S. intelligence,
Emotions ran wild on Monday near an elite military base in Cairo outside which at least 51 people were gunned down in a dawn attack on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. 430 people were wounded,
A Nevada family is using a rare legal argument in a lawsuit claiming police tried to commandeer their homes for a surveillance operation and then arrested the homeowners for resisting -- invoking the Third Amendment, which bars soldiers from being "quartered" in a residence without permission.
"The countries that conspire against Syria have used up all their tools — moral, material and psychological — and they have nothing left except direct (military) intervention and this is too big for them to attain," Assad said in the interview.
Opposition to the program, which will gather intimate details on Israelis,is the possibility the data could be stolen or used by the government to impose controls on individuals by limiting access to services, and tracking them using biometric information.
African Union called the coup for what it was and, notably, the European Union did not.As the deaths and injuries from street clashes and shootings rose, it is not difficult to see where this will end up. The stakes are huge, not just for Egypt but for the Arab world as a whole.
NSA is classifying every single bit of data it receives from ordinary American citizens based on the premise that it has been gathered covertly.Documents requested may be denied if they are "properly classified as secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.
. When I was first taken into custody, it was the most torturous process I think that any person can imagine. It meant being stripped naked, it meant your body being searched, cavity searched as they called it. Having your hair shaved off, being punched and kicked and being spat upon.
Its use has sparked a great debate—at first within the most secret parts of the government, but in recent months among the general public—over the tactics, strategy, and morality not only of drone warfare but of modern warfare in general.
The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org.
The secret court that hears applications for wiretapping and other forms of electronic surveillance, under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, has issued secret rulings that vastly expand the spy powers of the National Security Agency, according to a report Sunday in the New York Times
Representatives of both Democrats and Republicans jumped in with threats. “Clearly such acceptance of Snowden to any country…is going to put them directly against the United States, and they need to know that,” Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey.
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