Campaign to impose porn filters that not only often don't work, also block legal useful websites including technology news sites like Slashdot, digital rights groups like EFF, rape counseling websites, and more. Legitimate websites inaccessible, extend to websites deemed "extremist.
Digital Recognition Network supplies machines that quickly read license plate numbers as drivers pass by, new Utah law bans license plate collection by private companies. Company arguing that collecting license plate numbers is free speech. Law intended to protect drivers’ privacy.
Billionaire capitalist Tom Perkins told audience at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Americans shouldn’t be able to vote unless they pay taxes and that the wealthy should have more votes. what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes.
The Obama administration released on Friday new rules that aim to ease relationships between banks and legal marijuana shops. Banks have been reluctant to allow pot businesses to open accounts given the contradictions between federal and state laws. New guidelines created by the US Department of Justice.
The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) wants Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon officials of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) give information over “plans to topple the government using activists. Plans to destabilise the Government will not be tolerated.
Western militaries may lose access to critical materials for weapons because of the growing demand for new technologies, questionable supply lines production in unfriendly or dangerous countries. “Key strategic materials crucial in manufacture of military hardware airframes, increasingly scarce.”
"Eight terrorists were killed by police and three by their own suicide bomb during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon," the Xinhua official news agency said, citing police. f Xinjiang has for years been hit by occasional unrest carried out by Uighurs,driven by cultural oppression, intrusive security measures.
Italy’s constitutional court overturned law equating cannabis with cocaine and heroin, ruled the law was “illegitimate,” without elaborating. 10,000 could be released from jails. Law, passed by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 2006, sentences for selling, growing or possessing marijuana tripled.
Managing a site with links to freely available copyrighted content does not amount to online piracy, an EU court has ruled. The justices advised their Swedish colleagues, who are reviewing a journalists’ lawsuit against link-hosting website Retriever Sverige provides users with clickable links to online publications.
President Obama considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. Amazon would be an accessory to the assassination. Amazon has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide the agency with “cloud” computing services aggregating data help agency do its work.
Army wants a contractor to conduct detailed social media data mining to “identify violent extremist influences” around the world. Social Media Data-mining, Localized Research, Market Audience Analysis, and Narrowcast Engagement Requirements,” will support the Special Operations Command Europe.
Corrections Corporation of America o pay $1 million to state of Idaho for falsifying thousands of staff hours records to boost its profit margins at one of its prisons. Idaho announced it would not renew its $29 million contract with CCA. Little oversight, under-staffed. Financial incentive to continue mass incarceration.
500 million citizens personal savings could fund investments to boost economy plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis. EU document says will be on involuntary basis at discretion of the “union, best described as confiscation. Possible law “to use personal pension savings for long-term financing
After rejecting it five times Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and sends a push notification to users every time a flying robot carries out a deadly mission around the world. Word “drone” removed from the name of the app and from its description. Called Metadata+.
Texas Educators coming under fire for suspending high school senior, came to the aid of special needs friend being bullied by another student at lunch while teachers watch, not caring. Dozens of students who witnesses incident disagree with school district. Special needs harassed. See the problem?
In a signed letter issued on Wednesday, 18 members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to reclassify marijuana, listed in same category as heroin. federal Controlled Substances Act Schedule I higher listing than cocaine and methamphetamine, Schedule II substances.
Only handful of countries British troops have not invaded. Only in 1940 were British troops actually defending their own country from invasion threat. Need to go back before Britain’s foundation as a state to find a time when government not involved in armed conflict somewhere in the world.
Thousands of young Israeli hardliners marched in the occupied West Bank. Demand construction of new settler homes in E1 a sensitive zone between East al-Quds and West Bank. Considered illegal by world. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: settlement construction isTel Aviv’s policy and will not stop.
Admiral who shot himself after being denied morphine in the end-stages of cancer, one signature short for the prescription. Among the roadblocks are pieces of local legislation that do not align with federal laws, physicians who are still scared of drug officials and a medical culture that views analgesics as a last resort.
Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that at least 46 militants were killed in two separate large-scale security operations in Shirzad and Khogyani districts of eastern province of Nangarhar. Several militants were also injured and detained during the raids on militants’ hideouts across the troubled regions.
The European Commission determined to “redraw global map of internet governance” as US surveillancedamaged public trust in the web, ready to negotiate with Washington for control of web architecture, proposed reform way the internet managed. Europe will “pursue role as honest broker.
The Colombian government has seized nearly five tons of marijuana held by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) amid ongoing peace talks between Bogota and the rebel group which are currently focused on illegal drugs. 12 acres marijuana discovered, destroyed.
More than 1,000 protesters clashed with police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over rise in public transportation fares. Clashes broke out in train station, police used batons, tear gas to disperse angry crowd that hurled rocks at officers. Protesters vandalized ticket machines set barricade on fire.
Brazilian police protesters clashed thousands of landless peasants took to streets of, Brasilia, demand land reform. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas.40 injured. 15,000 agricultural workers took part in the demonstration. Movement struggling to help hundreds of thousands of Brazilian families obtain land.
Over the last few days, moves in the United States by the Israel Lobby AIPAC and its “militia,” the ADL or Anti-Defamation League, have proven disastrous for Israel AIPAC’s vendetta against the Obama administration, we are now told, wasn’t backed by Tel Aviv.
Central African Republic (CAR) President Catherine Samba-Panza: government will "go to war" with Christian militias, who launched "ethnic cleansing" against Muslim citizens in the country. militias “think that because I'm a woman, I'm weak. anti-Balaka (the militias), who want to kill, will be hunted."
Two killed, 23 others injured in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, after demonstrations by supports and opponents of the government turned violent. Student protesters , opposition politicians converged in downtown Caracas to denounce president’s handling of Venezuela's ailing economy.
Thousands are going to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s this week in support of Bee Week of Action. 27,000 people are planning to tell these companies that they should stop selling pesticides that harm bees, and ‘show them some love’ instead. Many organizations are participating.
A prominent Pakistani journalist and anti-drone activist has gone missing after nearly two dozen men stormed his home and abducted him, his lawyer announced on Monday – just days before he was due to testify before European parliamentarian. Many of the men were wearing police uniforms.
The European Commission is set to authorize the growing of genetically modified maize on European soil, despite 19 member states voting against the move, highlighting the “absurd” rules of weighted votes in the EU. UK and Spain in favor of GM crops, Germany abstained, France against their introduction.
Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico have signed a treaty to eliminate tariffs on 92 percent of goods and services. The Pacific Alliance is free trade area of some 210 million people, accounting for more than a third of all Latin American and Caribbean GDP.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday will propose legislation ridding media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me. "I will make very strict norms to end sensationalism and the campaign and propaganda that feeds on the blood and death it promotes."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Olympics, city would lose its traditional holidaymakers – middle-class families with children, Turning Sochi into a gambling zone “would create atmosphere that would prevent citizens spending holiday here with families.”
Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
Netanyahu said said he and Obama would discuss the Iranian nuclear program, discuss the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, promote Israel's economy, primarily in the technology sector. Would reinforce Israel's stance on the issue. "We stand by our demands.
A former U.S. Navy cryptology technician was sentenced on Monday to 30-years in federal prison for his attempt to steal military secrets and give them to men he believed were spies for the Russian Federation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Arizona state House bill could jail undocumented immigrants if they use public restrooms schools or roads. House Bill 2192 requires people who use public resources to provide proof in the U.S. legally or provide proof of citizenship. Unconstitutional would lead to harassment of people of color.
ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.
During the Cold War’s final 25 years, Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces were trained to carry these “backpack nukes” beyond enemy lines where, if necessary, they'd be used to destroy valuable infrastructure. Attempt to develop targeted nuclear weapons that wouldn’t cause as many casualties.
Prosecutors say Cecily McMillan assaulted a member of the New York Police Department --a felony. Prosecutors say Cecily McMillan assaulted New York Police-a felony. During arrest she sustained violent beating that resulted in bruised ribs and cuts.
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