Federal Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola denied a US government request earlier this month for a search and seizure warrant, targeting electronic data stored on Apple Inc. property, described as series of “overbroad search and seizure requests,” and “unconstitutional warrant applications.”
US officials, American media mountedpropaganda campaign, posturing as defenders of world peace. Washington Post editorialized “Mr. Putin’s claim that Russia should have a say in the political orientation of its neighbors, and whether they join alliances such as the European Union or NATO, is unacceptable.
Twitter users in Turkey unable to access the social media site after a block by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. increasingly tight internet restrictions, well-publicised dislike of Twitter, other social media sites, especially when they’re used to spread allegations of corruption in his government.
A study by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.
Security and Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, has stated that the government is not content with censoring language viewed as terroristic but wants to remove “”unsavoury” content.” He acknowledges that such content is not illegal but express a desire to sanitize the web of such speech, wants censorship.
Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money FBI pays Microsoft to obtain or view a customer’s communication information. Microsoft allegedly emailed invoice at a rate of $200 per request. Microsoft: there’s nothing unusual here.
Following allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency's harsh interrogation methods, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ordered an investigation into the issue on Thursday. May have violated the Constitution by breaching congressional computers.
As law enforcement agencies across the United States begin obtaining large armored vehicles, pockets of resistance forming among some communities concerned with the trend. Residents worried about potential police militarization, questioning the need to spend so much money on armored vehicles.
Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank. During a meeting with the country's senior security officials he added that he won’t introduce a visa regime with Ukraine. Said he will get his salary via the sanctioned bank.
Thousands of Bosnians, mainly Bosniaks, have come to the streets protesting and asking for complete resignation of all political elites at all levels of government. High rate of unemployment, poverty, corruption and nepotism areamong main factors.
Mayans of the Campeche Region have just won a two-year legal battle to get rid of Monsanto and their GMO soybeans (suicide beans). Following the ban of GM maize in Mexico, this ancient and agriculturally savvy culture has won a major battle against biotech monopolies around the globe
The new army of the coup-imposed government in Ukraine has begun training exercises outside Kiev. Although the National Guard’s roles are law enforcement and border protection, many in the country’s east fear the military unit will work against them.
It was the council's eighth meeting in less than three weeks on Ukraine, a show of determination by Western powers to highlight Russia's diplomatic isolation over the Crimean Peninsula — even if the council is powerless to act because of Moscow's veto power as a permanent council member.
Maryland State Police blocked both lanes of Interstate 270 with more than 30 police vehicles, numerous dogs, helicopters, officers going to car to car with weapons drawn. Motorists were approached by armed officers and ordered at gunpoint to submit to warrantless searches of their vehicles.
Vice President Biden claimed he had led the fight for Poland to join NATO when he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Biden, whose tendency toward gaffes is well known, served as chairman from 2001 to 2003; Poland joined NATO in 1999.
Fast-food employees, supporters in U S held rallies in 30 cities Tuesday over “wage-theft” by McDonalds, other fast-food restaurants, demonstrated outside McDonald's in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami to call attention to violations that deprive workers of money they're owed.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia about the Ukraine crisis, saying the “nationalistic fervor” in Crimea is similar to the build-up before World War II. Nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea voted on March 16 to secede from Ukraine in favor of joining Russia.
Edward Snowden: exposing New Zealand government’s involvement in global spying activities of (NSA buried by the country’s political and media establishment. New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Sweden pressured by the NSA to change their laws to facilitate its operations
President Vladimir Putin: Crimea’s referendum was in line with the “United Nations Charter, when Ukraine seceded from the USSR, it did exactly the same thing. Western colleagues agreed the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia, exactly what Crimea is doing now, was legitimate.
Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, plead guilty to two felony charges in US District Court of the District of Columbia of conspiracy to subvert local and federal electoral financing laws .Spent more than $3.3 million to provide illegal cash for candidates.
Over past 25 years, the United States in a campaign of global militarist violence, increasingly reckless and unrestrained. Unending “war on terror” proclaimed after the 9/11 attacks used to justify constant scare-mongering and erection of a police state, has become a permanent feature of life in the United States.
On March 15, African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Nkenke Kekana said his party would meet the citizens of Bekkersdal to discuss “concerns of the community.” Town residents, including schoolchildren, were shot at last week by the police and members of an ANC contingent campaigning in the area.
Narrators tell employees in company video If a union came in, “chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture, with their way of doing business.” “Management doesn’t have to agree to any union demand.” There are people you can talk to; Supervisors; “Human Resources”;“Employee Relations.
FBI: primary function no longer law enforcement but rather "national security. F.B.I. agents either ranked mortgage fraud as a low priority or did not rank it at all. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr:“In cities across the country, mortgage fraud crimes have reached crisis proportions.”
Haaretz; Israel’s 2014 military budget includes at least 10 billion shekels devoted to preparations for war with Iran, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel may strike Tehran’s nuclear sites even without US help. "No one can replace the US as the world's policeman. I hope the US will come to its senses."
The United Nations says Israel has blocked humanitarian aid worth USD 110 million from reaching Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. implementation of UN projects has not been renewed, though it was agreed upon with the Israeli authorities. Fifteen projects worth $14 million are currently on hold.
Israel’s minister for military affairs says Tel Aviv must go it alone in taking action against Iran over its nuclear energy program, said the US is not going to do anything to stop Tehran's nuclear activities and Israel must act alone. Criticized US President Barack Obama for “showing weakness.”
US government’s sanctions against Putin’s top advisors could be the “beginning of a deep freeze” in ties between the two former Cold War rivals. Obama-Putin dispute “had the potential to end very badly. Could spell the beginning of a long period of extreme diplomatic alienation between the West and Russia.
Israeli court ordered demolition of Palestinian homes, ruling the homeowners must pay for the costs of the destruction of their houses. Each of the homeowners must pay 20,000 Israeli Shekels ($6,000) to Israeli authorities for the demolition of their homes. Many Palestinians facing same threat.
Barack Obama: US will not get involved in a “military excursion” in Ukraine, Washington will pursue diplomatic means with Russia over Crimea. "There is a better path, but I think even the Ukrainians would acknowledge to engage Russia militarily not appropriate not good for Ukraine either.
United States condemn Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon for criticism of Barack Obama, question his commitment to Israel. Implied US policy on Iran pushing Israel to plan for war, demonstrating weakness on Ukraine. Criticism of US administration extensive. State Department demanded an apology.
Ron Paul has an op-ed in Tuesday’s USA Today wondering why the US is so eager to saddle up for war over a relatively insignificant piece of land thousands of miles away. Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?
The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. database of warehousing product names and descriptions, the app will allow users to scan products to find out immediately whether they fall within the boycott’s guidelines.
Larry Basich bought plan, Nevada Health Link insurance exchange payed premiums since November. No confirmation he had insurance. Nevada Health Link said he is enrolled, UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system, heart attack. $407,000 medical bills that no insurer is covering.
Proposed rule change allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care, reduce amount insurance providers will be required to pay for people’s medical care while increasing the amount companies allowed to retain for profit, executive pay.
Two people – a self-defense member and a Ukrainian soldier – were killed and two others wounded after snipers opened fire from a partially inhabited building near a military research center in Simferopol. One sniper was detained, another is on the run.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: Crimea’s secession from Ukraine was just like Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, and any arguments otherwise are just attempts to bend the West-advocated rules that were applied to the Kosovo case. Dismissed the allegations that Russia is violating international law.
A secret spy program developed by the National Security Agency and reported publically for the first time on Tuesday has given the United States the ability to digitally record the contents of each and every phone call occurring across entire nations. Planned to be put in place across six countries.
Officials at the Milton Hershey School strip-searched a student in the mistaken belief she had a smartphone, "which was prohibited contraband, then told her mother that the girl "does not have constitutional rights because she is in a private school," the girl and her mom claim in court.
One of the main purposes of Washington’s coup in Kiev was to have the new puppet government evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base in Crimea. Washington cannot use the government Washington has installed in Ukraine for that purpose if Crimea is no longer part of Ukraine.
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