'Sharing food' is now a criminal offense, crackdown by police and other government officials on community leaders that try to offer free food to the homeless who are desperately in need. 60 days in jail for ‘sharing of food’ in Fort Lauderdale.
Three American consumers have filed a federal lawsuit against Apple, alleging that faults in iMessage, the iPhone’s texting service, amount to wiretapping because iMessage “intercepts” and retains messages that should be delivered to Android users.
. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users’ web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. It allows third-party advertisers and websites to assemble a deep, permanent profile of visitors’ web browsing habits without their consent.
The Pentagon has scaled back its plan to assemble an overseas spy service that could have rivaled the CIA in size, backing away from a project that faced opposition from lawmakers who questioned its purpose and cost.
People getting sent to debtors’ prisons, ,companies that people owe money usually sell off the debt to a collection agency, whichfiles a lawsuit against the debtor requiring a court appearance. A notice to appear in court is supposed to be given to the debtor. If they fail to show up, a warrant is issued for their arrest.”
According to figures released by the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) (ODNI) and the Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, a federation of 17 government spy agencies, gobbled up some $80 billion in 2011.
The FBI is attempting to persuade Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world.
Snowden’s latest revelations were published on Glenn Greenwald’s site, The Intercept, on Monday, just one day after the German newsweekly Der Spiegel reported that Israeli intelligence spied on US Secretary of State John Kerry during recent Middle East peace talks.
The Spanish government recently passed an intellectual property law that will impose taxes on websites and blogs that "post a snippet of and/or link to" copyrighted material, includes taxing Google whose entire platform is based on linking to outside content. will tax any website that links to Spanish media stories.
Metropolitan Police uses secret surveillance technology to follow suspects and gather data from their mobile phones, The Times reports. The gathering is done to all active mobiles within a certain range – including those belonging to innocent people.
Brazil is building a cable across the Atlantic to escape the reach of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), one of many ways the Brazilian government is breaking ties with American technology companies. The 3,500-mile fiber-optic cable will stretch from Fortaleza to Portugal, estimated cost of $185 million.
A mother of a 15 year old could be facing jail time for using cannabis oil to help her son with the side effects of his brain injury. Her son was finally seeing relief from daily migraines, muscle spasms and uncontrollable outbursts.
A billboard challenging Amazon to fully disclose the terms of its $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency has been unveiled at a busy intersection near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.
The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices,
In two speeches this month, US National Security Agency (NSA) Director Admiral Mike Rogers called for a further integration between the NSA and major technology and communications companies.
When organizers checked their database against the state’s they noticed that nearly 50,000 of those registrations had vanished-the majority of them being people of color in Democratic-leaning regions.
Federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the courts question whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant.
Questions are being asked of the United States Postal Service after the release of an audit confirming that roughly 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored by the agency during the last fiscal year.
A dance party in St. George, Utah shut downbecause city will not allow people to dance without permits. Fairly common in these areas for the city to throw permit requirements on event organizers days before show, which sabotages event after months of planning, large sums of money invested.
The Internal Revenue Service seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws, government refusing to return the money taken. Civil asset forfeiture allows IRS agents to seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime, even if no charges filed.
CIA and FBI used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis of all ranks and collaborators as anti-Soviet spies during the Cold War overlooking their war crimes and concealing it even from the US Justice Department, The New York Times reports citing newly disclosed files.
Furious with the government plan to impose tax on Internet data traffic, thousands of Hungarians rallied in front of the Economy Ministry in Budapest to protect the freedom of the internet from the “anti-democratic” measure.
Town of Stettin sued Hoeppner in 2008, saying use of his land where he restored antique tractors violated city ordinances, ordered to remove rubbish judge ruled he had not complied, fined Hoeppner $500-a-day. After losing appeal, ordered to pay $80,000. Hoeppner paid the $80,000 fine, spent his retirement fund, more than $200,000 fighting the city. Sheriff’s Department sent 24 armed officers and Marathon County Response Vehicle to collect fine.
Protesters in the US continue to demand justice for Michael Brown, a black teen killed by a police officer. His death brought attention to issues of race, inequality and police brutality. Rallies grow loud, but the government answers by pouring more heavily-armed cops against the activists.
14-year old Eric Martin bullied severely, one day he fought back, beat unconsciousness by classmates, spent two weeks in hospital. School is pressing charges against Eric. He is facing two charges of assault despite suffering a traumatic brain injury, multiple contusions, and a broken arm, his assailants were largely unharmed. If convicted, he could face jail time and fines.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko endorsed a ban on unemployment, introducing measures against "social parasitism." Belarussian police proposal to punish people who "intentionally don't work," including by imposing forced labor. "We need to make these people work using any means we know.
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.
. City records show that Xui Lui has paid county and city tax every year. Certified letters notifying her of an outstanding balance were mailed to the home returned to the city because of an incomplete address. Her home being sold at auction due to overdue tax bill of $94.85; has to move out by Nov. 25,
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
Operating out of South Africa during apartheid era in 1980s, Dr. Wouter Basson launched secret bioweapons project called Project Coast. The goal was to develop biological, chemical agents that would either kill or sterilize the black population, sassinate political enemies. Among the agents developed were Marburg and Ebola viruses.
Issuing tickets to motorists who drove through yellow lights that turned red fractions of a second shorter than the three-second city minimum. $100 tickets. Florida Department of Transportation secretly reduced its policy on the length of yellow lights, likely bringing millions of dollars in additional revenue to the state.
FBI: director attacking the companies and the idea of encryption, suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.
A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. Police raided both sides of a duplex, suspect only known to reside in one of them.
I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power. You cannot trust people in power. The founders knew that. That's why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest.
A federal magistrate judge awarded $50,000 to California man after a park ranger used a Taser on him during a confrontation over an unleashed dog.
In Los Angeles, foundation money has been used to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of license plate readers, upgrade “Stingray” devices, Palantir’s technology to track individuals with unprecedented reach.
Fox News contributor and former actress Stacey Dash on Monday called on the federal government to establish facilities in every U.S. city where suspected Ebola patients could be quarantined.
US citizens who profit off the Canadian medical marijuana market may eventually find themselves breaking US laws, DEA tracking potential money laundering and drug trafficking violators. Using banking system to transfer proceeds from investments into US could be a red flag for money laundering and distributing a Schedule 1 drug.
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