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Pilot to TSA: 'No Groping Me and No Naked Photos'

http://www.lewrockwell.com

In his own words, ExpressJet Airlines pilot Michael Roberts discusses his refusal to go through the AIT (full-body scanners) and enhanced "pat-downs" at Memphis International Airport.

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U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

http://www.foxnews.com

The Obama administration is developing plans that would require all Internet-based communication services -- such as encrypted BlackBerry e-mail, Facebook, and Skype -- to be capable of complying with federal wiretap orders, according to a report published Monday.

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Big Sis Iris Scanners: The Prison Without Bars

http://www.infowars.com

The Department of Homeland Security is set to begin trials of iris scanning technology in October, but don’t believe for a second that Big Sis’ latest assault on the privacy right of Americans will be confined to airports – everything from entering sports events to making purchases will eventually be controlled by the technology if it is allowed to be implemented.

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Court OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking

http://www.wired.com

A federal appeals court said Tuesday the government may obtain cell-site information that mobile phone carriers retain on their customers without a probable-cause warrant under the Fourth Amendment.

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ACLU Sues Over Laptop Border Searches

http://www.wired.com

The government maintains it needs the carte blanche authority to search electronics at the border to keep the United States safe.

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Project Vigilant and the government/corporate destruction of privacy

http://www.salon.com

Since the government is having such difficulty violating your privacy on their own, they're working with corporations and mysteriously-funded private spy agencies to rat you out! One of these organized rats turns out to be Adrian Lamo, who ratted out Wikileaker Bradley Manning.

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U.S. Program to Detect Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure

http://online.wsj.com

The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed "Perfect Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.

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For Airport Security, Size Matters

http://www.thesmokinggun.com

Cops: New high-tech screener triggered fight over manhood insult

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Google, YouTube received 10,000 government requests for user data

http://www.networkworld.com

Google and the Google-owned YouTube received more than 10,000 requests for user data from government agencies in the six months ending Dec. 31, 2009, according to newly released data.

"Like other technology and communications companies, we regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products," Google says on a new site that sheds more light onto government demands for user information and requests to take offensive material off the Web.

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Mexico Will Shut Down 25.9 Million Cell Phones

http://yro.slashdot.org

Several months ago, as a way to prevent the use of cellular phones in criminal activities, the government of Mexico started a program to require all phone owners to register cell phones in their own names. The registry associates each phone with the listed owner's Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion (CURP) [CURP, in English], which is supposed to be a unique ID for every Mexican citizen.

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UK Govt says it OK to Send Children Through Body Scanners

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

All selected children will have to go through the new full-body 'naked' scanning machines being introduced at airports, the UK Government said today.
The Government said in its new code of practise: 'We will be requiring all children who are selected to be screened using the scanners. To do otherwise would risk undermining the effect of these new measures.

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Airport worker given police warning for 'misusing' body scanner

http://www.guardian.co.uk

The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through a full-body scanner at Heathrow airport.

The incident, which occurred at terminal 5 on 10 March, is believed to be the first time an airport worker has been formally disciplined for misusing the scanners.

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Lesbian Air Force Sergeant Discharged After Police Out Her

http://www.foxnews.com

When police show up to the home of a 28 year old Air Force Sergent to arrest her partner, they spot an Iowa marriage license, and then out her as a lesbian to her superiors.

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New "Smart Meters" for Energy Use Put Privacy at Risk

http://www.eff.org

The ebb and flow of gas and electricity into your home contains surprisingly detailed information about your daily life. Energy usage data, measured moment by moment, allows the reconstruction of a household's activities: when people wake up, when they come home, when they go on vacation, and maybe even when they take a hot bath.

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Grocery card in your pocket can pinpoint salmonella

http://news.yahoo.com

Government tracks people by using shopper card data

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School administrator boasts to PBS about his laptop spying

http://www.boingboing.net

A few weeks ago, Frontline premiered a documentary called "Digital Nation". In one segment, the vice-principle of Intermediate School 339, Bronx, NY, Dan Ackerman, demonstrates how he "remotely monitors" the students' laptops for "inappropriate use".
He says "They don't even realize we are watching," "I always like to mess with them and take a picture," and "9 times out of 10, THEY DUCK OUT OF THE WAY."

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Feds push for tracking cell phones

http://news.cnet.com

Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves.

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Nude Pics From Airport Scanners? [NSFW]

http://gizmodo.com

The Drudge Report has an image of a woman from an airport scanner up right now. It's scandalous enough as is, but it's shockingly easy to make it look even more like a normal nude photograph.

Reader Sigfried discovered that by simply inverting the image in Photoshop, you restore the photo to a more realistic tint. Of course, we're not sure where this image came from or if it's an accurate example of what these machines produce. But if so, let me just deliver a message to all you airport security workers out there: I just got out of a cold pool, I swear.

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