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Here comes Black Boxes for cars !

http://www.denverpost.com

WASHINGTON—Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday proposed long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders—better known as "black boxes"—in all new cars and light trucks beginning Sept. 1, 2014.

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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

http://news.cnet.com

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

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Big Brother, Now at the Mall

http://online.wsj.com

SEOUL—Shoppers at the new International Finance Center Mall in Seoul can find their way around the four-story complex by approaching one of 26 information kiosks. When they do, they also are being watched.

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Are you freaking kidding me!?!?!?!

http://rt.com

The FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.

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Trapwire + NDAA = The true birth of the long dreaded "Big Brother"

http://www.readability.com

...we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. I don't see how that could possibly go wrong. Nope, not at all. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes.

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‘Unlawful’ Facebook posts mean prison time under Michigan law

http://www.theoaklandpress.com

An “unlawful post,” according to Michigan law (MCL 750.411s), is defined as a message through any medium of communication, including the Internet or other electronic medium, without the victim’s consent, if the posting could cause two or more separate unconsented contacts with the victim; posting the message is intended to cause conduct that would make the victim feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested and causes a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress.

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The NSA's New Spy Network

http://www.wired.com

Though it was voted down by congress in 2003 due to privacy concerns, the NSA's new data center, now being constructed in Utah, will intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of domestic communications including private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as personal data trails such as parking receipts, travel itineraries, and bookstore purchases.

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Web Sites Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills

http://www.nytimes.com

With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

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New York Mayor Tiptoes Towards Alcohol Prohibition

http://m.nypost.com

Not content with driving cigarette sales out-of-state with high taxes, New York Michael Bloomberg has begun a "partnership" aimed at “reducing alcohol retail outlet density" and "reduc[ing] the exposure to alcohol products and bar advertising and promotion in retail." Hey, it worked in the 1920s, right?

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Google, Facebook to become trusted ID providers for gov services

http://searchenginewatch.com

Think Google and Facebook know a lot about you now? The IRS? Wait until they start exchanging tax returns, search engine history, medical, photos, etc.

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