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Conservative Radio host whines about TSA groping her va jay jay. LOL

Posted October 15th, 2012 by quickmike
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I bet she was all for this kind of thing when her precious Bushy Boy was the boss.

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Big Brother, Now at the Mall

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Vinnie
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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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Man refuses to complete American Community Survey, gets a threat.

Posted August 30th, 2012 by ViolentDelights
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After getting the ACS in the mail, this guy calls the Dept. of Commerce to tell him he won't fill it out. They threaten him with a $5000 fine. Instead, he puts the entire 28 page document online. If you were ever curious what's in this thing, here you go.

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Though I Resent Apple's Paternalism, I must give them credit for This-

At the heart of Apple's security architecture is the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm (AES), a data-scrambling system published in 1998 and adopted as a U.S. government standard in 2001. The algorithm is so strong that no computer imaginable for the foreseeable future—even a quantum computer—would be able to crack a truly random 256-bit AES key. The National Security Agency has approved AES-256 for storing top-secret data. Now if they would provide a way to turn off the tracking function....

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Appeals Court OKs Warrantless, Real-Time Mobile Phone Tracking

Posted August 15th, 2012 by JHalstead
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Appeals court rules law enforcement agencies don't need a warrant to "ping" and track prepaid cellphone locations.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/warrantless-gps-phone-tracking/
http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/12a0262p-06.pdf

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This Cute Chat Site Could...Help Overthrow Your Government

Posted July 27th, 2012 by Voluntary Gary
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He is the creator of Cryptocat, a project “to combine my love of cryptography and cats,” he explained to an overflowing audience of hackers at the HOPE conference on Saturday, July 14.

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Man With World's Largest Penis, Frisked By TSA At California Airport

Jonah Falcon was stopped and frisked by the TSA at the San Francisco International Airport on July 9 because of a bulging package hidden in his pants. But the 41-year-old New Yorker wasn't packing a dirty bomb, drugs or a Costco-sized tube of toothpaste. The New Yorker has the world's largest recorded penis. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, Falcon described his hard times with security guards after his extra carry-on became suspect. "I had my 'stuff' strapped to the left. I wasn't erect at the time," said Falcon, whose penis is 9 inches flaccid, 13.5 inches erect.

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Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.

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Growing Biometric Databases Threaten Privacy and Civil Liberties

Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch will testify this week at a Senate hearing on facial recognition technology and the privacy and civil liberties risks associated with rapidly growing biometric databases. The hearing is set for Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. Facial recognition technology is becoming increasingly sensitive and sophisticated, creating new ways for government and private entities to identify and track people throughout the United States.

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Pirate Bay block effectiveness short-lived, data suggests

Posted July 16th, 2012 by ecigarettes
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A drop in file-sharing following a court ordered block of the Pirate Bay was short-lived, data seen by the BBC suggests. A major UK internet service provider (ISP) said peer-to-peer (P2P) activity on its network returned to just below normal only a week after the measures were enforced earlier this year. Critics had warned the ban would prove ineffective. But the BPI, the music industry trade body, has defended the action. Its chief executive Geoff Taylor told the BBC the group would continue to pursue similar action in future.

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