New "Surveillance-Proof" App Has Governments Nervous

A new technology that allows users to send and receive highly encrypted photos, voice recordings, videos, and PDFs securely.

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Twitter turning over huge amounts of user data to U.S. government

Social networking giant Twitter has released a new report outlining all subpoenaed, court ordered, and search warranted requests made by the U.S. government for private information about the site's users throughout the past year. And based on the figures, not only is the overall number of such requests steadily expanding, but Twitter is also increasingly being coerced into releasing this confidential data without legitimate probable cause or warrant.

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Police Publish "Most Wanted" Pictures of Non-Violent Accused

Local police department in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. creates their own "Most Wanted" list, posting the pictures and accused crimes on the internet. All of these people are to be considered "dangerous" despite being accused of nonviolent crimes and oh yeah...being innocent until proven guilty! To make matters worse, the local Patch (online newspaper/community bulletin board and project of Huff Post) _re-posts_ the names, photos, and warrant information of these people to the community.

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New York Journal News Publishes Gun Owners' Names in Newspaper

In a piece titled, "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," the Journal News requested the names and addresses of local residents who are licensed to own handguns through Freedom of Information Law requests. The paper requested information from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. The paper was only given the names and addresses of those who have a license to own a handgun. The paper was denied its requests for the amount and type of guns owned by those who have licenses.

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Ninth Circuit Gives the A-OK For Warrantless Home Video Surveillance

Can law enforcement enter your house and use a secret video camera to record the intimate details inside? On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unfortunately answered that question with "yes."

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The TSA is Killing Us

Article in Slate magazine about how the inconvenient and inefficient TSA is actually causing more deaths than it prevents.

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How Should I Mess With The Census Bureau's American Community Survey?

The nosy federal government ran out of luck when it selected me for demographic jury duty. Having been told I'm legally required to fill out the American Community Survey and mail it back, I'm naturally determined to defy authority. The only question is how. (If you have a Facebook account, please go to the URL to read more.)

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Big Brother, Now at the Mall

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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"Why Is The Government Afraid Of This iPhone App?"

"Two Navy SEALs are bringing world-class encryption to the iPhone, for everything from state secrets to celebrity selfies. But that means it can be used by criminals as well."

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Feds probe alleged hacking theft of Romney's tax returns

Ransom demands are for BITCOINS or Romney's tax returns will go public.

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