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Border agent holds boy scout at gunpoint

Boy scouts from Iowa got a first hand lesson in security theater when they were trying to cross the Canadian-Alaska border. From Fox News: As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into the United States, one of the scouts snapped a photograph. Agents stopped the van and ordered all the passengers to get out. […]


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Forty-nine states tracking your prescriptions in databases

Forty-nine states are tracking all of your prescriptions in state-run databases and politicians and law enforcement hope to make Missouri the 50th state. Lawmakers say this is necessary to combat prescription pain-killer abuse, but this is a nothing more than an invasion of privacy. Who wants the government to know what medicine you take? From […]


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Snowden: NSA sharing your nude photos

In a wide-ranging interview in The Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that the NSA routinely passes around nude photographs that they intercept from innocent Americans: Snowden: During the course of their work, (NSA employees) stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work in any sort of necessary sense, for example, an intimate nude […]


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Germany using typewriters, classical music to thwart NSA

German officials, incensed at the NSA’s ability to spy on German officials and citizens, are considering using typewriters to combat NSA spying. According to The Telegraph, government officials are also taking measure to ensure the NSA cannot eavesdrop on conversations: Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: […]


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Meet the Americans the NSA and FBI are spying on

Glenn Greenwald published his much anticipated article naming Americans the NSA and FBI are spying on last night. The list includes Muslim Americans involved in politics, government, law, and education. From The Intercept: The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, […]


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