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So what happened to hundreds of full-body, high detail scanners after they were yanked from airports last year? According to the Chicago Tribune: Most have been shipped to jails, prisons and state and local government agencies. The TSA reported that 154 of the scanners were recently transferred to law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, New York, […]


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Rand Paul in The Boston Herald: Barron not qualified for fed bench

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) writes in The Boston Herald today about why he is opposing David Barron’s nomination to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Barron is the author of a controversial memo justifying the extrajudicial killing of American citizens overseas. From The Boston Herald: There is no valid legal precedent to justify the killing […]


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NSA recording every cell phone call in the Bahamas

The NSA is secretly recording every single cell phone conversation in the Bahamas according to documents provided by Edward Snowden. From The Intercept: The surveillance is part of a top-secret system – code-named SOMALGET – that was implemented without the knowledge or consent of the Bahamian government. Instead, the agency appears to have used access legally obtained […]


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Rand Paul to filibuster Barron nomination over drones

Senator Rand Paul issued a statement yesterday saying he intends to filibuster Professor David Barron’s nomination to the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: “I’ve read David Barron’s memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation, and I am not satisfied. While the President forbids me from […]


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“Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, We’re Hunting the Fourth Amendment”

Along with many other privacy concerns in this growing Information Age, license plate scanners have become a hot topic of debate.  And Vigilant Solutions, one company providing law enforcement with such power, doesn’t want customers talking about it. Via Wired: Vigilant Solutions, founded in 2009, claims to have the nation’s largest repository of license-plate images […]


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