Liberty NewsWire Monday, April 16th, 2012
For more than a year, the intelligence services of various authoritarian regimes have shown an intense desire to know more about what goes on in an office building on L Street in Washington DC, six blocks away from the White House.
The office is the HQ of a US government-funded technology project aimed at undermining internet censorship in countries such as Iran and Syria. And so every week – sometimes every day – email inquiries arrive there that purport to be from pro-democracy activists in those places, but which, the recipients are confident, actually come from spies." – Oliver Burkeman for The Guardian. Full article immediately below.
The Guardian – Inside Washington's high risk mission to beat web censors
TSA & Travel Freedom:
USA Today – TSA tests airport check-in system
Mother Jones – Ending the Ban on Bottled Water
The Wall Street Journal – Why Airport Security Is Broken – And How To Fix It
Reason – Inching Toward War in Syria
Los Angeles Times – Afghanistan attacks seem intended to humiliate
Foreign Policy – Backed Into a Corner
Bloomberg Businessweek – Obama: US has offered no 'freebies' to Iran
Associated Press – Israeli PM says nuclear talks gave Iran 'freebie'
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Jobs up, but not the housing market
Real Clear Politics – Ouch! Decade of Obamacare Will Cost $1,160 billion
Forbes – Obamacare's Horseless Chariot