Liberty NewsWire Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Both at home and abroad, critics have argued that Hollywood’s vision of an Internet — one where it is empowered to hunt down violators — cares far more about protecting copyright than it does about protecting the public’s ability to freely associate and communicate online. But as unsettling as that might sound to those of us in the United States, it can be downright terrifying in places where fears of totalitarianism and surveillance are fresh and real." – Nancy Scola for Salon. Read the full article immediately below.
SOPA/PIPA [Internet Regulation]:
Salon – Protest drags down Europe's SOPA
PC World – Feds Yank Another Site — Even Without SOPA
TSA & Travel Freedom:
Huffington Post – Who's More Dangerous: Terrorists Or The TSA?
New York Times – For a 'Select' Few, Shoes Can Stay On
Big Government – President Obama Seeks to End D.C. Voucher Program-Again
CBS News – SoCal Parents May Succeed in School Takeover
The Guardian – Iran raises tension by threatening pre-emptive action
The New York Times – Iran Warns of Pre-Emptive Action in Nuclear Dispute
Kansas City Star – KC Fed President Sees ‘Risk at Zero Interest Rates’
Bloomberg – Geithner Bond Returns Trial Paulson, Beat Rubin
The Daily Caller – White House Economic Report Hides Sharp Drop in Number of Working Americans