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How the US’s terrorism watchlists work – and how you could end up on one | World news | theguardian.com

Yet the ease with which someone can be placed on US watchlists and terrorism databases contrasts markedly with the impact placement has. A long-withheld document published on Wednesday by the Intercept detailing the guidelines for placement shows that the standards for inclusion are far lower than probable cause, and the ability for someone caught in […]

Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year | FiveThirtyEight

Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington […]

DoD: Military Equipment Helps Local Police Do Their Job

“By and large — and I’m speaking like any American citizen, and I’m sure you guys would agree with me — that law enforcement all over the country has a hard job to do,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters, as quoted by Politico. “And 99 percent of them all do it […]

National Guard Sent To Ferguson After Night Of “Molotov Cocktails, Shootings, Looting And Vandalism ” | Zero Hedge

The Missouri Highway Patrol said “aggressors” were trying to infiltrate a law enforcement command post and that armored vehicles were deployed to ensure public safety. “We ordered them back. We ordered them back again. After several attempts, we utilized the smoke to disperse these individuals,” said Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Wheetley. State Highway Patrol Captain […]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering serious heart problem – TODAY

WikiLeaks supporters have told London newspapers that a lack of sunshine has also left the Australian with a Vitamin D deficiency that could result in other conditions such as diabetes and asthma.Mr Assange already suffers from arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, a chronic cough and high blood pressure, reports theLondon Daily Telegraph.Officials at the Ecuadorian emassy […]

“Girl killed by husband just because she kissed another men” – scam!

The scam, which is being shared between Facebook users, shows what appears to be a video thumbnail of a young woman, on her knees with her arms tied behind her back, with a sword held against her neck as though she is about to be executed.As you can see, I didn’t make a typo in […]

This Phony ‘Anonymous’ Site Was Set Up to Trap Ferguson Hacktivists | Motherboard

Despite this, people are still logging on. As ihazcandy told me, “There are hundreds of people saying, ‘Hey, this is a honeypot, don’t go here!’, but I have 147 people on the site at this very moment.”As news of the site is spreading, people are clicking in from Facebook, IRC, and Twitter, he said.The creator […]

Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them? – The Washington Post

MoreBy Caitlin Dewey August 14A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson. TwitterDavid, a.k.a. Pharaoh, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social […]

Israel-Gaza conflict: Petition to send Royal Navy hospital ship to Gaza reaches 50,000 – Home News – UK – The Independent

Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA Argus is a 100-bed seafaring hospital, which has a “four bay operating theatre with a 10 bed Critical Care Unit, a 20 bed High Dependency Unit and a CT Scanner”, the Ministry of Defence states on its website.It is currently moored in Falmouth, yet in light of the fighting that has […]

Feds require state to talk to Native Americans for HIP 2.0 plan | 2014-08-05 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com

In a letter dated July 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the state’s application – which is a request to waive several Medicaid requirements – is considered incomplete until it consults with the tribe about the proposal.And CMS won’t launch an official review of the application and open the proposal for public […]

‘Women’s Davos’ forum to be held Sept. 12-14 around Tokyo, government confirms | The Japan Times

The World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, modeled on the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is part of Abe’s efforts to bring more women into work.Sessions during the first two days will be held in Tokyo, including a keynote speech by Lagarde on Sept. 12. An outing to the Hakone area or Odawara […]

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was or is funded by the US government | PandoDaily

The Electronic Frontier Foundation believes Tor to be “essential to freedom of expression.” Appelbaum — a Wikileaks volunteer and Tor developer — considers volunteering for Tor to be a valiant act on par with Hemingway or Orwell “going to Spain to fight the Franco fascists” on the side of anarchist revolutionaries.It’s a nice story, pitting […]

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