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The Little-Known Executive Order Behind Our ‘Collect It All’ Spy State

Executive Order 12333, passed in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, is the “main game in town for NSA surveillance,” according to Alex Abdo, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained internal documents on the order through a Freedom of Information request.One of the documents, an internal surveillance manual published by the NSA, […]

NYU News : NYU Reacts: ISIS security threat

At the U.N. summit last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi intelligence agents had been informed that ISIS is plotting to attack the New York and Paris Metro systems.Mayor Bill de Blasio assured residents there are no confirmed threats to New York City or the MTA system, and New Yorkers are safe to […]

FBI To Enlist Local Police In Mass DNA Collection

Various FBI divisions “are collaborating to develop and implement foundational efforts to streamline and automate law enforcement’s DNA collection processes” including at arrest, booking and conviction. DNA analysis can be performed by cops in less than two hours, via FBI To Enlist Local Police In Mass DNA Collection.

DND computers used to change Wikipedia site – Politics – CBC News

As first reported in a story by Postmedia, Wikipedia traced the edits to computers owned by Defence Research Development Canada’s Ottawa offices. Wikipedia locked down the entry, labelled the changes as vandalism and only allowed recognized editors to work on the page.In one entry, all information outlining the criticism of the jets and the plan […]

New York Police Department Slams Pregnant Woman Onto Street in Latest Horrifying Video – Mic

“What we see is a woman who’s trying to protect her son, who is being stopped and frisked by police, and she became a victim. Slammed onto the floor,” El Grito de Sunset Park’s Dennis Flores told ABC 7. “Her belly is now with black and blue bruises. She’s bleeding and she’s having complications.””This is […]

Defense stocks up big as ISIS crisis escalates – Sep. 22, 2014

No matter what happens in Syria and Iraq though, there is a good chance that the stocks could continue to do well.Keep in mind that they’re at record levels despite the budget sequester. Defense companies have all cut costs to keep profits up — even though revenue growth has become more sluggish lately. Some companies […]

Caught on Tape: The Increasingly Strange and Worrisome Case of the White House Fence Jumper

The first twist in the case came when Secret Service officials acknowledged that Omar J. Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq veteran, was carrying a folding knife with a three and a half inch serrated blade. On Monday, the story changed again, and got even scarier: Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said that a later search of […]

Do We Really Want Cops With Body Cameras Filming Everything They See? | Internationalist Prison Books Collective

And creeping we are: A growing number of police departments are adopting the cameras, which are worn attached to glasses or a uniform. The New Orleans police jumped on the bandwagon yesterday, joining the likes of Oakland, Las Vegas, Seattle, and others that already use the cameras. Los Angeles is in the middle of a […]

Article: Important victory in case of Ray McGovern’s brutal arrest | OpEdNews

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is pleased to announce an important victory in the ongoing case of peace activist Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst, who was brutalized and arrested by officers in 2011 for standing in silent protest during a speech given by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.The PCJF filed a civil […]

In America the ‘Terrorists’ All Too Often Are the Police » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

One act was widely abhorred. The other act ignored.Many across America know about the 9/15/63 Birmingham murders of four little girls slain in the bombing of a black Baptist church 18-days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his stirring “I Have A Dream” speech.However, few know about the Birmingham murder of Johnny Robinson, a […]

VIDEO: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Civil rights and privacy watchdogs have criticized the program for its invasive—and inaccurate—tactics. The system, a billion-dollar investment that has been in development with Lockheed Martin for three years, was found to identify the wrong individual 20 percent of the time, a statistic which increases over time and as the database expands, the Electronic Frontier […]

Google ad network exposed millions of computers to malware | The Verge

Zemot is focused on computers running Windows XP, although it can also infect more modern operating systems running on x86 and 64 bit machines. Zemot is designed to bypass a system’s security before infecting computers with additional malware, so it’s difficult to exactly what effect the attack would have on a system once security had […]

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