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PC World

A media rights group has identified a third dissident that the Chinese government arrested based on information seemingly supplied by a Yahoo subsidiary. The verdict notes that Jiang's e-mail account, provided to Chinese authorities by Yahoo Hold

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Sunday Herald

This is the age of information warfare, and details of how this new military doctrine will affect everyone on the planet are contained in a report, entitled The Information Operations Roadmap, commissioned and approved by US secretary of defence Dona

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Associated Press

Wireless video cameras peer down from lamp posts about 30 feet above the sidewalk. Program to place 500 cameras throughout the city at a cost of $9 million. Hundreds of additional cameras could follow if the city receives $81.5 million in federal g

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USA Today

An effort to push states to toughen seat belt laws is stalling despite almost $500 million in federal incentives. Since Congress dangled the money in last year's transportation bill, only 3 states have passed laws to have police stop motorists so

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redandblack.com

“Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,” McLemore said, explaining why agents believed something to be amiss....

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Wired

An NSA agent showed up at the San Francisco [AT&T] switching center in 2002 to interview a management-level technician for a special job. In January 2003, Klein observed a new room being built adjacent to the room housing AT&T's switching equipme

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Ryan Singel - Wired News

Zimmermann, the man who released the PGP e-mail encryption program to the world in 1991 -- only to face an abortive criminal prosecution from the government -- has been trying for 10 years to give the world easy-to-use software to cloak internet phon

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Christian Science Monitor

A divided Supreme Court turned back a challenge to the Bush administration's wartime detention powers, rejecting an appeal from US citizen Jose Padilla who until recently had been held as an enemy combatant without traditional legal rights.

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The Guardian

A few were starved or beaten to death, while British soldiers are alleged to have tortured some victims with thumb screws and shin screws recovered from a gestapo prison. The men in the photographs are not Nazis, however, but suspected communists, ar

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Los Angeles Times

This is the Alaskan bush at its most remote. People choose to live in outposts like Dillingham (pop. 2,400) to be left alone. So eyebrows were raised when the first surveillance cameras went up on Main Street. More than 60 cameras watched over the to

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Raw Story

I have no idea why people are scrambling to draft legislation to authorize what they think the President is doing. If the President’s legal theory is correct then ... all of the supposed protections for civil liberties contained in the Patriot Act ar

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US Congress

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a system that would have farm-animal owners and livestock handlers attach microchips or other ID tags to their furry and feathered charges so they could be monitored throughout their lifetimes by a cent

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Raw Story

She pulled over on Chamblee-Tucker Road, unaware of her infraction. "The officer asked if I knew I had a lewd decal on my car and I thought, 'Oh gosh, what did my kids put on my car?' " As it turns out, the decal was an anti-Bush

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Los Angeles Times

"Any definition of terrorism that would include someone throwing a bottle or rock through a window during an antiwar demonstration is dangerously overbroad. The FBI will have its hands full pursuing antiwar groups instead of truly dangerous orga

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The Independent

A must read to see the comments and political manuvering, all to get a national ID established. Leaders make it clear this law will pass no matter what is required to meet their goals. Now, why is a national ID so important to government?

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