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
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
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
“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....
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
The government has backed down in at least one battle over the Patriot Act by dropping a gag order imposed on a library that refuses to reveal a reader's borrowing habits.
The service lets parents look at maps on their cellphones or computers to locate their children who also carry mobile phones
Attorneys for AT&T have asked a federal judge to order a San Francisco civil liberties group to return "highly confidential'' documents that show the telecommunications giant provided detailed records of millions of its customers to a go
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
High-ranking Congressmen from both sides of the aisle slammed AG Gonzales at a hearing today. Though repeatedly claiming that NSA wiretap programs were legal, Gonzales refused to provide details, stating that the issues were classified.
Brian J. Doyle, was arrested this evening at his residence in Silver Springs, Maryland, on 23 Polk County charges related to the use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful materials to a minor.
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
Micron Technology Inc. is now marketing to makers of surveillance and security cameras its line of digital photo and video chips used in cell phone, medical and automotive applications.
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.
Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make Massachusetts the first state to require that all its citizens have some form of health insurance. Those who can afford insurance but refuse to get it will face increasing tax penalties until t
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
Efforts by U.S. and British intelligence officials to turn two Arab residents of Britain into informers, which also involved the West African government of Gambia. [Standard BATF tactics.]
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
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
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
"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
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
When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers.
The Police Department will use federal funds to install 505 surveillance cameras around the city and is hoping to secure more funding to increase security in Lower Manhattan, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says.
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?
Soon after, President Bush authorized the NSA to begin conducting electronic eavesdropping on American citizens they were meeting with senior FBI officials about using the same authority to conduct physical searches of homes and businesses of suspect
If it's one thing architects of totalitarian government out in Washington, DC, despise, it's when the states of the Union stand up and say no! New Hampshire voted overwhelmingly to forbid any state agency from any national ID requirement.
In this send-up of "Monopoly," players don't pass "Go" and they don't go directly to jail _ they go to Guantanamo Bay.
An agent photographed members of the Thomas Merton Center as they handed out leaflets opposing the impending war in Iraq. The report called the group a "left-wing organization advocating, among many political causes, pacifism."