A number of readers are sending in links to a video from the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference last month, in which Lawrence Lessig recounts a conversation over dinner with Richard Clarke, the former government counter-terrorism czar.
The Bush Administration is finalizing plans to establish yet another massive surveillance program -- and has classified almost every single detail.
If a person handled cocaine, explosives or other materials, there could be enough left in a fingerprint to identify them, says a chemist.NY Times
Whitney writes that earlier this week Feeley's wife was startled to suddenly discover three well dressed men standing in her kitchen who told her that Tom must "Stop what he is doing on the Internet, NOW!"
Protesters at the Democratic National Convention in Denver can be restricted to fenced-in pens, federal judge ruled, saying that security needs outweighed curbs on their rights. [Can't state it any plainer.]
Public Notice: A teenager with a broken neck(or back) getting tased 19 times? This is unconscionable and will be prosecuted. The Grand Jury of Ozark is hereby on notice that a crime has been committed and they are compelled to investigate it accor
On Monday, the Nevis, West Indies, company, its founder and two senior directors all agreed to plead guilty to various charges related to money laundering and the operation of an unlicensed money transfer business. The agreement ends a nearly four-ye
WAKE UP!! You live in a POLICE STATE- ED Peter Tubic ignored a $50 parking fine in 2004, and on Monday, it cost him his $245,000 house. In what city officials believe is the first case of its kind, the city foreclosed on Tubic's house on W. Veron
[practice] As soldiers prepare to be deployed on Italian streets, a city mayor has been accused of Fascism after he passed an edict banning groups of more than three people congregating in parks and public gardens.
Daniel Ellsberg was the key figure in the Pentagon Papers controversy in the early 1970s – the leaking of the secret history of the Vietnam War – and today is one of the most incisive commentators on a whole variety of current political issues.
"They're marketing their services to Fortune 500 corporations." And the man running it is Cofer Black, a 30-year CIA veteran who ran the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, the government-sanctioned kidnap-and-torture program.**Q
Warning: this is a graphic video of unnecessary use of force.
A police SWAT team raided the home of the mayor in the Prince George's County town of Berwyn Heights on Tuesday, shooting and killing his two dogs, after he brought in a 32-pound package of marijuana that had been delivered to his doorstep, polic
After a minor dog bite, a Safford police officer entered the private property marked "Beware of Dog" and executed judgment then left the scene of the crime, afterward claiming "self defense". Community and dog owner are seeking e
In Arizona, the perils of driving while brown
If George Orwell returned from the dead, he wouldn't recognize Britain today. But George Winston, the character from Orwell's police state novel, 1984, would be right at home.
Willing to spend $30,000 to put your name on a camera? The City of Flint is looking for sponsors for surveillance cameras that will be mounted around the city to keep a watch out for crooks. In exchange for cash, the city will plaster business names
In this video, a Homeland Security agent at an internal suspicionless checkpoint located along I-8 in Southern California, detains & assaults a passenger of a vehicle absent reasonable suspicion for videotaping the encounter & failing to identify him
"Main Core" reportedly collects and stores vast amounts of personal and financial data about millions of Americans. Some former US officials believe it was used by the National Security Agency to determine who to spy on in the aftermath of
List recent totalitarian authorizations passed by CONgress empowering the President under Martial Law.
Over 500,000 spying requests were made in the UK last year from authorities such as the Police force to local councils representing a substantial jump from the 350,000 requests in 2006 and is starting to worry some of the civil liberty groups in the
Doctors believe 16-year-old Mace Hutchinson broke his back and heel after falling, as his injuries are consistent with such a fall. The boy's family does not understand why police would have tasered the the teen 19 times after he was so seriously
"The blogs were a bit out of control," said Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. "We're going to continue to stay on top of it. The misinformation that came out over the weekend fed a lot of depositors'
Opportunities at DARPA, Total Information Awareness, Slides (I was looking for the new TIA logo and came across this)Entered By: Ernest Hancock
The new housing bill just passed by the House, HR 3221, apparently contains a stealth provision for the reporting of all credit card transactions to the IRS. Maybe a big enough stink will arise before the Senate gets to their version that it can be s
Blackwater founder and CEO Eric Prince foresees that "whoever takes over in January, whatever party, the US government is still going to need a lot of this kind of work done. Companies like us are going to be necessary to do the work."
"I'm offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help ... stop this violence," said the governor.
The content of the meeting:.....