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Police Who Illegally Broke Into Gizmodo Journalist’s House Deride Seized E-mails as “Juvenile”

Written By Matt Zimmerman The saga of the lost iPhone prototype — the 2010 incident at least, not the most recent one — has finally concluded. On Tuesday, Brian Hogan (who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters in NYC Decry Corruption, Greed

Carolyn Weaver | New York Since mid-September, several hundred protesters have been camped out on a plaza in the heart of New York’s financial district. They call their leaderless movement “Occupy Wall Street” and they are opposed to what they

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Posted in Human Rights

Cop Caught Macing “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters a Second Time, NYPD Launches Investigation

The comically named New York policeman Anthony “Tony” Bologna has now been caught macing #OccupyWallSt protesters without apparent provocation not once, but twice. The Guardian reports that new footage of Officer Bologna macing protesters emerged yesterday, and that the NYPD is

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Inside the Surveillance State: How Peaceful Activists Get Swept Up onto “Terrorist” Watch Lists

TruthOut and ACLU Massachusetts / By Nancy Murray and Kade Crockford Sourced from AlterNet There appears to be no end to the appetite for data to be stored and mined, and all sorts of agencies want a share of the

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Posted in Human Rights

Cops Arrest Wall Street Protesters on Obscure Centuries-Old Mask-Wearing Charges

By Sarah Seltzer | Sourced from AlterNet It seems that the NYPD has invoked some obscure old-school laws to help break up the relatively unthreatening “Occupy Wall Street” protests happening downtown. So far, causes of arrests have included such dangerous

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Posted in Human Rights

EFF’s Warrantless Wiretapping Cases Back in Court on August 31

News Update by Cindy Cohn More than five years ago, EFF filed the first lawsuit aimed at stopping the government’s illegal mass surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ private communications. Whistleblower evidence combined with news reports and Congressional admissions revealed

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Posted in Human Rights

Forced DNA Collection Without Search Warrant Violates Privacy Rights

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Block Unconstitutional Federal Law The forced collection of DNA samples from arrestees without search warrants violates their Fourth Amendment right to privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal appeals court in an amicus

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Posted in Human Rights

Big Media Tramples On Constitutional Rights to Protect Antiquated Business Model

In its ongoing battle against music piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is backing a bill in the California legislature, SB 550, which permits the police to disregard the Fourth Amendment. SB 550 would allow law enforcement to

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Homeland Security’s Laptop Seizures: Interview with Rep. Sanchez

Source: Salon – By Glenn Greenwald AP For those who regularly write and read about civil liberties abuses, it’s sometimes easy to lose perspective of just how extreme and outrageous certain erosions are.  One becomes inured to them, and even

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Posted in Human Rights

TSA Openly Defies First and Fourth Amendments to The Constitution

The following is an exact word-for-word transcript from the original Amendments to the Constitution of The United States of America. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging

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