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“Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk”

“On Wednesday, the supreme court will consider whether the government must obtain a warrant before accessing the rich trove of data that cellphone providers collect about cellphone users’ movements… Many cellphone users have only a vague understanding of the extent … Continue reading

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Corrupt legislation: “California city asserts [it can] search residence without warrant”

“Real estate agents in Santa Barbara, California, are suing their city over a law that gives city inspectors full access to homes, arguing it violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment privacy protections. “Santa Barbara singles out home sellers and coerces them into giving … Continue reading

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“Facebook faces German antitrust privacy probe”

“Facebook’s data harvesting practices are facing yet another probe in Europe… the company is being investigated ostensibly on antitrust grounds. But its data harvesting practices are being linked with German competition law on account of Facebook’s dominant market position in the country… Dominant companies … Continue reading

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British police given new powers to invade privacy

“Police are to be handed sweeping powers to hack into people’s phones and computers and spy on their web-browsing histories under draconian new laws published today… Cops will also be given the power to hack into phones, tablets, laptops and … Continue reading

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Evil: “Brennan: 4th Amendment Will Allow Terrorists to Attack America”

“CIA boss John Brennan said Monday violating the Fourth Amendment and eliminating the privacy of virtually every American will be required if the United States hopes to stop attacks by the Islamic State” http://www.prisonplanet.com/brennan-4th-amendment-will-allow-terrorists-to-attack-america.html This is evil. It will not … Continue reading

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“New proposal would strike at web’s anonymity”

“Privacy advocates, public interest groups and even some celebrities are raising alarms about a proposal that could limit the ability of some website owners to disguise themselves. The issue has caught fire over the past few months as an obscure … Continue reading

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“DHS secretly videotaping citizens to ‘predict crime'”

“On Tuesday, the DHS quietly released online a “privacy impact assessment” that provides the legal justification for an ongoing experiment it is calling “Data Collection for the Centralized Hostile Intent Project.”… The DHS is planning to collect video images at … Continue reading

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