Police State 4-21-12

April 21st, 2012

(FoxNews) – Self-driving Cadillacs coming mid-decade – Read More Here

(TargetFreedom) – Combine FBI Terrorist suspicious activity guidelines with NDAA – Read More Here

(ActivistPost) – University of Texas researchers design chip allowing mobile devices to see through walls – Read More Here

(Yahoo) – Video: Demographic Data Mining in Bars – Cool or Creepy? – View Here

(EFF) – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Including Your Location – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Wayne Rooney launches phone-hacking claim – Read More Here

(TenthAmendmentCenter) – Virginia will not cooperate with NDAA detention – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Ted Nugent Cleared by Secret Service – Infowars Editor’s note: It was political speech protected by the First Amendment after all. – Read More Here

(King5) – Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July – Read More Here

(OccupyCorporation) – IRS Ban on Travel Masks Fed’s Takeover of America – Read More Here

(WSJ) – Drone Use Takes Off on the Home Front

With little public attention, dozens of universities and law-enforcement agencies have been given approval by federal aviation regulators to use unmanned aircraft known as drones, according to documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests by an advocacy group. Read More Here

(FT) – Fleeing judge accuses Chávez of abuses

A Venezuelan former supreme court judge who this week fled to the US has accused president Hugo Chávez and other top officials of manipulating the justice system and keeping political prisoners. Read More Here

(EFF) – Electronic Freedom Foundation opposes CISPA on Hackers and Founders Panel – Read More Here

(CBCNews) – Violent Montreal student protest nets 10 arrests

Friday’s action is the latest in Quebec’s escalating student movement against planned tuition-fee increases. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Data on millions of UK passengers to be held by US intelligence for 15 years under EU deal – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – New Air Passenger Data Deal Approved By Europeans – Read More Here

(EFF) – This Week in Censorship: News from Iran, India, Vietnam, and China – Iran: Authorities Seeking Information on Censorship Tools – Read More Here

(FoxNews) – New federal agency Office of Financial Research stirs ‘Orwellian’ fears

It is the most powerful federal agency you’ve never heard of — and lawmakers from both parties on Thursday vowed to keep abreast of its astonishing growth and rein it in, if necessary. Read More Here


(DemocracyNow) – Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance

“We Don’t Live in a Free Country”

We speak with Jacob Appelbaum, a computer researcher who has faced a stream of interrogations and electronic surveillance since he volunteered with the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks. He describes being detained more than a dozen times at the airport and interrogated by federal agents who asked about his political views and confiscated his cell phone and laptop. When asked why he cannot talk about what happened after he was questioned, Appelbaum says, “Because we don’t live in a free country. And if I did, I guess I could tell you about it.” A federal judge ordered Twitter to hand over information about Appelbaum’s account. Meanwhile, he continues to work on the Tor Project, an anonymity network that ensures every person has the right to browse the internet without restriction and the right to speak freely. This interview is part of a 4-part special. Click here to see segment 1, 2, and 4. [includes rush transcript]


Jacob Appelbaum, a computer security researcher who has volunteered with WikiLeaks. He is a developer and advocate for the Tor Project, a network enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the internet.

Source: Democracy Now

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