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Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central.

First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos.

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Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

A report released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington DC–based nonprofit criminal justice advocacy group, revealed that the number of prisoners serving life sentences in the US Prison System (state and federal) reached a new record of close to 160,000 in 2012. Of these, 49,000 are serving life without possibility of parole, an increase of 22.2 percent since 2008. Ashley Nellis, senior research analyst with the Sentencing Project, argued that the rise in prisoners serving life sentences has to do with political posturing over “tough on crime” measures.

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Custodians of the Code: The Great Debate Over the Ethics of Genetic Patents

Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Custodians of the Code: The Great Debate Over the Ethics of Genetic Patents

Scientists and biotechnology companies are locked in a debate over the ethics of genetic patents

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Democrats Now Harshly Denouncing the President for His War on Tansparency

Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Censorship with 0 Comments
Democrats Now Harshly Denouncing the President for His War on Tansparency

Even the most loyal establishment Democrats are now harshly denouncing the president for his war on transparency

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Are Some Members of Congress Waking Up?

Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Are Some Members of Congress Waking Up?

December 12, 2012, The Wall Street Journal [WSJ] published “U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens”, which The Washington Post Group’s Slate highlighted December 13th. Apparently these articles captured the attention of two U.S. Congressmen who sit on the same House of Representative committees, Judiciary and Oversight & Government Reform.

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FAA Plans to Carry Out Privacy Tests in Six Drone “Test Zones”

Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Military with 0 Comments
FAA Plans to Carry Out Privacy Tests in Six Drone “Test Zones”

The FAA recognizes that there are privacy concerns related to UAS operations, and the agency will review these concerns in the context of the ongoing UAS rulemaking activities and integration plans.

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ACLU, EFF Sue To Block Portion Of California’s Proposition 35

Posted by on November 11, 2012 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
ACLU, EFF Sue To Block Portion Of California’s Proposition 35

“The ability to speak freely and even anonymously is crucial for free speech to remain free for all of us,” said Michael Risher, staff attorney at the ACLU-NC. “Stopping human trafficking is a worthy goal, but this portion of Prop 35 won’t get us there.”

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If You Were At Occupy Wall Street, Your Phone Was Probably Surveyed

Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Bankers & Wall St., Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
If You Were At Occupy Wall Street, Your Phone Was Probably Surveyed

By Geoffrey Ingersoll (Business Insider) Surveyed, as in, if it wasn’t shut off, the NYPD skimmed or “surveyed” most of your information, really your identity and all that goes along with it, straight off your phone. A leading privacy blogger and working member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Kade Ellis, recently took note of an obscure lecture […]

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Adam Curry Explains Why SOPA Is A Distraction

Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Censorship, Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Adam Curry Explains Why SOPA Is A Distraction

What did Adam Curry find behind three bills that has nothing to do with DNS but is more ominous?

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