What Could Go Wrong With Asking Teachers To Monitor Kids for ‘Extremist’ Beliefs?

“A core component of the U.S. CVE plan tasks teachers, social workers, and school administrators with monitoring and reporting to law enforcement on children in their care. An FBI document released earlier this year tells teachers to spy on their students’ thoughts and suggests that administrators essentially turn schools into mini-FBI offices.”

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Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to Alert Users if Their Data is Being Compromised

“While the device is still far from ready for commercial distribution, Snowden and Huang note that they hope this case study will influence how individuals perceive their personal tracking devices they carry around in their pockets — also known as cell phones.”

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U.S. to Allow Foreigners to Serve Warrants on U.S. Internet Firms

“The Obama administration is working on a series of agreements with foreign governments that would allow them for the first time to serve U.S. technology companies with warrants for email searches and wiretaps—a move that is already stirring debates over privacy, security, crime and terrorism.”

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NSA Labels Privacy-Centric Internet Users As “Extremists”

‘The NSA is not making any friends these days, and their latest statement on privacy-centric journalists is not helping matters much either. To be more precise, an investigation by the agency revealed how they are continuing to target the Tor network. Moreover, The Linux Journal is referred to as an “extremist forum”. Quite a strong sentiment, and possibly completely misguided as well.’

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Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

Sonia Sotomayor warned in a scathing dissent the Supreme Court’s pro-police ruling violates constitutional rights

“This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong”

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Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through Peoples’ Trash to Cite them for Recycling Improperly

A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on residents in order to generate revenue.

“They feel your garbage bags. If they feel that there is a recyclable item in your trash bag, they will open it up and check. They can’t give you a fine without knowing what’s in there. So, they’re looking into your garbage in order to give you a fine…” | http://police.truists.org/

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