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Federal intelligence sent to Oregon and Portland indicates right-wing extremists pose biggest lethal threat

Via The Oregonian, confirmation of what we already knew: “Racially motivated extremists and ad-hoc citizen militias appear to present the most pronounced threat of violence to human life, according to a Joint Intelligence Bulletin circulated to law enforcement in June by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center.”

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Get your knee off our necks: A sign protesting the murder of George Floyd

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed into law a police accountability bill that prohibits neck restraints

“The bill, passed by the Legislature earlier this week, also bans chokeholds and fear-based or ‘warrior-style’ training, which critics say promotes excessive force,” The Associated Press reports. “It imposes a duty to intercede on officers who see a colleague using excessive force and changes rules on the use of force to stress the sanctity of life.”

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Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

“Though drivers may not realize it, tens of millions of American cars are being monitored,” reports The Washington Post, “and the number increases with nearly every new vehicle that is leased or sold. The result is that carmakers have turned on a powerful spigot of precious personal data, often without owners’ knowledge, transforming the automobile from a machine that helps us travel to a sophisticated computer on wheels that offers even more access to our personal habits and behaviors than smartphones do.”

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Google has been collecting Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

“Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google when they’re connected to the internet, a Quartz investigation has revealed.”

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Harvey Weinstein and Steve Bannon: The troubled business relationship revealed

“In the week since bombshell allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein became public, the Breitbart website has been all over the scandal as an opportunity to showcase liberal hypocrisy in Hollywood. One thing missing from its coverage, though, is the role that its executive chairman Steve Bannon once played for Weinstein,” writes Eriq Gardner.

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Jimmy Kimmel fearlessly takes on the NRA, calls for action in wake of Las Vegas terrorist attack

Jimmy Kimmel has done it again. The comedian, who is seemingly becoming the conscience of America, has used his late night show to make a powerful statement in support of sensible gun responsibility laws that are needed to stop the horrible epidemic of violence gripping our country, only days after playing a pivotal role in rallying the country in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy iteration of Trumpcare.

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