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U.S. Senate adjourns after failing to take any action to reform or renew the unPatriot Act

Excerpt: Well, that was really something. Just minutes ago, the United States Senate adjourned for an extended Memorial Day weekend recess after having failed to pass any legislation to reform or renew expiring provisions of the (un)Patriot Act — which means that the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation will need to start winding […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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In landmark ruling, U.S. Supreme Court bars warrantless searches of mobile phones

Excerpt: Who says there’s no such thing as privacy in the digital age? Not John Roberts’ Supreme Court, which today issued a much-needed decision ruling that American police forces must generally obtain a warrant before they can legally search the mobile phone of someone they have arrested. Roberts’ majority opinion was signed by every other justice, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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When are SSL and VPNs not secure? Why, when the NSA wants to spy on you, of course!

Excerpt: With each passing week, it is becoming increasingly clear that former NSA employee Edward Snowden’s document dump constitutes the largest and most important leak in the history of the United States of America. While Snowden remains in Russia, newspapers in the West continue to sift through the documents he leaked, using those as the basis […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Join the fight against Internet censorship: An open letter to Senators Murray and Merkley

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: The following is the text of a letter sent by NPI to the offices of U.S. Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Jeff Merkley of Oregon this morning. Dear Senators Murray and Merkley: On behalf of the team at the Northwest Progressive Institute, I am writing to express our strong opposition to two […]
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Google+: Step right up if you want to help Google complete its profile of you

Excerpt: Earlier this week, Google finally took the wrappings off of the Facebook clone it has been developing, sparking a prolonged media frenzy about its efforts to catch up with Twitter and Facebook in the social networking arena. By all accounts, Google+ represents the company’s most sophisticated attempt to build a social network. It is a […]
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Researchers’ discovery demonstrates that Apple users don’t really own their devices

Excerpt: Two security researchers investigating visual uses for geolocation data revealed today that gadget giant Apple has been secretly shipping spyware inside of its mobile operating system (iOS) that constantly records its customers’ whereabouts. The discovery, which has ignited a firestorm of criticism, was first made public at O’Reilly Radar by the researchers (Alasdair Allan and […]
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