GOVN'T LYING, SPYING AND, COVER-UP
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In my morning L.A. Times , there was a story about plummeting border crossings about which I haven’t heard a peep anywhere else. There has been such a steep drop in illegal entries, in fact, that border agents are getting bored, falling asleep, and getting fired or disciplined for their inability to keep their eyes open.
We're not exactly lacking in opportunities for Minority Report references these days, but sometimes they're just unavoidable.
Are our intelligence analysts really keeping us safer?
Every year, the FBI sends about 50,000 "national security letters" (NSLs) to Internet service providers and others requesting information about their customers. Today we filed a lawsuit aiming to make sure that the government is following the rules when it uses this controversial tool. NSLs allow the FBI to collect information that's extremely sensitive — e.g. the names of websites that a person has visited, or the email addresses with which she has corresponded — and to do so without judicial oversight.
Last week when it was confirmed that, via a "nonprosecution agreement," the government would forfeit $500 million from Google , because of some Canadian pharmacies, we were worried about the kind of message this sent to the tech community. While there are no specific safe harbors on secondary liability for criminal activity, the US judicial system generally does recognize the fact it's wrong to blame third parties for actions they were not specifically responsible for.
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“All I know is that it’s a serious case,” Judge Alexander Williams Jr., of United States District Court in Maryland, said at the sentencing in May 2010. “I don’t know what was divulged other than some documents, and how it compromised things, I have no idea.” Now the reason for the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the Obama administration’s first prosecution for leaking information to the news media seems clear: Mr.
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Just when I thought that I had spoken with just about every security company, I am introduced to a new one.
For years, she hid her strange place in American history.
Every 6-year-old knows what a secret is.
Sarah Lai Stirland The Federal Communications Commission can now no longer blame the White House for moving slowly on approving its controversial net neutrality rules.
“All I know is that it’s a serious case,” Judge Alexander Williams Jr., of United States District Court in Maryland, said at the sentencing in May 2010.
Caricatures created by politics never fit comfortably into the Oval Office.
On September 12, 2001, Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh started creating what would come to be known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act—the Patriot Act, for short. The law greatly eased restrictions on what law enforcement officials could do pursuing criminals, with the hope being that we'd soon start apprehending terrorists by the dozen. Ten years later, how's the Patriot Act working out for us? One look at the graph above, from New York magazine's very thorough 9/11 encyclopedia , shows that those who decried the Patriot Act's civil liberties violations may have been right.