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NSA Illegally Searched Over 15,000 Cell Phones

A lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation forced the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify new documents revealing that the NSA improperly tracked more than 15,000 cell phones. Among the dozens of FISA court rulings and internal documents were the details of a “compliance breach” in 2009, in which it was discovered


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Standing Man: The Symbol of Turkish Protesters

Erdem Gunduz, a Turkish choreographer, started a new form of civil disobedience in Istanbul’s Taksim Square by simply standing quietly for hours on end. Twitter has now renamed Gunduz ‘The Standing Man,’ and word quickly spread of his peaceful protest on social media sites. The choreographer’s plan was to stay standing still there for a month, breaking every 24 hours


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Americans Don’t Trust Congress Or The Media!

In recent polls, it has been shown that Americans do not have confidence in Congress or in the media. The annual Gallup survey revealed that confidence in Congress is at the lowest it has ever been for any institution on record. The legislative body was last on a list of 16 institutions for the fourth


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The Trial of Bradley Manning Begins!

The trial of the Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old analyst who is responsible for posting a graphic video & confidential information to Wikileaks, begins today. Quick review: Bradley Manning is responsible for posting confidential files and video, of a US helicopter shooting and killing a photojournalist from Reuters and several civilians, to the website Wikileaks. Bradley


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US Admits to Killing Four Americans with Drones

The US Government has formally admitted that during a drone strike in 2011 in Yemen, 4 Americans were killed. A letter addressed to leading members of Congress from US Attorney General Eric Holder was just obtained by the New York Post, stating the Obama administration intentionally fired upon and killed Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The letter


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Morning-After Pill Moves to Over-the-Counter

The FDA has approved Plan B morning-after pills to be sold over-the-counter for women as young as 15. Women will be able to go to any pharmacy that carries the morning after pill and show either their birth certificate, driver’s license or passport and they can purchase the pill. This move to allow 15-year-old girls


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NASA: A Penny For Your Thoughts

With the not-so-pending-(or-is-it?)-end-of-the-world coming up on Friday, along with the triumph that is the Mars Curiosity Rover, it’s not too far-fetched to say that the final frontier has regained a small spot in the public eye. John Zeller would agree, and is the reason why he started the Penny4NASA campaign.  The mission is to get the US Government to


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Governments Promises No Doomsday 2012

There have been a number of Doomsday prophecies that have come and gone over the years, but what seems to be the most popular of them all is that according to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Many young adults have been posting to a U.S. government blog for the


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Government in Your Email! WITHOUT YOU KNOWING?!

Over 20 government agencies may be able to access your data without a warrant, according to a recent senate proposal. The proposal claiming to protect American’s email privacy was covertly re-written, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they have ever had in previous years. Democratic Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy, drastically reshaped the


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Judge Rules Warrant-less Surveillance of Private Property Acceptable

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled that it was reasonable for DEA agents to enter a rural property without obtaining a search warrant in order to install several hidden digital surveillance cameras in hopes of uncovering evidence that 30-40 marijuana plants were being grown. This ruling means that police can now, in some circumstances, install


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