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Last Minute Gift Guide for Wonks, 2014 Edition

With Christmas bearing down on us like a giant train of retail profit, you may have someone left on your list who spent the year thinking just a little too much about the news. 1,127 more words

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A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14

It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revelations by giving journalists like Glenn Greenwald a series of documents showing how the US government uses mass data collection to snoop on people everywhere on the internet. 1,507 more words


Matty on Obama on Self-Censorship

One place where my opinion differs from President Obama’s actions is on the issue of NSA metadata collection, which I see as, ya know, unconstitutional bullshit. 22 more words

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Sony Hackers Make New Demands… This Is What Happens When You Negotiate With Terrorists

shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / December 19th, 2014

Though the U.S. government’s official position is that North Korea is to blame, it’s not clear exactly who has hacked Sony and one could argue that it is… 240 more words

Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

A federal judge on Friday questioned the strength of a key lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government’s Internet surveillance program known as “upstream” data collection. 428 more words