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Pre-Crime Unit Comes to Scotland

“We either take them through the criminal process or we do nothing. Well, I don’t think doing nothing is acceptable given we have a fundamental responsibility to prevent crime.”

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GH Reynolds: On photography, cops need to get a clue

The question shouldn’t even be close. Leaving aside the fundamental unfairness of law enforcement agencies filling the skies with drones and the streets with cameras and license-plate scanners while objecting to being recorded themselves, there’s an even more significant reason: Unlike private citizens going about their personal business, police officers — and, for that matter, public buildings — are paid for by the taxpayers.

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The NSA Is Totally Passing Around Your Sexy Selfies

Anyway, an NSA spokeswoman told Forbes that this kind of thing is, you know, totally frowned upon. “NSA is a professional foreign-intelligence organization with a highly trained workforce, including brave and dedicated men and women from our armed forces,” she said.

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Obama Administration Defends 'Almost-Orwellian' NSA in Federal Court

The outcome of this dispute is likely to turn on the D.C. Circuit’s interpretation of a 1979 Supreme Court decision known as Smith v. Maryland…

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So are the terrorists coming to get us or not?

On Monday the Guardian reported the former head of MI6, Richard Dearlove saying that the risk to the West of Islamist terrorism is overblown and the activity is now centred in the Middle East – “Muslim on Muslim” as he put it. 481 more words


The Middle East: The tragedy of the Arabs

Islam, or at least modern reinterpretations of it, is at the core of some of the Arabs’ deep troubles. The faith’s claim, promoted by many of its leading lights, to combine spiritual and earthly authority, with no separation of mosque and state, has stunted the development of independent political institutions.

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