Patriot Act

Michael Chertoff On Privacy In The Digital Age

How should we rethink the balance between privacy and security in the digital age? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins NPR's Noel King to discuss his new book, <i>Exploding Data.</i><p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>Michael Chertoff was secretary of Homeland Security during President …

Culture

AT&T Hires Former Tillerson Aide for Washington Job After Michael Cohen Flap

AT&T Inc. chose a powerful insider to bolster its Washington presence by hiring Margaret Peterlin, a lawyer who occupied a top perch in the Trump …

Donald Trump

Psychological Operations- The Basics

<i>“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against</i> …

Psychology

David Hogg Calls on Trump to Repeal Law Passed by Congress — Kyle Kashuv Embarrasses Him With Facts

In response to President Donald Trump calling out the National Security Agency for possible privacy violations and tweeting that it deleted “685 …

Donald Trump

Attorney General John Ashcroft's Assault on Civil Liberties (Updated September 2003)

Pressured Congress to hurriedly enact his legislation, the USA Patriot Act, which gave astonishing powers to federal agencies:<p>The Act dramatically …

Surveillance

USA Patriot Act Threatens Uruguay Banks Over Legal Cannabis System

It affects any banks doing business with the new legal cannabis industry<p>Share Email Comments<p>A year after legal cannabis first went on sale in …

Cannabis

Legal marijuana in Canada will break international treaties, warns pro-family women's group

When the <b>Cannabis Act C-45</b> becomes law, it will allow children aged 12-18 to possess and distribute up to five grams of marijuana, which breaks …

Cannabis

Created with Sketch.

No shortage of tragic folly and shenanigans when government is involved.<p>This article is based on 3 sources.<p>1. A Brookings Institution report on …

Cannabis Industry

Tom Palzewicz - 40-year Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has 'led' on only 1 bill? That's Pants on Fire

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | 40-year Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has 'led' on only 1 bill? That's Pants on Fire<br>The rhetorical …

Surveillance

Justice Department report directly contradicts the Attorney General's claims about the Patriot Act

Meanwhile, today Attorney General Loretta Lynch weighed in on the debate in Congress, claiming the exact opposite. She was quoted by CBS News as …

Surveillance

Canadian Lawyers Warn That PATRIOT Act Could Be Used To Access Data of Legal Cannabis Buyers in Canada

Home Cannabis Law Canadian Lawyers Warn That PATRIOT Act Could Be Used To Access Data of Legal Cannabis Buyers in Canada<p>As US Customs get stricter on …

Cannabis Industry

Stop Panicking—You’re Probably Not Going to Die Today

Take terrorism—reaction to which has given us the Patriot Act, Guantanamo, waterboarding, the TSA, police militarization, and domestic surveillance …

Illegal Immigration

FLASHBACK: Judge Who Nixed Exxon Climate Case Has Skeletons In Her Closet

2:09 AM 04/03/2018<p>The federal judge, who dismissed Exxon Mobil’s First Amendment case against a New York attorney general, was criticized in the past …

Eric Schneiderman

Austin bombings revive debate over domestic terrorism designation

As authorities frantically searched for clues in a string of bombings in Austin, Texas, the White House appeared to quash the notion that the serial attacks could be considered an act of domestic terrorism.<p>It was far from the first time the question had come up.<p>"There is no apparent nexus to …

Extremism

The future of IT: Snapshot of a modern multi-cloud data center

The death knell of the traditional corporate data center continues apace outside of a few rarified domains, as powerful new types of cloud data …

Data Protection

ALA names honorary member

<b>CHICAGO</b> - Carla D. Hayden was elected to honorary membership in the American Library Association (ALA) in action taken by the ALA Council on Sunday, …

Library Studies

Villani and Hart - Pats Draft Needs, Josh McDaniels's Future in NE - 3-11-18.mp3

Dale & Keefe - How much of Adam Kurkjian’s tweet is true? Keefe hates the idea of the Minnesota high school baseball pitcher who hugged his friend<p>- …

NFL

Opening a Brokerage Account: Part 1

Before you open your account, your brokerage firm will need some key information from you.<p>Opening a brokerage account might seem like a daunting …

Retirement Planning

'Bipartisan' Does Not Inherently Mean 'Good'

It's a simpleton's view of politics, and the elite political press is applying the b-word to a new banking deregulation bill.<p>You may have missed it in all the <i>sturm und drang</i> down at Camp Runamuck, but, in the Congress, the first teaser-trailer for the 2020 Democratic Primary Elections was released …

Sherrod Brown

Russia is going rogue; the US must contain it

The U.S. indictment of the Internet Research Agency, or troll factory, in St. Petersburg on Feb. 16 has taken U.S.-Russian relations to a new nadir. …

Russia

Dennis Kucinich on deep state: 'Does it exist? You bet it does.' Ohio Matters: Episode 3

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat running for governor, stood by previous comments he's made about the "deep state" during a more than …

Cleveland

Robert Mueller's forgotten surveillance crime spree

When Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE was appointed last May as Special Counsel …

Surveillance

FinCEN Issues Final Rule Further Restricting North Korean Access to the US Financial System

On 2 November, the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the issuance of a final rule severing the …

Law

Get tough on Hezbollah, fix Obama's mistake: Revive Project Cassandra

Until this week, few Americans knew of Project Cassandra, a decade-long operation run by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through its …

South Asia

When Justin Trudeau was in opposition, he voted for Canada's PATRIOT Act but promised to fix it; instead he's making it much, much worse

Back in 2015, Canada's failing, doomed Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, a far-reaching mass surveillance bill that read like PATRIOT Act …

Surveillance

Congress has days to reauthorize foreign surveillance program. What if it fails?

Congress has less than two weeks to reauthorize intelligence agencies’ controversial warrantless surveillance program.<p>And while there are ongoing …

Surveillance

The White House just bought four more months for the NSA’s reauthorization fight

702 reform can wait until April<p>All year, legislators have been bracing for a major fight over NSA surveillance. The 2015 bill that reauthorized the Patriot Act is set to expire on December 31st of this year. That would leave just a few weeks left to replace it and potentially add new restrictions …

Surveillance

NSA's Ragtime program targets Americans, leaked files show

Several more variants of Ragtime appear in recently leaked documents.<p><i>The latest NSA leak: 11 things to know about Red Disk</i><p>A leaked document shines …

Surveillance

'Valve-turners' putting lives on the line for our climate emergency: Guest opinion

In one morning, we briefly stopped the flow of all Canadian tar sands oil into the U.S. We did it because continued failure to reduce carbon …

Climate

Future Home of the Living God

<i>The following is from Louise Erdrich’s novel,</i> Future Home of the Living God<i>. A chilling dystopian novel, Future Home of the Living God is a moving</i> …

Surveillance