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No terror connection? No problem, says NSA

08/21/13 04:01PM

The National Agency Security collected tens of thousands of online communications from Americans with no suspected connections to terrorist groups, according to secret court opinions which were declassified on Wednesday. The declassified documents reveal that the NSA gathered up to 56,000 such online communications over a three year period, before the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found out and declared such data collection unconstitutional. read more

Detroit Stop and Frisk - Ned Resinkoff - 08/21/2013

'Stop-and-frisk' expands to Detroit

08/21/13 01:11PM

Just a week and a half after a federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" program is unconstitutional, the city of Detroit is developing its own version of the policy. On Monday, the Detroit News reported that the city's police department is working in consultation with the Manhattan Institute and the Bratton Group, two of the architects for New York stop-and-frisk, to train Traffic Unit officers. read more

David Miranda - Ned Resnikoff - 08/20/2013

Guardian's editor in chief vows to continue publishing NSA documents

08/20/13 08:59PM

Early Sunday morning David Miranda, partner of the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, was detained in London's Heathrow Airport for 9 hours-- the maximum time someone can be held without charge in the UK. Greenwald was the first to break Edward Snowden's stories on the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance tactics. "They wanted to intimidate our journalism, to show that they have power and will not remain passive but will attack us more intensely if we continue publishing their secrets," Greenwald said on Monday about the UK's decision to detain his partner. read more

#click3: 'You need to keep your business off of Facebook'

08/20/13 08:39PM

1. This Tumblr account not only has a leg up on the competition, but it will also make you rethink your next hot dog. (photo credit: http://hot-dog-legs.tumblr.com/) 2. What could an airport terminal and pool have in common? These videos show that  venue is never an obstacle for basketball practice. 3.  A gospel choir decided to warn churchgoers that oversharing on Facebook is actually sinful. Preach! read more

David Miranda - Ned Resnikoff - 08/20/2013

UK unlawfully detained partner of Snowden reporter, lawyers say

08/20/13 12:13PM

Attorneys for Brazilian citizen David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, say their client was unlawfully detained by London Metropolitan police and that they will be seeking legal redress. In an Aug. 20 letter to British Home Secretary Theresa May and London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Miranda's attorney's called his detention a "flagrant misuse" of power and said they would be seeking damages. read more

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