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Why Should You Care About Hillary's Illegal Private Email Address Used For Classified Business?

By Amy Alkon donkeyrock shared this story from Advice Goddess Blog. Why Should You Why You Should Care About Hillary’s Illegal Private Email Address Used For Classified Business? Andrew Napolitano makes it clear at Reason: When she became secretary of … Continue reading

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A Rare (Earth) Case of Wisdom

By Alex Tabarrok donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. Four years ago we were being warned that China’s monopoly on rare earths was a threat to the United States. Since rare earths are key resources for both national defense … Continue reading

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GCHQ: this is a pivotal moment: democracies are becoming national security states

[…] Will the revelation that GCHQ [Government Communications HeadQuarters] taps every internet communication that enters or leaves the UK mark the moment when ordinary citizens stop and say: “Oh, now I get it.” A moment when people realise that the … Continue reading

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US government invokes special privilege to stop scrutiny of data mining

The Obama administration is invoking an obscure legal privilege to avoid judicial scrutiny of its secret collection of the communications of potentially millions of Americans. Civil liberties lawyers trying to hold the administration to account through the courts for its … Continue reading

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Susan Illston, U.S. district court judge, declares national security letters unconstitutional

Between 2003 and 2006 nearly 200,000 NSLs were used by the FBI to obtain information about people. In 2007, a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general raised concerns about the use of the letters to “obtain vast quantities of telephone numbers or other … Continue reading

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