FBI on encryption: nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

Ever since the revelations from Edward Snowden became public last year, there has been an increased interest in encryption and online privacy. This has led companies like Apple and Google to encrypt or protect their new operating systems with coding by default. The FBI isn’t happy with the news. Continue reading

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University of Delaware Hosts a One-Candidate Debate for U.S. House

By Richard Winger On October 15, the University of Delaware was the location for a debate for Delaware’s U.S. House seat. Four candidates are on the ballot: Democratic incumbent John Carney; Republican Rose Izzo; Libertarian Scott Gesty; and Green Party nominee Bernard August. Two weeks before the event, Republican nominee Izzo said she would not attend. Nevertheless, the(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/university-of-delaware-hosts-a-one-candidate-debate-for-u-s-house/

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Montana News Story on U.S. House Debate of October 19

By Richard Winger This news story describes the debate for Montana’s U.S. House seat, which was held in Kalispell on October 19. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/montana-news-story-on-u-s-house-debate-of-october-19/

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NYPD Busted In Hidden Camera Racial Profiling Experiment

By John Vibes Don’t walk away from me I am an officer of the law!

Young YouTube activists recently took to the streets of New York City with a hidden camera to prove how often racial profiling happens with the police in their neighborhoods.
In a video released earlier this week, Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar staged a fight in front of a police officer, the pair were both dressed as average African-American males. Surprisingly, the officer stood and watched the fight develop, and eventually decided not to intervene.
Moments later, the two walked down the same street in front of the same officer, however the …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/nypd-busted-hidden-camera-racial-profiling-experiment/

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33 Police Officers Fire 600 Bullets into Car Knowing It Contained a Hostage

By Cassandra Rules “You do not riddle a vehicle with 600 shots, by 33 people, knowing there is an innocent person inside.”

An attorney for the family of Misty Holt Singh spoke out on Thursday, asserting that Stockton police used unreasonable force in the July 16th incident when they took the life of this 41 year old mother of two.

Holt-Singh was taken hostage by robbers at Bank of the West in Stockton, California, in front of her 12 year old daughter who was waiting for her in the car.
“Misty was crying,” a witness told KOVR. “She was saying her daughter was alone in the …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/33-officers-fire-600-bullets-car-knowing-contained-hostage/

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The Oregonian, Largest Newspaper in Oregon, Again Endorses Top-Two Ballot Measure

By Richard Winger On October 15, The Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper, endorsed measure 90, the top-two system. The newspaper endorsed the same proposal in 2008, the year it was defeated in Oregon by a vote of 2-1. The editorial’s main point is that U.S. House races in Oregon are now perpetually safe for incumbents. But if Measure 90(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/the-oregonian-largest-newspaper-in-oregon-again-endorses-top-two-ballot-measure/

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Howie Hawkins, Green Party Nominee for New York Governor, Gains Endorsements from Democratic Clubs and Unions

By Richard Winger This New York Post story, published October 18, says that Howie Hawkins has been endorsed by at least three Democratic Party clubs, and the Buffalo Teachers Union. Also see this story. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/howie-hawkins-green-party-nominee-for-new-york-governor-gains-endorsements-from-democratic-clubs-and-unions/

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Why You Should Fight an Out-of-State Speeding Ticket

By Matt Agorist When you pay a ticket, that’s an admission of guilt and you’ll end up not only paying a fine, but dealing with any other ripple effects as your infraction is reported to the National Driver Register and shows up on your driving record in your home state.
By Raj Dua | National Motorists Association Blog
It’s summer, and you and your family have packed up your RV for a road trip to Yellowstone. You hit the open road and have clear blue skies for the entire drive. Along the way you stop to see a few famous sights, including the Devil’s Tower …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fight-out-of-state-speeding-ticket/

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ACLU Suing Delaware Over Ticketing Man for Flashing Lights to Warn Motorists of Speedtrap

By Matt Agorist Smyrna, Delaware sued for civil rights violation after it tickets man who flashed headlights to warn about a speed trap.
HeadlightAnthony Jackson is a thoughtful motorist. He noticed a police officer hiding behind a bridge as he drove past the bottom of a hill on Main Street in Smyrna, Delaware on April 19. To save his fellow motorists from the prospect of an expensive traffic ticket, he flashed his headlights, warning traffic in the opposite lane to slow down.
Smyrna Police Officer W. Davis was driving north on Main Street when he saw the flash. Incensed, he immediately performed a U-turn across …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/aclu-suing-delaware-ticketing-man-flashing-lights-warn-motorists-speedtrap/

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Expert Will Testify in Virginia Lawsuit about Discriminatory Order of Candidates on the Ballot

By Richard Winger Professor Jon A. Krosnick will be an expert witness for the Virginia candidates who are challenging a state law that says nominees of parties that polled 10% in the last election always get the top spot on general election ballots. Here is the wikipedia article about him. The case is Libertarian Party of Virginia v(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/expert-will-testify-in-virginia-lawsuit-about-discriminatory-order-of-candidates-on-the-ballot/

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Coinbase is now available in 6 additional languages

We’re excited to announce that Coinbase is now available in 6 additional languages:
You can select your preferred language using the drop-down menu found in the bottom right corner of every page.

As we expand internationally, we want to ensure that Coinbase continues to be the easiest bitcoin platform to use—and this includes being able to use Coinbase in your native language. We’ve also been expanding our customer support team, so we can provide world-class support to our customers in multiple languages.
Behind the scenes, we’ve been building the infrastructure to make it possible to translate Coinbase into even more languages. Today we’re …read more

Source:: http://blog.coinbase.com/post/100260834452

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U.S. District Court Again Declines to Put Ohio Libertarian Gubernatorial Ticket on Ballot

By Richard Winger On October 17, U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson again declined to put the Ohio Libertarian Party’s candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General on the November ballot. Here is the 36-page opinion in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, southern district, 2:13cv-953. The candidates are not on the November ballot because they(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/u-s-district-court-again-declines-to-put-ohio-libertarian-gubernatorial-ticket-on-ballot/

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Police Department Requesting Facebook Passwords From Gun Permit Applicants

By The Free Thought Project Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service
The Watervliet, N.Y., Police Department is asking pistol permit applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.
Kit Daniels | Infowars.com
Watervliet, NY Asks Pistol Permit Applicants for Facebook Passwords. http://t.co/AVNzKC5YC2 #gunsense #2a #nra pic.twitter.com/W5NrLK008F
— Cal A. Feit (@tazcat2011) October 16, 2014

The department recently sent an applicant a form which asked for his Facebook username and password, and after the applicant complained, the department claimed the form was sent to him by mistake and was only used during face-to-face interviews when the department asks applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.
“It is… a common practice to …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-department-requesting-facebook-passwords-gun-permit-applicants/

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