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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Tennessee Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Debates with Five of his Opponents, but Republican Does Not Participate

By Richard Winger On October 23, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, Gordon Ball, debated five of his opponents. However, the Republican nominee, incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander, did not participate. The U.S. Senate race has nominees from the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and eight independents. Of all the partisan statewide races in the nation, the(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/tennessee-democratic-nominee-for-u-s-senate-debates-with-five-of-his-opponents-but-republican-does-not-participate/

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Delaware Congressman John Carney Will Debate his Green and Libertarian Opponents

By Richard Winger Delaware’s member of the U.S. House, John Carney, will debate two of his three opponents on Monday, October 27. See this story. The Republican nominee is unwilling to participate. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/delaware-congressman-john-carney-will-debate-his-green-and-libertarian-opponents/

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Amnesty International says Ferguson Cops Violate Human Rights

By The Free Thought Project Law enforcement officers in the US state of Missouri should be investigated by authorities for human rights abuses, according to a recent Amnesty International report. The organization also highlighted intimidation of protesters in the state.
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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014 (Reuters / Joshua Lott)
The report, published on Friday, is based on the international human rights organization’s research into actions of police in Ferguson, Missouri.

An unarmed black teenager was killed by a police officer in Ferguson in August, with weeks of protests erupting in the region …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/amnesty-international-ferguson-cops-violate-human-rights/

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Keeping You Safe? Homeland Security Creeps Raid Lingerie Shop, Confiscate Panties

By Matt Agorist DHS has given new meaning to the phrase, “panty raid”

Kansas City, MO — Peregrine Hoing is not your typical terrorist or threat to society for that matter, but according to the Department of Homeland Security, she was public enemy number one on Monday as they raided her Kansas City Shop.
Homeland security agents visited the intimate apparel and swimwear boutique this week because some hand drawn panties were set to be sold on Monday.
“They came in and there were two guys” Honig told the Kansas City Star. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/keeping-safe-homeland-security-creeps-raid-lingerie-shop-confiscate-panties/

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ISIS: You Won’t Believe What U.S. Intelligence Is Saying

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Evan Falchuk Sues to Regain Spot in Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate of October 27

By Richard Winger On October 22, Evan Falchuk, gubernatorial nominee of the United Independent Party of Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit in state court, seeking to regain his invitation to the October 27 debate. See this story. The basis for the lawsuit is breach of contract. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/evan-falchuk-sues-to-regain-spot-in-massachusetts-gubernatorial-debate-of-october-27/

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New York Times Describes Gubernatorial Debate of October 22

By Richard Winger Here is the New York Times story about the New York gubernatorial debate of October 22, which included the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian Parties …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/new-york-times-describes-gubernatorial-debate-of-october-22/

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This Cop Got Caught Speeding Through a Neighborhood, Then he Flexes His Massive… ‘Authority’

By Matt Agorist Harris County, TX — Deputy Collins with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was accused of going 50 mph through a residential neighborhood by a citizen who claimed to have witnessed it.
After seeing Deputy Collins blow by him, the citizen then honked his horn to get Collins’ attention and let him know that he thought he was driving at unsafe speeds.
Collins then pulled over the the citizen who honked at him, with no lights on, and the two get in an argument.
Working up enough courage to try and pull over a cop for speeding is hard enough; lying about a police …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-caught-speeding-neighborhood-flexes-massive-authority/

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Man Calls a Suicide Prevention Hotline, SWAT Team Shows Up and Kills Him

By Jay Syrmopoulos Roy, Utah – A Roy, Utah man, Jose Calzada, 35, placed a call to a suicide prevention hotline at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning and threatened to kill himself, seven hour later he was shot and killed by police, according to law enforcement.
According to ABC 4, neighbors described Calzada as a quiet, friendly man, who was divorced and now lived in the home with his girlfriend and her children.
The first tragic mistake in this case was made when the Weber County Consolidated Dispatch Center sent officers to the residence rather than some type of crisis response team trained to deal with …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/call-suicide-prevention-hotline-killed-swat-team/

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Keene Pumpkin Fest press conference

On Monday October 20, the City of Keene held a press conference that included City Manager John MacLean, KPD Chief Ken Meola, a Corporal form the NH State Police, Mayor Kendall Lane, and KSC President Ann Huot.

The full press conference is in the embedded playlist which contains 3 videos.

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Cheshire TV Reporter accosted at Pumpkin Fest

On Saturday October 18, during the Keene Pumpkin Fest, reporter Jared Goodell was broadcasting live from the festival and reporting on the riots that were happening about a block and a half away form the event. Goodell mentioned the riots, and said he’d read a statement by the President of Keene State College when he returned from a break. Upon returning, Ruth Sterling, the event organizer attempted to remove the microphone from his hand, accused him of being a “Free Stater,” and threatened to “pull the plug” on his broadcast for daring to report the news.

The full clip of the attempt to shut down freedom of the press is below, with context of what happened immediately before the break, during the break, and the beginning of the interview with Zach Sang.

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On The Lam (Part 58)

The first few weeks I spent in a delirious fog, being back in the Dam was truly a dream come true. With all the craziness I experienced in Spain, I still had some great times there and will always treasure it, but nothing has ever compared to Amsterdam and now I had a second chance in the paradise city. I saw the coach at one of the baseball games and he told me that Jap was in town and was looking to find me to settle the score. I felt a bit uneasy about this as I had told him at one point the place I used to work and hang out. I would have to be on guard while at work or the Nes, but unless he brought friends ( which I’m sure he had very few of ), he would get more of the same that he got in Spain. With the other side that I feared retribution from, there was better news. I ran into Eric one day and we talked for a while about the things that went down in Spain. He agreed that they had gone to far in how they treated me and that there would be no hard feelings on their part. This was good to hear but I told him I still wanted nothing to do with Duke or his bitch of a girlfriend and that I would not be frequenting the places they went. He understood and we parted with a handshake and that was that. Work was going good and I was getting plenty of hours, but the home front was noticeably tense. The siblings were stuck up squares and did not like an older pot smoking hippie living with them. They were cordial at best and sometimes downright rude, I even think the brother sabotaged my computer one day while I was out, but I had no way to prove it just a broken computer when I returned. After about 6 weeks Etienne comes to me at work and says we have to talk. This didn’t sound good but as I had done nothing wrong, I was not too worried. Continue reading

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Bitcoin for Hacking

Coinbase is excited to announce a partnership with HackerOne, a platform that enables organizations to host bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs. Now, white hat hackers from across the world will be able to receive payment for their work in bitcoin. Programs hosted on HackerOne include Yahoo!, Twitter, and Square.
The benefit is clear for these researchers. Bounty winners who select bitcoin as their preferred payout option not only receive their payment at lightspeed compared to traditional payment methods, but also receive up to a 5% higher payment thanks to savings passed on from drastically reduced fees.

The launch of this …read more

Source:: http://blog.coinbase.com/post/100588015142

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