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Privacy versus Security

I’ve been rethinking my position on questions of privacy and security in the light of the latest revelations about the extent of government surveillance. I’m a passionate believer in the right to privacy but I’m also a passionate believer in the police and security services having access to relevant information that may prevent a crime or a terrorist attack. 1,348 more words

Rand Paul: Is it Ron or his son?

April 07, 2015 was the date Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Rand Paul declared his candidacy for the highest office in the United States. You may remember his father, Ron Paul, a former Congressman who also ran for president but was unsuccessful in those efforts. 710 more words

Republican

A comprehensive disproval of the "Nothing to hide nothing to fear" argument

In any discussion on civil liberties, and to what extend the state should be allowed access to our private lives, one phrase will inevitably make an appearance at one stage or another. 866 more words

Shocking News!

In a move that shocks absolutely nobody, New Saint Andrews college has elected Ben Merkle as the president. While this is not a surprise, it is mildly disappointing. 204 more words

Interwebbed Cyber and Crypto News for April 20

Deadly Kung Fu Con Men! Cyber-Hype! Counterinsurgency and the Slow Parade of Fears! Welcome to the first cyber news headline roundup of the rest of your life, kittens! 217 more words

Hackers

Manufactured, staged and scripted news is now commonplace in America - selling the "idiots" whatever suits the agenda

The biggest staged events ever were Pearl Harbor and 9/11, but most people can’t swallow the horror of their government betraying them in such an insidious way, still, wars are started for MONEY, and they continue for MONEY, including the war on terror today. 725 more words

Amid Crisis, Rousseff Seeks Closer Ties with the U.S.

Paulo Sotero – The Huffington Post, 4/17/2015

Confronted by calls for her impeachment in street protests fueled by a deteriorating economy and a deepening investigation on massive corruption at state oil giant Petrobras, a weakened President Dilma Rousseff sees improving relations with the United States as part of the solution to Brazil’s and her own mounting challenges. 217 more words

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