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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene …

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Truckers to shut down US economy October 11-13th

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Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congress highlighting the susceptibility of the nation’s just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the …

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The drone that killed my grandson

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I learned that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died. The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were …

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Every picture you take is secretly encoded with your GPS location

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If there is one thing you need to remember at all times in the Electronic Age, it is that privacy no longer exists. Every electronic device, every electronic communication, every electronic anything betrays your sense of privacy in every imaginable way, and that is also true of a seemingly innocuous item – the …

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Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons

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Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months in the works, the top-secret project was announced Saturday in New Zealand, where up to 50 volunteer households are already beginning to receive the Internet briefly on …

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Google Glass: Orwellian surveillance with fluffy branding

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In the online world – for now, at least – it’s the advertisers that make the world go round. If you’re Google, they represent more than 90% of your revenue and without them you would cease to exist. So how do you reconcile the fact that there is a finite …

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‘Remember, Remember’: Anonymous marks November 5 with hacks and protests

A worldwide day of protests and cyber attacks against governments, banks and security firms has been launched by Hacker collective Anonymous to mark Guy Fawkes Day. Hundreds of people marched in London, while another rally hit Washington, DC. Around 200 Anonymous supporters, according to RT’s London Bureau, assembled in London’s …

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The Pauls’ new crusade: “Internet Freedom”

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Defending the Internet from government regulation is the new “End the Fed,” Paul advisors say. A new Paul manifesto: “This is our revolution.” Ron and Rand Paul are set today to shift the central focus of their family’s long libertarian crusade to a new cause: Internet Freedom. Kentucky senator Rand …

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BBC caught in Syria massacre propaganda hoax

News agency uses picture of dead Iraqi children to depict alleged government atrocity in Syria. The British media has been caught yet again with its pants down in the effort to sell a NATO-led attack on Syria, with the revelation that BBC News used a years-old photo of dead Iraqi …

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FBI claims credit for stopping a terror attack it planned

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Nearly every major post-9/11 terrorism-related prosecution has involved a sting operation, at the center of which is a government informant. In these cases, the informants — who work for money or are seeking leniency on criminal charges of their own — have crossed the line from merely observing potential criminal behavior …

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Kim Dotcom: the TPP ‘proves’ that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama

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The secretive multinational trade agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “proves” that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama, according to MegaUpload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom. In part two of Wired.co.uk’s interview with the infamous entrepreneur, we talk about international copyright law, NSA surveillance, Hollywood’s “backward, outdated licensing model”, Barack Obama and Dotcom’s political ambitions. …

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Former reporter Amber Lyon exposes massive censorship at CNN

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A former CNN correspondent defies threats from her former employer to speak out about self-censorship at the network. In late March 2011, as the Arab Spring was spreading, CNN sent a four-person crew to Bahrain to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of internet technologies and social media by democracy activists in the …

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15 reasons Gold & Silver are now heading higher

Gold, silver, platinum and palladium have all recently moved up in price, with platinum, silver and gold leading the complex. Below are 15 reasons why. Gold is teasing the $1700 psychological resistance marker, whilst silver has broken out above $30, and will now begin targeting the many resistance points in …

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US govt threatened Yahoo $250k daily fine over NSA data refusal

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The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications — a request the company believed was unconstitutional — according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies …

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia hires G4S to spy on politicians

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An undercover surveillance operation ordered by the Commonwealth Bank has embroiled the institution in a spying scandal, with senior MPs monitored and photographed by private detectives investigating one of its critics. The bank hired security firm G4S to conduct ”Operation Lantern”, round-the-clock surveillance on consumer advocate and anti-banking lobbyist Michael …

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Assange: Obama ‘corrupted the presidency’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Exactly one year to the day after entering London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at the Obama administration Wednesday over the White House’s ongoing pursuit of leakers. Citing the prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and the recent case of Edward Snowden, …

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