The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 7th, asking courts to force the FBI to hand over all surveillance records tied to National Security Letters. The EFF seeks to review the records to determine whether or not the FBI has been complying with US Law dating back to 2015, when the FBI’s use of gag orders in conjunction with NSL’s was ruled “unconstitutional” by US courts.
Amnesty International has won a declassified version of the US Department of Defense audit from September 2016. The documents go on to explain how over-site accross several military programs ultimately resulted in the US military supplying terrorists on the ground in Iraq, including ISIS, with weapons and artillery.
Trending on Facebook News tonight are stories alleging that Donald Trump has “leaked” classified information regarding ISIS targets to Russian leaders. However, considering that the US military have been coordinating the location of ISIS targets with Russia dating back to Obama in September 2016, why is this story being pushed so hard right now?
Earlier this week, New Hampshire legislatures voted to decriminalize marijuana on the state level, decriminalizing up to 3/4 an ounce for personal possession. NH’s Governor, Chris Sununu, has also publicly expressed his support for this bill and will sign it into law later this year.
Less than a week after testifying in front of the Senate for the first time in months and the day before the US Senate Intelligence Committee was scheduled to hold their first public hearing about their investigation into Russian interference in the US elections, James Comey was fired from office. Nearly all of the coverage to follow has gone on to focus on Comey firing, almost no one has reported the Senates hearing the day after.
Said by Duterte himself, Donald Trump has officially given praise to a man whom has personally committed murder and urged his fellow citizens to engage in murderous activities. Since the June 2016, +700,000 people have been imprisoned and nearly 10,000 have been murdered in the streets. All in conjunction with President Duterte’s new anti-drug campaign.
On April 28th 2017, the National Security Agency announced major overhauls in regards to how the agency will conduct investigations in the future. Why is this a small victory for the privacy community and what are the logistical, financial and political ramifications of these changes?
Donald Trump has issued a full review of the Iran Nuclear Deal to gauge whether Iran has been living up to its end of the agreement and to determine what, if any, legal grounds the US has to impose new sanctions back upon the country. If the US chooses to back out of an internationally negotiated peace treaty, what implications would this have on the future?
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced new legislation aimed at updating the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2014, by mandating the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide cyber security resources to American businesses in the future. Learn why Democrats are pushing this issue so heavily in 2017 and why ironically, this Bill may actually harm many small businesses in America.
What are the results of 16 years of War in Afghanistan? In 2017 the Taliban is generating more revenue than ever before and has increased their territory by 244%, from 82,000 hectares in 2001 to 201,000 hectares by the end of 2016. Meanwhile, the US homeland is now facing an “opioid/heroin epidemic” from the same drugs the Taliban grows and produces.
Considering that Twitter has a long standing history of complying with the Federal Government and has banned thousands of “Anonymous” accounts/users in years past, why is the company suddenly reversing their policy towards the US Government and now protecting anonymous accounts under ‘free speech and the 1st Amendment’? Spoiler alert, it all surrounds political partisanship.
Congressman Thomas Garrett (R-VA) has officially introduced new legislation which, if passed, would decriminalize marijuana on the Federal level. Learn more about this new law as well as how Gabbard and his team of bi-partisan representatives are trying to sell this bill to their peers in Congress.
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