Tech giants use Patriot Act anniversary to push NSA reform

Leading tech companies are using Sunday’s 13th anniversary of the Patriot Act to push Congress to pass legislation reining in the National Security Agency (NSA).“The anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act is an important reminder that… More >

Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

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Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it’s no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of […]

Voters Say Job Creation More Important Than Fighting Global Warming

Voters continue to think global warming is a serious issue, but when given the choice, they believe job creation is more important than fighting global warming. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters consider global warming at least a somewhat serious problem, down slightly from April.  This finding […]

Tea Party Republicans Highly Motivated to Vote in Midterms

Republicans who support the Tea Party remain more engaged in this year’s election process and are much more motivated than non-Tea Party Republicans and other Americans. More >

NYPD Top Cop: Hatchett Attack Was 'Act of Terror'

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters on Friday that the man who attacked four NYPD officers with a hatchet before they fatally shot him dead on Thursday in Queens committed an “act of terror.” Mayor de Blasio joined Bratton and called the incident a “vicious attack” by a “troubled individual.” “We at this time believe […]

Breaking: Man Attacks Group Of Police Officers In NYC With An Ax…Update: Muslim Who May Have Been ISIS Supporter…Update: Video Of Attacker

Via NBC: An NYPD rookie is in critical condition and another police officer is in stable condition after being attacked by a man wielding a hatchet on a Queens street Thursday, police said. Two other officers fired on the man, stopping the attack. The assailant was pronounced dead at the scene. A 29-year-old female bystander […]

OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: US works to choke off ISIS revenue

THE TOPLINE: The Treasury Department is “very focused” on disrupting the revenue streams that fund the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including illicit oil sales and social media fundraising by its supporters, a key official said today.The… More >

CNN: NYC Hatchet Attacker ‘Radicalized’ by Islamic State Propaganda

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and correspondents discussed a disturbing hatchet attack by 32-year-old Zale Thompson on two NYPD officers Thursday and the potential that Thompson may have been “radicalized” by Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) propaganda after a review of his social media accounts. “What is truly concerning police are his social media postings–Facebook, […]

Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System

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Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA’s data collection on Americans, and about the government’s use of zero-day exploits. The post Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System appeared first on WIRED. More […]

54% Think U.S. Society is Fair and Decent

Voters continue to think American society is generally fair and decent and a large majority maintain that those who immigrate here should adopt the culture. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think American society is generally fair and decent. This finding is down four points from July […]