A woman uses her smartphone in central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. UK Lawyers say the mounting tally of those arrested and convicted of making offensive comments through social media, shows the problems of a legal system trying to regulate 21st-century communications with 20th century laws. Civil libertarians say it is a threat to free speech in an age when the internet gives everyone the power to be heard around the world. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Obama Signs FISA Extension Into Law: Is National Security Being Traded For Personal Liberty?

(MintPress) – President Obama has signed into law a five-year extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which passed the Senate last Friday by a vote of 73-23. The Act — which authorizes the use of intercepting overseas phone calls and emails of suspected threats to national security without a court-issued warrant — would have […]