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Liberty Act Presents Another “Fake Fix” To Controversial NSA Spying Program

With vague language, loopholes, and glaring omissions, the proposed USA Liberty Act — ostensibly intended to check exposed NSA spying abuses — is a toothless tiger, leaving in place practices that are squarely at odds with Fourth Amendment constitutional protections for ordinary citizens.

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Fear Of The Walking Dead: The American Police State Takes Aim

While zombies may be the personification of our darkest fears, they embody the government’s paranoia about the citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored, tracked, surveilled, sequestered, deterred, vanquished and rendered impotent.

Fear Of The Walking Dead: The American Police State Takes Aim

“Fear is a primitive impulse, brainless as hunger, and because the aim of horror fiction is the production of the deepest kinds of fears, the genre tends to reinforce some remarkably uncivilized ideas about self-protection. In the current crop of zombie stories,

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Not Just Rand Paul: Patriot Act Renewal Divides Republican Party

The Kentucky senator told a New Hampshire paper he will intervene this month when Congress debates renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act, source of modern surveillance programs.

Not Just Rand Paul: Patriot Act Renewal Divides Republican Party

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during a town hall meeting at the Loins Club hall with area residents, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. Paul is an outspoken critic of the Patriot Act, and one only two Republicans to vote against it's renewal in 2011. MINNEAPOLIS

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MintPress Investigates: School Districts Using GPS, Ankle Bracelets, & Smartphone Tracking On Truant Kids

GPS monitoring, ankle bracelets, smartphone tracking — these are just some of the tactics school districts are imposing on truant students. And software companies eager to pad out their bottom lines with government funds are happy to help.

MintPress Investigates: School Districts Using GPS, Ankle Bracelets, & Smartphone Tracking On Truant Kids

SACRAMENTO, California --- Both inside and outside the classroom, more and more U.S. students’ lives are increasingly digital and Internet-based. Tapping into public school students’ smartphones and tracking their whereabouts is a booming business for some companies looking to grow their bottom lines. Yet this data gathering is

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