Reports of come in of some strange Romney behavior during his college days. Romney apparently liked to dress up like a policeman and pull people over for random violations.
An inquiry by Congressional Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass) has revealed that the number of requests wireless carriers receive from US law enforcement for information about their customers has increased steadily, but just how often the police use mobile phones to track individuals’ whereabouts remains unclear. Markey, who is co-chair of the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus,…
On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into the bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.
The documents claim that Hector Xavier Monsegur (known as “Sabu” in Anonymous circles) acted as the rooter and assisted the groups in gaining unauthorized access to the systems by identifying vulnerabilities and providing infrastructure support (servers and routers) which could be used to launch the attacks. Whether the “infrastructure support” mentioned in the documents was unauthorized use of his company’s hardware or simply acting as a LIOC client/agent or Tor exit node is not specified. Strangely, the indictment does specifically mention that the group supported Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study has concluded.
The Supreme Court refused to review the case of a high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the basketball player she said had raped her. And as a lovely parting gift, the girl’s family must now repay the school $45,000 in legal fees for what a lower court termed as a frivolous lawsuit.
The United States has been very vocal in its condemnations of Middle Eastern countries who use aggressive tactics on their protestors. When Iran cracked down on citizens the White House “strongly condemned the Iranian government’s organized intimidation campaign and arrests of political figures, human rights defenders, political activists, student leaders, journalists, and bloggers.” When Iraq imprisoned 300 journalists, intellectuals, and attorneys in order to quell belligerent protestors, the U.S. was strangely silent.
Prosecutors investigating the disclosure of thousands of classified government documents by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks have gone to court to demand the Twitter account activity of several people linked to the organization, including its founder, Julian Assange, according to the group and a copy of a subpoena made public late Friday.
“The Pasadena Police Department would like to inform the public that buying gold is against the law unless you are licensed by the California Department of Justice,” the statement said.
Amnesty International warns about new Net Neutrality Law – Save the Internet from Corporate Censorship
We all know how important the Internet is for sharing news, information, and strategy about human rights abuses around the world. From satellite images of Darfur to reports documenting Shell Oil’s involvement in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta, from correspondence among country specialists to online urgent actions in support of Aung Sun Suu Kyi, the Internet is critical to our work. But today, the Internet as we know it is at risk.