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U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

(Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration’s crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights Watch and the […]

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Officers celebrate the confiscation of 190 pounds of…ginsing?
Officers celebrate the confiscation of 190 pounds of…ginsing?

(Register Herald) – Over the last two weeks, National Resource Police Officers of District IV have confiscated more than 190 pounds of illegally dug ginseng worth $180,000. Officer Marshall Richards said the seizures were the result of multiple search warrants and a one-year investigation. Any ginseng dug before Sept. 1 or after Nov. 30 is […]

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Surprise! U.S. airstrikes in Syria spark 200 additional opposition fighters
Surprise!  U.S. airstrikes in Syria spark 200 additional opposition fighters

(Reuters via Yahoo) – More than 200 fighters have joined Islamic State in Syria’s northern Aleppo province since U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States would strike the militant group in Syria, a monitoring group said on Friday. U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Syria on Tuesday, concentrating raids on the north and east […]

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New Apple encryption on iPhone Locks Out N.S.A. investigations
New Apple encryption on iPhone Locks Out N.S.A. investigations

(NY Times) – Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities. The phone encrypts […]

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Third party exclusion helps solidify two-party train wreck
Third party exclusion helps solidify two-party train wreck

(Lubbock Journal) – For all practical purposes, Kathie Glass has been a full-time campaigner since last October. The Houston attorney, who is running for governor on the Libertarian Party of Texas ticket, has been crisscrossing the state because she set out to visit each of the 254 counties before the Nov. 4 election. “I don’t […]

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