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TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

The US Transport and Security Administration (TSA) will remove all 174 of OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)’s Rapiscan body scanners from airports, following serious concerns over their inability to protect the privacy of passengers. The $5 million contract Rapiscan had with the TSA will come to an end, leading to the removal of the invasive machines […]

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

The email accounts of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen aren’t the only ones being targeted by the feds. Google has released its bi-annual transparency report and says that the government’s demands for personal data is at an all-time high. Internet giant Google published statistics from their latest analysis of requests from governments around the globe this […]

Assange to UN: ‘It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks’ (VIDEO)

Assange to UN: ‘It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks’ (VIDEO)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called on the United States to move from words to actions, and put an end to its persecution of WikiLeaks, its people and its sources. He made the statement during an address to a panel of UN delegates. Addressing the representatives of the United Nations’ member countries, the WikiLeaks founder […]

‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress

‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress

Madrid riot police have cleared Plaza de Neptune of protesters, with about 200 officers securing the surrounding blocks. At least 60 people have been injured and 26 arrested as police used batons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Local emergency services have confirmed that at least 60 people, including eight policemen, were injured in […]

Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year

Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year

Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested. Police made 180 arrests by Monday evening, primarily for “disorderly conduct”  or impeding “vehicular or pedestrian traffic.” Witnesses had previously  reported on Twitter that demonstrators were being arrested for“blocking […]

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process. Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring […]

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. The group said they were […]