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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 […]

‘Obama, Romney – same police state’: Third party debate up close (FULL VIDEO)

‘Obama, Romney – same police state’: Third party debate up close (FULL VIDEO)

In response to a blackout from the mainstream media and the American political elite, RT is happy be giving American voters coverage of this year’s third-party presidential debate, hosted by Larry King and a panel including our own Thom Hartmann. On Tuesday night, RT was one of only a handful of media outlets to broadcast […]

Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison. Websites that publish the material may also be shut down. The cyber-law has been […]

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 […]

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

James Murdoch to take the helms of Fox?

British broadcasting regulators had harsh words for News Corp’s James Murdoch this week, but the son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is nevertheless expected to soon oversee the operations of the Fox Networks Group. Only hours after the UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) essentially decided James Murdoch failed with his handling of the phone-hacking […]

Photographers in Los Angeles considered terrorists under official LAPD policy

Photographers in Los Angeles considered terrorists under official LAPD policy

The next time a tourist snaps a picture of the famous Hollywood sign, their photo won’t be the only item added to the annals. The LAPD considers photography a suspicious activity, and trying to take certain shots may add a page to your personal file. A memo released last month by Police Chief Charlie Bucks re-categorizes certain […]

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the Pentagon’s legal threats against the author. Despite a potential lawsuit against the author of “No Easy Day,” Penguin Books is not delaying or canceling its […]

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

Self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is facing a lawsuit for ordering police to break into the homes of two journalists and arresting them in the middle of the night. The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions have included organizing detention facilities for illegal […]