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Russia imposes draconian law onto bloggers

Russia bloggers law

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law tightening the Russian government’s already strong hold on the internet. Earlier this week, Putin officially passed what’s become known as the “bloggers law,” which requires popular internet writers to follow rules normally reserved for larger media outlets. Under it, any blogger with more ...

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Thailand’s army declares martial law

Martial Law Thailand

Thailand’s military leaders declared martial law Tuesday in a surprise move which they say aims to restore peace and order after months of anti-government demonstrations and unrest have left the nation teetering. Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha made the announcement on military television at 3:00 a.m. local time and assured ...

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Prisoners ‘could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours’

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Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner’s mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed. Philosopher Rebecca Roache is in charge of a team of scholars focused upon the ways futuristic technologies might transform punishment. Dr Roache claims the prison ...

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Australia’s police state expands

Australian police TSA

The Australian state of Victoria’s parliament passed a bill giving police power to suppress protests, including ordering a rally to move on based on a suspicion that it may turn violent. Opponents call the powers excessive and undemocratic. The Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill passed through the upper house ...

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US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

A United States federal judge said Friday that the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program doesn’t violate the law. That ruling came courtesy of US District Judge William Pauley, who decided in favor of the NSA early Friday in a case filed this past June by the American Civil ...

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9/11 victims families can now legally sue Saudi Arabia

September 11 victims families can now legally sue Saudi Arabia

Reps. Walter B. Jones, (R-N.C.), and Stephen Lynch, (D-Mass.), filed a bi-partisan resolution asking President Obama to declassify 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 report, which reportedly contains evidence that links Saudi officials to the 9/11 hijackers. According to former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and former Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence ...

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To even ‘imagine’ toppling Queen means life in prison

Queen Elizabeth II evil

The Treason Felony Act 1848 makes it illegal to even imagine overthrowing the Crown. A 165-year-old law that threatens anyone calling for the abolition of the monarchy with life imprisonment is technically still in force – after the Ministry of Justice admitted wrongly announcing that it had been repealed. The Treason Felony ...

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Australia is now officially a police state

Australia police state

Tens of thousands more Victorians each year stand to lose their drivers’ licences under a new law police are vowing to exercise in court. Sweeping legal changes which came into effect on September 30 allow courts to suspend or cancel the licence of any person convicted or found guilty of ...

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Sen. Rockefeller attempts to amend cybersecurity bill to NDAA 2014

Jay Rockefeller

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee submitted on Thursday an already-approved cybersecurity bill to be considered as an amendment to next year’s National Defense Authorization Act. If the amendment manages to stay intact as Congress prepares to approve the 2014 NDAA, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)’s Cybersecurity Act of ...

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Obamacare sites caught in illegal software piracy

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Editor’s note: if this was you or I we would have the feds kick down our doors, our assets seized, face massive fines and jail time. Just ask Kim Dotcom. Screenshot from healthcare.gov The list of complaints waged at the White House over its Healthcare.gov site continues to grow, but ...

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