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Personal Liberty Alerts

by Tim Young

December 3, 2012

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? Have you seen where your rights are being flushed down the toilet on a daily basis? I feel like we were safe for a few moments after 9/11.

The government started to look into conversations and into computers where they had never poked their noses before. Don't get me wrong. As you read on, you'll see that I don't like people snooping on me because, in the end, I want my privacy respected. But at the beginning of all of this, I thought it was OK. Like many of you, I wanted terrorists caught by any means possible. I wanted those punks who wanted to destroy America to be found. If that meant wiretapping and all sorts of other ways of spying on our people, then so be it. The problem is that something went wrong - very wrong.

benswann.com

by Robin Koerner

March 17, 2014

Last month, I did something I'd done only once before: I went to a range and shot some guns. Lots of guns. All shapes, ages and sizes. This is a very strange thing to do for a guy born British. Guns feature nowhere in British culture.

Accordingly, I was unsurprised by the reaction of my mother when I called home and told her that I'd had a great time learning about firearms and discovering I wasn't a bad shot, even with a second-world-war Enfield. "That's the last thing I'd ever imagine you'd enjoy doing," she said to me. She wasn't being judgmental: it was an expression of genuine surprise. "That's because you just can't imagine why nice or normal people would enjoy guns ... because you don't know any... no Brits know any," I replied. Mom thoughtfully agreed.

sourceforge.net

December 12, 2012

We've just released an enhancement to your project profile.

If your project is on the new SourceForge platform (ie, if you've upgraded, or created a new project fairly recently) you'll see a new field in your project settings. Under Admin → Metadata, you'll see 'Twitter Handle' at the bottom. When you fill this in, a new button will show up on your project summary page...

constitution.org

by Howard Jones

May 2, 2013

"Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer's life if necessary." Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306.

This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: "Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed."

Hot Air

by Jazz Shaw

September 5, 2011

In an era where virtually every phone is a combination audio recorder, still shot and video camera, one disturbing trend of late has been the increasing habit of police to arrest citizens who record their activities in the public square.

Glenn Reynolds, in the Examiner, goes on to detail the additional case of Simon Glik in Massachusetts, who recently won an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit. Mr. Glik was arrested for videotaping police in the act of detaining a suspect on a public street and subsequently charged with "wiretapping." I should say up front that I'm pretty much always a big supporter of the police, having had more than a few of them in our family. But when they conduct their business out in public, they are held to a high standard. If they are dong their jobs properly, they should have nothing to fear from the scrutiny of the rest of the citizens.

F-Secure Weblog

by Sean

August 17, 2012

The amount of malware in the world can be counted in many different ways. Here at F-Secure Labs, we prefer a more conservative approach to enumerate threats.

Hot Air

by Allahpundit

September 20, 2012

Let me recycle a few lines from the post on Martin Dempsey phoning Terry Jones because this is where I think we're headed, at least as long as American troops are stationed in large numbers in the Middle East:

"Loyola's right that military leaders phoning citizens to ask them to pipe down for the sake of the troops sets a bad precedent. If more copycats do emerge, will Dempsey phone all of them? Will the Pentagon set up a special phone bank for officers to phone critics of Islam and let them know that they're hurting national security by giving fundie nuts a pretext to make trouble? If we're going down this road, let's just establish a PR bureau inside the Defense Department to issue official statements of patriotic disapproval anytime a U.S. citizen says something that's unhelpful to the wider strategy in the Middle East."

Hot Air

by Tina Korbe

June 20, 2011

Remember those taxpayer-funded commercials with kindly Andy Griffith - the ones that promoted the ways the so-unaptly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act supposedly strengthens Medicare?

Donald Berwick, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says these ads are fundamentally different than the Andy Griffith ads, even though they also use taxpayer funding to tout the still-highly-controversial law. "Everyone is interested in prevention," he said. "I don't think this is a partisan issue." But even if that's true - that most people recognize preemptive care goes a long way to lower costs - does that mean it's the federal government's responsibility to provide, advertise and urge preventive services on the public?

money.cnn.com

by Erica Fink and Laurie Segall

August 1, 2013

A flaw in Samsung Smart TVs was discovered that could allow hackers to control the camera and watch users in their living rooms.

Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras. But a recently discovered security hole in some Samsung Smart TVs shows that many of those bells and whistles aren't ready for prime time. The flaws in Samsung Smart TVs, which have now been patched, enabled hackers to remotely turn on the TVs' built-in cameras without leaving any trace of it on the screen. While you're watching TV, a hacker anywhere around the world could have been watching you. Hackers also could have easily rerouted an unsuspecting user to a malicious website to steal bank account information.

forbes.com

by Art Carden

January 19, 2012

How to Win at Voting. Here's a sad truth: if you're going to vote in the 2012 election because you're afraid the Right Candidate won't win (or the Wrong Candidate will) if you don't, then you're wasting your time.

The probability that you die in an auto accident driving to the polling place is higher than the probability that you cast the decisive ballot. I'll be blunt: if you vote for Obama because you're afraid of a Republican win, or if you vote for the Republican because you're afraid of an Obama win, then you're wasting your time. You're also wasting your vote. You've probably heard the claim that politics is too partisan, too nasty, and too disingenuous. This is perhaps to be expected; to paraphrase the philosopher Jason Brennan (whose excellent The Ethics of Voting I just reviewed for Public Choice and will discuss here in greater detail later), elections encouraged civilized conversation and thoughtful, reasoned reflection the way fraternity parties encourage temperance and sobriety. This is especially true of Presidential elections.

      
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