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What We Can Learn From The Adobe E-Reader Mess

Earlier this month we wrote about potential malicious behavior in Adobe’s e-reader software, “Digital Editions.” There were several independent reports claiming that Adobe’s software was sending back to Adobe–in the clear–a list of books read in the software. There were also independent reports that the program was sending back lists of books on an attached […]

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New Study Shows Internet Users Caught in the Crossfire in ISPs’ War Against Edge Providers

Almost any time you access the Internet, your computer transmits and receives data that travels across not only your own Internet provider’s network, but also the networks of Internet backbone providers and other ISPs before reaching its final destination. This is what puts the “inter” in the “Internet”: independent networks connected together physically at interconnection […]

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Media Alert: EFF, ACLU to Present Oral Argument in NSA Spying Case on Nov. 4

Court Should Rule That Mass Telephone Records Collection Is Unconstitutional in Klayman v. Obama Washington, D.C. – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will appear before a federal appeals court next week to argue the National Security Agency (NSA) should be barred from its mass collection of telephone records of million of Americans. The hearing in […]

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Albuquerque, DOJ Agree to Police Reform Deal: Independent Monitor, More Training, New Procedures for Investigating Police Shootings

In April the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had found “reasonable cause to believe” members of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) engaged in a pattern and practice of excessive force and other civil rights violations. Among the reasons for the DOJ to initiate the review was the staggering number of police shootings in the […]

Targeted Surveillance? NSA Says It Can't Distinguish American Emails From Foreign Missives.

How carefully targeted is National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance of email and other electronic communications? According to an internal NSA memo, “it is not possible to determine what communications are to or from U.S. persons nearly as readily as is the case with telephony, and often is not possible at all.” The revelation comes in […]

David Harsanyi on Deteriorating Relations Between Israel and the Obama Administration

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. None of it is especially shocking, considering the antagonism the administration has shown toward the Jewish state from the start, argues David Harsanyi.  Most people have focused on the name-calling, and Goldberg keeps a list of pejoratives used by […]

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Judge Blocks Maine Ebola Quarantine, Feds Announce Lots of Climate Change Plans, Google Fined Over Boobs: P.M. Links

A judge has ruled that Maine health officials cannot quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox over fears she may have Ebola because she has no symptoms. He ruled that the state can continue to monitor her, and she must coordinate any travel with state officials. Eric Frein, the man accused of ambushing Pennsylvania state troopers (killing one) […]

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