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Uma bateria de perigosas propostas contra o cibercrime ainda pendem sobre o Brasil

Ativistas de direitos digitais em todo o Brasil seguraram o fôlego ontem, enquanto a Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito sobre Cibercrimes (CPICIBER) debateria se enviaria seu relatório à Câmara dos Deputados para tramitar e ser debatido pelas comissões temáticas. No final, a votação foi adiada e remarcada para terça-feira, 3 de maio. Um adiamento não corrige […]

EPIC Sues TSA to Block Mandatory Body Scanners at US Airports

EPIC has filed a lawsuit challenging the Transportation Security Administration’s regulation for airport body scanners. The TSA announcement came nearly five years after a federal appeals court ordered the agency to “promptly” solicit public comments on the controversial screening procedure. Public comments overwhelmingly favored less invasive security screenings. But the TSA decided it may now […]


Michael Bloomberg Booed at University of Michigan for Saying Safe Spaces Are Dangerous

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg assailed safe-space culture during his address to the University of Michigan’s graduating class on Saturday.  “The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through “safe spaces,” “code words” and “trigger warnings” is, in my view, a terrible mistake,” said Bloomberg. “The […]

Federal Court Condemns Congress for Giving Unconstitutional Regulatory Powers to Amtrak

Federal Court Condemns Congress for Giving Unconstitutional Regulatory Powers to Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, was chartered by Congress in 1970 under the explicit mandate that it “shall be operated and managed as a for-profit company.” Yet under the terms of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, this “for-profit company” was permitted to craft federal rules governing the […]

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Virginia Gov. Challenged on Felon Voting Rights, Cruise Ship Docks in Cuba, Puerto Rico Defaults: P.M. Links

Virginia Republicans say they’re going to challenge Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 released felons. The first cruise ship from the United States to Cuba in decades arrived today, with 700 passengers aboard. Atlantic City, New Jersey, managed to avoid defaulting on its debt payments today. The same […]

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