Educational CyberPlayground NetHappenings
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1) Congress considers prosecutions of reporters over leaked information
In response to New York Times stories that relied on leaks of sensitive national-security information, a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday discussed legislation that could allow journalists to be prosecuted for disclosing such information.
2) Cross-border policing provokes sovereignty worries
U.S. officers have powers to make arrests in Canada
Something else disgusting gets buried in a must-pass spending bill.
When the Conservative government passed its controversial omnibus budget bill last month, it included new powers for certain U.S. law enforcement agents that critics say could have ramifications for Canadian sovereignty.
The Integrated Cross Border Law Enforcement Operations Act now makes it possible for American officers to cross the border into Canada where, as the act states, they have “the same power to enforce an act of Parliament as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” This means they’ll be armed and have the powers to arrest suspects in Canadian territory.
3) Researchers to Create World Database at CCS for Nervous System Repair
4) New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level
5) ‘Security’ as pretext for patent enforcement
Instead of calling it what it is, Sprint calls it a “security fix” — which again reinforces the belief that “security” doesn’t always refer to hackers, theives, and criminals, but rather securing the profits and rights of others. Funny how semantics change.
Sprint Cripples Galaxy S III Via ‘Security Update’: Bye, Bye Universal Search
Fact-Check: How the NYPD Overstated Its Counterterrorism Record http://ow.ly/cb2HF
A review of the list shows a much more complicated reality —