Archive for April 4th, 2014

Will Obama protect the CIA, as he has the NSA? (Part I)

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm by
(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Yesterday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to seek the declassification of less than 10% of its 6,000 page report documenting CIA torture crimes vastly beyond those previously acknowledged. The vote could be the most significant accountability moment for our nation’s intelligence agencies in the last 40 years.

But don’t hold your breath. The decision over declassification now goes to the White House, where despite his rhetorical support for transparency, the President has repeatedly aligned himself with the intelligence agencies despite documented crimes and bipartisan congressional opposition.
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Automatic license plate readers: a tool of the American dragnet

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:35 am by

1plates080912In a two-part series Al-Jazeera explores the dangers automatic license plate readers present to Americans basic fundamental rights, and the ease with which local law enforcement and other government agencies can access personal data without reasonable suspicion or a warrant.

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