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  • FBI Hacker Says Apple Are 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' for Encrypting iPhones

    01/11/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Motherboard ^ | January 10, 2018 | by Lorenzo Franceschi Bicchierai
    An FBI forensic expert lambasted Apple for making iPhones hard to hack into. Ever since Apple made encryption default on the iPhone, the FBI has been waging a war against encryption, complaining that cryptography so strong the company itself can’t break it makes it harder to catch criminals and terrorists. On Wednesday, at the the International Conference on Cyber Security in Manhattan, FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley lashed out at Apple, calling the company “jerks,” and “evil geniuses” for making his and his colleagues' investigative work harder. For example, Flatley complained that Apple recently made password guesses slower, changing the...
  • Punish Poor People

    01/09/2018 9:36:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | John Stossel
    Store owner Kamal Saleh was just hit with thousands of dollars in fines. His crime? He sold three cigars for $8.89. "Too cheap!" say New York City bureaucrats. "The cigars should have cost 11 cents more." Politicians want you to spend more for tobacco. They decided this after anti-smoking crusader Dr. Kurt Ribisl told the Centers for Disease Control, "Higher prices will deter children from smoking." A pit of socialist micromanagers called the New York City Council quickly embraced the idea. "It's also being considered very seriously in a number of jurisdictions in California," Ribisl told me. When health totalitarians...
  • Trump's personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

    12/05/2017 8:58:20 AM PST · by Natufian · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/5/2107 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Donald Trump’s banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the president’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election. Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trump’s biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper.
  • Attorney: Twin Peaks trial begins Tuesday "come hell or high water."

    10/05/2017 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 10/5/2017 | John Carroll
    In a pretrial hearing Thursday for a Twin Peaks biker, Dallas Bandidos leader Christopher Jacob Carrizal, prosecutors and defense attorney Casie Gotro worked out final discovery that the state must turn over to her Thursday. Judge Matt Johnson of 54th District Court announced the questionnaires will be handed out and filled out by 140 potential jurors on Monday, October 9th. Gotro has been alleging all along that District Attorney Abel Reyna's office was not providing her with documents she had requested. On Thursday some of those documents were approved by the judge to be handed over. Following the questionnaires Monday,...
  • NC judges rule some Repub laws undercutting new Dem governor’s powers are unconstitutional

    03/18/2017 3:49:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    North Carolina judges rule some Republican laws undercutting new Democratic governor’s powers are unconstitutional.
  • BLM Still Harassing Jeanette Finicum...

    01/29/2017 8:14:00 AM PST · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    The Free Range Report ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | Carrie Stadheim
    Rather than allow Jeanette to take over the grazing allotments after LaVoy's Death, State BLM representatives said she was not considered heir to the allotments, even though she was the widow of one. They told her the grazing permits terminated upon his death and that she would have to start over at square one with the application process to graze her (their) cattle on the allotment.
  • Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

    01/22/2017 7:33:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office. The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country. Ashe said the order...
  • Democrats plan to target eight Trump Cabinet nominees

    01/01/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by usafa92 · 117 replies
    Chicago Trbune ^ | 1/1/2017 | Ed O'Keefe
    Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March - an unprecedented break with Senate tradition. Such delays would upend Republican hopes of quickly holding hearings and confirming most of Trump's top picks on Inauguration Day. But Democrats, hamstrung by their minority status, are determined to slow-walk Trump's picks unless they start disclosing reams of personal financial data they've withheld so far, according to senior aides. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that...
  • Gohmert's Statement on House Passage of Bill to Track Those with Disabilities

    12/11/2016 5:39:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    http://gohmert.house.gov ^ | 12/08/16 | Congressman Gohmert
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte's Law, which establishes a federal program to chip individuals with autism and developmental disabilities: “While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem exists for people with Alzheimer’s, autism and other mental health issues, so the fix, we are told, is to have the Department...
  • Government Overreach Lost the Malheur Trial

    11/01/2016 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Shari Dovale
    While the Bundy supporters continue to celebrate the acquittal of all 7 defendants, the prosecution is taking hits for reinforcing the narrative of government overreach. It is widely held that the prosecution in the Malheur Protest Trial would have easily won a victory if they had not got greedy and attempted to go for the maximum prison sentences possible. They could have gone for trespassing or vandalism, but have stated that they chose they higher charge of conspiracy because of the amount of prison time involved. They wanted the Bundy’s in jail for a very long time. It seems that...
  • Congress and Concert Tickets (Vanity)

    09/14/2016 5:37:27 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 6 replies
    9/14/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    I saw a news item on the morning MSM news about the sale of concert tickets. It seems that scalpers buy up many of the tickets withing minutes of them going on sale. The proposed solution was for Congress to create a law concerning the sale of concert tickets. That was probably the dumbest idea that I've heard since the last Slow Joe speech. The most simple and effective solution is for the public not to buy the scalped tickets. A few concerts with no scalped ticket proceeds and they would be out of business. However, the scalpers are counting...
  • FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

    09/05/2016 4:06:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    NBC ^ | September 2, 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe. Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.
  • DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'

    07/30/2016 7:00:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2016 | Smoking Gun
    In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant's tattoo of the Confederate flag as "indicative of white supremacy," according to court records.
  • Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight (Privacy Alert)

    06/22/2016 10:24:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    The campaign against Rule 41 – which will give cops and Feds in America the power to hack people's computers around the world – has kicked up a gear. Leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate got a letter today urging them to block the rule change before it becomes permanent in December. The proposed legislative tweak, quietly passed by an obscure committee and approved by the Supreme Court in April, would allow a US magistrate judge to grant law enforcement access to any stored data on a computer, phone, or any storage device around the world that...
  • Obama: Vietnam, Iraq wars were ‘overreach’ for U.S.

    06/02/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    David Boyer ^ | 6/2/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama went after Donald Trump again Thursday, urging his audience at the Air Force Academy graduation to reject calls for isolationism. “There’s a debate going on in our country about our nation’s role in the world,” Mr. Obama told the new Air Force officers at Colorado Springs, Colorado. “America cannot shirk the mantle of leadership. We can’t be isolationist.” Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has been accused of isolationism for proposing to build a wall on the border with Mexico, among other reasons. He has rejected that criticism, saying he is focused on security, not isolationism. The
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms [Obama: EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL]

    05/13/2016 2:15:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 130 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/13/16
    The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue.
  • Gabby Giffords: Universal Background Checks Not Enough, Legalize Confiscation

    05/11/2016 10:42:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 9 — less than two years since universal background checks were hoisted onto the backs of law-abiding citizens in Washington state — Gabby Giffords was in the state campaigning for special protective orders that will allow firearm confiscation. The orders — “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” — would be similar to California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, inasmuch as they would allow “family or household members” to petition a judge to order the temporary confiscation of firearms from another family member or person living in the household.
  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West’s Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plant’s lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/03/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 3, 2016, 5:10 PM | BY Lachlan Markay
    Subpoena demands Exxon correspondence with Heritage, Cato, Mercatus, Hoover, and Reason, among others The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”