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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

IOS7 Unveiled at Apple's WWDC: Flat Out Fabulous? (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook iOS7 has a new flat look, new voices for Siri and full integration in your car, and that's just for starters.


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SCOTUS ruling could mean shorter sentences for offenders in older child abuse cases

SCOTUS ruling could mean shorter sentences for offenders in older child abuse cases (via Raw Story )

In a ruling that could have larger implications for criminals in cases with long statutes of limitations, the Supreme Court decided on Monday that an Illinois court violated a defendant’s rights by sentencing him under guidelines adopted 10 years after his initial crimes. In a 5-4 decision (PDF)…


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Rick Perry [R-Teabaggistan] tells Fox News that ‘part time Congress’ would prevent NSA surveillance

Rick Perry tells Fox News that ‘part time Congress’ would prevent NSA surveillance (via Raw Story )

Americans wouldn’t need to be concerned about their privacy if members of Congress worked less, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speaking to Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Monday, the Republican governor said recent revelations about the NSA showed that an over-sized and “out of control” government…


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The Daily Show’s John Oliver: NSA phone tracking ‘just the tip of the sh*tberg’

The Daily Show’s John Oliver: NSA phone tracking ‘just the tip of the sh*tburg’ (via Raw Story )

Taking over for Jon Stewart, John Oliver’s first target of ridicule as The Daily Show’s substitute host on Monday night was the NSA’s surveillance program. “It turns out not only is the government tracking everyone’s phone calls, but that is just the tip of the shitburg,” he remarked. Along…


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Sen. Bernie Sanders warns of an Orwellian future where everything you do is on file

Sen. Bernie Sanders warns of an Orwellian future where everything is on file (via Raw Story )

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday warned the United States could face an Orwellian future if it didn’t reign in expansive domestic counterterrorism operations. Sanders told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that former CIA employee Edward Snowden showed that “virtually every phone call in the United…


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Surprise, surprise؟ Bill O’Reilly suddenly opposed to NSA surveillance he supported under Bush

Bill O’Reilly suddenly opposed to NSA surveillance programs he supported under Bush (via Raw Story )

During the Bush administration, opposing the National Security Agency’s warantless wiretapping program meant you wanted “Americans to die.” But times have changed. Now, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly believes the NSA’s massive collection of data under the Obama administration is an unconstitutional…


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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls on internet users to demand legal protection from PRISM

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls on internet users to demand legal protection from PRISM (via The Inquirer)

WORLD WIDE WEB INVENTOR Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called on internet users to demand legal protection in the wake of the PRISM scandal that has snared US and UK governments along with internet service providers such as Apple, Google and Facebook. Last week's disclosure of the US government's PRISM programme…


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Supreme Court affirms Rumsfeld’s immunity from torture lawsuits

Supreme Court affirms Rumsfeld’s immunity from torture lawsuits (via Raw Story )

U.S. military officials who engaged in ordering or carrying out the torture of individuals in custody can now rely upon an across-the-board legal defense that protects them from being sued for committing what amounts to an international crime, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling on Monday. The court affirmed…


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Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg deny Google and Facebook PRISM involvement

Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg deny Google and Facebook PRISM involvement (via The Inquirer)

INTERNET GIANTS Google and Facebook have denied involvement in the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM programme that reportedly collects the personal data of millions of internet users. On Friday the NSA's PRISM data collection programme was reported to include direct access to nine large internet…


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Fox News guest suggests Trayvon was armed: ‘You could kill somebody’ with iced tea

Fox News guest suggests Trayvon was armed: ‘You could kill somebody’ with iced tea (via Raw Story )

A Fox News guest on Monday suggested that George Zimmerman’s lawyers will be able to argue that their client used reasonable force when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, who was only carrying Skittles and a can of Arizona Iced Tea, because “you could kill somebody” with iced tea. While waiting…


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Why Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling won't be like Roe v. Wade

Why Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling won't be like Roe v. Wade (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Gay-marriage supporters carry signs in front of the Supreme Court before the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act March 27. Op-ed contributor James Richardson writes: 'Whereas the public sentiment on abortion has remained largely static since the Roe ruling…


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Greenwald smacks down MSNBC host’s ‘White House talking points’

Greenwald smacks down MSNBC host’s ‘White House talking points’ (via Raw Story )

Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald smacked down “White House talking points” he said were being repurposed by “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, saying the National Security Agency’s spying programs are flatly unconstitutional and that her defense…


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Senate's new farm bill will waste billions on subsidies

Senate's new farm bill will waste billions on subsidies, critics say (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Farmer Steve Henry looks at a patch of corn in Arapahoe, Neb., that failed due to drought, and will not be harvested, in this 2012 file photo. Nationwide, farmers were paid $14 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, an amount that has…


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