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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Apple responds to PRISM with privacy statement (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Apple received between 4,000 and 5,000 data requests for customer data from US law enforcement over a period of six months ending this May and said that it denied the government direct access to its servers. The company’s statement came after the nine Internet connection companies involved in the…


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Fox News murder apologist: Trayvon ‘may have been violent’ because he smoked pot

Fox News host: Trayvon ‘may have been violent’ because he smoked pot (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett suggested on Monday that George Zimmerman might have been justified in killing Trayvon Martin because the teen “may have been violent” from smoking marijuana. During a break in jury selection for Zimmerman’s trial, Jarrett told viewers of Fox News’ live Internet…


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Should the Government Pay for Information It Collects About Its Citizens?

Should the Government Pay for Information It Collects About Its Citizens? (via PBS News Hour)

EmbedVideo('6720', '514', '320'); GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight: the collection of information online and its economic consequences. The recent revelations about surveillance have raised numerous questions about the use of data by the government and service providers. We close with a look at another…


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Supreme Court rebukes Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

Supreme Court rebukes Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration (via Raw Story )

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Arizona law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship for prospective voters was pre-empted by federal law, landing another blow against state policies derided as targeting immigrants. In a 7-2 ruling (PDF) delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court decided…


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Some States Have Second Thoughts About Refusing Medicaid Expansion

Some States Have Second Thoughts About Refusing Medicaid Expansion (via PBS News Hour)

EmbedVideo('6719', '514', '320'); JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: why some Republican governors who have been vocally opposed to Obamacare are having second thoughts about walking away from an expansion of Medicaid. Hari Sreenivasan is back with that story. HARI SREENIVASAN: Medicaid is a crucial piece of the…


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Conservative columnist & mental patient: Female soldiers are likely to commit sexual assault ‘hoaxes’

Conservative columnist: Female soldiers are likely to commit sexual assault ‘hoaxes’ (via Raw Story )

Former National Review columnist John Derbyshire blamed women and attorneys for the rise in reported sexual assaults within military ranks in a piece for Taki’s Magazine on Monday, saying female service members were gender “outliers” likely to commit erratic behavior. “They are eccentric and…


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A Peek Inside the Secret Court That Approved NSA's Surveillance Program

A Peek Inside the Secret Court That Approved NSA's Surveillance Program (via PBS News Hour)

By: Elizabeth Shell and Allison McCartney PBS NewsHour journalist Allison McCartney recently joined Visual.ly in San Francisco for a residency program focused on data visualization and infographic projects. McCartney explored the complex story of the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance…


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Kansas official ready to use ’2nd Amendment’ against ‘illegal alien’ rally

Kansas official ready to use ’2nd Amendment’ against ‘illegal alien’ rally (via Raw Story )

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he was prepared to use deadly force over the weekend after hundreds “illegal aliens” paid a visit to his home to rally for immigration reform. According to Sunflower Community Action, about 300 activists traveled to Kobach’s home after holding a prayer…


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