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New Surveillance Tool Could Give Law Enforcement Access to All Public Cameras

Computer scientists at Purdue University have created a new tool which could potentially allow law enforcement to access any camera that is not password protected. Researchers with Purdue University are developing a system which could soon allow law enforcement officers to access any public camera system. The tool is designed to help law enforcement determine where and how to respond to crime. The development of the tool was first reported by WIRED: “The system, which is just a proof of concept, alarms privacy advocates who worry that prudent surveillance could easily lead to government overreach, or worse, unauthorized use. It relies upon two tools developed independently at Purdue. The Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit superimposes the rate and location of crimes and the location of police surveillance cameras. CAM2 reveals the location and orientation of public network cameras, like the one outside your apartment.”

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Lawyers for Clinton aide block questioning on IT specialist who set up server

Lawyers for senior Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, during a nearly five-hour deposition last week in Washington, repeatedly objected to questions about IT specialist Bryan Pagliano’s role in setting up the former secretary of state’s private server. According to a transcript of the deposition with watchdog group Judicial Watch released on Tuesday, Mills attorney Beth Wilkinson – as well as Obama administration lawyers – objected to the line of questioning about Pagliano.

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More Americans Killed by Police Since 9/11 than Soldiers Killed in War

In a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford praised the 40 million Americans who’ve served in the military since the revolutionary war. He also noted that 5,000 soldiers have been tragically killed in military action beyond US borders since America’s war on terror was launched after 9/11. Thousands of families grieve daily for their fallen loved ones and the war machine that sent them to an early grave shows no signs of slowing. These fallen military men and women, we are told, died fighting for our freedom.

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It Is Being Reported That Turkish Military Forces Have Entered Syria

There are international news reports that claim that Turkish military forces have entered Syrian territory and have established positions near the towns of Azaz and Afrin. If these international news reports are true, then Turkey has essentially declared war on the Assad regime. Back in February, I warned that escalating tensions in the region could be the spark that sets off World War III, but things seemed to cool down a bit in March and April. However, this latest move by Turkey threatens to take the war in Syria to a whole new level, and everyone will be watching to see how the Russians and the Iranians respond to this ground incursion.

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All your disk image are belong to us, says appeals court

The government can prosecute and imprison people for crimes based on evidence obtained from their computers—even evidence retained for years that was outside the scope of an original probable-cause search warrant, a US federal appeals court has said in a 100-page opinion paired with a blistering dissent. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there was no constitutional violation because the authorities acted in good faith when they initially obtained a search warrant, held on to the files for years, and built a case unrelated to the original search.

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Gitmo Judge Allowed Destruction of Evidence in 9/11 Case: Report

The judge in charge of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay allegedly colluded with prosecutors to hide evidence that supported the defense of suspected 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, "irreparably" harming his case, according to a court document obtained by the Guardian on Tuesday.

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It costs $150 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now

The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1,200%.

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‘Hypocrite’ Holder says Snowden performed important ‘public service'

Though he acknowledged that Edward Snowden did indeed perform a “public service” by starting a national conversation about government surveillance, former Attorney General Eric Holder still insists that the NSA whistleblower should be prosecuted for supposedly “harming American interests.”

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Russia Demands That Turkey Withdraw Its Troops From Iraq

The Russian Foreign Minister has slammed the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil as “unacceptable,” and has called on Ankara to pull out from the Arab country.

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Nearly 46 Million People Trapped in Modern Slavery

Nearly 46 million people across the globe are living in modern slavery, a system of exploitation that governments and businesses must do more to end, according to the Walk Free Foundation. The Australia-based rights group on Tuesday released its global slavery index, which tracks the number of people stuck in “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.” The instances include forced labor in farming, fishing and manufacturing, commercial sex work and forced marriage.

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Eleven Measles Cases in Arizona Traced to Inmate at Immigrant Detention Center

Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said. The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there.

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Robots: $15 Minimum Wage and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has vigorously campaigned on a pledge to more than double the federal minimum wage — currently $7.25 per hour — to $15. Major cities that have approved the sweeping increase include Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, with more sure to fall in line as the "movement" continues.

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CIA to detail secret Cold War actions

It is unclear which actions will be detailed, however they will be from the Ronald Reagan administration or earlier.

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‘You can’t legislate against human stupidity’: Crocodile-attack victim blamed for her own death

SYDNEY — A woman who was killed by a crocodile in Australia has been criticized for her “stupidity” in ignoring warning signs when she went for a night-time swim on a notorious beach.

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“Blue Lives Matter” Law Grants Privileged Status to Cops — Resisting Arrest Can Soon be a Hate Crime

Baton Rouge, LA — Last year, in an outburst of pure insanity, the National Fraternal Order of Police, a union representing over 300,000 officers, called for cops to be included under Congress’s hate crimes statute. This demand has now materialized into actual legislation about to be signed into law in Louisiana.

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Court: Cellphone location info does not require warrant

The ruling by the full panel of judges on the circuit is a victory for the U.S. government and makes it less likely that the Supreme Court will take up the case.

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Bankster Evil Intensifies: Now They Want to Look Inside Your Safety Deposit Boxes (And Throw Out What They Don't Like)

According to a letter sent to clients last month, a copy of which was obtained by the South China Morning Post, the bank said that under new conditions of its leases for safety deposit boxes it had the right to dispose of any items it considered illegal, of an “offensive” nature or likely to be a “nuisance”, in any way it saw fit and without prior notice or consent. The letter did not clarify what HSBC meant by “offensive” or “nuisance”, and did not explain under what circumstances bank staff would be able to inspect the boxes.

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Why it’s easier to be prescribed an opioid painkiller than the treatment for opioid addiction

Prescription opioid abuse and its downstream effects have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. On May 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved a step closer to providing help to those addicted to opioids by approving a new implant containing buprenorphine, an opioid replacement that can reduce the cravings of addiction. Still, thousands of people who could benefit from the drug may not have access to it. If the implantable form is regulated in the same way as its oral counterpart – and there is no reason to believe it will not be – only certain doctors will be allowed to prescribe the drug.

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The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending. It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky said. But at the end of months of negotiations, there remained one small, yet crucial, catch: King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud demanded the country’s Treasury purchases stay “strictly secret,” according to a diplomatic cable obtained by Bloomberg from the National Archives database.

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