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NSA Funds New “Top Secret” $60 Million Dollar Data Lab

As the field of “big data” continues to grow in importance, N.C. State University has landed a big coup – a major lab for the study of data analysis, funded by the National Security Agency.A $60.75 million grant from the NSA is the largest research grant in NCSU’s history – three times bigger than any previous award.
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Four journalists killed covering Egypt clashes

Four journalists have been killed in violent clashes which swept Egypt on Wednesday, with a number of the press core suffering serious injuries in the clashes. At least 238 civilians died in total as security forces brutally broke up pro-Morsi rallies.
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DoomCast ep.3 - 8.14.2013

In this episode of the Doomcast Charlie McGrath and Doug Owen discuss the state's inability to control media, and what that means for whistle-blowers and a freer press. We also talk NSA, political prisoner Barret Brown, and sidebar into religion and the worshiping of government and Obama.
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Mayor Bloomberg Loves Cameras Watching Everyone... Except His Cops

For a guy who really seems to love aiming cameras at civilians, Bloomberg sure isn't much for aiming any at his "personal army." I'm sure it galls him that his NYPD (and that's how he thinks of it -- his) might have to be subjected to extra scrutiny and accountability, like some sort of common police force in Podunksville, USA (read: anywhere other than NYC).
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Owner of Email Service Snowden Used Faces Arrest

The owner of an encrypted email service used by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he has been threatened with criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret surveillance order to turn over information about his customers, NBC News is reporting.
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The Bahrain Ghetto: Barbed Wire Fencing Goes Up Around Certain Neighborhoods

Concrete barriers lined major streets in the capital, Manama, and security checkpoints surrounded by barbed wire guarded roads leading to the city from majority Shiite neighborhoods that house many of the protesters. And hundreds of security forces in riot gear stood guard near armored personnel carriers around what used to be Pearl Square, the epicenter of weeks of anti-government rallies that were met with a crackdown in 2011.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

Something is looming in the shadows that could help erode our basic rights and contaminate our food. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to those originally included.
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State Police Abruptly Cancel Appearances on Sandy Hook Shooting

State police assigned to the investigation into the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre abruptly canceled speaking engagements in California and Texas scheduled for this week and have been ordered to focus on finishing the much-anticipated report on the shooting that left 20 first-graders and six women dead.
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Guest Post: The Recidivism Crisis

Everyone is well aware that violent crime is out of hand. Drug Cartels, gangs and independent violent offenders are awash throughout America. Media, activists, and politicians flounder around looking for solutions. Most try to politicize the issue to attack their favorite forms of liberty annihilation and anti-Constitutionalism: Anti-gunners, Black racism, LaRazian racism, etc. etc.
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Gazprom’s Oil Arm Signs Strategic Deal With Halliburton

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s state-owned gas monopoly, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with US energy services giant Halliburton to facilitate technological exchanges that will help increase production, the Russian company said Tuesday.
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Forget Student Loans…Introducing Day Care Loans

Now that enough college age Americans have been stuffed with over a trillion dollars in student debt only to get a job a McDonalds and live with their parents, folks in New York City have come up with a brilliant new concept to ensure the production of an entirely new generation of debt slaves.
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What Papa John's Doesn't Want You to Know About Their Food

You won't find any information about them on either the company's website or in stores. Charlie, the friendly and accommodating employee who took my order for a small cheese pizza at my local Papa John's in Boulder, Colo., told me that he didn't know what the pizza ingredients were.
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Guest Post: Family Raided by SWAT Team for “Weeds”

A family with a passion for gardening and conscious living was raided by the Arlington SWAT team early Friday morning. All 8 adults present in the house were initially handcuffed at the gunpoint of heavily armed SWAT officers, including the mother of a 22 month old and a two week old baby who was separated from her children during the raid
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The Technological Evolution of Nonlethal Weapons

The rise of humans from fearful creatures huddled around cave fires to the dominant species on the planet largely parallels the evolution of weaponry. Different subgroups rose and fell, spreading their culture or declining in influence as they either came up with the new best thing with which to slaughter their neighbors or fell behind in the innovation game.
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Fukushima: Uncontainable

At issue is by far the worst environmental disaster in history. It's multiples worse than Chernobyl. It's an unprecedented catastrophe. It's reason enough to abolish nuclear power.
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DC Speeding Ticket Camera Company Is Doctoring Evidence Photos

Nothing feels worse than getting a speeding ticket in the mail. What. The. Truck. As if they weren't bad enough as-is, a report from the Washington DC metropolitan area suggests that the cameras used to catch you might not be playing by the rules. In fact, the camera contractors might be fudging the evidence to make sure you can't challenge the tickets.
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The Government Wants the Media to Stop Covering Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown has been sitting in prison, without trial, for almost a year. In case you haven’t followed his case, the 31-year-old journalist is facing a century of prison time for sharing a link that contained—within an archive of 5 million emails—credit-card information stolen from a hack of a security company called Stratfor (Jeremy Hammond, the actual hacker, is going to prison for ten years), threatening the family of an FBI officer who raided his mother’s home, and trying to hide his laptops from the Feds.
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