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Aborted Babies Burned to Power Hospitals in UK

Some defend policy as “efficient” means of recycling Aborted and miscarried babies are being incinerated as “clinical waste,” with some being used to power hospitals in the UK, a policy that some have defended as an efficient means of sustainable recycling. “Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others […] Continue reading →

States look to rein in government surveillance

Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens. Their efforts in at least 14 states are a direct message to the federal government: If you […] Continue reading →

Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel’s revelations relate to a division of the NSA known as Tailored Access Operations, or […] Continue reading →

U.S. monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders: report

The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Thursday. Phone numbers were passed on to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) by an official in another government department, according to the documents, the Guardian said on its […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: High Risk, Low Yield

This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been […] Continue reading →

NSA and US military cracked most online encryption

The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents. The NSA has bypassed or altogether cracked much of the […] Continue reading →

NSA �blackmails� members of Congress

Press TV An American investigative journalist says the US National Security Agency “possesses highly embarrassing communications” of some members of Congress, using the records to “blackmail” the lawmakers. Wayne Madsen said a hearing on the NSA’s spying programs scheduled to be held at Congress on Wednesday is just “for public consumption.”   Democrat Congressman Alan […] Continue reading →

Obama Promises, Including Whistleblower Protections, Disappear From Website

Luke JohnsonThe Huffington Post  Amid the Obama administration’s crackdown against whistleblowers,, the 2008 website of the Obama transition team laying out the candidate’s promises, has disappeared from the internet.   The Sunlight Foundation notes that it last could be viewed on June 8, which was two days after the first revelations from Edward Snowden (who had then not yet revealed […] Continue reading →

Lindsey Graham Wants Attack on Iran by October

Senator being blackmailed once again? Image: Wikimedia Commons Senator Lindsey Graham has vowed to introduce legislation in September or October to authorize a military attack on Iran. “If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear […] Continue reading →

Disclosures on NSA spying alarm lawmakers, tech companies

Recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s expansive data-collection efforts have underscored the power of electronic surveillance in the Internet era and renewed an historic debate over how far the government should go in spying on its own people. A disillusioned former CIA computer technician named Edward Snowden, who had worked as a contactor at […] Continue reading →