Tag Archives: CISPA

  it's a smelly one

Your Guide To The Boston Manhunt Friday News Dump

Good morning afternoon! We thought maybe you would be wanting a respite from everybody yelling about how any Muslim suspected of anything should be deprived of due process and tortured, so we put together a little list for you — believe it or not, other things have happened. Indeed! They happened yesterday, while everybody was paying attention to the Boston drama, so nobody really noticed, as was obviously the whole point. So let’s take a look — who took advantage of a dead guy and a manhunt to get their dirty laundry taken care of? Read more on Your Guide To The Boston Manhunt Friday News Dump…
  great legislative achievements

House Votes to Fight Chinese Spying on Americans With American Spying on Americans

The House of Representatives gave a thundering seal of approval on Thursday to a delightful American version of a News of the World-style private information-stealing initiative except that because it is the American version, it must be bigger and more hairy and makes it particularly not illegal for armies of nosy trolls to collect and search warrant-free through private Internet communications as long as the troll is seated at a computer located in a federal agency office building. The bill, CISPA, is being sold by its bipartisan sponsors with the usual doses of constipated hollering about Chinese spying, which it proposes to solve in part by authorizing mass U.S. spying, on its own citizens. Read more on House Votes to Fight Chinese Spying on Americans With American Spying on Americans…