Posts Tagged: Police State

Email Privacy Bill Rewritten To Actually Remove Email Privacy

"A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. [Senator Pat] Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies—including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission—to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant." —Maybe we're all better off without the Senate protecting our Internet privacy. UPDATE: Tech industry people get angry, Leahy kills the warrantless part, for now.


New York City Now Totally Vulnerable To Imaginary Attack

Frightening tabloid news! The New York Post is outraged that gun-toting yahoos from the boondocks are no longer standing on every corner, menacing actual New Yorkers, and doing absolutely nothing, as they have for the last eight years. Yes, the National Guard has cut back its New York City presence, from 430 goons to 280. How are we supposed to feel unsafe without poorly-trained farm boys menacing us with enormous weapons during our commutes? What if Russia invades and only a group of upstart smart-aleck kids, led by C. Thomas Howell, can save us from WWIII?