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Rule 41 changes pass - long live legalized electronic eavesdropping of all Americans!

Rule 41 changes pass - long live legalized electronic eavesdropping of all Americans! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The new Rule 41 dictate is going to be law and it’s a doozy, both mind-boggling (for its stupidity) and stomach-churning (for its stupidity) at the same time. Effectively, what the law does is allow any judge, anywhere (including Podunk, Texas), to grant a warrant for electronic surveillance of any US citizen. If you thought the NSA spying fiasco was bad – you ain’t seen nothing yet. http://geekslop.com/2016/rule-41-changes-pass-legalized-electronic-surveillance-of-all-americans
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Snowden leaks prompt talk of constraint on NSA practices - Traitor? He's a National Hero!

Snowden leaks prompt talk of constraint on NSA practices - Traitor? He's a National Hero! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Spy? Traitor? How about “National Hero”. The United States wants to label Edward Snowden a “spy” and “traitor” for revealing NSA practices to the American public. The leaks from Edward Snowden regarding the unscrupulous data collection practices of the National Security Agency prompted a US scramble to plug the leak and stem the tide of information that the Guardian was making publicly available. As a result of Snowden’s bold disclosures (and the Guardian who bravely published them), the White House announced a series of proposed reforms meant to increase the transparency of, and the constraints on, the NSA. http://geekslop.com/2013/snowden-leaks-prompt-nsa-restraint-constraint-patriot-national-hero
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Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures?

Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures? | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Driven by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms, camouflage designers have been researching and exploiting optical illusions since World War I and German artist Simon Menner proves that our eyes can often deceive us. Check out the photo montage below and see if you can spot the sniper hidden in each of the landscapes. http://geekslop.com/2014/spot-hidden-military-snipers-in-these-pictures
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How to tell if you're on a government watchlist (and how to get on and off the wild ride)

How to tell if you're on a government watchlist (and how to get on and off the wild ride) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
People often wonder if their names have somehow made it to the “the list”, that watchlist of US citizens whom the government suspects may be up to something. I would venture to say, the best way to know if you’re on the watchlist would be to recognize how often you find yourself forced into unique situations that fall far beyond the norm. http://geekslop.com/2016/how-to-tell-you-are-on-government-watchlist-how-to-get-on-and-off
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Interesting facts about Edward Snowden show he was eccentric and a genius among geniuses

Interesting facts about Edward Snowden show he was eccentric and a genius among geniuses | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Forbes magazine did an investigation piece on Edward Snowden in late 2013. During their investigation, which included interviews with several of Snowden’s fellow coworkers, they discovered a few interesting facts that show Snowden was not only a bit eccentric, but indeed a “genius among geniuses”. http://geekslop.com/2014/interesting-facts-about-edward-snowden-eccentric-genius
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