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Today’s the day: Stop the mass surveillance

Today is The Day We Fight Back, an international internet protest against the sweeping digital surveillance being conducted by the National Security Agency.

Colorado’s Mesa County a National Leader in Domestic Drone Use

A county in western Colorado has embraced domestic police drones in an era when states are increasingly limiting use of the technology.

Five year prison sentence awaits violators who stream copyrighted performances if...

A bill introduced last month by Sen. Amy Klobuchar could make it a felony criminal act to stream copyrighted “performances” online without permission. The bill — “To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes,” or S. 978 — assigns a maximum 5-year prison term for those convicted of streaming “10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works” and in cases where the “total retail value” of those performances to its owner exceeds $2,500 or the value of licensing of the works exceeds $5,000.

Yes Men take climate-change mockery of Chamber of Commerce into court

Last October, popular corporate and government pranktivists the Yes Men staged a phony press conference in which they posed as representatives of the climate-change-denying...