A stunning array of powerful surveillance tools and weapons are now available to local police, from software that scans online activity and delivers instant “threat ratings,”, to surplus military equipment like armored vehicles.
When it’s not busy glitching and mis-translating Spanish, Healthcare.gov might be giving your personal information away to third-party websites.
Reason’s Jacob Sullum has a piece deflating Friday’s big news of forfeiture reform—or as he titles it, “How the Press Exaggerated Holder’s Forfeiture Reform.”
When the Federal Communications Commission convenes over important items—like, say, an impending net neutrality vote—nobody except the commissioners knows, ahead of time, exactly what they’ll be deliberating.
Timing is everything!
British Prime Minister David Cameron trumpeted his support for free speech in an interview with CBS over the weekend, days after suggesting a ban on communication through encrypted services–a move widely denounced as chilling to free speech.
The government’s management of cyber issues is, at this point, notoriously terrible. And since the problems stretch across various agencies, one senator seems to think the problem is not enough government agencies.
On the heels of Sony’s hack and Obama’s renewed push for cybersecurity, national security personalities are decrying the stability of U.S. systems.
A governor vetoed a concealed carry permit law yesterday, but he wasn’t a Democrat.
A huge victory over civil asset forfeiture law: Attorney General Eric Holder has banned both local and state police from seizing resident property without any evidence of a crime under a frequently-used federal program called Equitable Sharing.
In a poll gauging police-community relations in New York City since the murder of two police officers last month, Quinnipiac University found that New Yorkers overwhelmingly disapprove of officers turning their backs to the mayor, but also slam Rev. Al Sharpton’s and police union leader Patrick Lynch’s behavior.
Washington may have legalized weed, but there’s no guarantee you’ll get a license to sell it.
A confrontation between a controversial gun advocacy group—disavowed by other gun groups—and a Texas state representative’s office got ugly earlier this week.
Sen. Rand Paul—not one for pulling punches recently—had some pretty disparaging things to say about everybody’s favorite issuer-of-stern-warnings, the United Nations.
Liam Neeson, famous for movies in which he shoots guns, thinks it’s just awful when people shoot guns.
A rare point of seeming agreement in Washington.
As the FCC gears up for a net neutrality announcement, Republicans are lining up their attack.
The police department of Post Falls, Idaho, has their finger on the seedy underbelly of local crime: 9-year-olds who boldly flout the law and miss their court date.
A recently-enacted Pennsylvania law has already resulted in 100 threats of legal action against local gun control laws, and forced 22 municipalities to revoke their laws rather than engage in a legal battle, according to the Guardian’s report.
Last October, for the first time in decades, a federal judge accepted a hearing on whether marijuana belongs in the same classification as heroin