Loss of Privacy

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Reform Section 5.

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EFF has been fighting the TPP for quite a while and they’ve created a great infographic explaining what the TPP is and what you can do about it.

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If you’re the valedictorian and you use “hell” in your speech, your school just might keep your diploma.

Kaitlin Nootbaar should not have to apologize for her remarks. She did nothing wrong.

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Julian Assange makes his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder was granted political asylum on Thursday — a decision that ignited a wave of international responses, with the UK and Sweden opposing the verdict and Latin American countries strongly supporting Ecuador’s move.

Lots of discussion at reddit.

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From radio and film to newspapers and publishing, the Nazi regime controlled every aspect of German culture from 1933-1945. Through Josef Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, the German state tightly controlled political messaging, promoting deification of the leader—the Führerprinzip—and the demonization of the ubiquitous and duplicitious “racial enemy.” A new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., examines “how the Nazi Party used modern techniques as well as new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany.” Reason.tv’s Michael C. Moynihan visited with museum historian and curator Steve Luckert to discuss the role and effectiveness of propaganda in the rise of fascism and what lessons can be drawn from the Nazi experiment in mass manipulation.

It’s important to know the history and power of Nazi propaganda so that you can recognize it when your government does it to you.

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