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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest–and worst–trade deal you’ve never heard of and Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to “fast track” its passage. Source. Tweet

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The Turkish government continues its push to have more control over the Internet. A new bill would give the prime minister and communication minister the ability to block webpages without court order for 24 hours, providing those webpages threaten national security and public order. “According to this study, if a situation concerning public order is in question, on matters concerning public order and national security, upon a demand by the related minister or the prime ministry, TİB [Telecommunications Directorate] will be able to temporarily remove content or block access. However, still, there is an obligation […]

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This video was made on purpose to be serious and not satire. The video is mind-bogglingly stupid. If any child took a gun to school and plopped it on their teacher’s desk, they would never get to idiotic asking for them to take the gun away. The child would be lucky to only be arrested for bringing a gun onto school property. Once the kid was in jail, the mother would be arrested for negligence and everyone would get a criminal record. In a press release, The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and […]

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Minister of law, Anders Anundsen, on the matter, December 13th: “If this is true, such surveillance is completely unacceptable.” Fast forward one single day to December 14th, and Anders Anundsen publishes a bill proposing that the police be able to use IMSI catchers — the exact same piece of equipment that it’s apparently unacceptable to set up close to The Storting — to surveil the mobile network without the need to go court for permission, and without any suspicion of crime. More at Aftenposten and Reddit. Tweet

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Torture commonalities

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