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Obama administration attempts to tack 20 years onto man's sentence for possession of books

The Obama administration is trying to tack 20 years onto a Florida man's tax fraud sentence for the supposed crime of possessing books the government doesn't like. The Intercept reports:

Read the TPP agreement

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US Air Force bombs building after seeing social media post

Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden infamously said the US government kills people based on metadata. It turns out the US kills people based on metadata derived from Tweets and Facebook posts.

34,000 people languish in immigration detention, including babies and children

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Artist and journalist Molly Crabapple has produced another fantastic, devastating animation for Fusion, this time on the nation's vast and little known immigration detention network. Watch it and share it widely.

The Feds can put you in prison for decades for deleting your browser history

According to the DOJ, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a federal law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, makes it a crime to delete your browser history if the federal government might want it for a criminal investigation, even if you don't know that the investigation exists.

License to profile: Border police routinely harass medical workers, brown people in southwest USA

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Men accused of attempted murder challenge legality of stingray cell phone surveillance used to locate them

We might finally have a constitutional challenge to secretive stingray surveillance, after men accused of shooting a California police officer have contested the warrantless use of a cell phone tracking device to locate them.

Reveal's Ali Winston reports:

Should congress reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act?

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Should congress reauthorize Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act? A debate, with Chris Soghoian, ACLU's principal technologist, and Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director.

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