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Why congress must release the torture report

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Forever war means we cannot have nice things, like civil liberties or privacy rights

My colleague Hina Shamsi has posted an excellent blog laying out why it's critical that congress vote on President Obama's ever expansive plans for war in Iraq and Syria. It's not just an academic issue, Shamsi contends:

Your tattoos, selfies, and iris scans may soon be the property of the FBI

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Is your state or city doing enough to protect student privacy?

Hashtag apathy? Juice Rap News takes on internet freedom

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Must watch on the net neutrality battle. Know someone who doesn't care, or doesn't understand? Send them this. And if the 'Vericast' logo doesn't make you want to scream...check your pulse.

Comcast rep reportedly tells customer to ditch Tor, because wanting privacy is suspicious

See update at bottom: Comcast denial.

An extremely alarming report from Deep Dot Web, citing a reddit user and a reader, says Comcast has begun contacting customers to tell them to stop using Tor, an internet anonymizing service.

Deep Dot Web:

NYPD to Muslims: Don't try to assert your rights, because if you do, we will undermine them even further

The NYPD has a message for Muslims who even consider asserting their rights by filing suit against the department's religiously-motivated, unconstitutional spying: If you sue us to demand your rights, we will try to undermine them even further.

Ray Rice, video evidence, public horror, and the CIA's torture program

The Baltimore Ravens football team tweeted this on May 23, 2014:

Today, on September 8, 2014, the same account tweeted this:

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