All News Articles for 2015-01-15

Thursday, January 15, 2015
In Canada, Terror Attacks Prompt Surveillance-Expanding Legislation
Legislation to be heard in Parliament later this month would hasten detentions, data sharing by national security agencies, according to new reporting.
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As US Releases More Prisoners From Guantanamo, Questions Languish Over Those Left Behind
More than a hundred detainees remain in military prison, while many of those named in last year's US Senate torture report remain unaccounted for
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Don't Buy the Hype: 20 Years of Data Reveals 'Free Trade' Fallacies
'In their speeches and commentary, the administration, corporate interests and GOP leadership disregard the real, detrimental impacts that previous fast tracked trade deals...have had on America’s middle class.'
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Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill
An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
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In Report Card for Reproductive Justice, United States Gets a 'D'
New report by NARAL Pro-Choice America concludes that half of all states get failing grades
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Obama to Urge Expanded Prison Terms, Definitions for Hackers
Cybersecurity experts doubt new proposals as 'dangerous,' 'troubling'
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Why It's Bad News That Previous Estimates of Rates of Sea Level Rise May Have Been Too High
Rate of sea-level rise larger than thought, new analysis finds
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New Rules Make it Easier to Trade With, Travel to Cuba
The loosened restrictions are the next step in President Barack Obama's goal of re-establishing diplomatic relations with the Cuban government
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Forget Lobbyists: Big Business Wants To Control American Minds, Not Just Their Lawmakers
Who needs lobbyists? See what big business spends to win American minds. List of top contractors for trade associations dominated by message mavens.
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Revealed: Only 29 of 119 Detainees Tortured by CIA Remain in Guantánamo
Less than a quarter of the 119 detainees named in the US Senate’s summary report into the CIA’s secret torture programme remain in the military prison for the most “hardline” terror suspects – Guantánamo Bay – the Bureau has established. Milestone research by the Bureau and The Rendition Project...
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Shocker: CIA Clears Itself of Wrongdoing for Spying on Senate Torture Panel
But Feinstein declares: 'I continue to believe CIA’s actions constituted a violation of the constitutional separation of powers'
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Satellite Images Reveal 'Devastation of Catastrophic Proportions' From Massacre in Nigeria
Before and after photographs show desecrated villages where hundreds of people may have been killed by Boko Haram
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Declaring Black Lives Matter, Protesters Stage Direct Action Blocking Boston Highway
At least 20 people arrested following civil disobedience to halt traffic
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Laura Poitras' Documentary 'CitizenFour' Nominated for Oscar
Film detailing story leaks and motivations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen as frontrunner for prestigious award
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Whose Plot in Ohio? A "Home Grown Terrorist" or Just Another FBI-Created "Illusionary" Threat?
Fitting pattern documented in 2014 study, parents of accused say FBI clearly "set him up" for violent act
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Arguing for Faster Internet, Obama Goes to Bat for Municipal Broadband
President says "enough is enough" when it comes to the large telecom companies blocking cities from starting their own, locally-controlled networks
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