War Clouds Over South China Sea As U.S. Declares Right To Waters And U.S. Warship Arrives At Subic

War Clouds Over South China Sea As U.S. Declares Right To Waters And U.S. Warship Arrives At Subic

The drumbeat of war on distant horizons is reverberating through Southeast Asia with increasingly strong declarations of U.S. determination to stop the Chinese from expanding their writ over the South China Sea, notably islands claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.

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Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life

Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life

Inside the trial that brought down a darknet pirate. On October 1, 2013, the last day that Ross Ulbricht would be free, he didn't leave his San Francisco home until nearly 3:00pm. When he did finally step outside, he walked ten minutes to the Bello Cafe on Monterey Avenue but found it full, so he went next door to the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco Public Library. There, he sat down at a table by a well-lit window in the library's small science fiction section and opened his laptop.

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Proposal to Massively Expand FBI’s Legal Hacking Abilities Moves Forward

Proposal to Massively Expand FBI's Legal Hacking Abilities Moves Forward

Oh, good. A Department of Justice-proposed rule change that would make it way easier for FBI agents to obtain warrants to hack a computer from basically anywhere was just approved by a US Court committee. Which is to say, we’re one step closer to having our digital privacy rights eviscerated in the name of federal investigations.

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Emptywheel: Richard Burr Wants to Label People Who Make Threats and Carry Guns “Terrorists”

Emptywheel: Richard Burr Wants to Label People Who Make Threats and Carry Guns “Terrorists”

The bill Senate Intelligence Chair Richard Burr released last Friday is bad enough for the way it expanded the existing illegal dragnet. I argued here Burr’s bill would give the Intelligence Community everything they lost in 2009 and 2011.

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