physorg.com — A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.
news.yahoo.com — “Investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customer
arstechnica.com — A federal court judge issued a decision today striking down the National Security Letter provision of the PATRIOT Act. The judge warns about the serious risk of allowing the executive branch to undermine judicial oversight.
arstechnica.com — The California legislature has just made sure that employers cannot require their employees to have subcutaneous RFID implements (and you thought your workplace was strict). Supracutaneous RFID trackers, though, are still fair game.
rawstory.com — Mounted police broke up an anti-war rally today at a park in front of the White House.
Syria fires on Israeli war planes
afp.google.com — Syria said it opened fire on Israeli warplanes which had violated Syrian airspace at dawn on Thursday, heightening tensions between the two foes.
Russian warplanes intercepted by RAF jets – Putin Steps Up Cold War
news.independent.co.uk — The UKs Minsitry of Defense has said that it scrambled four RAF Tornados on Thursday morning to intercept 8 Russian military aircraft, Tupolev Tu-95 “Bears” which were turned back before reaching British airspace.
di-ablog.blogspot.com — Patrick Hamman, 22, was arrested for throwing the bag of Cheetos at his father, Michael Hamman, hitting him in the face and covering poor dad in Cheetos dust.
news.bbc.co.uk — “The whole population and every UK visitor should be added to the national DNA database, a senior judge has said.”
laist.com — Beverly Hills holds the distinction of being #1 in the State of California for pedestrian deaths. It also is responsible for one of the most gridlocked stretches in the LA area. Yet, bicyclists get attacked, ticketed and harassed.
rawstory.com — A B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with five nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base, N.D, to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. However, the mistake was not discovered until the B-52 landed at Barskdale, which left the warheads unaccounted for during the approximately 3 1/2 hour flight between the two bases, the officers said.
Karl Rove gets Mooned by Kids, Kids taken by Secret Service, now released
bigheaddc.com — Each of the kids turned their dangerous butts in at 5 a.m. today, and were then held in custody for 8 hours before posting a $100 bond each and being released.
Bush Restricting Travel Rights of Over 100,000 U.S. Citizens
smirkingchimp.com — The freedom to travel of more than 100,000 Americans placed on “watch” and “no fly” lists is being restricted by the Bush-Cheney regime. Citizens who have done no more than criticize the president are being banned from airline flights, harassed at airports, strip searched, roughed up and even imprisoned.
arstechnica.com — Scandal is brewing in Germany as revelations spread that the government plans to use malware to spy on and track persons of interest. The US has recently done just that and with some success, too.
colorofchange.org — It’s a story that reads like one from the Jim Crow era: a district attorney charging six black students with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder for a school fight; charges of theft brought against two black men who wrestled a gun away from a white man threatening them; all white juries condemning innocent people.