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Buy Obamacare, Get An Obamaphone; Weaponized Fishing Tackle Seized By Cops; The End Of The Silk Road; Reporter Sheds Light On How The Feds Spied On Him; Shutdown Roundup: Day Three— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10/3/2013

October 3, 2013 by  

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Shutdown Roundup – Day 3

President Barack Obama waited ‘til the third day of the government “shutdown” to play the senior citizen card, telling a Maryland audience that, if the partisan standoff over a continuing resolution to fund the government escalates into a stalemate over the debt limit, people won’t get their Social Security checks. The Insanity Continues… 

Socialist Two For One: Obamacare, Obamaphone

Tennessee’s healthcare co-op set up for Obamacare is trying to sweeten the deal to get residents to sign up for government healthcare: enroll and get a free smartphone. Read More… 

Georgia High School Student Charged With Felony For Bringing Deadly Tackle Box To School

A Georgia high school student has been charged with a felony for carrying fishing supplies to school in his car. No Joke…

EFF: Technology Is Not To Blame In Silk Road Takedown

The man alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder and operator of the Silk Road—an online marketplace where bitcoins were traded for a range of goods and services, including drugs—was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco yesterday. The criminal complaint, released today, provides many details about how the site and its users relied on widespread anonymity technology, including Tor and Bitcoin. Read More…

ProPublica Recounts A Case Where Telecom Aided Government Spies

Over the past several months, the Obama Administration has defended the government’s far-reaching data collection efforts, arguing that only criminals and terrorists need worry. But You Should Too… 

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