Ever wonder if you have a reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to information on your cellphone? Well, according to data compiled by Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.), at least 1.3 million law enforcement requests were made last year for data from cellphone companies.
President Barack Obama walked away from a challenge to arm-wrestle at Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio. The President’s stop at the bar, whose WiFi code is “DRINKBEER,” was not announced on his public schedule.
In an interview with NPR, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman expressed dislike for the fact that most Americans consider President Barack Obama the first black President. “He’s not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.”
The European Union is, and has been for some time, in the midst of economic calamity. As the United States is facing its own economic difficulties, a Eurozone collapse would have definite negative financial implications stateside.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants United Nations member nations to put pressure on Russia and China to stop supporting Syrian leader Bashar Assad as a rebel uprising continues in his country.
Over the Independence Day holiday, some Internet freedom groups sought to remind Americans the importance of protecting the World Wide Web from overreaching government regulation.
Kids in Easton, Mass., might have to celebrate their birthdays with a cracker or a raisin. The public school system is proposing a policy that will eliminate cupcakes, frosted cookies and candy from classroom celebrations.
A quick search on YouTube using terms like “police misconduct,” “illegal police stops,” “police unlawfully detain,” etc. proves one thing: Cellphone technology has changed the way police and the public interact and provides citizens valuable tools to protect liberties. With the help of mobile phone technology, the American Civil Liberties Union has released a new app called Police Tape.
Fireworks weren’t the only thing in the sky on Independence Day. The American Atheists flew a banner over New York City that read, “Atheism is Patriotic — atheists.org.” The group cites the First Amendment in its defense.
Egypt’s highest fatwa council has issued its first fatwa under new rule to ban Muslims from killing frogs. A fatwa is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law. Specifically, the fatwa reportedly orders that Muslims may not kill frogs to sell to Nations where they are eaten.