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Killer Chill; FBI Goes Big; More Hillary Rumblings; Obamacare Enrolls Rand Paul’s Son In Medicaid; Congress Gets The NSA Treatment; FISA Keeps The Spy Train Rolling – Monday Morning News Roundup 1-6-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Facebook Sued For Storing, Sharing Private Message Data

Facebook Sued For Storing, Sharing Private Message Data

A lawsuit against social media giant Facebook alleges the company has been secretly capturing and storing the contents of users’ private messages in order to share that information with third parties to craft targeted advertising tailored to appeal to members’ most intimate tastes.

Can’t Sleep? This Bad Habit May Be To Blame

Can’t Sleep? This Bad Habit May Be To Blame

In a surprising finding, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., have found that millions of insomniacs may be able to blame their inability to sleep on a daily habit that disrupts brain function.

Firearms Company Magpul Makes Good On Pledge To Leave Colorado Over Gun Control Laws

Firearms Company Magpul Makes Good On Pledge To Leave Colorado Over Gun Control Laws

Magpul, maker of gun accessories like grips, mounts, sights and magazines, was among the first firearms companies to take a principled stand against gun control laws passed last year in Colorado, where the company had done business for the past 14 years.

Detroit Police Chief Embraces Concealed Carry; Disney Plans In-Park Guest Tracking; Customs Smashes Rare Flutes To Save The Environment; States Doing More Than Congress To Protect Against Government Spying; Friday Funnies – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-3-2014

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

Menacing Flutes Destroyed By Vigilant Customs Agents To Protect America From Eco-Terror…And Art

Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection valiantly averted a potential threat last week to the Nation’s environment — as well as citizens’ possible overexposure to aesthetics — by destroying 13 rare flutes that, being made of wood and all, ostensibly posed a threat of introducing “exotic plant pathogens” into the ecosystem. The flutes, hand-made […]

Detroit Police Chief Endorses Concealed Carry For A Safer City

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents. Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, […]

My… What Big Ears You Have, Disney!

A year ago, it might’ve been cool. What child doesn’t want to hear Mickey Mouse say “Happy birthday, Johnny!” without first having to be prompted by Mom and Dad. It’s the magic of Disney, after all. Only in today’s post-National Security Agency scandal world, it isn’t cool. In fact, it’s downright creepy. Disney plans to […]

EFF Looks Back On 2013: States, Not Congress, Stepped Up To Protect Individuals’ Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing a series of year-in-review posts that focus on different aspects of the highly-publicized clash between government surveillance and individual freedoms in 2013. This one, by EFF’s Hanni Fakhoury, shows that the political will to protect Americans’ Constitutional rights against illegal searches and seizures has largely resided with State governments […]

NSA Brews Up Code-Cracking Computer; Mainstream Media To Global Warming’s Rescue; Obama’s Half-Brother ‘Floored’ By Barack’s Denial; Illegal Immigrants Can Practice California Law; Retail Steps In To Offer Free Obamacare Drugs – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 1-3-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

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