The FBI has used sophisticated cellphone tracking equipment to pinpoint callers’ locations and listen in to private conversations without warrant for at least the past five years, an Arizona Federal court learned last week. The FBI was forced to reveal how it uses a surveillance device called “Stingray” to intercept cellphone information by mimicking a […]
In recent years there has been global speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to restore some Soviet-era policies in his nation. On Friday, Putin restored an honorary “Hero of Labor” commendation first awarded in the Lenin era to workers who outperformed communist work quotas. The Russian President issued a decree to restore the […]
Famous people who back gun control are being hypocritical when they retain the services of security guards who carry handguns and other firearms, said Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week. Speaking on the “Hannity” show on FOX News, Paul said gun control devotees like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as famous Hollywood […]
Texas Governor Rick Perry is supporting legislation that would create a bullion depository in the State and bring home $1 billion in gold, currently housed by the Federal Reserve in a New York vault, for State-level protection under the aegis of a new bank that would be created for the purpose. If the idea sounds […]
The Hermit Kingdom is puffing out its chest with state media threatening attacks on the U.S. and its allies and mass military demonstrations taking place in public squares. On Friday, soldiers and students marched through Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang as a part of a 90-minute rally. “We will demonstrate with practical military […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
A new privately backed initiative in Tucson, Ariz., is taking the fight over residents’ powers of self-defense straight to the people, establishing a program whereby law-abiding citizens can get a free shotgun to help protect themselves and deter would-be assailants and thieves.
If pot smokers in Colorado and Washington thought legalization of marijuana in their States would get the man off their backs, they have another think coming. The taxman could soon be sniffing them out.
There has been much hullabaloo over Senate Democrats’ gun control proposal, expected to be brought to the floor of the legislative body next month by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but less is known about a separate gun proposal that could come from a group of GOP lawmakers led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
The House Judiciary Committee is set to present Congress with a new draft of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 next month, offering up a slew of expansions to a set of laws already derided by freedom watchers for its sweeping powers — and punishments — over nebulous computer “crimes” with arbitrary definitions.