Government And Private Information Sharing Common; Obama Announces America Turning Queer; Paul Sees War On Christians At Home, Abroad; House Votes To Limit Indefinite Detention; And Allying With Al-Qaida: TGIF Morning News Roundup 6-14-2013


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.

  • If you thought the National Security Agency phone records collection was an invasion of privacy, wait until you see the many other ways you’re being watched by both private companies and the government: They watch from the air, from cameras, from computers. And you help them, volunteering vast amounts of information about yourself in the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card, the SIM card in your phone, the sites you visit on the Internet. Source: McClatchy
  • But, wait, there’s more!: Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and, in return, receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said. Source: Bloomberg… 
  • President Barack Obama told attendees at an LGBT Pride Month celebration that the United States needs to get marriage equality “done now,” but that he believed the Nation had reached a “turning point” on gay rights. Source: The Hill
  • Meanwhile: Senator Rand Paul, who is seriously considering running for President of the United States, told a conservative Christian audience that, “There is a war on Christianity” being waged by “liberal elites” and “worldwide as well.” Source: CBN News… 
  • The House voted Thursday evening to put limits on Obama’s power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens who are terrorist suspects, but rejected a proposal to eliminate the authority altogether. Source: The Hill… 
  • War drums. The U.S. could soon be spending $50 million a day to help protect al-Qaida terrorists currently trying to overthrow the government in Syria with a U.S.-guarded no-fly zone… Wait, what?! Source: The Wall Street Journal… 

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