Legal Scholars Call Out Obama’s Trigger Finger; Billions And Billions Poured Into Government ‘Black Budget’ Spy Ops; Understanding Web Privacy; Where’s The Debate In Congress Over Syria?; One Tough iPhone Case— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-29-2013

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British Parliament Debates War With Syria, U.S. Congress Vacations

As chatter about the prospect of the United States going maverick in Syria continues, the Nation’s international peers are receiving praise from some U.S. lawmakers for taking a more thoughtful approach to intervening in the Middle Eastern conflict. Read More… 

Government Surveillance Budget Revealed, $52.6 Billion To Spy

The U.S. government has a $52.6 billion “black budget” to operate its massive surveillance assets, according to new documents leaked by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Read More… 

EFF Explains Perfect Forward Secrecy, an Important Web Privacy Protection

Sites that use perfect forward secrecy can provide better security to users in cases where the encrypted data is being monitored and recorded by a third party. EFF explains the privacy protection and why it matters. Read More… 

2 Scholars Say President Is Misreading His Power To Wage War

Two law scholars said Thursday the White House is incorrectly interpreting “war” to justify military operations reserved only for congressional approval. Read More… 

Need A little Protection With That iPhone? Check Out The Knucklecase

There will always be situations in which packing heat for personal protection isn’t practical or convenient. There are times, too, when even ardent concealed carriers simply forgot to walk out the door with their firearm. And some people who aren’t comfortable toting a gun around everywhere still might like to have something in their hand, purse or pocket that gives them a slight advantage over would-be attackers. Read More…

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