Obamaphones, Gas Prices, Cyber Security and Feinstein’s Ignorance: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 2-12-2013

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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.

  • The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans.
  • A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behavior by mining data from social networking websites.
  • North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions.
  • Gas prices hit a national average of $3.59 Monday — the highest ever for a Feb. 11. And the price at the pump will continue to rise.
  • The White House will release an executive order aimed at thwarting cyberattacks against critical infrastructure on Wednesday.
  • Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says that fewer than 10 civilians per year are typically killed by America’s targeted killing program — despite extensive evidence to the contrary. Meanwhile, she’s very worried about guns.

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