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Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ Promise Inroads For Democrats; How The Government Gets Your Info Without A Warrant; Google Has A Use For You; Court Rips Mask Of Anonymity From Consumers Who Criticize Businesses Online; Connecticut School Official Pressured To Quit Because He Wanted To Give Away Ammo To Arm Against Future Shootings — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-9-2014

January 9, 2014 by  

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Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ Picked For Their Strategic Value To Democratic Party

President Barack Obama designated five areas Thursday as Economic Promise Zones: three in cities, one in rural Kentucky and one on the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma – and nearly all of them offer Democrats stronger political inroads with resistant local voters. Bread, Buttered… 

 

No Warrant, No Problem: How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data

ProPublica is back with an update of their extensive reference guide outlining the many, many ways law enforcement can get into your personal data – phone records, GPS, email and much more – without a warrant, and without informing you you’re being watched. It’s an immensely informative reference, and it’s as up to date as anything out there. Bookmark It…  

 

Google To Start Advertising With Your Real Name; Your Real Face

The words “shared endorsement” sound fairly benign. But in fact, they describe a scheme cooked up by Google to feature users’ names, photos and profile information in advertising. Opt Out…

 

Court Yanks Anonymity For Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online

A Virginia Appeals Court has ruled that people who criticize a business on Yelp, the popular online consumer services locator, can be forced to reveal their identities to business owners who want to sue them for defamation. Read More… 

 

Connecticut School Board Member Quits Over Comments Encouraging Force Against Mass Murderers

A newly elected Connecticut school board member has resigned after an outcry over comments about a movement dedicated to victims of the Newtown school shooting. Gregory Beck, a member of the Brookfield school board, had written on Facebook his tribute to the “26 Acts” movement would be to give boxes of ammunition to his gun-enthusiast friends, the News-Times in Danbury reported. Under Fire…

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