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Submission + - Law Allowing Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens Ruled Unconstitutional (villagevoice.com)

cathector writes: The offending section of the NDAA, signed by Obama on New Year's Eve last year, grants the government the power to put citizens in military detention indefinitely and without the usual recourse to civil courts. ...
Judge Katherine Forrest, a recent Obama appointee to the federal bench, ... granted a preliminary injunction of the offending sections of the law.

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Submission + - the Sunnyvale firm that helps Egypt spy on its ppl (youtube.com)

cathector writes: an AlJazeera English video about the link between silicon valley firm Narus and the Egyptian government's internet actions.

When the uprising there began nearly two weeks ago, there was a near-total internet blackout. But exactly how was access cut off? An American advocacy group called Free Press says it's uncovered a link to a California-based technology company which allegedly sold the Egyptian government equipment allowing it to track online activity. Rob Reynolds reports.


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