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Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists ...

dateJul 09, 2014 in Security
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Hong Kong police body cameras spark fears

In a first for Asia, Hong Kong police said Thursday they will trial the use of video cameras attached to their uniforms to film exchanges with the public, despite concerns from human rights groups.

dateAug 09, 2012 in Other
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Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Internet
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Bosnian Serbs pass law limiting freedom of speech

(AP)—Lawmakers in the Serb part of Bosnia passed a controversial law Thursday that allows authorities to fine people who post offensive content on social networks—a move rights activists have labeled as limiting freedom ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Internet
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