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WIRED: “Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges”

Wired reports: As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But DeFoggi—convicted today in Maryland on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed his use of the Tor anonymizing ... Read More »

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

John Whitehead writes of the Department of Homeland Security: In the 12 years since it was established to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,” the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?. Read More »

Must Read: Michael Lofti Cries Foul on Tea Party’s Brat Reaction

By Michael Lofti “Congratulations to Dave Brat on his huge upset. The statement from the grassroots could not be any clearer. It doesn’t matter what office you hold or how powerful you are. If you lose touch with activists on the ground, then your seat is in danger,” wrote Freedom Works’ Matthew Kibbe. “The grassroots are taking their seat back at ... Read More »

Tom Engelhardt: “Don’t Walk Away from War”

Tom Engelhardt: The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions — nearly nonstop since the Vietnam War began. That’s more than half a century of experience with war, American-style, and yet few in our world bother to draw the ... Read More »