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Bokhari: The Terrifying Rise of Financial Blacklisting

It is the most totalitarian form of blacklisting: not just to be prevented from speaking on a university campus, or to be kicked off social media, but to be shut out of the entire financial system. That is the terrifying new threat to freedom that western societies must now contend with.

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Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent.

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pre-K students use electronic tablets at the South Education Center in San Antonio. As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are both vowing to make public schools a …

Internet Archive Defeats FBI Demand for User Data

A nonprofit organization called The Internet Archive has prevailed in a long battle to resist the FBI’s demand for information about one of its users, subjecting the Bureau’s “National Security Letters” to an unprecedented level of scrutiny.

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Europe Drops the Hammer on Tech Startups over Edward Snowden Leaks

(Ferenstein Wire)—The technology industry is scrambling to understand how it will continue business in Europe, after the continent’s high court struck down a privacy agreement that protected U.S.-based companies operating abroad, known as Safe Harbor.

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Left, Too, Now Freaking out over Net Neutrality

The left-leaning ‘Electronic Frontier Foundation’ (EFF) came out with “guns-a-blazin’” Wednesday morning at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an open letter: “Dear FCC: Rethink The Vague “General Conduct” Rule.”

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