WASHINGTON — The movement to crack down on government surveillance started with an odd couple from Michigan, Representatives Justin Amash, a young libertarian Republican known even to his friends as “chief wing nut,” and John Conyers Jr., an elder of the liberal left in his 25th House term.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Last week Janet Napolitano just about tripled her old salary as Homeland Security Secretary now that she’s confirmed to be the next president of the University of California.
While the Board of Regents assured they’re in the business of education, they thought it made good business sense to pay her $575,000 a year. The regents said Napolitano is a remarkable person of character.
In addition, she gets a free house an $8,000 car allowance and $142,000 for relocation expenses.
Military admits to filtering reports and content relating to government surveillance programs for thousands of personnel
The US army has admitted to blocking access to parts of the Guardian website for thousands of defence personnel across the country.
A spokesman said the military was filtering out reports and content relating to government surveillance programs to preserve "network hygiene" and prevent any classified material appearing on unclassified parts of its computer systems.
There is an interesting court case going on right now in Wisconsin, which holds quite a bit of importance in the current digital era where the 5th Amendment is concerned. Jeffrey Feldman is accused of downloading child pornography from a file sharing site online, however federal agents hadn’t been able to get past the encryption on his computer’s hard drives in order to obtain evidence.