White House Asks Congress to Pass New Privacy Laws

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acidic

now they are considering bitcoin as possible terrorist threats. gotta love bacrack osama

http://www.techspot.com/news/56643-us-government-to-study-bitcoin-as-possible-terrorist-threat.html

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CantankerousDave

That pesky Fourth Amendment can be done away with (we all know #2 is the only one that matters) and replaced by two simple lines.
1) The government gets to see all your stuff.
2) You get to see none of the government's stuff.

Easy!

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Ghost XFX

Actually, if you can't get past the First or Second Amendments, you sure as hell won't get the chance to see the others...

Americans have no clue how good they have it. In any other country, the majority of us would be no better off than the Chinese, with these Progressive hacks in charge.

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Evan Evans

This Administration breaks whatever laws they want to, only enforce the laws that are politically beneficial for them, and the Main Stream Media gives them a pass (or completely whitewashes their actions) ever since Barack Hussein Obama appointed the spouses/siblings of CBS, ABC, and CNN to his cabinet.

Any new laws they pass are only going to hurt the American people.

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NoCtrl

EFF Demands Release of More Secret Surveillance Court Rulings

In a continuing campaign to uncover the government's secret interpretations of the surveillance laws underlying the National Security Agency (NSA)'s spying programs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed another lawsuit against the Department of Justice, demanding that the government hand over key Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA court) opinions and orders.

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-demands-release-more-secret-surveillance-rulings-fisa-court

Government Plays Fast and Loose with Technology in Supreme Court Cell Phone Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week heard oral argument in two cases involving whether the police, after arresting someone, can search his or her cell phone without a search warrant. Although the police have been allowed to do a limited search of a person after they’ve been arrested, this exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement was never intended to cover the massive amounts of sensitive information on a cell phone. But as the oral arguments made clear, the government is relying on dangerous misconceptions about cell phone technology in an attempt to justify a significant privacy intrusion.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/government-plays-fast-and-loose-technology-supreme-court-cell-phone-cases

Etc., etc., etc...

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Ghost XFX

Hell. No.

The last time those idiots passed a law, we got 0bozocare...

Anyone smitten by their Socialist healthcare laws as of late?

Figure this much, anything the Progressives say they'll do, the exact opposite will eventually happen.

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CantankerousDave

>Anyone smitten by their Socialist healthcare laws as of late?

Literally the only people in this country who get actual, genuine socialized health care are veterans. The V.A. tends to be pretty highly rated by them.

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AFDozerman

I can't begin to tell you just how many people I know that have been hurt by substandard practices here in the military through appointed "doctors", though the one that really hits home for me is when my wife miscarried due to malpractice in Bethesda.

More recently, a buddy of mine in my flight had the top of his hand de-gloved by a doc who improperly froze off a couple of warts. When he went to the ER, they told him to bring it up to the guy's first sergeant. The doc's first sergeant then pretty much told him to fuck off because "shit happens"

The sick part is, we aren't even allowed to file suit against them.

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AFDozerman

I can't begin to tell you just how many people I know that have been hurt by substandard practices here in the military through appointed "doctors", though the one that really hits home for me is when my wife miscarried due to malpractice in Bethesda.

More recently, a buddy of mine in my flight had the top of his hand de-gloved by a doc who improperly froze off a couple of warts. When he went to the ER, they told him to bring it up to the guy's first sergeant. The doc's first sergeant then pretty much told him to fuck off because "shit happens"

The sick part is, we aren't even allowed to file suit against them.

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NavarWynn

Wait, huh? neither issue is VA related. at all.

And I'm confused, the doc was an 03,O4, or O5, whay would he give a rats arse what an E7 had to tell him? Plus, why the heck didn't the wuss just cut them off himself? Jesus, you ought to know better than to go in for some silly stupid shit like hand warts! Guess your bud learned his lesson!

As far as my VA experience goes, They get the job done, not always the most efficient, or the 'best' but considering that their average 'client' is old and beat the hell up (20yr in 'll do that to you), or young and shot or blown the hell up, on average they do better than most. Just remember that coffee refills are $0.50!

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Jims45wow

BS for the buffoons.

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acidic

how about privacy of your bank accounts ? they are closing the bank accounts and pay services of "high-risk" businesses. gotta love all the "change" that bacrack osama has brought to us. we all know it is for our own well being and best interests

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/28/doj-operation-chokepoint-and-porn-stars

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firefox91

Hypocrisy at it's finest.

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DelroyMonjo

"But when it comes to email, access can be gained with a warrant without a judge’s signature most of the time. To fix this, the White House recommends that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act be amended so that additional protection would be in place during a law enforcement investigation."
Sure, when incriminating E-Mails about all the president's lies start showing up. Target, myass!

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Baer

I thought April Fools Day was last month.

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dgrmouse

This is part of a proposal to /increase/ the amount of data being collected from US citizens... there simply isn't any way to spin it into a privacy initiative. The report talks about the "Internet of Things," and likens gathering data from your microwave and commode to the census without ever addressing consumers' rights to control the flow of data or even setting a framework for what kind of data such a device should be allowed to collect.

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vrmlbasic

The Obama White House wants to pass privacy laws?! ROFL.

Look, since the 4th Amendment to the Constitution no lesser later law is going to matter to the Obama Administration and their underlings at the NSA.

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Mikey109105

Not a snowballs chance in hell Congress acts on any of these. Then again, whens the last time they acted on...well...anything that the citizens actually wanted?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

How likely do you think it is that Congress will act on any of these recommendations?

Irrelevant!

The question should be....
How many Laws can they break?