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Amazon’s drone army welcomed by civil libertarians

The Everywhere Store: Civil libertarians welcome Amazon’s drone army (via Pando Daily) By Yasha Levine On December 7, 2013After 60 Minutes broke Amazon’s ambitious plan for a drone-based delivery system, all sorts of hell broke loose in the bloggershpere. Some raised alarm over safety issues and compiled photo slideshows of gnarly……

US Senate opens debate on Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate voted to open a debate on a proposed four-year extension of the Patriot Act, a controversial anti-terrorism law passed after the September 11 attacks. Key provisions of the law, which gave the government sweeping authority to conduct anti-terrorism investigations over the protests of civil…

House clears way for PATRIOT Act extension

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to clear the road for an extension of controversial provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. The final vote was 248 to 176, largely along party lines. Just 4 Republicans voted against the extension, while only 15 Democrats voted for it. Under the…

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