Canada wants warrantless Internet spying, says critics support child porn

The Canadian government has introduced legislation that would force telecom providers to turn over Internet subscriber information without a warrant.

Public safety minister Vic Toews says critics can “either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/canadian-government-proposes-warrantless-internet-spying-bill.ars

New Jersey Senate Passes Gay Marriage, votes with conscience, not politics

New Jersey lawmakers gave their approval to legalizing gay marriage for the first time as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow marriage for same-sex couples even in the face of defiant Gov.

Chris Christies promise to veto the legislation.

Source:
http://freakoutnation.com/2012/02/13/new-jersey-senate-passes-gay-marriage-votes-with-conscience-not-politics/

File-Sharing Darling Dan Bull Publishes Anti-SOPA Rap

Since the recording industry is one of the key supporters of the pending SOPA legislation in the United States, it seems fitting that its opponents should use the medium of song to make their counter argument.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/file-sharing-darling-dan-bull-publishes-anti-sopa-rap-111220/

NBC/WSJ poll: Despite defeat, Obama’s jobs bill is popular

Even though the United States Senate on Tuesday blocked President Obama’s jobs bill, the legislation’s specifics — as well as the idea of taxing the wealthy to pay for it — are popular with the American public, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Source:
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/12/8288026-nbcwsj-poll-despite-defeat-obamas-jobs-bill-is-popular

#File Sharing Protest Bomb Threat Video Lands Teenager in Court

A teenager who appears to have taken his protest against an anti-piracy law a little too far will find himself in court tomorrow.

The 18-year-old allegedly posted a video on YouTube protesting the legislation just passed by New Zealand. In it he claimed that websites would be hacked and that explosives had been planted in government buildings.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/file-sharing-protest-bomb-threat-video-lands-teenager-in-court-110920/

EFF Applauds New Electronic Privacy Bill That Tells the Government: Come Back With a Warrant!

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced much-needed legislation to update the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, a critically important but woefully outdated federal privacy law in desperate need of a 21st century upgrade.

Source:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/eff-applauds-new-electronic-privacy-bill-tells

Texas Passes Pre-Abortion Sonogram Bill

Gov.

Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation that is a victory for anti-abortion advocates.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/us/politics/06sonogram.html

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