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Want to keep your cell phone information private? That'll cost you $3,500

Your phone can be easily hacked by government or non-state actors. Probably no one at your cell phone company has warned you about this, but it's true.

A cogent and concise argument in favor of legalizing drugs—all of them

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Economics professor Jeffrey Miron explains why legalizing all drugs is a good idea.

Dozens of countries use Israeli spy technology to tap into global cell phone location databases

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Officer says he'll "f*cking kill you" to protester, pointing gun

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Did someone say we have a police accountability problem? Ferguson, Missouri, 2014:

A police officer points a weapon at a group of unarmed protesters. He says, "I'll f*cking kill you, get back." When asked his name, the officer says, "Go f*ck yourself."

The time disobeying a police order saved Thurgood Marshall from being lynched by police

Yesterday the Twitters were aflame after the Washington Post published a disturbing op-ed by a former cop. In response to the uproar about police violence against black people amidst the struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, the former cop wrote:

[H]ere is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.

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