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New Lockheed robot on duty in Afghanistan

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Wired describes Lockheed Martin's 'Squad Mission Support System' ("SMSS") robot, now on patrol in Afghanistan:

"Repo man" uses license plate tracker to hunt down cars

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"We've actually picked up two vehicles today using the camera system, from historical data."

Communities push back against SCOMM: join them!

By the end of May 2012, almost the entire United States had been blanketed by an ICE storm. 

The remaining “Secure Communities”-free zones had dwindled to two states (Alabama, which was only 55 percent activated) and Illinois (25 percent activated) as well as the District of Columbia.

"Your First Amendment rights can be terminated"

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The Chicago police officer in the video above sounds he is moonlighting for the NYPD at #OWS when he says "I don't care about no damn lawsuit" before cuffing NBC journalists for standing on a public street and filming.

Predicting the future at home?

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President Obama's "kill list" includes US citizens and teenaged girls

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Rep. Hank Johnson: Is the NSA spying on US persons?

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After NSA whistleblowers accused the secretive, behemoth military snooping agency of dragnet electronic surveillance, Representative Hank Johnson asked the head of the NSA, General Keith Alexander, some tough questions.

Appelbaum on "cyber security" legislation and electronic surveillance

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Listen to Jacob Appelbaum discuss so-called "cyber security" legislation and electronic surveillance. The clip was filmed before the House passed CISPA; a similar bill is currently working its way through the Senate.

Anarchists: the FBI thinks you are paranoid

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Drug war provides cover for retroactive surveillance without probable cause

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