Donald Trump Calls for Israeli-Style Racial Profiling — But Profiling Is a Disaster


Israel’s racial profiling at its borders has been rife with abuses that stand in contrast with American values of equal treatment and safeguarding personal liberties.

Source: Donald Trump Calls for Israeli-Style Racial Profiling — But Profiling Is a Disaster

Trademark dispute with Sky broadcasting sought name change for No Man’s Sky | Ars Technica


Dispute ends after “three years of secret stupid legal nonsense.”

Source: Trademark dispute with Sky broadcasting sought name change for No Man’s Sky | Ars Technica

DOJ Warns Calexico Police: Fix Institutional Problems Before Adopting Surveillance Tech | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Maybe the US government should take it’s own advice and follow it

Law enforcement agencies should not expand their electronic surveillance capabilities until they have addressed core problems of corruption, incompetence, poor oversight, and inadequate training. Echoing concerns long raised by EFF, that’s the message the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent the Calexico Police Department (CPD) following a years-long investigation into alleged corruption by officers.

Source: DOJ Warns Calexico Police: Fix Institutional Problems Before Adopting Surveillance Tech | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Worried About “Stigmatizing” Cluster Bombs, House Approves More Sales to Saudi Arabia


But the closeness of the vote was an indication of growing congressional opposition to the conduct of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing coalition in Yemen.

Source: Worried About “Stigmatizing” Cluster Bombs, House Approves More Sales to Saudi Arabia

Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Allow Researchers To Check E-Voting Software | Techdirt

In Australia, for example, e-voting is being used for the elections to the country’s Senate, but the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has refused to release the relevant software, despite a Senate motion and a freedom of information request. Being able to examine the code is a fundamental requirement, since there is no way of knowing what “black box” e-voting systems are doing with the votes that are entered.

Source: Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Allow Researchers To Check E-Voting Software | Techdirt

Scottish Law Enforcement Also Apparently Hooked Up To NSA/GCHQ’s Data Firehose | Techdirt

The documents confirm that a little-known policing body called the Scottish Recording Centre (SRC) was given access to information logs that includes millions of communications data including phone activity, internet histories, and social media behaviour on Facebook.The confirmation that UK state spy agency GCHQ ran a specific programmed, called “MILKWHITE”, to share data with devolved policing and tax authorities is the first Snowden leak to directly implicate Scottish authorities in the controversial policy of ‘bulk data’ collection.

Source: Scottish Law Enforcement Also Apparently Hooked Up To NSA/GCHQ’s Data Firehose | Techdirt