Bigmouth (el Rushbo) strikes again

You know, every time you think we’ve already achieved Peak Limbaugh, he manages to top himself. Granted, at this point, it’s sort of like Madonna-in-her-50’s trying to be shocking, but he’s still impressive when he’s in full bluster: “This is not good for the country, what’s happening here, because it isn’t, I don’t think, full-fledged […]

The stingray story gets weirder still

Yeah, so I know I said I’d keep it positive, but I’ve been feeling very unwell indeed and when I’m unwell and I read stuff like this, it’s tough to let it pass without comment. The U.S. Marshals actively encouraged the police to alter a probable cause affidavit (PCA) in cases where stingrays had been […]

No matter what you think about Edward Snowden…

Last week, the EFF published a list of 65 things we learned from the Edward Snowden leaks. It’s grim reading, but here are some of the highlights: 5. Although the NSA has repeatedly stated it does not target Americans, its own documents show that searches of data collected under Section 702 are designed simply to […]

The world of Stingrays gets even stranger

If you’re not already familiar with the Stingray cell phone tracking device, let me give you the quick-and-dirty: It’s a device that spoofs cell towers, tricking your phone into connecting to it, and providing law enforcement with information about your whereabouts (and potentially a great deal more). There’s not a great deal of information available […]