The director of the FBI doesn’t want you to use technology to encrypt your personal data. He said that for your safety the feds should have unrestricted access to everything you store in a cloud or a hard drive, write in e-mail, or send in a text. Security, he says, trumps privacy. Tech specialists warn, however, that giving the FBI such access would necessarily open doors to data that could be exploited.

Off The Grid Absolutely it’s going to get exploited! If they need a warrant to go into your house, then they should have a warrant to get into your computers and personal information. It’s government takeover. It falls right in line with people who sit there and say,“I don’t care what they do to me,

A Harvard Graduate was asked not to attend Facebook’s summer internship program after he created an application that shed light on Facebook Messenger’s privacy issues.

Off The Grid Boston.com reports that Harvard Student Aran Khanna was two hours away from leaving to go start his summer internship at Facebook when they called him and rescinded their initiation. Khanna had created an application that was available as a Chrome extension. This application, called Marauder’s Map, used data from Facebook Messenger to

Now they’re just picking on her.

Brigida Santos Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking documents exposing torture, has reportedly been threatened with solitary confinement for an indefinite amount of time after being charged with four violations of custody rules.  The Guardian reports, Private Manning has been accused of showing disrespect, exhibiting disorderly conduct when sweeping food onto the floor during

21 young people are suing the American government and President Obama for allegedly violating their constitutional rights by causing climate change in the development and use of fossil fuels.

Off The Grid According to Alternet, the lawsuit, which was filed in a US District Court in Oregon, alleges, “that, in causing climate change, the federal government has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, property, and has failed to protect essential public trust resources,” and that “Despite knowing CO2 emissions cause dangerous climate change

Walmart, the United States’ top seller of guns and ammunition, will now limit the types of guns sold at their stores.

Off The Grid Walmart has announced that they well stop selling some semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 in their stores. The company says it will focus only on “hunting and sportsman firearms.” Walmart says this decision has nothing to do with the rising number of mass shootings that have been happening in our country. Instead,

A 23-yet-old woman and her daughters were left terrified after a SWAT team mistakenly raided their home, making her stand naked for 10mins while they searched the home.

Off The Grid All of this is happening because of the war on drugs. They bust into the wrong apartment, terrorize an innocent citizen and it’s just going to keep happening again and again. It’ll keep happening until we end this idiotic war on drugs once and for all. Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He

A Mexican-owned Mexican restaurant dropped a racial slur on a Mexican customer. Yes, you did read that headline correctly.And no, the name of the restaurant was not Trumplebee’s.

Mike Rylander It was actually a little spot called El Valle Mexican Restaurant in Denver, Colorado – and after further investigation – it seems that the slur, “you f***ing Mexicans,” wasn’t directed at the customer at all. It was just a joke that the waitress typed to the cooks via the restaurant’s computer ordering system

Starting this December, women in Saudi Arabia will be able to vote and run for office, but they will still be barred from interacting with men, wearing makeup, going for a swim, driving a car, participating in sports…the list goes on and on…

Jen Hobbs Why is Saudi Arabia considered one of our allies? The country oppresses women, and there’s significant proof that the Royal family funded the 9/11 hijackers.  Senator Bob Graham, the former Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence who wrote the 9/11 Report, explains the evidence behind their involvement in this video: In case

Tragedy struck the WDJB news team in Virginia when a reporter and camera man were shot and killed during a live broadcast.

Off The Grid A news reporter and cameraman were killed this morning in Virginia state park when a gunman opened fire on them while they were broadcasting live. During the live broadcast on Smith Mountain Lake’s 50th anniversary, shots are heard as the reporter and a park official are heard screaming. The cameraman gets hit

This is how televangelists beat the IRS.

Off The Grid It might be surprising for some of you to learn that televangelism is still thriving in this country. According to available records, companies like Daystar, Trinity, and Inspiration Ministries are worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars and all of these companies are growing at a rate faster than ever before. But

Donald Trump’s immigration plan can be summed up like this: build a wall by “making” Mexico pay for it, militarize the border by tripling the number of border patrol officers, kick out all illegal immigrants and end birthright citizenship.

Off The Grid That policy turns us into East Berlin. I would simply ask this question: is it going to be like Area 51? Because when I went and visited Area 51, they had clear signs posted that if you cross this line lethal force can be use. I find that astounding. You could be

Jeb Bush recently told Republicans in Iowa that he was “proud” of his brother’s tough stance on torture following the 9/11 attacks. To me, this is outrageous. This should disqualify Jeb Bush completely from being the commander in chief of our military as well as the President of the United States.

Off The Grid It is a crime to torture someone you have captured at war. That is a crime. There are no exceptions to a crime. On one hand Jeb Bush is saying: generally feeling, I don’t support torture… But I can see the point where there would be an occasional exception. No there isn’t.