FBI paid researchers $1 million to de-anonymize users of privacy software Tor

FBI paid researchers $1 million to de-anonymize users of privacy software Tor

International Business Times

The Tor Project has accused the FBI of paying researchers at Carnegie Mellon University $1 million to de-anonymize the popular software and reveal users’ locations as part of a large criminal investigation. The assertion comes after the publication of court documents in the upcoming Silk Road 2 case in which government prosecutors state that the evidence…

Hundreds of students protest against racism at New York’s Ithaca College

Hundreds of students protest against racism at New York’s Ithaca College

International Business Times

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff members took part in a protest against racism Wednesday afternoon on the academic quad of Ithaca College, amid recent similar actions on a few other U.S. campuses, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The protesters called for a change in leadership and for action to be taken against President Tom Rochon…

Furious conservatives demand arrest of Mizzou student president over false KKK claims

Furious conservatives demand arrest of Mizzou student president over false KKK claims

Travis Gettys Missouri’s student body president could face impeachment after claiming the Ku Klux Klan had been seen on campus. Payton Head, president of the Missouri Student Association, has apologized for sharing the false information on his Twitter account, and he later invited students who objected to his leadership to initiate impeachment proceedings if they

No evidence yet of backlash to Houston HERO vote

No evidence yet of backlash to Houston HERO vote

Texas Tribune Just hours after it became clear that Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance, HERO, would be trounced at the polls last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker predicted a “direct, economic backlash” for the city, akin to criticism and boycott threats in Arizona and Indiana following similar controversies. But so far, any visible backlash has yet to materialize, and Houston

US unemployment claims hold steady near 4-decade low

US unemployment claims hold steady near 4-decade low

Agence France-Presse New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits held steady last week, close to a four-decade low as the jobs market firms, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial jobless claims, an indicator of the pace of layoffs, totaled 276,000 in the week ending November 7, the same as the previous week. New filings remain low

Episcopal preacher skewers Maine GOP with the Gospel after they bizarrely smear him as ‘anti-Christian’

Episcopal preacher skewers Maine GOP with the Gospel after they bizarrely smear him as ‘anti-Christian’

Bethania Palma Markus The Maine Republican Party and state Rep. Lawrence E. Lockman (R) seem to be taking a cue from radical anti-abortion activists who attack their target by editing what they say until it’s no longer accurate. According to the Maine Beacon, Lockman took to his Facebook page to call Democratic mayoral candidate Ben Chin,

Chris Christie: ‘Lawless’ Obama destroying the US by encouraging campus protests against racism

Chris Christie: ‘Lawless’ Obama destroying the US by encouraging campus protests against racism

Travis Gettys Gov. Chris Christie is blowing a racist dog whistle to attract attention to his collapsing presidential aspirations. The New Jersey governor has been relegated to the Republican undercard debate, where he repeatedly touted his “law and order” credentials Tuesday night as a former prosecutor, and the following day he attacked “lawless” civil rights