Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Oregon attorney general: State investigators used digital surveillance on #BlackLivesMatter

Reuters Oregon’s attorney general is investigating the state’s digital surveillance of Twitter users who wrote #BlackLivesMatter and other hashtags and has put one employee on leave, saying she was “appalled” by her department’s profiling. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wrote to local civil rights leaders including the president of the Urban League of Portland on Tuesday

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…

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…

Could Trump pick Christie as his running mate?

Could Trump pick Christie as his running mate?

NJ.com

TRENTON — Trump/Christie in 2016? It’s a possibility, Donald Trump told a crowd in New Hampshire on Wednesday, according to a report by NBC News. As Trump made an appearance at a political speaker series in Manchester, a man in the crowd asked the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate if he’d given any thought to…

Meet the former Pentagon scientist who says psychics can help American spies

Meet the former Pentagon scientist who says psychics can help American spies

Newsweek

Steps from the Hayward Executive Airport in Northern California, a brunette in jeans and hiking boots scans her surroundings for police. She’s carrying a 13-pound canister of liquid nitrogen in her hand. She unclasps the lid and dumps the colorless, minus-320-degree liquid into a beer cooler packed with 2,000 tiny aluminum balls. A thick white cloud…