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Edward Snowden Email Service Shut Down Amid Pressure From Secret Court
2013-08-09 10:01:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former NSA employee turned whistleblower Edward Snowden made headlines when he leaked documents detailing the American government’s surveillance programs. Now the email service that Snowden used to privately communicate with human rights workers and lawyers has shut down amid pressure from a secret US court. The email client, Lavabit, claimed that the decision to shut the service down is confounded by the fact that the site is...

2013-07-02 23:22:37

Did Colorado Federal Court Knowingly Allow Violation of Citizens' Rights to Privacy, Asks A Just Cause (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 A Just Cause continues to investigate a federal case in Colorado that involved six Colorado business executives who were convicted of mail and wire fraud charges in 2011. The six executives, who represented themselves pro se, have maintained their innocence throughout. The six executives (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, David A. Zirpolo,...

Google Sued By Justice Department For Warrantless Access To User Records
2013-06-01 05:54:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Department of Justice secretly filed a lawsuit in April attempting to force Google to give them access to user records without a search warrant, various media outlets have learned. CNET´s Declan McCullagh, who broke the story on Friday, said that the lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan courtroom back on April 22 and “offers a rare glimpse of how determined prosecutors are to defend a process that allows federal...

Federal Government Challenged By Google On Warrantless Data Requests
2013-04-05 10:07:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google has taken the extraordinary step of becoming the first major company to openly challenge in court the federal government´s warrantless electronic data-gathering. On March 29, the company filed a rare petition under seal in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, challenging a national security letter (NSL) issued by the government to obtain private data about one or more of its users. NSLs allow the federal...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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