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The 212-796-0735 mystery

Back in the days of the Cold War, spies found ingenious and unusual ways to communicate with each other, hiding their communications in plain sight, whether encrypted or not. For instance, an intelligence agent (spy) might contact his case officer (handler) by placing an ad in the personals section of the local newspaper. This practice,


Supreme Court rules against government whistleblower

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that government employees who speak out aren’t always protected by the First Amendment. In the 5-4 decision in Garcetti et al. v. Ceballos, the Court ruled that government employees are not protected by the First Amendment when they speak about matters pertaining to their jobs.


Google in bed with U.S. intelligence

Even while Google presents a public image of vigorously protecting its users’ privacy, it has quietly provided assistance to several U.S. intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, as the U.S. prosecutes its war on terrorism. In addition, Google may be providing assistance to the National Security Agency.


Hawaii gas price rises due to cap

Last September, Hawaii instituted a so-called cap on gasoline prices, and now has the highest gas prices in the country. As the oil industry pointed out at the time, setting a cap on gasoline prices would threaten the supply of gasoline for the island and thus cause prices to rise. WorldNetDaily reports on the impact

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