Daily Archives: November 27, 2010

Homeland Security shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order

The Homeland Security Department’s customs enforcement division has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, according to online reports.

While many of the web domains were sites that trafficked in counterfeit brand name goods, and some others linked to copyright-infringing file-sharing materials, at least one site was a Google-like search engine, causing alarm among web freedom advocates who worry the move steps over the line into censorship.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/homeland-security-shuts-dozens-sites/

Big Sis’ Street Scanners Target Of FOIA Request

FOIA request that seeks to unveil the truth behind Homeland Security’s hundreds of roaming backscatter devices that are now radiating Americans in their homes and vehicles at internal checkpoints in the name of “safety”.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-sis-street-scanners-target-of-foia-request.html

Airport “Security”?

The unconstitutionally invasive new airport security measures in the US are not only illegal, but doomed to be ineffective. Thomas Sowell asks why, then, do the powers that be insist on going forward?

http://www.theatlasphere.com/columns/101126-sowell-airport-security.php

EU rescue costs start to threaten Germany itself

The escalating debt crisis on the eurozone periphery is starting to contaminate the creditworthiness of Germany and the core states of monetary union.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/8160999/EU-rescue-costs-start-to-threaten-Germany-itself.html

Max Keiser: Teutonic Genie out of bottle, America punches itself in face

Max Keiser, financial analyst and host of RT’s Keiser Report says Germany is ready to emerge as the world’s new superpower with China…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/max-keiser-teutonic-genie-out-of-bottle-america-punches-itself-in-face.html

Irish Relief Fleeting as `Day of Reckoning’ Nears

Borrowing costs for Europe’s most indebted nations are at record highs as Ireland’s capitulation in accepting a bailout of its banking industry stokes concern that other countries also will have to seek aid.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-26/ireland-s-relief-proves-fleeting-as-day-of-reckoning-nears-euro-credit.html

Doctors sound TSA germ alert

Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government’s Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=232457

Electronic pickpocketing puts your credit cards at risk

If you had any doubt that someone could steal your credit card numbers by simply walking past you, a few minutes with Walt Augustinowicz will probably chance your mind. By simply using a credit card scanner attached to a battery pack,…

http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/story.aspx?storyid=158493