September 29, 2016

Seattle police reportedly used social media geo-location software to monitor and track suspects without city authorization. Unclear whether or not search warrants were obtained for this surveillance. https://www.thestranger.com/news/2016/09/28/24585899/how-the-seattle-police-secretlyand-illegallypurchased-a-tool-for-tracking-your-social-media-posts

U.S. government agency advises other countries to include minor parties in their debates. https://theintercept.com/liveblogs/firstdebate/usgovernmenadvises/

Congress overrides president’s veto of bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudis. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/27/senate-poised-to-vote-to-override-obamas-veto-of-911-bill/

Shimon Peres, Israeli leader and founder of the country’s nuclear weapons program, dies at 93. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/09/27/464330504/shimon-peres-the-last-of-israels-founding-fathers-dies-at-93

Thai authorities threaten to arrest Amnesty International representatives at press conference if they discuss police torture report, press conference cancelled. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/09/28/world/asia/ap-as-thailand-torture-allegations.html?_r=0

Federal appeals court strikes down New Hampshire ban on voting booth selfies. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-appeals-court-rules-against-nh-voting-booth-selfie-ban-n656291

Pre-school teachers focus on black male children when monitoring classes for misbehavior – study. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/28/495488716/bias-isnt-just-a-police-problem-its-a-preschool-problem

Only 24% of donations to Clinton campaign are $200 or less, versus 61% to Trump. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/us/politics/hillary-clinton-money-obama.html

Police in commando gear with assault rifles and armored vehicles confront pipeline protesters, arrest more than 20. “This is what it looks like when corporations’ interests are at stake.” https://www.rt.com/usa/361016-police-arrest-dakota-pipeline/

More than 400 homeless people reportedly hanging out at Santa Ana Civic Center in California. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-ana-library-adv-snap-story.html

President Obama orders flags flown at half-staff for Israeli politician Shimon Peres. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-latest-obama-orders-flags-at-half-staff-for-peres/2016/09/28/682f32c8-85e1-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html

iMessage reportedly not as secure as Apple users think it is, according to police documents which reveal that Apple will supply them with your phone number, IP address, the number you queried and the time and date of the query. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/28/apple-logs-your-imessage-contacts-and-may-share-them-with-police/

Prison labor strike at 20 prisons in 11 states enters third week. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/28/hunger_strikes_marches_work_stoppages_unprecedented

 

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September 29, 2016

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