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Some Palin secrecy stuffs

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From a NYtimes article about Palin's Bush-like secrecy/loyalty preference:

Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy. The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal e-mail accounts for state business; dozens of e-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records.

Rick Steiner, a University of Alaska professor, sought the e-mail messages of state scientists who had examined the effect of global warming on polar bears. (Ms. Palin said the scientists had found no ill effects, and she has sued the federal government to block the listing of the bears as endangered.) An administration official told Mr. Steiner that his request would cost $468,784 to process.

When Mr. Steiner finally obtained the e-mail messages — through a federal records request — he discovered that state scientists had in fact agreed that the bears were in danger, records show.

NUTS! Sounds like someone we want in charge! Oh wait, that's who we already have in charge. If you have time you should read this whole article, paints a scarier picture than you might already have in your head of a Sarah Palin administration. As if it wasn't scary enough already eh?

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New Lying AG, Same as Old Lying AG

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Glenn Greenwald explains why new rationales being presented by the attorney general for warrantless wiretapping and telecom immunity are plainly lies.

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How Comcast decides what you should be doing

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Crazy article about how Comcast monitors all traffic and cancels people's peer to peer connections.

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It was behind the everything in the room

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Article over at Ars about the ACLU battling cameras being installed all over CA points out that in many cases these cameras are not only a gross invasion of privacy, but haven't really been shown to prevent crime. BONUS!

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Nineteen Eighty Ftwothousand seven(again? already?)

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Ars Technica discusses a new program called Hostile Intent that suposedly decides if someone might be a criminal based on movements, voice, facial expressions. Try to look happy at the airport folks.

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Apparently Homeland Security is giving huge grants all over the country to communities putting up huge camera networks to watch the citizens. Via TPM.

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