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How Changes To Rule 41 Alter The Landscape of Government Mass Surveillance

After years of trials, not all of them won, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has successfully lobbied Legislature to change the laws surrounding government “hacking”/surveillance. Now, beginning December 1, 2016, the FBI will have the legal jurisdiction to hack an indefinite number of computers/phones/tablets/devices, potentially thousands to millions, under a singular search warrant.

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Report: Iranian Backed Houthi Forces In Yemen Are Taking Control of Several Hospitals and Denying Medical Treatment To Rebels

Investigative Report from Amnesty International: Pro-Government forces in Yemen are not bombing hospitals and killing off medical personnel like their counterparts in Aleppo, they are hijacking them, stationing troops inside them an dictating who can receive medical treatment or not – violating international law and committing War Crimes in the process.

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Deadly Protests Erupt After Congo’s President Says He Will Not Honor The Countries Constitution or Leave Office

A month before his final term is supposed to end, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of The Congo, has said he will not leave office next month. Now, violent protests are erupting across the country and to date, dozens have been killed, hundreds imprisoned the free press has been shut down by the Congolese Government.

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The FBI’s War On Encryption Is Not Just Costing Citizens Their Rights, It Is Harming The American Economy & Influencing International Relations

Vladimir Putin has said the Russian Military intends to abandon foreign hardware/software – mainly Microsoft – in favor domestically manufactured technology. Russia says the decision to abandon Microsoft is “a matter of National Security.” Here is why this has become an issue worth discussing in 2016

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Russia Pulls Out of “Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court” To Escape Liability Charges from Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the country is removing its signature from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – Governed by The United Nations – because the ICC is not “independent” or “authoritative.” While this may be true, Amnesty International Russia argues the real reason Russia is leaving is to ensure the Russian Government can not be sued for “alleged” War Crimes in Ukraine or Syria – in international court. Not only has Russia withdrawn, but Putin has also called for several other countries to also follow their lead.