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Here are some of your most pressing concerns:
AROD Wins(?), sorta. Receives chorus of boos,
His identity is being revealed at his request, the paper reported Sunday on its website.
He is a former technical assistant for the CIA and has been working at the NSA for the past four years as an employee of various outside contractors, the paper reported.
On Wednesday, the Guardian disclosed a secret order from a U.S. intelligence court that required Verizon Business Network Services to give telephone records detailing the time, location and telephone numbers involved in domestic calls from April 25 to July 19.
Thursday, the Washington Post and the Guardian disclosed the existence of PRISM, reporting that the program allows NSA analysts to extract details of customer activities — including “audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents” and other materials — from computers at Microsoft, Google, Apple and other Internet firms.
Breaking from Newsmax.com
Google Gives ‘Palestine’ a Domain Name
Google is de facto recognizing a state of Palestine.
Tyler says Google consults with various sources and authorities when naming countries, and in this case is following the lead of several international organizations. The move comes after a U.N. decision last year upgrading the Palestinians‘ status to “non-member observer state.”
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says Google is not a diplomatic entity, which prompts the question of why it is getting involved in a controversial international political issue.
News from The Hill:
Senate rejects tougher background checks on gun purchases
The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks.
It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with 5 Democrats voting against it. Only 4 Republicans supported it.
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