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Several scandals and allegations of the New Albany Police Department have occurred throughout the department’s history, even misconduct….Freedom Of Speech will present the case against NAPD Chief Sherry Knight:* “Major Knight, rather than investigating, rather than discipline, I mean, you are talking about thousands of taxpayer dollars, here, rather than doing anything, she told Jon [...]


“The city of New Albany has got to be competitive,” Gahan said. “Part of being competitive is having good quality-of-life projects.”Really?And they are all backed up with our property taxes. FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Specifics on recent Iraq censorship orders

Iraq Telecom Ministry Orders ISPs: Kill The Internet in Five Provinces | SMEX: Channeling Advocacy If this is real, it is an interesting view into the specifics of Internet censorship in Iraq. I find “Block all access to VPN in all Iraq from 4 pm until 7 am on daily basis” particularly interesting. Just trying [...]

A tiny change in iOS 8 prevents WiFi tracking of iOS devices

News just broke of a new feature in iOS 8 announced at Apple’s WWDC which was not covered in the big keynote. Advertisers and retail outlets have been using Wi-Fi to track mobile devices for some time. I talked about a network of Wi-Fi tracking trashcans last year in the podcast. This works because, by default, [...]

Law enforcement access to your cell tower location may require a warrant

A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that there is an expectation of privacy in cell tower location information, and therefor it is protected by the Fourth Amendment. This runs counter to other recent rulings that allow access to the information without a warrant under the Stored Communications Act. The recent ruling relies on precedent [...]


Todd Bailey will be named new Police Chief.Freedom Of Speech would like to say:Mr. Bailey falsified 170 reports, so why is he to be Chief? FREEDOM OF SPEECH


Memorial Day is one of those national holidays that offer a three day weekend and the time to kick back doing whatever you, your family, your friends chooses to do.But the reason for the last Monday in May being a holiday is often lost in the rush to make those plans.It is hardly a day [...]

Iraq blocking social media as a defense against ISIS

Iraq Crisis: Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook Blocked by Government to Stop Isis Plotting Many sources are reporting that most major social networks are being blocked in Iraq. It is generally assumed that this is being done to prevent use of these tools for organization and propaganda by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). [...]

Bad news from East Timor as media faces petro fund ‘guided democracy’ gag

Timorese students protest over Australian spying in its efforts to manipulate Timor-Leste’s oil industry … free speech at risk under the new media law. Photo: Global Voices By Tempo Semanal editor/publisher José Antonio Belo SADLY, I have bad news to report from East Timor. It is not yet clear how long my colleagues and I [...]

Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter | Ars Technica

Ars technica in conjunction with NPR conducted an excellent experiment showing how much and what kind of information can be obtained through capture off the wire. This is the type of information that a national intelligence service would see by tapping into ISPs. They simulated this by using a penetration testing device installed at NPR reporter [...]