Legislation desperately needed to restore American’s right to privacy in the Digital Age.

Under current law, law enforcement and other government agents do not need a warrant to search and seize digital communications for older than 180 days. This includes your personal emails, text messages or photos shared exclusively with a loved one.

via Opinion: The Senate should pass the Email Privacy Act without delay – CSMonitor.com

‘My Friend Cayla’ doll doesn’t keep secrets

“Advertising and personal information are what’s at the end of the rainbow for them.”

In the case of Cayla, watchdog groups point out that audio files get sent to a database maintained by Genesis Toys’s technology partner, Nuance Communications, which also develops voice-recognition programs for law enforcement and the military.

via Privacy concerns threaten sales of hi-tech doll – CSMonitor.com

Wasserman Schultz’s IT Staffers Took $100,000 From Iraqi Politician, ‘Impossible’ To Trace Transactions

“Rogue congressional staffers took $100,000 from an Iraqi politician while they had administrator-level access to the House of Representatives’ computer network, according to court documents examined by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/wasserman-schultzs-staffers-took-100000-iraqi-politician-impossible-trace-transactions/

Lawmakers Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

“It looks like politics,” Budd said in a phone interview with Breitbart News on Monday. “Why are they sending it to someone that’s produced zero, for twice the price? This is inappropriate.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/21/exclusive-lawmakers-to-request-probe-of-418m-arms-sale-to-kenya-on-obamas-last-day/

Police Dept. cancels ‘High-Five Friday’ due to minority and illegal alien fears

A police department in Northampton, Massachusetts is ending its “High-Five Friday” program at local elementary schools due to concerns that “undocumented children” and others may feel “uncomfortable” seeing an officer at school.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/police-dept-cancels-high-five-friday-schools-because-some-students-uncomfortable/

Le Pen holds head high for all women. Cancels meet with grand muffin-top over headscarf 

“I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar,” she told reporters, referring to a visit in 2015 to Cairo’s 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning. “The highest Sunni authority didn’t have this requirement, but it doesn’t matter.

“You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” she said.

The cleric’s press office said Le Pen’s aides had been informed beforehand that a headscarf was required for the meeting and had been “surprised by her refusal”.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1600R6

Post 9/11… what the hell happened?