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Narus: Big Brother's Little Helper

Here is an amazing breakdown, via the Daily Kos, of technology sold by Narus, whose gear is used by AT&T to help the NSA spy on Americans. One Narus box can apparently monitor 39,000 DSL connections.

French Population Defeats Age-Discriminating Employment Law

After weeks of massive protests and rioting, the French government has decided to get rid of the "new jobs" law, which would have deprived workers under 26 years old of any protection against wrongful dismissal.

AT&T: Collaboration With Bush Administration Will Affect Bottom Line

Showing contempt for the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution, Attourney General Alberto Gonzales has defended Bush's domestic spying, maintaining that even communication occurring solely in the US can be tapped with no warrant.

C.R.U.S.H. 2006: The Case of the Missing Election Results

Correspondant Brent Morley, as some know, is running in the Vancouver Douglas College elections as part of the C.R.U.S.H. slate.

It has been a very close election and the votes have apparently been counted.

Strangely, however, no results have been released.

Judge In Moussaoui Case May Allow Public Access to 9/11 Tapes

Since 2001, the US government has tried to keep cockpit recordings from hijacked September 11 flights secret. The official rationale is as follows:

"to protect the National Traffic Safety Board against premature public speculation regarding the cause of any airline crash so it may 'conduct a full and fair investigation.'"

DHS Official Charged With Internet Pervin'

Brian J. Doyle, A US Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary, was charged with getting too friendly, via the Internet, with a 14-year-old girl. The "girl" was actually an undercover detective working for Polk County.

Doyle, who has numerous sexy conversations with the "girl" and sent her pornographic files, faces a charge of transmission of harmful material to a minor.

Jack Abramoff Gets 5 Years, 10 Months Jail Time

Jack Abramoff, because of his "religious dedication", received the minimum possible sentence for the charges against him. Abramoff received a 5 years, 10 months, sentence for committing fraud in the purchase of a fleet of gambling boats.

Abramoff has yet to be charged for bribing congressmen and defrauding his clients. He won't be incarcerated for his current charges for a few months as his testimony is needed in these other investigations.

Bush Chief of Staff Resigns

Andrew "Andy" Card, Bush Administration Chief of Staff, announced his resignation last Tuesday, most likely because of Bush's current low approval ratings. Card will be succeeded by Joshua Bolten, son of a CIA employee and current head of the Office of Management and Budget.

A Secure Computing Solution

For any who care, here's a relatively easy method for secure communications:

JavaScrypt: Javascript-Based Encryption

Encryption is, to some, a fascinating thing. To others it is like flossing (in da oral hygiene sense).

It is, at any rate, a necessary thing as the state works to consolidate control over internet service providers and passes "anti-terrorism" laws that help it spy on its citizens.

A handy little browser-based application called JavaScrypt allows you to use your browser to encrypt blocks of text.