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CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it!

CISPA is a sweeping, privacy-annihilating Internet law that we killed last year. The Congressmen who introduced it haven’t learned their lesson and they’ve reintroduced it. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, right? We killed CISPA once before. We will kill CISPA again. It only works if you take part. This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation. Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill.

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Supreme Court denies Obama birther eligibility case Noonan v. Bowen (Photos-Video)

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a birther eligibility case against President Barack Obama. Docket No. 12A606 entitled Noonan v. Bowen is listed on the SCOTUS website. On Feb. 19, the nation’s highest court stated:
Feb 19 2013 Application (12A606) denied by the Court. The plaintiffs contend that Obama used forged government IDs and a fake social security number in order to run for political office. (See YouTube video at the bottom on CNN’s 2008 story on Obama’s alleged real father Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying communist who the president mentions in his autobiography Dreams from My Father.)

Calling 911 for cigarettes?

Woman calls 911 for cigarettes

A woman was arrested after calling 911 to fulfill her nicotine addiction. The unnamed 48-year-old from the Oak Trail Shores subdivision in Hood County called the dispatcher last Monday. She said that she was out of cigarettes and needed someone to deliver some to her home. Police arrested the woman and charged her with a Class B misdemeanor for 911 abuse. She was released from jail after posting bond.