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Tensions Increasing in the China Sea Region

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China and Japan are once again ratcheting up tensions with tit-for-tat territorial claims. Let’s begin with China, who has implemented a new law ordering that vessels obtain permission from Chinese authorities before fishing or surveying in two thirds of the 1.5 million square mile South China Sea. The fishing grounds are used by Vietnam, the…

DOJ’s New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Blacks

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The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a “school-to-prison” pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out…

Oops… U.S. Spy Tech Found on French-Built Satellites

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The sale of two intelligence satellites to the UAE by France for nearly a billion dollars could go south after they were found to contain American technology designed to intercept data transmitted to the ground station. The equipment, costing 3.4 billion dirhams ($930 million), constitutes two high-resolution Pleiades-type Falcon Eye military intelligence satellites, which a…

Apple Strikes Back at NSA’s “Malicious Hackers”

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Apple Inc. executives have labeled leadership of the U.S. government’s National Security Agency “malicious hackers” and have vowed to fight against reported NSA software hacks of all of Apple’s iPhones. NSA documents published by the German magazine Der Spiegel boast that its program DROPOUTJEEP “includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device, SMS…