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September 11, 2013 -- It's not possible for me to feel anything but deep sadness on this day. It always takes me back to what I was doing on the morning of 9/11 when the most horrible of events struck, unexpectedly. I was inside a high school classroo…

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    Evelyn Castillo-Bach

    Has Snowden Betrayed Americans?

    Posted by Evelyn Castillo-Bach on Thu, September 5, 2013, in News & Views

    Like many Americans, I have closely followed the travails of Edward Snowden, the former NSA system administrator, who is celebrated by some as a hero and condemned by others as a traitor. The more I learn about the decisions made by Snowden the more uncle…

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    Can it be true that it was only fifteen days ago on June 6, 2013 that the world learned about the NSA PRISM program, followed by the revelation of the the identity of the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden? I had to go back and double check because it feels like many weeks…

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    Post 9/11, it's impossible to board a flight and not notice that strict restrictions are placed on passenger movement throughout a flight. This is especially true in controlling how many passengers are allowed to gather anywhere near the front of the plan…

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    Under current U.S. law corporations are people. For many, this remains an absurd ruling. But with today's rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has given us reason to hope that corporations will not be given unbridled ownership over nature itsel…

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    Cybersecurity, NSA surveillance, big data, Prism, Hong Kong, President Obama, narcissist, trust, betrayal, extradition, criminal investigation, outrage, indifference and fear. The link to all this is Edward Snowden a seemingly normal twenty-nine-year-old…

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    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) administers the Do Not Call register which counts 217 million numbers listed. While the FTC has the authority to go after callers who violate marketing rules, robocalls ignore the list and the calls keep coming. Enter th…

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