The Trump Administration just published a small notice in the Federal Register announcing that it would waive the outstanding criminal sanctions against some of the world’s largest banks, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Barclays, UBS and Deutsche Bank.
The banks were facing sanctions stemming from a variety of wrongdoing, including the trillions’ worth of fraud inRead More
More than a dozen major US airports are now covered in facial-recognition cameras, installed by the DHS to scan people departing on international flights without the legally mandated federal review process.
The cameras suck, too: “the systems erroneously reject as many as 1 in 25 travelers using valid credentials.” At that rate, 1,632Read More
Psychologist James Mitchell is the self-described “architect” of the CIA’s torture program (a consulting gig that netted him a cool $80m at taxpayer expense), along with his partner John “Bruce” Jessen — they’re the pair who oversaw black-site torture programs that killed and maimed people who’d been convicted of no crime by any court,Read More
After shooting Philando Castile dead during a traffic stop — a killing that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds — the police obtained a secret warrant for Reynolds’s Facebook account, including her private messages and deleted messages, accompanied by a gag order that banned Facebook from every discussing the warrant’s existence.