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iPhones Secretly Track Your Every Move, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post Catharine Smith First Posted: 04/20/11 12:44 PM ET According to security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, your iPhone or iPad is keeping a record of every step you take, storing this data and sharing it with the devices that sync with the iPhone or iPad. What’s …

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ACLU: Michigan cops stealing drivers’ phone data

by Matt Hickey This machine can let police see all of your photos. Even that one. The Michigan State Police have started using handheld machines called “extraction devices” to download personal information from motorists they pull over, even if they’re not suspected of any crime. Naturally, the ACLU has a …

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Lemont-Bromberek district back to short-term borrowing to pay bills

By Ginger Reilly Coming off a rejection by voters of a $20 million bond referendum earlier this month and continuing to struggle financially, the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A will go back to the short-term borrowing strategy it’s been using to pay the bills. The school board voted this week …

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Lawsuit: Arlington Heights cop’s negligence led to rape of intoxicated girl

An Arlington Heights police officer responding to an underage drinking complaint let a 20-year-old felon and two drunk teenage boys go without question – despite the fact that they were toting around a possibly unconscious underage girl. Minutes later the three males were caught raping the girl in a laundry …

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Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us

The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would impose constitutional safeguards on Americans’ e-mail stored in the cloud. As the law stands now, the authorities may obtain cloud e-mail without a warrant if it is older than 180 days, thanks to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act …

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Illinois House votes down plan to take away Chicago gun restrictions

Posted by Ray Long and Todd Wilson at 4:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House lawmakers today defeated a measure that would have taken away Chicago’s ability to regulate how people store guns, a prelude to an expected spring showdown over a push to allow people to carry concealed weapons. The debate …

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Feds say DuPage Housing Authority misspent $5.8 million – DailyHerald.com

By Robert Sanchez The DuPage Housing Authority improperly spent more than $5.8 million in federal money and failed to adequately document another $4.7 million, according to the latest federal audit of the embattled county agency. The audit, obtained by the Daily Herald, was prepared by the inspector general’s office of …

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‘Illegal Psyop’ Neither Illegal Nor Psyop, General’s Lawyer Ruled

The accusation was explosive and unambiguous: A top general in Afghanistan used illegal “information operations” to influence visiting U.S. Senators. But military documents obtained by Danger Room show that at least one Army lawyer deemed the work legal. What’s more, the alleged information operator’s bosses repeatedly told him that he …

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High Court Revives Mom’s Suit Over Ford Windows

(CN) – The Supreme Court on Monday vacated a decision that found Ford Motor did not have to face a wrongful death suit over its failure to use the safest materials available. Coming on the heels of a decision Wednesday that found Mazda could be sued for choosing to fit …

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Illinois Review: Duffy proposes red light camera ban

State Senator Dan Duffy R-Barrington has been a vocal opponent of red light cameras for a while. Now he’s stepped up his opposition to proposing a ban on red light cameras statewide, and has been successful in getting two Democratic Senators to sign on — State Senator Kwame Raoul, who …

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Jeff Mangum Live at The Schoolhouse

I first heard about the show just hours beforehand via a text from a pretty good looking bro, who asked me for details about the “NMH thing”. I had no idea what this dude was talking about, so I went out with a different, equally good looking bro and got …

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Woman: I was kicked out of bar for being pregnant

by Lisa Black – Jan. 11, 2011 06:38 PM Chicago Tribune CHICAGO – Michelle Lee was catching up with friends at a nightspot near her parents’ home when a bouncer pulled her aside. “Can I ask you a personal question?” Lee recalled him asking. “Are you pregnant?” She responded yes …

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Gabrielle Giffords – Why Was She Targeted?

Looking at her view on the following issues doesn’t make a lot of sense that she would be a targeted by a nutcase who was opposing the government. Energy Giffords strongly supports renewable energy, in particular solar energy, as a top public policy priority.[35] In September 2007 she published a …

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