Fight For The Future of Liberty

A.M. assorted links

Techdirt: NSA, DOJ still aren’t letting defendants know they’re using Section 702 against them

Ars Technica: Big Ag+Big Pharma=Big Problems: “McKenna’s crusade is against the rising threat of antibiotic resistance, and it is a worthwhile endeavor. Her description of a post-antibiotic world looks a lot like the pre-antibiotic world, in which roughly a quarter of children died of infectious diseases before their fifth birthday, surgery and chemotherapy were impossible, and a skinned knee could be fatal—and often was. It was a horrifying time to be alive.”

Telegraph UK: Life expectancy has dropped due to antibiotic resistance

Consortium News: America’s Military-Industrial Addiction

Phys.org: How identity data is turning toxic for big companies

Wired UK: The UK’s Kaspersky warning is a reminder: data ignores borders

NFC World: Acuity forecasts a trillion biometric transactions in the cloud by 2022

Forbes: The data center of the future is an empty room

Hemp Gazette: Industrial hemp to return to Wisconsin

The Cannabist: SWAT-style search for marijuana due to tea leaves in trash heads to court 

The Hill: Your tax dollars fund Afghan child rape

Al Jazeera: The Philippines: when the police kill children.  Horrifying state-sponsored murder of civilians under the guise of a ‘War on Drugs’.  The hysteria there has reached such a fever pitch that vague accusations or hints of any involvement in the drug trade brings an automatic death sentence.  Not even children are exempt.

More from Amnesty International: International Criminal Court must open investigation into unpunished child killings amidst Duterte’s War on Drugs.

Christian Science Monitor: ‘I Can’t Breath’ is a clear-eyed, hard-hitting account of Eric Garner’s death.Important example of how police can murder someone in broad daylight, with cellphone evidence, and get away with it.  It will continue to happen as long as the murderers face no consequences.