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A public outcry has prompted Seattle police to deactivate a “wireless mesh network” designed to give police a private network to share large amounts of data. But another consequence was that it also could be used to collect data of any Internet-ready devices nearby. The police chief says the network will remain deactivated until Seattle City Council approves a draft policy after “vigorous public debate.” Debate is moot. This device is a clear-cut Fourth Amendment violation. ... We keep hearing from “progressives” how those dastardly conservatives are pumping “obscene” amounts of third-party money into elections in a horrible attempt to influence state public policy nationwide. But the Center for Public Integrity says organized labor and other liberal groups outspent conservatives by about $8 million in 2012. Don't count on “progressives” to condemn their “obscenity.” ... Pennsylvania's Republican congressional delegation is rallying around the re-election of Gov. Tom Corbett. PoliticsPa.com reports that the entire 14-member delegation will serve as the “welcoming committee” for a fundraiser Monday in Washington, hosted by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and his BGR Group, a lobbying firm. The cheapest ducat is $1,000. The priciest is $5,000. Perhaps this is an indication that Mr. Corbett is having difficulty raising money in Pennsylvania?

 

 
 


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