mercredi 6 février 2013

USA : des souris et des drones

The White House is "Judge, Jury and Executioner" of Both Drone and Cyber-Attacks
ZeroHedge, George Washington, 05/02/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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NBC News reports:
Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.”

Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of the law or their own rules,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and an authority on international law and the use of force.

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“This is a very, very dangerous thing that the president has done,” she added.

Top constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley notes:
In plain language, [the Obama administration memo]  means that [any Americans can be assassinated if] the President considers the citizens to be a threat in the future. Moreover, the memo allows killings when an attempt to capture the person would pose an “undue risk” to U.S. personnel. That undue risk is left undefined.



Guest Post: Congratulations Charlottesville, Virginia! The First City To Pass Anti-Drone Legislation
ZeroHedge, 05/02/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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From US News:
Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution.

The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote and was brought to the city council by activist David Swanson and the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group based in the city. The measure also endorses a proposed two-year moratorium on drones in Virginia.

Councilmember Dede Smith, who voted in favor of the bill, says that drones are “pretty clearly a threat to our constitutional right to privacy.”

“If we don’t get out ahead of it to establish some guidelines for how drones are used, they will be used in a very invasive way and we’ll be left to try and pick up the pieces,” she says.


Et en bonus, ça sert à rien, mais ça occupe :
Fed Confirms It Was Hacked By Anonymous
ZeroHedge, 05/02/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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As was reported on Monday, among the numerous files hacked and leaked in the past week by the Hacker group Anonymous was a database of some 4606 regional bankers together with copious amounts of confidential information, which according to Anonymous' twitter account was sourced at the very Federal Reserve, which in turn would imply that the Fed itself had been hacked.

From Reuters:
The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the central bank were affected by the intrusion.

1 commentaire:

  1. C'est beau, la loi martiale...

    Quant à cette ville, ce qu'elle a voté ne sert à rien : le NDAA donne aux militaires US touts les droits.

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