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Most Americans support putting Bradley Manning on trial for leaking classified information, but many people also think that the charges he faces are too harsh.  Bradley Manning is a soldier who, three years ago, was arrested for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website 'Wikileaks'. His trial ...
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(Week of 6/8/2013)  The National Security Agency has been collecting some information from all mobile service providers; but the Verizon demand is extensive and now public. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, respondents were asked their service provider to see whether Verizon user opinion differed from opinion overall. In fact, there ...
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Most Americans oppose the government recording information about domestic phone calls, but are more accepting of international phone surveillance. Last Thursday The Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting and keeping the 'metadata' of every phone call made by Verizon customers. Metadata does not include the ...
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Half of Americans are against taking DNA samples from arrested people without first getting a court warrant.  The Supreme Court recently rejected a challenge to the police practice of taking DNA samples from people suspected of commiting serious crimes. In some parts of the country DNA samples are only taken after ...
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(Week of 6/1/2013)  Americans (and most members of Congress) continue to oppose the shutdown of the detainee center at Guantanamo Bay; but the latest Economist/YouGov Poll suggests that some of that opposition would disintegrate if Guantanamo detainees were transferred to maximum security prisons in the United States. More than a ...
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