Judge: FBI agents who exposed a World Cup gambling ring by pretending to be Internet repairmen acted unconstitutionally

The FBI ruse that uncovered an illegal gambling ring late last year and led to the arrest of a high-profile Malaysian businessman was unconstitutional and violated the man’s Fourth Amendment rights, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Suspecting that three Caesars Palace villas in Las Vegas were hosting an illicit World Cup gambling ring last…

Merely expressing dissent is not anti-national: 180 activists defend Greenpeace in letter to Rajnath

The government’s decision to block the accounts of environmental organisation Greenpeace India seems appears to be an attempt to signal that opposition to its developmental policies will not be accepted ‒ “even when these are proving to be ecologically unsustainable and socially unjust”. That is the gist of a letter submitted to Home Minister Rajnath…

Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service. The new rules are the latest implemented by social networks aiming to stem violence and harassment while attempting to safeguard freedom of online speech. Read…