Google China prototype links searches to phone numbers

Think it won’t come to the US? It may already be here.

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Ted Cruz: Cannot overstate the threats to internet freedom, independent news websites

“I think threats to internet freedom continue growing.  This administration views the internet as a threat.”

Ted Cruz_Oct 2015_GettyImages-489222150-620x391Cruz said this week, “I think liberty on the net is every day more and more imperiled by big government and Washington politicians who want to muzzle dissent.”

Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders closes funding gap with Hillary

A self-described socialist is now a serious presidential candidate; what does that say about the state of mind of the U.S. public?

Bernie Sanders Sept 2015RT News reports that Bernie Sanders raised $26 million dollars for his campaign, only $2 million behind Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s campaign claimed to have raised $28 million in the third quarter.

Sanders is a self-described socialist and was a member of the Young People’s Socialist League.

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Half Of Americans Believe Federal Government To Be “An Immediate Threat” To Freedom

Up from one-third in past 12 years, a new Gallup poll reveals that half of all Americans view the federal government as “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”

Do you think the federal government poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens, or not?

The figure represents a significant rise on findings from 2003, when the question was first asked. Back then, just 12 years ago, less than a third of Americans viewed the government as a significant threat to their rights.

Gallup notes “The percentage gradually increased to 44% by 2006, and then reached the 46% to 49% range in four surveys conducted since 2010.”

The survey was further broken down into categories in an attempt to discover what, exactly, is fueling such mistrust in the government.

The poll reveals that the greatest concern among Americans is the size and scope of government, with 19 percent saying they think it is too big and bureaucratic.

A further 15 percent said they feel the federal government routinely violates the rights of the people too often, with 12 percent specifically pointing to the government threat to the Second Amendment.