If you live in Boston, you might have had a knock on your door, and then opened it to see one or two individuals, each with an official-looking ID on a lanyard, who will immediately launch into their script - they’re “with” your energy company, and would like to offer you an opportunity to sign up for a fixed rate. A smart move given the impending price increases, they say. They may ask to see your utility bills. And if you ask them to leave, you may find that they won’t leave without giving you an earful with a side of guilt-trip.
If you’ve visited the streets of Boston for all of five minutes, you know that each commute is a gamble for those of us who ride on two wheels.
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On a crisp fall day in 2007, a Massachusetts motorcyclist was headed home on I-93 North, enjoying the New England air, the light and sweet smell of the fallen leaves, and the coolness of the wind when something else, something awful, reportedly blew into his helmet.
Surprise! The new all-electronic tolling system (AETS) that went live in Massachusetts on Oct 28 collects a lot more data on vehicles passing beneath pay road gantries than has been previously reported.
As the majority of Americans and the world at large hunkers down for a Trump presidency, many commentators have blamed his rise to power on a backlash against unchecked political correctness. Of course, those who voted for the now-45th President despite his antics are solely responsible for their decision — and will likely have a lot of explaining to do over the next four to eight years — but the criticism of political correctness among the left should not be dismissed, whether or not it really did drive people to elect the billionaire last November.
Marijuana arrest rates are plummeting as a growing number of far-reaching state policy reforms like legalization and decriminalization are enacted; however, stark racial disparities in cannabis law enforcement remain, a new Marijuana.com analysis of policing data uncovers....
A police cruiser pulls up to the left side of the cab, and an officer riding shotgun yells to the driver, “We have reports of somebody in a red sweatshirt. Is there anything red?”
A request for documents related to "ecoterrorism" in the possession of the FBI’s Countering Violent Extremism Office produced an intelligence bulletin warning that "animal rights extremist" activity may be on the rise, as well as a report from researchers at the University of Maryland on recent trends in terrorism....
The Massachusetts State Police are keeping a close watch on the growing controversy around the nationwide use of surveillance equipment that vacuums up the cell phone activity of suspects and innocent bystanders. The devices work by tricking cell phones into connecting to them by spoofing a cell tower before relaying cell phone activity to the nearest real cell tower, which some call a “man-in-the-middle attack.”
As officers from dozens of law enforcement agencies descended on Watertown, Massachusetts during the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the early hours of April 19, 2013, at least three people near the scene of the shootout were truly in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were each spotted by officers and, for different reasons, ended up spending the night behind bars.
A trove of documents received in response to a public records request filed with the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) included a report on animal rights activists planning to protest the circus. When asked why this was something a counterterrorist unit would be interested in, a representative of ARIC explained...
It may be true that “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” as President Obama declared in the wake of revelations of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, but the fact remains that the devices we use are constantly leaking private information – our location, who we talk to, the duration of our calls, Wi-Fi networks we have connected to in the past, unique identification numbers of our mobile devices, and so on. Criminal hackers, corporate actors and governments around the world are ecstatic about the weak standards, backdoors, and exploits that they can use to vacuum up data about you, while your Fourth Amendment right to be free from warrantless searches and seizures is shoved as far as possible into an unregarded corner.
Many a debate has come to pass over whether eating meat (or animal products more generally) can be “sustainable.” But if we dissect the meaning of the term “sustainable” and take into account a mind-numbingly simple math equation inherent in animal agriculture it becomes clear that this debate is largely about alleviating the guilt of omnivores than it is about figuring out how to stop our planet from becoming uninhabitable.
Over the last two years, at least 50 law enforcement agencies around the United States have used radar devices that allow them to peer through walls and into your home without a warrant, according to USA Today. The devices, each of which costs nearly $6,000, detect movement – even breathing – through walls and up to 50 feet away.