DOJ Insists Holder Didn't Lie, New IRS Head Wants Our Trust, China Celebrates Tiananmen Anniversary With Censorship: P.M. Links
Attorney General Eric Holder didn't lie about his role in investigating journalists, insists the Justice Department. He said he knew nothing about prosecuting reporters; he didn't mention creepily snooping on them.
- President Obama's approval ratings are dropping — among people who follow the news. Among the less-well-informed, not so much.
- Newly appointed Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel wants to regain the public's trust. Yeah. Good luck with that.
- Mass murderer James Holmes has been allowed to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
- Today is the anniversary of the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests, and the Chinese government marks the occasion by censoring Web searches on the topic. Change comes slowly.
- The feds may be snoopier than ever when it comes to our online activity, but a growing number of states require warrants for electronic searches.
- A Wisconsin man suspected of downloading child pornography must surrender the passwords for his encrypted files today or face jail. Which would seem to raise some Fifth Amendment concerns. (Update: The decryption order has been blocked.)
- Using encryption software and privacy-enhancing apps, Turkish protesters are bypassing government restrictions on their communications.
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