Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg will find himself in court once again over yet another shareholder lawsuit. This time, shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Facebook and several banks, including Morgan Stanley, asserting that the defendants have “concealed a weakened growth forecast prior to the high-profile IPO,” reports Fox News. And the litigation has prompted the United States Congress to take a closer look at Facebook.
While the European Union — many of whose member states are facing dire economic crises — struggles to convince the world of its significance and necessity, it has taken on another agenda: Internet control. Reports indicate that the EU will soon be creating a mandatory electronic ID system for all citizens of the European Union.
The EU's Digital Agenda Commissioner, Neelie Kroes, asserts that the legislation will promote “the adoption of harmonized e-signatures, e-identities and electronic authentication services (eIAS) across EU member states.”
The use of drones by the United States is so controversial that even mainstream media outlets cannot ignore it. Earlier this week, CBS News asked who would be targeted by U.S. drones, and who would decide whom the drones target. According to that report, the decision would be ”concentrated” in the hands of a very small group of people at the White House. A new procedure is in place to determine whom will be targeted by U.S. military drones that is reported to "concentrate" the decision.
Finally responding to the harsh public backlash, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to find an alternative to the enhanced pat-downs that are typically a secondary screening technique in the event that airport scanners detect anything. Though the new measures being considered would apply solely to travelers who pass through body scanners, the TSA’s attempt to implement different procedures is indicative that some of the oppositional efforts against the overreaching federal agency may be working.
Politico is one of the few mainstream media outlets to cover the upcoming Bilderberg Conference set to take place in Chantilly, Virginia. Unfortunately, Politico used the opportunity to smear those who stand opposed to the Bilderberg Group as "conspiracy theorists."
Despite the increasing examples of the Transportation Security Administration's unconstitutional intrusion into the lives of American citizens, leading to a harsh public outcry for the elimination of the agency, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) contends that the TSA should get "smarter, leaner, and tougher" in order to avoid a repeat of the 9/11 attacks.
According to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, America is now fully prepared for a military strike on Iran. Unbeknownst to Shapiro, his remarks were recorded and aired on Israeli television on Wednesday night, though the comments were not meant to be heard by the general public.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security will be collecting DNA samples from its suspects over the age of 14.
Ron Paul announced on Monday that the focus of his campaign for the remainder of the race will be the delegate strategy. Unfortunately, the campaign seems to have resigned itself to the inevitability that Mitt Romney will secure the GOP nomination, and hopes to secure enough delegates to help rewrite Republican Party rules and the party platform at the August convention.
In a controversial move, Russia and the United States will begin their first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado.