Judge Smacks Down NSA Phone Data Collections, FDA Meddles with Antibacterial Soap, FBI Program Directs Potentially Violent to Mental Health Experts: P.M. Links

  • Prove it!Federal Judge Richard Leon apparently
    missed the National Security Agency’s charm offensive on 60
    Sunday night and ruled today that their
    mass phone record collection is likely unconstitutional
  • The Food and Drug Administration is now meddling with
    anti-bacterial soaps
    , ordering manufacturers to prove that
    they’re safe for long-term use.
  • The FBI claims it has helped
    prevent nearly 150 violent attacks
    this year by steering
    potential shooters to mental health professionals. The Associated
    Press story doesn’t indicate what sort of evidence there was that
    an actual attack would have happened in all of these cases, though
    the FBI provided details of what was most likely the most obvious
    case of a potential shooter.
  • While protesters in Ukraine keep demanding the countries forge
    ties with the European Union, the country’s president is
    heading to Russia instead
    , looking for a bailout of up to $15
  • Even though Reason’s webathon is done, please keep us in mind
    if you win tomorrow night’s nearly
    $600 million Mega Millions jackpot
  • Two Saudi detainees who had never been charged with a crime
    returned to their country
    from detention at Guantanamo

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/16/judge-smacks-down-nsa-phone-data-collect

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