Capitalizing on unproven threats from Islamic State fighters, governments are demanding expanded spy powers and cyberwar powers in leading "democracies"...
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--Spooks demand more power to spy in Britain, Australia, US
--head of “British FBI” says Britons must accept loss of freedom in tradeoff for security
--Aussie Prof. Ben Saul blasts Abbott government for hypocritical “freedom agenda” that limits freedom
--Rep. Mike Rogers calls for cyber war standards
--Buzzfeed reveals case where DEA agent created fake Facebook page without permission of the individual
--Facebook bus drivers seek union representation
--as Kobani falls, Obama’s “coalition” already stressed, as Turkish leader refuses to provide ground troops, wants focus on deposing Assad
--in Guardian op-ed, Cale Salih exposes the idiocy of US policy regarding Kurdish fighters in Iraq, Syria
--Kurds protest at European Parliament in Brussels
--FBI arrests teenager at O’Hare, claims he was going to join IS fighters
--India and Pakistan exchange shells over Kashmir, thousands flee
--Iran releases wife of Washington Post reporter, who is still jailed
--MSDNC’s Chris Hayes offers veiled criticism of Democratic Senate candidate from Kentucky in “war on coal” flap