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PBC News & Comment: CIA Tries to Re-Write Rules on Retaining Emails

CIA plan to destroy emails draws challenge from Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss; attorney confirms secret hearing in Guantanamo force feeding case….

–CIA plans to destroy emails draw bipartisan criticism
—attorney Jon Eisenberg on secret hearing in Dhiab force-feeding case, which forced the release of secret videos of force-feeding and cell extraction
–US and Israeli companies are selling advanced surveillance technology to repressive governments including Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
–Amnesty International and other human rights groups release “Detekt”, free software for Windows PCs that can detect spyware
–WhatsApp text messenger service announces encryption plans
–GOP firestorm builds as Obama will reveal immigration plans
–Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloads on Obama appointment of another bankster to key job at Treasury in this post
–judges declare that government sting operations are entrapment, “outrageous government conduct” and overturn convictions
–Julian Assange loses Swedish appeal over sex charges
–UN reports more than 1,000 killed in Ukraine fighting since cease-fire in September
–extension of Iran nuke talks seems likely
–Buffalo is buried in snow