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Thursday February 2nd, 2023 day edition

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The surveillance program involves monitoring the online activity of Russian citizens and private corporations.

Russia launched its SORM project in 1995 that allowed the government to spy on citizen's phone records.

Hacking collective Anonymous on Wednesday released over 100 gigabytes of documents that it claimed showed evidence that the Kremlin is illegally monitoring citizens across Russia.

In a Twitter post, Anonymous dumped 128GB of documents that it said it acquired from the Russian internet service provider Convex.

The hacker group claimed that the company launched a project called "Green Atom" that involves installing and maintaining surveillance equipment to monitor the online activity of Russian citizens and private corporations.

The data dump contained the information of thousands of Russian citizens who were clients of Russian corporations targeted by the surveillance program, which the group claimed to be operated by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).

Changes to the legislation over the last decade have covered internet providers and web companies, requiring them to install SORM equipment. »

Lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others.

John Huber is seeking unspecified damages from city officials, officers and Rittenhouse. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman on Wednesday dismissed motions filed by Rittenhouse and the government defendants seeking to dismiss the civil rights lawsuit.

Rittenhouse had argued that the case against him should be dismissed because he wasn’t properly served with the lawsuit. »

Fireworks in House after Democrat says 'insurrectionists' should be banned from leading Pledge of Allegiance

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He said the rule would give members “the ability to invite inspirational constituents” to be able to share and lead in the pledge.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the committee's ranking member, immediately objected, arguing that House members already recite the pledge on the floor every day.

"I don’t know why we should pledge allegiance twice in the same day to show how patriotic we are," he said. »

Spectator dies after melee at Vermont middle school hoops game

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ALBURGH, Vt. -- A brawl broke out among spectators at a middle school basketball game in northern Vermont, and a 60-year-old man who participated in the fight died, police said.

The fight ended before troopers arrived, and many of the participants had left.

He was taken by ambulance to the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, where he was pronounced dead. »