Republicans wanted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pay a hefty fine after allegedly skirting the metal detectors outside the House chambers on Thursday. Pelosi earlier imposed a rule requiring all members of the House to go through the heightened security measure.
If you're in Rio catching the FIFA World Cup 2014, you might see some futuristic looking riot police clad in black armor resembling the titular character from the RoboCop reboot, along with gas masks that look like Darth Vader. That's just a sample of the massive buildup of 21st century military tech meant to secure visitors and "pacify" impoverished Brazilians, fed up with the country's massive spending on international sporting events.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has garnered a reputation of questioning privacy implications for not only his constituents but for Americans across the country. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Franken wrote a letter to the company's executives regarding the smartphone's fingerprint scanner.