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💭 Thought by azeem about 7 hours ago. | Public

a domestic alphabet agency is not just monitoring but also interfering with my internet traffic. so a violation of the 4th for unwarranted search & seizure, AND violation of FCC net neutrality laws. + everything prior cements a Bivens claim


HTTPS://WWW.OYEZ.ORG/CASES/1970/301


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azeem about 7 hours ago

PETITIONER

Webster Bivens

RESPONDENT

Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics

LOCATION

Bivens Residence

DOCKET NO.

301

DECIDED BY

Burger Court

LOWER COURT

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

CITATION

403 US 388 (1971)

ARGUED

Jan 12, 1971

DECIDED

Jun 21, 1971

GRANTED

Jun 22, 1970

ADVOCATES

Stephen A. Grant

for the petitioner

Jerome Feit

for the respondents

Facts of the case

In 1965, six agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics forced their way into Webster Bivens’ home without a warrant and searched the premises. The agents handcuffed Bivens in front of his wife and children and arrested him on narcotics charges. Later, the agents interrogated Bivens and subjected him to a visual strip search. Bivens sued the agents for $15,000 in damages each for humiliation and mental suffering. The district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a cause of action. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed.


Question

(1) Does violation of an individual’s Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure give rise to a federal claim for damages?


(2) Does governmental privilege extend to federal agents who clearly violate constitutional rights and act outside their authority?


Conclusion

6–3 DECISION FOR BIVENS

MAJORITY OPINION BY WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR.

John M. Harlan II -- Harlan

Hugo L. Black -- Black

William O. Douglas -- Douglas

Potter Stewart -- Stewart

Thurgood Marshall -- Marshall

William J. Brennan, Jr. -- Brennan

Byron R. White -- White

Warren E. Burger -- Burger

Harry A. Blackmun -- Blackmun

Yes, No answer.

Justice William J. Brennan Jr., writing for a 6-3 majority, reversed the Second Circuit and remanded. The Supreme Court held that Bivens does have a cause of action for damages arising from the federal agents Fourth Amendment violations. Bivens must provide proof of his injuries in order to recover. The Court did not reach the privilege question because the Court of Appeals did not consider the question. Justice John M. Harlan concurred in the judgment, writing that federal courts have the power to award damages for constitutional violations.


Chief Justice Warren E. Burger dissented, arguing that the doctrine of separation of powers is better served by leaving the question to Congress. He also argued that the doctrine of suppressing evidence obtained in illegal searches is insufficient to deter law enforcement. Justice Hugo L. Black also dissented, arguing that Congress could create the cause of action Bivens stated, but has not, so the majority’s decision is an unconstitutional extension of judicial power. Justice Harry A. Blackmun dissented, supporting the idea that the question in this case is better left to Congress.

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💭 Thought by azeem about 20 hours ago. | Public

i own cacaoprint.com and experimented with chocolate printers. you need a milk chocolate blend that melts smoothly and cures without clogging. plunger based extrusion works in small batches but its very finnicky. it really comes down to the blend


Hackaday

Whole-Fruit Chocolate: Skipping The Sugar By Using The Entire Cacao Pod

It’s hard to imagine a world without chocolate, and yet it is undeniable that there are problems associated both with its manufacturing and its consumption. Much of this is due to the additio…

HTTPS://HACKADAY.COM/2024/05/28/WHOLE-FRUIT-CHOCOLATE-SKIPPING-THE-SUGAR-BY-USING-THE-ENTIRE-CACAO-POD/




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💭 Thought by azeem about 24 hours ago. | Public

i'm grateful for all the activists, truth tellers, and light workers. bless up



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💭 Thought by z 1 day ago. | Public

a petition to shut down ghost robotics that already has thousands of signatures... let's help them run those numbers up.


Petition to Shut Down Ghost Robotics

Made at Penn, sold to IDF, used in Gaza... We say NO weapons manufacturers on Penn’s campus! Based on Ghost Robotics statements, existing contracts, and current use of the robot dogs by the IDF in Gaza, it is evident that the Ghost Robotics’ robot dogs are being positioned for continued and expanded military use. In line with this overwhelming evidence, we demand that the University of Pennsylvania, including the School of Engineering & Applied Science, Pennovation Works, and Facilities & Real Estate Services, 1) cut all financial, logistical, and academic ties with Ghost Robotics, and 2) evict the company from Pennovation Works

HTTPS://ACTIONNETWORK.ORG/PETITIONS/PETITION-TO-SHUT-DOWN-GHOST-ROBOTICS


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💭 Thought by azeem 1 day ago. | Public

Why am I being surveilled? Why is state sponsored spyware on my old phone? Why do people hack my harddrive & steal my files? As I make them? Why do people watch me sleep? Why did they send in insect drones that the spiders hunted?


Brennan Center for Justice

How the FBI Violated the Privacy Rights of Tens of Thousands of Americans

A recently released secret court ruling found that the government’s warrantless surveillance of emails routinely violated the Fourth Amendment.

HTTPS://WWW.BRENNANCENTER.ORG/OUR-WORK/ANALYSIS-OPINION/HOW-FBI-VIOLATED-PRIVACY-RIGHTS-TENS-THOUSANDS-AMERICANS


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azeem 1 day ago

One of the best decisions I ever made. 


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💭 Thought by azeem 2 days ago. | Public

On our way to Carbon Negative Cement. Now to make a 3d printable version that extrudes nicely but also cures fast enough for stable smooth prints. 😜


Hackaday

Recycling Of Portland Cement And Steel In Electric Arc Furnaces

The use of concrete and steel have both become the bedrock of modern-day construction, which of course also means that there is a lot of both which ends up as waste once said construction gets demo…

HTTPS://HACKADAY.COM/2024/05/27/RECYCLING-OF-PORTLAND-CEMENT-AND-STEEL-IN-ELECTRIC-ARC-FURNACES/




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💭 Thought by azeem 2 days ago. | Public


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💭 Thought by azeem 2 days ago. | Public

nvidia trained their AI on an unsupervised dataset that contained pirated books which they are unauthorized to use commercially. they have to pay an expert to access their expertise just like they charge us to access their AI.

Tags: they could have just used a public library, if you wanna teach AI my book just buy it



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💭 Thought by azeem 2 days ago. | Public

If you use Zedtopia's e-commerce features, it's useful to know how to use the Stripe Dashboard. It's also how you can deal with order cancellations, refunds or access tax reports, etc. It's all saved in your linked Stripe account.


HTTPS://DOCS.STRIPE.COM/REFUNDS?DASHBOARD-OR-API=DASHBOARD


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azeem 2 days ago

lol this particular comic lambasts the overly spartan -- merchants like this will run afoul of good merchant etiquette here on this platform...


and what's funny is that it's a perfect example of false advertising: there is nothing sensuous about that bread.


considering the topic of actual epicurean experiences, it reminds me of the sliced white bread at the deli -- it isn't arnold, or wonderbread, but bimbo -- empty, vapid, fluff.... makes me glad i had the wisdom to buy a loaf of whole wheat as well. yet i really wish i had the fresh plattbread loaves made by the local guyanese baker... that and a good garlic bread are what keep me happiest, breadwise.


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💭 Thought by azeem 2 days ago. | Public

Ensuring that engineers and other leaders who build the future have social responsibility is extremely important. We need socially responsible engineers in leadership positions.


Tackling ‘wicked’ problems calls for engineers with social responsibility

Many technologies are high-risk, and their problems cannot be fixed by policy alone; engineers must embrace social responsibility.

HTTPS://WWW.NATURE.COM/ARTICLES/D41586-024-01519-1


Tags: futurism, responsibility, building the future, with great power comes great responsibilty



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💭 Thought by z 2 days ago. | Public

on Memorial Day we remember fallen soldiers & veterans Remember Roger Fortson, black airman & 🇺🇸 special ops, murdered by 👮responding to the wrong apartment Remember Aaron Bushnell, a white airman who self immolated to protest 🇮🇱 💣 in 🇵🇸

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Stay woke
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💭 Thought by z 3 days ago. | Public

the tiktoker who posted the video about the killer robot dogs was targeted and cyberharassed -- their profile is now private. The company is Ghost Robotics, of Philadelphia. Learn How To Defeat Them excellent journalism: ⇩


Billy Penn at WHYY

Israel’s military is using robot dogs from Philly’s Ghost Robotics

Anti-war protesters are calling on UPenn to evict the firm from Pennovation

HTTPS://BILLYPENN.COM/2024/04/22/ISRAEL-PALESTINE-GAZA-ROBOT-DOGS-GHOST-ROBOTICS/




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💭 Thought by azeem 3 days ago. | Public

instead of: capitalists + robots vs labor, it should be: humanity + robots cultivating abundance.



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How people miss the point of humanity.
azeem published 🧠 3 days ago. | Public

IEEE Spectrum

Do We Dare Use Generative AI for Mental Health?

Woebot, a mental-health chatbot, is testing it out

HTTPS://SPECTRUM.IEEE.ORG/WOEBOT


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Tags: If all you have is a hammer everything starts to look like a nail, ai, wisdom, how can you be so smart yet so stupid



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IEEE Spectrum

How to EMP-Proof a Building

Oak Ridge researchers mimicked electromagnetic pulses to block them

HTTPS://SPECTRUM.IEEE.ORG/ELECTROMAGNETIC-PULSE


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Tags: Guided missiles and misguided men



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💭 Thought by azeem 3 days ago. | Public

tiktok embeds work like garbage and they try to make them escape privacy sandboxing but i still block them anyways. also tiktok has been unblocking brands that people blocked link explains how mcdonalds paid to be unblocked.


HTTPS://WWW.TIKTOK.COM/@JUST.CHILL.JILL/VIDEO/7368883274942516523


Tags: freedom to post, zedtopia, tiktok



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Tags: toxic, abusive, people, policy, man vs bear



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"I can't be Gaslit it's Electric"
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Tags: facts > fiction, haters stay hating, lovers appreciate



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