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In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 19, 2018) – Today, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates. Continue reading In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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In Effect: Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 14, 2018) – Today, a Kentucky law went into effect requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading In Effect: Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

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California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) –  Yesterday, a California Assembly committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state. Continue reading California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

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In Effect: Michigan Law Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (June 17, 2018) – A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading In Effect: Michigan Law Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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New Line of Police Drones Will Instantly Upload Video to Massive Database

A company that developed a massive database for police body cameras has joined forces with the world’s biggest manufacturer of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles to sell surveillance drones to police departments. The data storage and sharing capabilities along with the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications create the potential for an invasive surveillance platform that would make Big Brother drool.  Continue reading New Line of Police Drones Will Instantly Upload Video to Massive Database

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Signed into Law: Tennessee Bill Revises Law on Drone Surveillance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2018) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill making changes to the state’s laws on drone surveillance. The new law tightens up some aspects of the current law, but relaxes provisions relating to data retention. Continue reading Signed into Law: Tennessee Bill Revises Law on Drone Surveillance

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How the Feds Are Using Transportation Funds to Build a Giant Surveillance Network, and What to Do About It

The federal government is building a massive surveillance network on America’s transportation system with help from state and local governments. I recently appeared on InfoWars Real News with David Knight to talk about it. Continue reading How the Feds Are Using Transportation Funds to Build a Giant Surveillance Network, and What to Do About It

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California Senate Passes Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) –  Yesterday, the California Senate passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state. Continue reading California Senate Passes Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control