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New Hampshire House Passes Bill Banning Support for Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

CONCORD, N.H. (Mar. 10, 2017) – The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying. The vote was 199-153. Continue reading New Hampshire House Passes Bill Banning Support for Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

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New Hampshire Committee Passes Bill to End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Today, a New Hampshire House committee passed a bill that would end any state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in New Hampshire, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. Continue reading New Hampshire Committee Passes Bill to End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

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New York Bill Would Allow People to Opt Out of Smart Meters; Undermine Federal Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2016) – A bill working its way through the New York legislature would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow New Yorkers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step towards blocking a federal program in effect.

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Texas Electric Grid Security Summit Ignores Threat of NSA

On Apr 28-29, Texas state Senator Bob Hall is hosting the “Texas Grid Security Summit” to discuss threats and preparedness for the Texas electric grid.

One big thing missing? The great threat to all of us that the grid is being used to power a massive NSA data center right in the heart of Texas. Continue reading Texas Electric Grid Security Summit Ignores Threat of NSA

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Special Report: States Move Bills to Take on Drones, Stingrays

Last week, the NH House passed a bill to stop drone spying, Georgia passed a bill to ban weaponized drones. This week, a hearing in Rhode Island on a bill to stop spying by “stingray” or cell site simulators. Continue reading Special Report: States Move Bills to Take on Drones, Stingrays

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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPRs; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 19, 2016) – Yesterday, an Oklahoma Senate Committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place 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.

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