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Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2018) – A bill filed in the Florida Senate would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Florida, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 27, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would limit the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. The proposed law would also 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. Continue reading South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Maryland Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 26, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the Maryland House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a court order and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Maryland, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Maryland Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Documents Reveal More Details About Massive Federal Telephone Surveillance Program

Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveal more about a super-secretive partnership between federal agents and AT&T to run a massive telephone surveillance program. Continue reading Documents Reveal More Details About Massive Federal Telephone Surveillance Program

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Missouri Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Missouri House would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. 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 Missouri Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Hundreds of Police Departments Have Secretly Created Public Safety Watchlists Using Facial Recognition

To everyone that thinks secret watchlists are nothing more than a conspiracy theory, I give you, law enforcement’s secret public safety watchlists. Continue reading Hundreds of Police Departments Have Secretly Created Public Safety Watchlists Using Facial Recognition

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Thermal Imaging Surveillance Cameras Allow Police to Identify People by Gender, Body Size and Skin Color

The types of sophisticated, intrusive spy gear available to law enforcement agencies continue to proliferate at a rapid rate. Here’s yet another example highlighted by MassPrivatel. Continue reading Thermal Imaging Surveillance Cameras Allow Police to Identify People by Gender, Body Size and Skin Color

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New Orleans Homeland Security Creates “Platinum” Spy on Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club

Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for New Orleans Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club? Continue reading New Orleans Homeland Security Creates “Platinum” Spy on Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club