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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

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Privacy Localism Sweeping the Country as Cities and Counties Take Steps to Limit Surveillance

The Edward Snowden revelations shined a spotlight on the NSA and stirred up widespread outrage over warrantless surveillance. But Congress did nothing. In fact, it has extended surveillance “authority” and given federal agencies even more leeway to spy on Americans. But while D.C. politicians have shown little willingness rein in the ever-expanding surveillance state, activists have had more success addressing the issue at the local level. Continue reading Privacy Localism Sweeping the Country as Cities and Counties Take Steps to Limit Surveillance

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2018) – Today, the Missouri House passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. It would also bar the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading Missouri House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Missouri House would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need 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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Michigan Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Yesterday, a Michigan Senate committee held a hearing on a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

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The Real News: FISA Memo Reveals Surveillance State Operates With Virtually No Accountability

WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2018) – Today, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified memo relating to surveillance of a Trump advisor prior to the 2016 election. The true significance of the memo has already been lost in the noisy debate over Russian ties to the Trump administration. More importantly, the memo reveals that the U.S. surveillance state operates with virtually no accountability or oversight, and serves as a political tool for those in power. Continue reading The Real News: FISA Memo Reveals Surveillance State Operates With Virtually No Accountability

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Vermont Bill Would Ban “Material Support” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 12, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Vermont House would ban material support and resources for warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Vermont, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance.

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Washington State Bill Would Ban Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. Continue reading Washington State Bill Would Ban Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

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Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2017) – On Tuesday, A Michigan House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs, an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying.

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