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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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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Feb 14, 2018) – Yesterday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the warrantless collection of electronic data and the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Sooner State, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb 2, 2018) – Yesterday, a Missouri House committee overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Hawaii Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 25, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Hawaii, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Hawaii Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Passing Surveillance Laws Isn’t Enough; Communities Must Push for Compliance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2017) – A recent Los Angeles Times review of documents relating to the use stingray devices submitted by California law enforcement agencies underscores that simply passing laws isn’t enough. Ensuring government agencies comply with legal requirements takes constant vigilance, pressure and activism.

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Now in Effect: Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Today, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor: New Hampshire Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (June 2, 2017) – Yesterday, the New Hampshire House gave final approval to a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Activists in Connecticut Pushing to Improve Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 26, 2017) – Activists in Connecticut are working to improve a bill to limit the use of “stingrays.” If amended and passed, the proposed law would not only protect privacy in Connecticut, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (May 18, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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