SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 7, 2019) – A bill filed in the Utah House would require police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The proposed law would not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Utah Bill Would Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the “Cloud,” Help Hinder Federal Surveillance
Republicans in Congress apparently want to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump fight, but they still have a major water problem.
SALT LAKE CITY – A bill that would prohibit the state of Utah from providing material support or resources to the NSA cleared an important political hurdle last week.
For immediate release: Jan. 26, 2015
Utah state Rep. Marc Roberts has introduced a bill that would deny critical state supplied resources, like water, to the NSA data center in Bluffdale, and legislators in six other states have introduced similar legislation.
A bill filed in the Utah state house yesterday would deny critical resources – like water – to the massive NSA data center there should it pass.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert thinks his state should continue helping the NSA violate your privacy rights.
A recent Associated Press story on our efforts to shut down the NSA in Utah got a lot of things right, except for the most important part. The article infers that a similar effort in Nevada to shut down a federal nuclear waste dump failed.
At the 4th Amendment Protection Act hearing on Wednesday, Susan Barretta of Restore the Fourth Utah raised the idea that NSA actions to weaken encryption pose another threat beyond damaging our personal privacy.
That’s what a mainstream media report in Wired called the Nov. 19th Utah hearing on our bill to turn off water to the NSA. “What’s noteworthy is no one on the panel said: ‘Hey, wait a minute, we can’t do this.'”
Tech blogger and grassroots political activist Joe Levi speaks in favor of the Utah 4th Amendment Protection Act at an interim committee hearing on 11-19-14