Privacy

I recently appeared on the Lions of Liberty podcast  – Felony Friday edition – to talk about how we can fight government surveillance at the local level. Since it was Felony Friday, we had to talk about the lawsuit the city of Lexington, Ky., filed against me in an attempt to keep information about police…

I get more emails about smart meters than any other issue we cover. Pretty much on a weekly basis, somebody asks me how they can opt out of installing these devices in their homes or businesses. Smart meters monitor home energy usage in minute detail in real time. The devices transmit data to the utility…

I recently appeared on the Culture of Peace podcast hosted by Luke Tatum to talk about defying the surveillance state through local action.  During the interview, I talked about how and why I started a local organization to bring oversight and transparency to surveillance in Lexington, Kentucky. I also explained how my efforts ended up getting…

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 18, 2018) – Tomorrow, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 16, 2018) – On Saturday, a Kentucky law went into effect requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. Diane St. Onge (R-Lakeside…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) –  Yesterday, a second California Assembly committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance…

The NSA uses AT&T facilities in at least eight cities to warrantlessly monitor and collect billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across the United States. According to a report published by The Intercept based on documents it obtained, the NSA has direct access to network hubs that run through buildings known as “backbone” and…