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Signed as Law: Illinois Prohibits Warrantless Data Collection from Household Electronic Devices

Signed as Law: Illinois Prohibits Warrantless Data Collection from Household Electronic Devices

Titled the Protecting Household Privacy Act, the new law prohibits government agencies from obtaining household electronic data or directing the acquisition of household electronic data from a private third party. Law enforcement can only access household electronic data with a warrant, with a few exceptions.

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Company Turns Any Camera Into an Automatic License Plate Reader

Company Turns Any Camera Into an Automatic License Plate Reader

The dangers of turning every camera source into license plate readers cannot be overstated.

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Federal Surveillance State Empowers TSA to Control Entire U.S. Transit System

Federal Surveillance State Empowers TSA to Control Entire U.S. Transit System

how the hell did the TSA manage to gain the controlling interest of our public transit agencies? And why isn’t this headline news instead of just a matter-of-fact news story that has gone largely unnoticed?

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Battle Over Shotspotter Surveillance Tech in San Diego Underscores Need for Oversight

Battle Over Shotspotter Surveillance Tech in San Diego Underscores Need for Oversight

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit asked the city council to approve a new contract for Shotspotter audio technology without any process to address community concerns. Community pushback led by the TRUST SD Coalition was enough to get the contract renewal pulled from the council agenda last month.

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Surveillance Cameras Can Identify Anyone by “Talking to Their Cellphones”

Surveillance Cameras Can Identify Anyone by “Talking to Their Cellphones”

Surveillance cameras will soon be able to identify everyone by “talking” to their cell phones thanks to research by a university with ties to the federal surveillance state.

New Hampshire Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

New Hampshire Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

CONCORD, N.H. (Oct. 25, 2018) – On Nov. 6, New Hampshire voters will have an opportunity to say “yes” to privacy and set the stage to undermine the federal surveillance state. A constitutional amendment establishing the protection of privacy rights will appear on the New Hampshire ballot. If passed, Question 2 would add the following language […]

Tenther Tuesday Episode 43: Stalker State

Tenther Tuesday Episode 43: Stalker State

Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey discuss some of the many – many – ways that government tracks and stalks you.

Massachusetts State Police Tweet Inadvertently Reveals Surveillance

Massachusetts State Police Tweet Inadvertently Reveals Surveillance

A Massachusetts State Police tweet appears to have inadvertently revealed law enforcement surveillance of certain political groups.  Last month, multiple natural gas explosions rocked three towns north of Boston. As the disaster unfolded, the state police tweeted an update from the “MSP Watch Center” that included a screenshot from a computer plotting the location of the […]