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Michigan Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

Michigan Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 12, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Michigan Senate would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable Michigan residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program […]

DEA Plans to Expand License Plate Surveillance Program

DEA Plans to Expand License Plate Surveillance Program

WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2018) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) plans to expand a surveillance program that tracks the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates. According to federal contracting data, the DEA will expand the footprint of its license plate tracking program with automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) connected […]

Police Claim Surveillance Drones Will Revitalize Downtown

Police Claim Surveillance Drones Will Revitalize Downtown

In what has to be the most ludicrous excuse ever made by police to spy on citizens, this one is at the top of my list.

Interview: Fighting the Surveillance State Through Local Activism

Interview: Fighting the Surveillance State Through Local Activism

I recently appeared on The Sherry Voluntary Show to discuss the latest news regarding the privacy and surveillance campaign of We See You Watching Lexington. The goal of our activism is to get an ordinance passed in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, that will provide accountability and oversight for the use of all government surveillance […]

“Five Eyes” Wants Access to Every Electronic Device

“Five Eyes” Wants Access to Every Electronic Device

According to an article in the National Post the Five Eyes intelligence network is demanding tech companies provide a back-door into all electronic devices. “Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications.” Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, […]

New York Bill Would Limit Surveillance Databases, Hinder Federal Spy Programs

New York Bill Would Limit Surveillance Databases, Hinder Federal Spy Programs

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would prohibit the state from creating any database containing aggregate surveillance data including ALPR, audio, video and facial recognition records. Passage would not only protect privacy in New York; it would also put major roadblocks in front of federal surveillance programs. Assm.Tom Abinanti […]

September 25th: “National Panic Day”

September 25th: “National Panic Day”

DHS’s “National Awareness Day” is a carbon copy of McCarthyism which turned America’s fears of Communism into a national panic that lasted for decades.

The Rise of Spying Transit Police

The Rise of Spying Transit Police

Today’s public transit police departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. The feds, with the willing cooperation of state and local law enforcement, are building a giant surveillance network on the U.S. transportation system. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on […]