California Bill Taking On Stingray Surveillance Passes Out of Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of committee late last week. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Attacking Drone Spying, 66-2

TRENTON, N.J. (May 15, 2015) On Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Representatives Daniel Benson, Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano, along with three cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 1039 (A1039) in…

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Washington State Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays Signed Into Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 12, 2015) – Yesterday, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. The new law not only protects privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.

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