http://traffic.libsyn.com/tomwoodsshow/woods_2016_01_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI get a lot of feedback every time I’m on Tom’s show, and this past Tuesday’s episode was no exception. I hope you enjoy it! Tom’s description, from his website: Quite an amazing development: the Tenth Amendment Center and the American Civil Liberties Union have announced a joint effort…Details
We recently reported on five states with bills to reject federal gun control measures. And this week, we can add three additional states, with more likely to join soon.Details
Virginia Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection; Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs
RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 25, 2016) – A Virginia bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant or wiretap order in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Virginia, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.Details
Michigan HB5162 would deny state-level support and resources to the NSA and all federal agencies involved in warrantless spying. It must pass in the House Oversight And Ethics Committee to receive a vote in the full House.
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Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes State Senate; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 15, 2016) – A sweeping Vermont bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state passed Senate Thursday. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.Details
SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 4, 2016) – Privacy got a boost in Oregon on New Year’s Day.
On Jan.1, a new law prohibiting police from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.Details
When I talk about NSA spying and mass warrantless surveillance, I’m pretty sure most people react something like this: yeah, it’s bad, but it doesn’t have any direct impact on me. I mean, why would the government ever bother to spy on me? Really, that’s for the bad guys, or the Muslims. It can’t happen to me.Details
CONCORD, N.H. (Dec. 22, 2015) – A bill introduced in the New Hampshire House for the 2016 session would prohibit a federal-local surveillance collaboration that the NSA’s former chief technical director called the “biggest threat since the civil war.”Details
Federal militarization of state and local police has gone beyond armored vehicles and combat grade weapons, and now encompasses the latest surveillance technology. Not only are state and local cops secretly obtaining high-tech spy gear, non-disclosure agreements signed by law enforcement agencies essentially give the FBI complete control over how your local cops gather evidence.Details