New Hampshire house passes anti-surveillance bill

Introduced by Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Hillsborough), House Bill 1619 (HB1619) prohibits the acquisition, collection, or retention of personal information including “personal identifiers, content, and usage, given or available to third-party providers of information and services, including telephone; electric, water and other utility services; internet service providers; social media providers; banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; and credit card companies.”

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Big Money Casino Owners Try to Use Federal Power to Crush Online Competition

By: Jack Inglewood

Communist theorist Leon Trotsky once said, “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”

Increasingly, policy in the United States seems to reflect Trotsky’s philosophy, especially when it comes to the Tenth Amendment.  Politicians of all stripes seem ever more willing to toss states’ sovereignty aside and trample on the Tenth Amendment for some purported greater good.

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Illinois Proposal Would Tighten anti-Drone Surveillance Law

In the wake of the scope of government surveillance by Edward Snowden last June, state governments have taken the lead in restricting the rights of government entities to use electronic surveillance equipment on American soil.

Last month, an Illinois state legislator introduced bill to amend the state’s “Freedom from Drone Surveillance” law, restricting unlimited access by state law enforcement agencies to access information gathered by privately owned and operated drones.

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New Jersey Legislation would Ban TSA Body Scanner Images

New Jersey state senator Michael Doherty reintroduced legislation making it illegal for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and other government employees to produce, view, recreate, and/or disseminate naked images of anyone who is subject to body scans–most of which occur at airports around the country.

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Washington State house passes anti-drone bill, 83-15

House Bill 2789 (HB2789) was filed by Rep. Dave Taylor (R-Moxee) and a bipartisan group of five democrats and six republicans. The bill prohibits the use of drones to collect personal information that “describes, locates, or indexes anything about a person” without a warrant “made in writing, upon oath or affirmation, to a judicial officer…where there is probable cause.”

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Presidential Oversight Board Declares NSA Metadata Collection Illegal

On Jan 23, less than a week after the president released his changes, the PCLOB released a report which declared the bulk collection of metadata approved by the FISC to be unconstitutional and that the illegal practice ought to be immediately discontinued.

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