On March 14, I appeared on the Kate Dalley Show to talk about warrantless NSA spying and what states can do about it.Details
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb. 24, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Vermont House would ban material support and resources for warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Vermont, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance.Details
New Hampshire House Gives Initial Approval to Bill Ending Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs
CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire House gave initial approval to a bill that would ban “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying. The vote was 199-153.Details
The USA Freedom Act was sold as pledge to end NSA’s bulk collection program concerning of metadata. However, this law didn’t end bulk collection of metadata. It shifted the responsibility to telecommunications providers. The result of this law, has actually increased the spying efficiency of the NSA.
In other words, the promised “reform” made NSA spying worse.Details
In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I share a personal story that demonstrates the very real impact of the surveillance state on everyday behavior.Details
On Apr 28-29, Texas state Senator Bob Hall is hosting the “Texas Grid Security Summit” to discuss threats and preparedness for the Texas electric grid.
One big thing missing? The great threat to all of us that the grid is being used to power a massive NSA data center right in the heart of Texas.Details
Minnesota Bill Takes on Bulk Warrantless Data Collection and Stingray Spying; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 15, 2016) – A Minnesota electronic data protection 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 in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Minnesota, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.Details
LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 16, 2015) – A bill filed in Michigan yesterday would not only support efforts to turn off water and electricity to NSA facilities in Utah, Texas and other states, but also would have immediate practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed.Details