California Committee Approves Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) –  Yesterday, an important California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Judge Favors Constitution on NSA Wiretaps

Not a common thing these days, but a Federal judge ruled against the federal government on NSA wiretaps. From The New York Times: WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s program of surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration’s effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the…

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