Signed by the Governor: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Yesterday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill into law that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Feb 14, 2018) – Yesterday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the warrantless collection of electronic data and the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Sooner State, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Tenther Tuesday Episode #26: End the Fed, Privacy, Health Freedom

Today is the 390th day that the GOP has failed to repeal Obamacare. Meanwhile, the same Republicans that swore they would cut spending when Obama was in office just approved a budget with $300 billion in new spending. The Federal Reserve makes all of this spending and debt possible through its money-printing. But states are…

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Maryland Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 13, 2018) – A bill filed in the Maryland House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable Marylanders to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Massachusetts Committee Approves Bill to Limit ALPR use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Today, a Massachusetts committee passed a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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New Jersey Bills Would Put Limits on Police use of Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Two bills introduced in the New Jersey legislature would ban warrantless drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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