Senators Continue to Push Legislation Curbing Facial Recognition Use By Federal and State Governments
Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has formally reintroduced his “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act”. Initially debuted in the Senate chambers in 2021, Markey has been persistent in reintroducing it.
Illinois Bill Authorizing Police to Fly Facial Recognition-Equipped Drones Over Protests Falters in House, For Now
Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois House has tabled a bill that would allow law enforcement across the state to deploy drones armed with facial recognition technology over large public demonstrations. The bill (SB 2562), which was … Read more »
Ars Technica reports that Senate Democrats have officially moved to initiate a vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the FCC policy change ending net neutrality regulations. With the submission of a request to invoke the CRA, the … Read more »
Although the struggle for civil liberties is never truly and permanently at an end, the emergence of the internet as a fact of 21st century existence opens up a new front in the battle for fundamental freedoms, most prominently those … Read more »
There is urgency to this posting because Congress will return from its Spring break April 9 and the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to schedule quickly thereafter the Haspel confirmation hearings, to be followed almost immediately by full Senate vote.… Read more »
A new piece from The Intercept reports that, in a vote of 256 to 164, the US House of Representatives approved a renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s Section 702 provisions, forcing a vote in the Senate. Extending … Read more »
New Hampshire Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Warrants for Stingrays, Poising State to Join Illinois and Others in Stricter Regulation
According to a report by the Tenth Amendment Center, the New Hampshire House has just passed a bill which would closely regulate the deployment of stingray surveillance devices in the state, most notably by requiring law enforcement to obtain … Read more »
Judgment day approaches for Section 215 of the Patriot Act and the US government’s current mass surveillance program.
Last Saturday morning, the Senate refused to extend the draconian piece of legislation and couldn’t summon the necessary majority to impose a … Read more »
With the Patriot Act due to expire at the end of the month, Rand Paul took the Senate floor this afternoon to speak at length on why the Senate should let it go gently into that good night.
While other … Read more »