RED ALERT!!! Idaho S.1067 — Stealth Ratification — End Run Around the Senate

Stealth Rat­i­fi­ca­tion – End Run Around the Sen­ate RED ALERT!!! Ida­ho S.1067 — Stealth Rat­i­fi­ca­tion — End Run Around the Sen­ate The Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion is REQUIRING ALL STATES to pass mod­el leg­is­la­tion writ­ten by the Uni­form Law Com­mis­sion in Chica­go that includes ref­er­ence to the Hague Con­ven­tion on the Inter­na­tion­al Recov­ery of Child Sup­port and Oth­er Forms of Fam­i­ly […]

New Coalition Site Fight215.org Launches to Amplify Opposition to the NSA’s Mass Surveillance

A coali­tion of 34 orga­ni­za­tions from across the polit­i­cal spec­trum is launch­ing Fight215.orgtoday to help con­cerned indi­vid­u­als con­tact law­mak­ers and demand an end to NSA’s uncon­sti­tu­tion­al mass sur­veil­lance under the Patri­ot Act. The launch coin­cides with the count­down to the expi­ra­tion of Sec­tion 215 of the Patri­ot Act, which the NSA claims jus­ti­fies bulk col­lec­tion […]

California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence to Impose Fines

The smart grid isn’t com­ing. It’s already here. Every­where people’s hous­es are being fit­ted if they already haven’t with smart elec­tric meters and smart water meters. These meters com­mu­ni­cate real-time usage data via radio fre­quen­cy (which comes with its own set of health prob­lems). Essen­tial­ly, con­sump­tion of util­i­ties in your home is being big broth­er […]

8 Things You Wouldn’t Think Are Spying On You, But Are

The next time you take a trip to the mall, make sure you give those man­nequins a big smile. The sur­veil­lance industry’s lat­est recruit—joining the ranks of the Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty, vend­ing machines, Kinect, and a litany of oth­er seem­ing­ly innocu­ous retail products—is store man­nequins. The $245 bil­lion dol­lar lux­u­ry goods indus­try cur­rent­ly avails itself […]

Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards

A new­ly leaked chap­ter of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment from Wik­ileaks has con­firmed some of our worst fears about the agree­ment. The lat­est pro­vi­sions would enable multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions to under­mine pub­lic inter­est rules through an inter­na­tion­al tri­bunal process called investor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment (ISDS). Under this process, for­eign com­pa­nies can chal­lenge any new law or […]

Federal Government Prepares to Track Unvaccinated Adults

Dur­ing the Nation­al Vac­cine Advi­so­ry Committee’s (NVAC) Feb­ru­ary meet­ing, Amer­i­can adults were put on notice by Big Broth­er that non-com­­pli­ance with fed­er­al vac­cine rec­om­men­da­tions will not be tol­er­at­ed. Pub­lic health offi­cials have unveiled a new plan to launch a mas­sive nation­wide vac­ci­na­tion pro­mo­tion cam­paign involv­ing pri­vate busi­ness and non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions to pres­sure all adults to […]

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on H.R. 5

An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge Nation­al Review Online and Thomas B. Ford­ham Insti­tute are wrong, wrong, wrong on HR 5. Nation­al Review Online and Ford­ham Insti­tute are total­ly wrong on HR 5. They are call­ing HR 5 as “take back our schools” leg­is­la­tion and that “fed­er­al over­reach in edu­ca­tion might final­ly be com­ing to a […]

Obscure California Committee Moves to Expand How Police Access and Use DMV Photos

FA Note:  March­ing down DHS’ path from Real ID to Glob­al ID, glob­al data shar­ing and glob­al track­ing. Atten­tion Cal­i­for­nia: the pri­va­cy and secu­ri­ty of your dri­ver licens­es are under threat from a new scheme to mas­sive­ly expand how pho­to IDs are shared and ana­lyzed by law enforce­ment agen­cies. Over the last few months, an […]