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Make it or break it: With UAS developments, states’ laws embrace or limit drone use

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The number of states with laws regulating the use of unmanned aerial systems has the potential to nearly triple this year.
More than 100 UAS-related bills and resolutions — most carried over from 2013 — are pending in 34 states. …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. delegation wary of NSA surveillance: Hoeven, Cramer support reform; Heitkamp seeks ‘balance’

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — In light of repeated revelations over the past six months about the federal government’s surveillance activities, some members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation said they favor reform.  

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N.D. delegation wary of NSA surveillance: Hoeven, Cramer support reform; Heitkamp seeks ‘balance’

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — In light of repeated revelations over the past six months about the federal government’s surveillance activities, some members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation said they favor reform.  

But what kind of changes ma…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. judge rules phone surveillance program is likely unlawful

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s collection of massive amounts of data about telephone calls, a program revealed in June after leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday.

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U.S. judge rules phone surveillance program is likely unlawful

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s collection of massive amounts of data about telephone calls, a program revealed in June after leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday.

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OPINION: NSA spying unbounded

October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

We don’t know what the National Security Agency learned from tapping the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. If the White House account is to be believed, no intercepts were deemed worth reporting to President Ob…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Warrantless wiretapping will have its day in court

October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

In 2008, Congress authorized a warrantless wiretapping program. Five years later, the U.S. Supreme Court has said a grand total of nothing about its constitutionality. That finally looks likely to change — and relatively s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: NSA collecting millions of contact lists

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world — including those of Americans — in its effort to find possible links to terro…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Big Brother on the farm

January 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Ag operations increasingly installing surveillance.

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Why are surveillance images so low quality?

December 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

For law enforcement, blurry footage is better than no footage at all. Continue Reading