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CA DNA database does not compute

A new bill seeks to eliminate the California “biobank” created last year over strenuous objections from privacy advocates and some judges. Assembly Bill 170, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, aims to curb the broad and longstanding practice of acquiring

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Video: The Millennial mind: Political parties aren’t trusted with privacy

The Reason Foundation’s Emily Ekins talks to James Poulos about who Millennials support politically when they don’t trust either party to protect their privacy.

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We’re all perpetual suspects: Portents of privacy-free era emerging in CA

The inexpensive ease with which law-enforcement authorities can monitor the citizenry has gotten some attention from the media, which has reported on how cell phones and cars are de facto tracking devices and on how NSA software allows it to

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Referendum advances to repeal bathroom bill

Organized and run by Privacy for All Students, a potential  referendum, if approved by California voters, would repeal AB 1266, commonly known as the transgender school bathroom bill. By Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, AB 1266’s language says “that a pupil

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Justice Brandeis brings light to U.S., CA privacy controversies 2

LOS ANGELES — Revelations about the federal government’s data mining through PRISM, the clandestine electronic surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency, have prompted a debate about possible government overreach and intrusion. The question about privacy is hardly new,

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NSA scandal reveals real liberty lovers 2

June 17, 2013 By Steven Greenhut Most Americans who pay any attention to politics believe the nation’s great chasm is between “Red State” Republicans and “Blue State” Democrats. While the nation’s two major parties have their differences, the real divide

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Drones a litmus test on trust in government 20

March 18, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -– Don’t you hate it when life starts to resemble one of those bleak, futuristic dystopian movies? I’m thinking of an almost unfathomable reality –- local and state governments are joining the feds

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