FAA Funding Bill Passed by Senate Ignores Drone Surveillance Risks

The Senate has passed legislation to reauthorize the FAA and expand drone integration, but the bill ignores pressing concerns about the privacy impact of drones. A previous version of the bill included privacy protections originally proposed by Sen. Markey and Rep. Welch in the Drone…

FAA Funding Bill Ignores Drone Surveillance Risks

Congress is considering legislation to reauthorize the FAA and expand drone integration, but the bill ignores pressing concerns about the privacy impact of drones. A previous version of the bill included privacy protections originally proposed by Sen. Markey and Rep. Welch in the Drone Aircraft…

California: Youth in State Care Deserve Internet Access

The legislation, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Gipson, would benefit more than 50,000 youth in foster care and more than 20,000 youth in secure facilities. It would require county juvenile halls to provide supervised access to computers and the Internet for educational purposes. The bill also…

Keep Border Spy Tech Out of Dreamer Protection Bills

If Congress votes this month on legislation to protect Dreamers from deportation, any bill it considers should not include invasive surveillance technologies like biometric screening, social media snooping, automatic license plate readers, and drones. Such high tech spying would unduly intrude on the privacy of…

California’s Senate Misfires on Network Neutrality, Ignores Viable Options

Yesterday, the California Senate approved legislation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) in California to follow the now-repealed 2015 Open Internet Order. While well-intentioned, the legislators sadly chose an approach that is vulnerable to legal attack. The 2015 Open Internet Order from the Federal…