Tuesday, April 28, 2015

US states take aim at NSA over warrantless surveillance

(BBC) There's a sign on Jonathan Stickland's desk that reads: "Don't steal. The government hates competition."

These days Stickland, a Texas state representative, isn't spending most of his time worrying about the government "stealing" through high taxes or onerous regulation - standard political fare for the kind of conservatives who populate the state capitol in Austin.

Instead his cause has been what he sees as government theft of privacy - the unlawful acquisition by the National Security Agency of personal information in the form of metadata about electronic communications by US citizens.

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