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Education Privacy Bill Passes SD Committee

Education Privacy Bill Passes SD Committee

SB 63, a bill to “protect the privacy of the records of individual students,” was heard today in the South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee. The bill is intended to protect the privacy of students and their families in the collection of data surrounding their educational experience. The bill passed the committee 9-0.

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EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

Thanks to the wonders of technology, the indifference of the general public to the growing surveillance state, the inability of Congress to protect Americans’ privacy, and the profit-driven policies of the business sector, the corporate state could write a book about your holiday shopping habits: the websites you’ve visited when trying to decide what to buy, the storefronts you’ve browsed while wandering the mall, and the purchases you’ve made.

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Surveillance State: How Police Track You With Your Cell Phone

Surveillance State: How Police Track You With Your Cell Phone

Advanced technology now provides government agents and police officers with the ability to track our every move. The surveillance state is our new society. It is here, and it is spying on you, your family and your friends every day. Worse yet, those in control are using life’s little conveniences, namely cell phones, to do much of the spying. To put it simply, the corporate-surveillance state is in full effect, and there is nowhere to hide.

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ALERT: Drivers License Bill Smoked Out

ALERT: Drivers License Bill Smoked Out

Rep. Lance Russell was able to get HB 1169 “smoked out of committee”, and the bill will be voted on tomorrow Feb. 14th.  This bill needs 36 votes on the House Floor to pass it and send it on to the Senate.  This bill is a simple way the SD Legislature can stand up to the Federal Government for usurping its authority regarding the process of issuing state drivers licenses.

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Senator Stan Adelstein

Legislative Crackerbarrel: Question on Drivers License Requirements & Illegal Aliens

This is a clip from a video of the South Dakota Legislative Crackerbarrel in Rapid City, Feb. 11, 2012. A member of the audience asked why the legislature seemed willing to harass citizens with intrusive driver’s license requirements on one hand, and on the other go soft on illegal aliens. Though the drivers license requirements were discussed at some length, no answer was forthcoming from from any of the “Republican” legislators as to why legislation to control the illegal alien problem has been killed by “Republicans.”

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Senator Stan Adelstein

RC Legislative Crackerbarrel: Drivers License Procedures

A legislative crackerbarrel meeting was held Saturday morning at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology regarding the 2012 South Dakota Legislative session. A question was asked regarding a proposal by Senator Stan Adelstein to make it easier to get or renew a driver’s license.  A few years ago, in response to federal requirements, regulations were changed and driver’s license procedures have become quite an ordeal for man people.

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The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized. One of the few things that has kept us teetering on the edge of a full slide into tyranny is the internet, the primary source of news and information for many people. Little wonder, then, that federal and state governments continue to try to gain control of the world wide web.

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