The Minnesota ACLU is holding its 2022 Volunteer Kick Session tonight at 7pm! Great place to start if you want to get engaged with the MN ACLU
Your purchase history paints an intimate portrait of your life. So why isn't there more protection for financial privacy? That's the topic of this week's How to Fix the Internet podcast episode. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/who-peering-your-bank-account
When you update your software, you are no longer a “target of opportunity” for cheap attacks that try to catch people running out-of-date software. https://sec.eff.org/articles/software-updates
Police in Minnesota mostly used drones for training. Though many departments justify the expenditure as being necessary in extremely dangerous situations, it’s increasingly likely we’ll see these flying spies over protests and dispatched on routine calls.
@eff wrote up a neat profile about RT4MNs work in 2021:
The Audio from our panel yesterday on Drones and Aerial Surveillance has been published!
Please call your Rep. TODAY (ideally, right now; the vote is this afternoon/evening), and ask them to vote YES on amendment #100, requiring warrants for FBI searches of NSA data!
House switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Petition from friends at EFF:
We must face up to the dangers of surveillance technology: https://www.startribune.com/we-must-face-up-to-the-dangers-of-surveillance-technology/600080165/
Only two days to go for our spring fundraising drive! Grassroots activism takes time and resources, please donate if you can! https://donate.rt4.mn
55 organizations and more than 20 experts urge the EU and the US to ban Surveillance-Based Advertising https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/06/banning-surveillance-based-advertising.html
Less then a week left until the end of our fundraising campaign and we are ~$4,400 short of our goal. we need your support! https://donate.rt4.mn
Today has been a busy day, Hennepin County is holding its public hearing on the counties drone use policies at 1:30. You can read our comments here: https://rt4.mn/?p=796
Target supporters of @torproject? Not on our watch: RT4MN joins with 21 organizations to to tell PayPal and its subsidiary Venmo to shape up its policies on account freezes and closures: https://rt4.mn/?p=830
On June 15th Hennepin County has a public hearing on their updated Drone Polices. But currently only accepting prerecorded comments between 10-10:30 am
We encourage you to call in! You can learn more and sign up for a reminder message here: https://rt4.mn/uav/
Check out some of the perks we're offering to donors. You can use some of the same infrastructure our activist members use, if you donate a certain amount! Limited time offer! 🔥 https://donate.rt4.mn
Streaming Minnesota Omnibus Public Safety Bill Conference Committee discussion.
May include some educational / wry commentary.
This afternoon at 6pm CT join our friends at Cryptoparty Ann Arbor for an action planning workshop on banning facial recognition!
Help us rein in the police state! Restore the Fourth Minnesota has been essential in getting important legislation passed, including Minneapolis' recent ban on face recognition tech. Donate today and get your funds matched!
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