How should states fight the NSA? Turn off the water, say some

Two California state senators have introduced a bill that would stop state agencies from assisting the National Security Agency to collect “any electronic data or metadata… not based on a warrant.”

The California bill (PDF), proposed by state senators Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Joel Anderson (R-San Diego), is the first state-level proposal to compel non-cooperation with the federal agency, which has been in the spotlight since its widespread surveillance programs were revealed last summer.

“The National Security Agency’s massive level of spying and indiscriminate collecting of phone and electronic data on all Americans, including more than 38 million Californians, is a direct threat to our liberty and freedom,” said Lieu, who introduced Senate Bill 828 on the first day of his state’s 2014 legislative session.

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via Ars Technica


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