24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

OR Lawmakers Try To Head Off Surveillance State

PORTLAND – It’s no wonder people are starting to look over their shoulders a little more to see just how closely ‘Big Brother’s’ arm is reaching.

In Oregon, police are pushing a bill to expand the use of red light camera photos in criminal investigations. In Seattle, residents and civil rights groups are concerned about 30 port security cameras installed along the waterfront and through neighborhoods via a federal grant. And across the country, the coming wave of drone technology and its ability to track and record at levels previously unseen is freaking people out.

Some are even comparing it to George Orwell’s novel “1984,” which depicts a society that has descended into a frightening, totalitarian state.

Source: Northwest Watchdog. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • jordanjerry||

    All she did was get fortunate and put to use the guide made clear on this web page and go to home tab for more detail--- big76.ℂℴm