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Stop Mission Creep in Oakland 7/30/13
by EG
Saturday Jul 27th, 2013 1:44 PM
Please come out this Tues to the Oakland City Council meeting to STOP the "Domain Awareness Center" from being spread from the Port of Oakland to the CITY of Oakland! Mission Creep is how people lose their freedoms and a right to privacy. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7/30/13....fill out a comment card (if you don't want to speak you can cede your time to someone else)

Senator Ron Wyden of OR "Senator Ron Wyden of OR "If we do not seize this unique moment in our constitutional history to reform our surveillance laws and practices, we will all live to regret it. I’ll have more to say about the consequences of the omnipresent surveillance state, but as you listen to this talk, ponder that most of us have a computer in our pocket that potentially can be used to track and monitor us 24/7. The combination of increasingly advanced technology with a breakdown in the checks and balances that limit government action could lead us to a surveillance state that cannot be reversed. " http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/sen-ron-wyden-nsa-spying-its-bad-snowden-says.

"On Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council was expected to approve an additional $2 million in federal grants to fund the build-out of the surveillance center at Oakland's Emergency Operations Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. But following an outcry from public speakers about the center’s lack of privacy guidelines or data retention limits, the council pulled the item from the consent calendar and postponed a vote until July 30." http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Surveillance-Center-Progresses-Amid-Debate-on-Privacy-Data-Collection-217185161.html ,

"Approval of the latest phase in the DAC program will also allow it to reach out to other government entities for additional video streams, such as the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, U.S. Geological Survey, National Weather Service and highway traffic monitoring cameras. Additionally, the DAC is also a clearinghouse for police and fire data." http://oaklandlocal.com/2013/07/aclu-oakland-dac-amounts-to-warrantless-surveillance-of-residents-analysis/