Is Requiring Clairvoyance Constitutional? Texas Supreme Court November Proceedings on RLCs

Is Requiring Clairvoyance Constitutional? Texas Supreme Court November Proceedings on RLCs

From guest writer H. F. Van Der Grinten This is an eyewitness account of the Texas Supreme Court recent proceedings concerning a lawsuit brought by the residents of the small town of Willis. They are suing their city because they say the red-light cameras (RLCs) are illegal because the city did not first conduct a […]

ATE Racket Report for November 21, 2018

ATE Racket Report for November 21, 2018

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn  This Week… The Electronic Frontier Base (EFF) and Muckrock […]

College Students & Distracted Driving

College Students & Distracted Driving

When you are a student at college, you strongly believe that you are mature, full of energy, independent and experienced enough in lots of spheres. You usually live separately from your parents and nobody controls you. Your life is full of adventures, studying, parties and hobbies. You need to be mobile, so driving must be […]

Cheap Gas – But For How Long?

Cheap Gas – But For How Long?

Expect gas prices to go up — a lot. Soon. Not because of dwindling supply. If anything, there is too much oil. From a certain perspective. Whether oil is abiotic (produced by geothermal or other such processes rather than via the decay over time of organic matter) and so — heresy! — renewable or simply […]

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights—Coming Soon to a Neighborhood near You?: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #514

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights—Coming Soon to a Neighborhood near You?: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #514

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivtel Blog A recent Reuter’s article revealed that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST’s smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring “healthcare benefits to residents.” […]