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Government misuse of technology erodes Bill of Rights

We must always remember that most liberties are taken away from us in the name of "safety". Government misuse of new technologies has eroded our Bill of Rights, and greatly expanded powers for our security agencies allow the government to invade our lives without due process or judicial oversight. Hence, our rights and liberties have deteriorated daily since 9/11.

Thirteen years later, the websites we visit are monitored, Homeland Security tracks our cell phone movements, our tweets are monitored by the FBI, our emails are being read and stored, and the NSA can secretly wiretaps our calls. Things we never thought could happen here in the land of the free. I will work to reclaim those liberties that have been taken away from us.

As a software developer I am particularly concerned with copyright infringement of intellectual property, but legislation such as PIPA, SOPA and now CISPA threaten to give federal regulation of the Internet to special interests.

Source: 2014 Iowa House campaign website, RodBlum.com , Nov 4, 2014

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