Oklahoma House defeats bill to require DNA samples prior to suspect’s conviction By Associated Press 5:11 PM CDT, May 20, 2010 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has overwhelmingly defeated legislation that would authorize officials to take DNA samples from suspects accused of felonies and violent misdemeanors before they go to trial. The House […]

RFID bill Oklahoma Lawmakers Led Astray by the lobbyist from the SIA

May 11, 2010 the Oklahoma House which previously passed HB 2569 by a wide margin (76-13 with 12 excused) failed to get enough votes to override the Governor’s Veto of the Radio Frequency ID bill. Do Oklahoma legislators really think using any sort of tracking device on documents that we must carry with us nearly […]

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9 to 5: Do You Know if Your Boss Knows Where You Are? Case Studies of Radio Frequency Identification Usage in the Workplace   The RAND Corporation did a study of six private-sector companies examining their policies for collecting, retaining, and using records obtained by RFID enabled access cards. RAND found that most were using […]

Have questions? Here are the facts. Please call Rep.Tad Jones and ask him to put this bill on the schedule! That is all we are waiting for. His office number is (405) 557-7380. Time is short-please make the call right away! Call to Action Flyer-read, download and Share! For an idea of how this technology […]

Public employee date of birth bill resurrected It looks like an effort to exempt the birth dates of public employees from the Oklahoma Open Records Act has been brought back to life, this time as part of the conference committee report to House Bill 3382. Posted by Paul Monies on May 19, 2010 at 6:33 […]

Traffic circles better solution than light, speed cameras USA Today By Tim Mueller, AP As an American living mostly in Europe the past 14 years, I find that speed and red-light cameras are old news (“Red-light, speed cameras … See all stories on this topic Bradenton widow wins battle for red-light cameras Sarasota Herald-Tribune Starting […]

Wired Reports; The “underpants bomber” has renewed calls for new and more invasive security measures. Already, there’s a push to install scanners that show travelers’ naked bodies through clothing, using either millimeter wave or backscatter X-ray imaging. But even those scanners might not have caught the terrorist who nearly brought down Northwest flight 253. That’s […]