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Texas Bills Would Bar Warrantless Snooping On Phone Location 277

pigrabbitbear writes "The Supreme Court may have approved the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens for just about forever, but the good old state of Texas isn't going to take that lying down. Texas lawmakers don't believe that cell phone location data is fair game for law enforcement, and a couple identical bills filed in Texas's House and Senate would provide sweeping protections for private cell users."
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Texas Bills Would Bar Warrantless Snooping On Phone Location

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  • Re:Dammit, Texas! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo ( 1000167 ) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @02:40PM (#43107141)
    They're not exactly stereotypes if the states go out of their way to prove it. Arkansas overturning abortion vetoes and Texas holding the rest of the country hostage in regards to putting "Intelligent Design" into everybody's textbooks have actually happened and are not based on prejudices and stereotypes. The South is a very confusing place lately.
  • Re:Texas (Score:1, Informative)

    by the eric conspiracy ( 20178 ) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @03:14PM (#43107617)

    Your message, and the way it disparages the 'left' is in itself a refutation of the idea that Texas is tolerant.

    As far as Texas being successful, the fact that its citizens have the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the country puts that under great question.

    The fact that Texas is tied for last place in the percentage of its children with health care insurance and is fourth in the nation in child poverty again brings into question as to whether it is 'successful'.

    The decisions on things like teaching evolution in Texas schools call into question the process by which it is governed. The fact that Texas ranks 50th among the states in percentage of citizens over 25 with a high school diploma illustrates the impact of these decisions.

  • Re:Dammit, Texas! (Score:3, Informative)

    by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @03:44PM (#43108017)

    Perhaps you'd be better off with a cluepon that you could obtain by looking over the voting record of any politician you can think of. Who 'is in office' is irrelevent to how they act, the only thing different is how the media acts and who gets blamed.

    What they do never changes, just what they say about others.

    Get a clue. Neither your blessed democrats nor those ebil republicaans are your friends or are any different from one another, you're just too blind to notice it.

  • Re:Dammit, Texas! (Score:5, Informative)

    by mjr167 ( 2477430 ) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @04:25PM (#43108579)

    Having actually been pregnant... One of the first things they do when you show up at the doctors office and say "I'm pregnant" is do a vaginal exam. By the end of a pregnancy so many people have shoved their hands up you and grabbed your boobs (for lactation help after the baby is born) you have a whole new definition of modesty.

    They also highly recommend we let the doctors penetrate us once a year to test for cancer even when no babies are involved. Where is your outrage over that? Doctors shoving things up women is nothing new and is actually perfectly accepted.

  • Re:Dammit, Texas! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Rockoon ( 1252108 ) on Thursday March 07, 2013 @05:32PM (#43109465)
    Do you realize that the libertarian position on gay marriage is to remove the underlying incentive to want to get married?

    Did you think homosexuals want to get married because of their undying belief in the institution of marriage? Fuck no..

    Homosexuals want to get married because the words 'married', 'marriage', and 'matrimony' appear 1138 times within the laws of the land passed down by our elected representatives over the years. The use of the term within the statutes most often describe special rights, benefits, and privileges given only to married people. Homosexuals want those special rights, benefits, and privileges.

    Adding homosexuals to the 'special rights group' doesnt enhance liberty. Unlinking those special rights from the institution of marriage is the only way to enhance liberty.

    A single eye opening example is that I can't file taxes jointly with my roommate that shares expenses with me. Homosexuals want the right to file taxes jointly, but the 'gay marriage movement' isn't up on giving everyone the right to file taxes jointly. Quite the opposite, if everyone that lived together could file taxes jointly then that would be one less reason for homosexuals to want to get married.

    The gay marriage movement isnt about freedom, liberty, or equality. Its not libertarian in nature at all.

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