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Protect the public, not polluters

By Corey Friedman [Note: the following editorial was written for the June 26 edition of the Richmond County Daily Journal. It was read aloud on the N.C. Senate floor by Sen. Gene McLaurin, D-Richmond, the following day.] Any farmer knows … Continue reading

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N.C. develops plan to regulate drones, including photography limits

By Corey Friedman If loose lips can sink ships, loose language can crash a statewide plan to regulate drones before the first unmanned flying machines even get off the ground. Lawmakers on a special state panel approved a working draft … Continue reading

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Grounding drones a win for privacy

By Corey Friedman North Carolinians will largely be free from spying eyes high above their heads — at least for the next two years. State lawmakers included a provision in the 2013 Appropriations Act that prevents state and local authorities … Continue reading

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Keeping carry permits open record could be a good thing

By Corey Friedman Some North Carolina lawmakers think the names of concealed handgun permit and gun purchase permit holders should be a state secret. State Sen. Buck Newton is sponsoring a bill to exclude gun permits from the North Carolina … Continue reading

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Surveillance Society

By William R. Toler As technology increases, both in the government and private sector, it seems that our right to privacy continues to decrease. Recently, Popular Mechanics reported that the Michigan State Police may have been using forensic analyzers on … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: School violated rights

By William R. Toler In an assertion of the Fourth Amendment, the high court ruled 8-1 Thursday that school officials violated the privacy rights of Savana Redding when she was strip searched for ibuprofen. The search took place in 2003 after a fellow student … Continue reading

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RFID tags and you

By William R. Toler Since we tend to discuss the goverment’s ever-encroaching into our everyday lives, I decided to take this opportunity to discuss radio-frequency identification devices. What is RFID? According to RFID Journal, “RFID is a generic term for … Continue reading

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Be a supermarket subversive

By Corey Friedman Somewhere between the canned pears and the checkout line, we shrugged our shoulders and gave in. We decided to play along. Not many years ago, supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores began offering loyalty club memberships — once … Continue reading

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