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Meet Joe Simitian, Silicon Valley’s surveillance technology watchdog

One of the broadest pushes to reel in America’s surveillance state isn’t in Congress, the White House or a courtroom; arguably it’s in Joe Simitian’s office in California’s Santa Clara County government building. Simitian – 63 and bespectacled – is a supervisor on the county board here. This winter he drafted a proposal for regulation that would require local law ... Read More »