Rich Neumeister

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Strib Wrestles with MN Department of Public Safety Over Cell Phone Tracking Documents

    The agency that interprets the state's public records law has weighed in on attempts to get more information about cell phone tracking devices such as StingRay and KingFish.In a ruling Monday, acting administration commissioner Matt Massman opined that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Everyone struggling to get info about cell phone tracking program

    Everyone from journalists to politicians to activists have been fighting for years to learn the details behind Minnesota's controversial Kingfish and Stingray cell phone tracking programs, but lately, the state's been leaving them empty-handed. The Kingfish and Stingray devices are used across the ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2003


    A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Data Man

    When state legislators weigh privacy rights against the public's right to know, they call Don Gemberling: Big Brother's Big Brother

  • Books

    March 31, 1999

    Hiring Minds Want to Know

    Why, exactly, did you leave your last job? Minnesota lawmakers argue over the wisdom of opening personnel files to prospective employers

  • News

    February 25, 1998

    Kill the Messenger

    Minneapolis officials want a law to keep internal investigations secret--just in case.

  • News

    January 14, 1998

    Privacy Posturing

    US West wants to use information about who you call to increase its sales. Privacy advocates are screaming foul.

  • News

    September 18, 1996