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Police Use of Drones Is Guaranteed to Have Costly Consequences
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, police, law enforcement, privacy, civil rights, human rights )

Freya
- 45 days ago - alternet.org
Drone technology has gone from a novelty of war overseas to a part of an increasingly militarized domestic police toolbelt, and the fear of mission creep is growing.
US Government: We Can Jail You Indefinitely for Not Decrypting Your Data - or Having a Bad Memory
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, security, police, encryption )

Freya
- 78 days ago - theregister.co.uk
The US government is fighting to keep a former police officer in prison because he claims not to be able to remember the code to decrypt two hard drives under investigation.
Edward Snowden: Clinton's Call for a 'Manhattan-Like Project' Is Terrifying -: @Rollingstone
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, computers, humans, investigation, internet, rights, freedoms, safety, police, law, politics )

Wilde
- 759 days ago - rollingstone.com
Clinton's Big Brotherish proposal at Saturday's Democratic debate was both troubling and vague
The NYPD's X-Ray Vans
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, police, military-to-police pipeline, X-ray vans, NYPD, extreme secrecy, ionizing radiation )

Judy
- 818 days ago - theatlantic.com
New York City won't reveal how often cops bombard places, vehicles, or people with radiation--or if there are health risks for residents.
Biases Against Facial Characteristics Might Have Chilling Real-World Effects
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, world, violence, safety, society, politics, police, obituary, law, media, news, murder, humans, health, government, ethics, freedoms, crime, culture, death, education, abuse, dishonesty, corruption, rights, research )

O O
- 909 days ago - arstechnica.com
People having faces judged as less trustworthy given the death penalty more often than people viewed as trustworthy, according to recent research in the journal Psychological Science,alarming pic how systems of legal punishment are vulnerable to biases
Police Want To Keep Surveillance Tech Secret - Stingray
Science & Tech  (tags: stingray towers, law enforcement, cellphones, 20 States, surveillance, secret, police )

Dandelion
- 987 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Its not only the NSA but time for law enforcement to come clean on how stingrays spy on Americans cellphones. Stingrays are devices that identify track cellphones en masse by acting like fake cell towers, fooling all nearby phones into connecting them
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 1371 days ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
Hair Analysis Underway in Texas
Science & Tech  (tags: society, safety, sadness, rights, police, law, interesting, humans, freedoms, crime, culture, abuse, americans, ethics, study, research, science, scientists, discovery )

J
- 1448 days ago - innocenceproject.org
the Texas Forensic Science Commission (TFSC) voted unanimously Friday morning to review state criminal convictions that included testimony on microscopic hair analysis.
Are You Being Tracked?
Science & Tech  (tags: Automatic License plate readers, ACLU, tracking, car, vehicles, police, abuse, permanent records, surveillance technology )

Dandelion
- 1626 days ago - aclu.org
A little noticed surveillance technology, designed to track the movements of every passing driver, is fast proliferating on America's streets. Automatic license plate readers create permanent records of virtually everywhere any of us has driven.
Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, society, research, safety, performance, abuse, business, consumers, internet, law, police, safety, rights, abuse, crime, NewTechnology, investigation, Gizmos, discovery, design )

J
- 1740 days ago - wired.com
A legal fight over the government's use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent to which Verizon Wireless aided federal agents in using it to track a suspect.
Consensus Builds for Requiring Warrant for Email Searches
Science & Tech  (tags: freedoms, law, crime, police, abuse, congress, republicans, democrats, government, computers, computer, discovery, investigation, internet, humans, society, technology, safety, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

J
- 1763 days ago - thehill.com
Republicans, Democrats and government officials agreed at a House hearing on Tuesday that police should need a warrant to obtain people's emails and other private online messages from third-party providers.
Courts Divided Over Searches of Cellphones
Science & Tech  (tags: NewTechnology, constitution, ethics, government, politics, u.s., usa, crime, culture, freedoms, rights, safety, police, law, internet, investigation, discovery, NewTechnology )

J
- 1875 days ago - nytimes.com
Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can peer into suspects' cellphones, and the cornucopia of evidence they provide.
Uncovering License Plate Scanners: The Next Big Thing in Government Tracking
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, ALPR, license plate scanners, police, abductions, data retentionMaryland )

Nancy
- 1989 days ago - aclu.org
It is important to note that the most effective uses of ALPR technology (and the ones most frequently touted by law enforcement proponents of the technology) - finding missing children, recovering stolen vehicles, locating fleeing assailants - require...
Police Issue Paedophile Warning Over 'Pedobear' Internet Joke
Science & Tech  (tags: Police, paedophile, US, Pedobear, internet joke, cartoon bear )

Anna
- 2684 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Police in the US have issued a bizarre warning to parents about a 'paedophile' cartoon bear that was created by a website as in internet joke.
Protecting Yourself From Suspicionless Searches While Traveling
Science & Tech  (tags: culture, freedoms, government, law, police, safety, society, travel, world, science )

Mary
- 3548 days ago - eff.org
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling (pdf) in United States v. Arnold allows border patrol agents to search your laptop or other digital device without limitation when you are entering the country. EFF and many civil liberties, travelers' rights, immigration
 

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