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IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 247 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 )

JL
- 324 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
- 502 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 )

JL
- 616 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!' )

JL
- 638 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 )

JL
- 751 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
- 865 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
- 1560 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
- 2424 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
Women Abused as Children Spend 1/3 More on Health Care
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, activists, children, culture, ethics, family, health, humans, interesting, news, police, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, abuse, babies, Body-Mind-Spirit, disease, drugs, environment, illness, interesting, investigation, medicine )

Susan
- 2494 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Middle-aged women who suffered physical or sexual abuse as children spend up to one-third more than average in health-care costs, according to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women.
Phone Tech Raises Privacy Concerns
Science & Tech  (tags: phone, cell phone, police )

Ben
- 2584 days ago - blogmyway.org
Quoted from Newscom: U.S. privacy advocates warned that federal officials, in some cases, have been granted permission to track cell phones without probable cause.
   

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