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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 )

- 665 days ago -
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 )

- 843 days ago -
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 )

- 957 days ago -
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!' )

- 980 days ago -
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 )

- 1092 days ago -
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 )

- 1206 days ago -
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 )

- 1901 days ago -
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 )

- 2765 days ago -
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 )

- 2835 days ago -
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 )

- 2926 days ago -
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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