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The new electronic police state

Matthew Feeney Contributor<p>Matthew Feeney is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute.<p>According to the government, your privacy protections evaporate the moment you set foot in an airport.<p>Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and …

Surveillance

Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists

The Justice Department even wants info on the 6,000 people who "liked" the DistruptJ20 Facebook page, search warrants show.<p>Turns out it's not just web hosting provider DreamHost that's fighting Justice Department search warrants on users linked to an anti-Trump site associated with inauguration …

Donald Trump

ACLU fights warrants over Facebook users’ info

<b>By Ann E. Marimow | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – Civil liberties lawyers are trying to block federal investigators from searching the Facebook …

Surveillance
Surveillance

Moscow's facial recognition CCTV network is the biggest example of surveillance society yet

We already knew that the city of Moscow is saturated with CCTV cameras, but we've only just learned the extent that the city is able to conduct …

Surveillance

Google reports all-time high of government data requests

In Google's latest transparency report, even more governments want to know what people are doing online.<p>Governments around the world are doing a record amount of searching on Google, but it's a kind of searching than you and I do.<p>The search engine giant released its biannual transparency report on …

Surveillance

Moscow is adding facial recognition to CCTVs to ID criminals

Moscow's local authorities are giving the city's 170,000 security cameras a power-up. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, they're adding facial recognition tech to the CCTV network with the intention of IDing criminals on the streets. Moscow's extensive network of security cams have been keeping an eye on the …

Trump Administration Lobbying Hard for Sweeping Surveillance Law

The Trump administration is pushing hard for the reauthorization of a key 2008 surveillance law — section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence …

Surveillance

Trump administration orders Facebook to hand over private information on 'anti-administration activists'

The Department of Justice has demanded Facebook turn over information about three anti-Trump activists, drawing a legal challenge from civil …

Rights & Freedoms

Google warns that govt is demanding more of your private data than ever

And thousands more user accounts have been affected by US national security orders than previously reported.<p>Google received more government requests …

Surveillance

CPD to undergo training for new use-of-force policy

A new training regimen for Chicago police officers is the next step in an effort to overhaul the CPD's use of force on city streets, the department …

Law Enforcement

5 Techniques Interrogators Use To Get Confessions From Murderers

Here are actual interrogation techniques law enforcement uses to get confessions.<p><i>Criminal Confessions</i>, which debuts <b>Sunday, October 1 at 7pm ET/PT,</b> …

Law Enforcement

Taser Wants to Build an Army of Smartphone Informants

Axon, the world’s largest vendor of police-worn body cameras, is moving into the business of capturing video taken by the public. In a survey emailed …

Surveillance

Police 'interaction training' will be worth it if it eases fear on all sides

Beginning next year, Texas teenagers will start getting "how to" lessons in the startlingly obvious: how to get stopped by a cop.<p>Under a new state …

In New York, major crime complaints fell when cops took a break from ‘proactive policing’

When New York police officers temporarily reduced their "proactive policing" efforts on low-level offenses, major-crime reports in the city actually fell, according to a study based on New York Police Department crime statistics.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, put a …

6 more Chicago police districts to get gunshot detection technology

The Chicago Police Department will be expanding its gunshot detection capabilities and their integration with other crime-fighting technology into six patrol districts, a police spokesman said Friday night.<p>This means that more than half of the city's 22 patrol districts will be using ShotSpotter …

Emerging Technology

Feds Monitoring Social Media Does More Harm Than Good

For privacy wonks and casual observers alike, border screening and surveillance has become an increasing area of critical concern over the last year. …