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What’s Spooky About the FBI’s Fleet of Spy Planes?

Law enforcement has been using aircraft for many decades. So what’s spooky about reports of FBI fleet of low-circling planes?

By Jay Stanley
June 2, 2015

NSA Surveillance: The Scandal is the Use, Not the Abuse

The incorrect premise that privacy only matters when information is misused.

By Alex Abdo
May 29, 2015

ACLU To Commerce Dept: Make it Easy for Researchers to Report Security Flaws

Government agencies have much to gain from working with, rather than against, the computer security research community.

By Chris Soghoian
May 27, 2015

Internal Documents Show FBI Was 'Wrestling' With License Plate Scanner Privacy Issues

Internal FBI documents show that doubts have been raised within the Bureau regarding the use of license plate scanners

By Bennett Stein
May 15, 2015

New York State Police Claim Not to Have Key Records on Stingrays

Say they have no documents such as policies or guidelines, records of use, or court authorizations.

By Mariko Hirose
May 15, 2015

Acting and Directing With Police Cameras

Surrounded by cameras, police are increasingly acting like actors, directors, and cinematographers. What will this mean?

By Jay Stanley
May 13, 2015

Mysterious Planes Over Baltimore Spark Surveillance Suspicions

It all started with a simple Twitter query from a Baltimore man

By Jay Stanley
May 6, 2015

Shotspotter CEO Answers Questions on Gunshot Detectors in Cities

It is a very sensitive thing to place microphones in public spaces. Shotspotter's CEO outlined how the system works.

By Jay Stanley
May 5, 2015

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