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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

FBI Slow-Walking Toward End Of Illegitimate Stingray Secrecy

The FBI has begun to back off its illegitimate secrecy around Stingrays. But only begun.

By Nathan Freed Wessler
May 4, 2015

Justice Department to Tie Police Body Camera Funding to Good Policies

Good news: DOJ announced today that it will tie federal police body camera grants to good policies

By Jay Stanley
May 1, 2015

The TSA's PreCheck Program: A Whitelist or a Blacklist?

China is going to give each of its citizens a government score for his or her behavior. Are we headed in that direction?

By Jay Stanley
May 1, 2015

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