Tag Archives: SURVEILLANCE

Half Of U.S. Adults Already In Facial Recognition Database Study Shows

A study conducted by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology shows that half of all U.S. adults are already in a facial recognition database accessible by police. According to the study, so many adults are in some sort of facial recognition database because at least 26 states share their Department of Motor Vehicles databases with the FBI, state police, or ...

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RI Bill Would Create Surveillance Apparatus To Automatically Ticket Motorists, Split Money With Corporation

A controversial bill passed by a House Committee in Rhode Island would create a state wide surveillance apparatus that would automatically ticket motorists and split half the money with the corporation that installed the cameras. Passed by a 7-2 vote on Tuesday by the House Corporations Committee, the bill calls for the authorization of a network of optical license plate readers ...

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Only Two Percent Of Surveillance Requests Denied By Secret Spy Court

Proving that the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the government’s spying apparatus, a report has revealed the secretive court denied only about two percent of surveillance requests last year. According to the annual report, it received 1,752 applications for surveillance in 2016, partially denying only 26 of the requests and only denying nine of ...

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Federal Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Obtain Cellphone Location Data

Law enforcement agencies do not require a warrant to obtain individuals’ near-real-time cellphone location data, a federal court has ruled. Most Americans are familiar with the invasive surveillance tactics used by the NSA. According to the Washington Post, the agency gathers “nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” This includes the collection of ...

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Oakland Finally Advances Measure To Rein In Stasi-Style Surveillance

Residents in Oakland, California have been attempting to reclaim their city from unwarranted spying by police for years, and the local bureaucracy is not helping. The City took its surveillance operations to a new level during the height of the Occupy Wall-Street Movement in 2013, when police proposed to use $2 million in federal grant money to expand a surveillance ...

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