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Slashdot

private traffic enforcement camera vendors are seeking to establish a national vehicle tracking system in the United States using existing red-light and speed enforcement cameras. The system would utilize Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to

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Alternative News Sources

Police officials are excited about a new high tech gadget that will make their jobs a little bit easier. Through a Homeland Security grant, Los Angeles County purchased 500 mobile fingerprint scanning devices that can be used by officers in the field

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Washington Post

The judge rejected the government's argument that historical cellphone tower location data did not require probable cause. Could establish the standard which lawyers say are routine as more people carry cellphones that reveal their locations.

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cnet

An anonymous reader recommends a speculative blog entry by Chris Soghoian up on CNet. Soghoian makes a convincing case that the NSA could be using loopholes in the law to gather real-time location information on the mobile phones of millions of peopl

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seattlepi.com

With increased manpower in Washington state, Border Patrol agents ignore the border in favor of harassing domestic traffic inside the country at suspicionless checkpoints

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NY Times

"The NYPD plans blanket surveillance of millions of law-abiding New Yorkers, but it refuses to disclose even the simplest details of this costly proposal. A plan of this scope, expense and intrusiveness demands robust public debate and legislati

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Firedoglake

I remember, years ago, when the news of torture in Iraq first came out, I wrote an article entitled US Finally Treats Iraqis Just Like Americans. The point was that abuse and rape is so rife in US prisons and jails, that waterboarding and stress posi

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Canton Repository

Michael German, an FBI agent for 16 years and now a policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, warns that if Mukasey goes ahead, he will undermine the restrictions placed on the FBI after the dragnet approach of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoov

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Classically Liberal

First, here is a video of the local police randomly stopping people and demanding to search them. As they make clear, if you do not "consent" to being searched you will be arrested. Of course, once they arrest you they can search you.

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