NY Times: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

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NY Times: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

From the article: “The practice has become big business for cellphone companies, too, with a handful of carriers marketing a catalog of “surveillance fees” to police departments to determine a suspect’s location, trace phone calls and texts or provide other services. Some departments log dozens of traces a month for both emergencies and routine investigations.”

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Government Hypocrisy: Protect Intellectual Property, Collect Personal Data

Mike German, ACLU policy counsel and former FBI agent, was recently on Reason.tv discussing domestic surveillance in post-9/11 America. German covers the U.S. government’s growing interest in collecting personal data, the development of data fusion centers, and the erosion of … Continue reading

ACLU Report: Policing Free Speech: Police Surveillance and Obstruction of First Amendment‐Protected Activity

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ACLU Report: Policing Free Speech: Police Surveillance and Obstruction of First Amendment‐Protected Activity

> From the report: “Americans have been put under surveillance or harassed by the police for deciding to organize, march, protest, espouse unusual viewpoints, and engage in normal, innocuous behaviors such as writing notes or taking photographs in public.