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Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws

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Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws (Supreme Court: Citizens cannot challenge government surveillance laws http://t.co/TDRrGkH4Up via @HealthRanger)...
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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, February 26, 8:13 PM

This relates to Gov&Law because President Obama reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act which was put into place especially for foreign spies.  Many with the government believe that ordinary parole shouldn't have a say in the act. What do you think?

Chelsie DeBus's comment, February 27, 2:38 PM
I don't really know how I feel about this article. I think it was a good Iides for President Obama to let the Foreign Intelligence Surfeillence Act to be able to track the foreign spies. I totally agree with him on that. I think that the government should have ordinary parole on it as well because you want to make sure that the Surceillence Act is doing what it should be doing with it.
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, February 28, 9:01 AM

why should they challenge the government laws

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US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion | Human Rights Watch

US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion | Human Rights Watch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) –The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute said in a report released today.
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How reactive law-making will limit the accountability of ASIO | Inside Story

How reactive law-making will limit the accountability of ASIO | Inside Story | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Coalition’s new security legislation shows that it hasn’t learnt the lessons of twelve years of terrorism law-making, write Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity
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CCTV cameras in Melbourne CBD boost arrest rate

CCTV cameras in Melbourne CBD boost arrest rate | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
HI-tech security cameras are being credited with five arrests a day in the CBD.
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The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court | The Fix

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results.
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The Fix is a web magazine which gives an interesting alternative view to mainstream media on issues surrounding drugs and addiction.

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Using Google history to prosecute crimes

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Forbes is reporting this week how investigators used a Wisconsin's mans browser search history as evidence in his murder conviction.
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Google’s conquest of privacy is complete

Google’s conquest of privacy is complete | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A co-founder of Nest shrugs: "We're not telling Google anything that it doesn't already know"
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Mersey Police officers accused of beating up stab victim in Stanley Park cleared (CCTV)

Mersey Police officers accused of beating up stab victim in Stanley Park cleared (CCTV) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
THREE police officers exposed on CCTV apparently beating a man with a knife wound in a city park were cleared of any wrongdoing.
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What's the Matter With Drug Testing Students? | The Fix

What's the Matter With Drug Testing Students? | The Fix | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
As more public schools climb on the testing bandwagon, is there supportive evidence it makes a difference or is it simply butt-covering by school boards? The debate rages across the country.
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Newsletter: The Week in Rights | Human Rights Watch

Newsletter: The Week in Rights | Human Rights Watch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Newsletter Keep abreast of each week’s foremost human rights news from around the globe, and learn more about current challenges and opportunities to create change.
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FBI says it struggles to recruit young hackers - because they're all smoking pot

FBI says it struggles to recruit young hackers - because they're all smoking pot | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The FBI is struggling to recruit bright young computer programmers because of their fondness for cannabis, according to the bureau's director.
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Explainer: is your wifi secure?

Explainer: is your wifi secure? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
James Lyne from IT security firm Sophos recently carried out a two-day public awareness exercise as part of the InfoSec 2014 conference. In a low-emission variation of war driving, Lyne cycled around the…
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US Chinese military charges a smokescreen for its own spying

US Chinese military charges a smokescreen for its own spying | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
In a surprising move, a US District Court has charged five members of the Chinese military with hacking six US companies to obtain commercial secrets over the last eight years. The move has been denounced…
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Magistrate condemns police who lied about their assault on Aboriginal man

Magistrate condemns police who lied about their assault on Aboriginal man | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A GROUP of police officers assaulted an Aboriginal man in a northern NSW police station then falsely claimed he had attacked them, continuing to give ''palpably false evidence'' in court despite CCTV footage clearly showing what really happened, a magistrate has found.
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Drug Testing and Racial Profiling | The Fix

Drug Testing and Racial Profiling | The Fix | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Check out the stats below: whites significantly trump blacks in all drug use except crack. So why do so many employers assume that black job applicants are drug users?
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Johns Hopkins hospital to pay $200 million to victims of gynaecologist's hidden camera

Johns Hopkins hospital to pay $200 million to victims of gynaecologist's hidden camera | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins hospital will pay $US190 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of at least 8500 women whose pelvic exams were secretly recorded by a gynaecologist.
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Nation’s police forces on world search for hi-tech crimebusting tool

Nation’s police forces on world search for hi-tech crimebusting tool | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA’S police forces are pursuing a crime-busting tool that records suspects’ faces, distinguishing marks and even speech patterns for use in the same way as fingerprints.
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Digital Security Cameras Solving Vegas Crimes, But Are They For You?

Digital Security Cameras Solving Vegas Crimes, But Are They For You? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
For many homeowners, a home security camera can offer peace of mind. It can allow you to keep an eye on your property, your family or even your pets.
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Richard Evans's curator insight, July 11, 7:59 PM

A lot of media spends a lot of time selling us 'safety', 'security' and 'peace of mind' -- this is one example of millions.

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VIDEO: Smartphones and metadata – a question of privacy

VIDEO: Smartphones and metadata – a question of privacy | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Metadata – as the name suggests – is data about data. While most of it may seem innocuous, it can be highly valuable to police, investigators and others. With the proliferation of smartphones, the amount…
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Tony Abbott defends role of Five Eyes intelligence alliance

Tony Abbott defends role of Five Eyes intelligence alliance | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Prime minister tells reporters in Canada that alliance members should never apologise for ‘doing what’s necessary’
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Building watchdog using ‘miniature cameras’ to spy on industrial rallies

Building watchdog using ‘miniature cameras’ to spy on industrial rallies | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
THE building watchdog is filming industrial rallies with “miniature cameras” to identify construction workers who should be at work.
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Faulkner accuses department of spying on him

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Labor Senator John Faulkner accuses Parliament House officials of spying on him using CCTV cameras.
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Call for tougher laws against animal activists filming farms

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The pork industry is calling for tougher penalties against animal activists who illegally film on farms.
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Cyber espionage and the new Cold War of US-China relations

Cyber espionage and the new Cold War of US-China relations | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The members of China’s military charged over cyber espionage by the US will never see American justice, but the case does break new ground in a fractious US-China relationship increasingly characterised…
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Anonymity for serious child criminals is not fair on the accused or the victim

Anonymity for serious child criminals is not fair on the accused or the victim | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A campaign is at large to secure statutory anonymity for all young people under 18 who are accused of crime. Lawyers, criminologists, judges, sociologists, academics, and politicians are in on it. It is…
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We can't stop pirates until we understand why they do it

We can't stop pirates until we understand why they do it | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
There is a disturbing lack of evidence about why people choose to share copyright content online, as well as about whether the practice harms the entertainment industry and society or if it is a benefit…
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