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UK terror suspects to walk free within a year

UK terror suspects to walk free within a year | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Six potentially dangerous suspects will be released from January when special surveillance orders expire, warns terror watchdog
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What, I wonder, is a 'terror watchdog'?

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NFL Announces New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Videotaped Domestic Violence

NFL Announces New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Videotaped Domestic Violence | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
NEW YORK—Following public outcry over his mishandling of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s aggravated assault of his then-fiancée, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that the league has adopted a new zero-tolerance ...
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Anti-piracy investigator calls for dedicated Australian court to prosecute web pirates

Anti-piracy investigator calls for dedicated Australian court to prosecute web pirates | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A prominent anti-piracy investigator has called for the creation of a dedicated Australian court to deal with the illicit downloading and distribution of movies, TV shows and other content following the jailing of a British man who recorded blockbuster film Fast and Furious 6 at a cinema and shared it to thousands online.
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Investing wisely: spending political capital on Australia’s criminal intelligence capabilities

This report examines a recent proposal to merge the Australian Crime Commission and the CrimTrac Agency.
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Hack Attack: brickbats and bouquets for reporter who broke hacking scandal

Hack Attack: brickbats and bouquets for reporter who broke hacking scandal | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Nick Davies is a hero for my generation of journalists and many generations of younger reporters. He can be fairly characterised as a Woodward or Bernstein of British “quality” journalism. Davies decided…
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Australian Governments and dilemmas in filtering the Internet: juggling freedoms against potential for harm

This paper examines proposed internet filtering policies in Australia from the 1990s to 2014 and discusses some of their ideological underpinnings.
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Outcry over squirrel kicker, yet disrespecting animals is the norm

Outcry over squirrel kicker, yet disrespecting animals is the norm | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
An online video apparently showing a French tourist kicking a squirrel off a cliff in Grand Canyon National Park was greeted with horror and incredulity after being posted (and since removed) on YouTube…
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Is anyone immune to the social media echo chamber?

Is anyone immune to the social media echo chamber? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that as we spend more time communicating via social media, we are disappearing into bubbles. We receive information from the same sources and witness the views of the…
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Ex-national security monitor concerned by terrorism laws

Ex-national security monitor concerned by terrorism laws | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Ex-national security laws monitor concerned by plans to prohibit travel to certain areas without a valid reason.
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CCTV footage: Man enters hospital with sword, threatens doctors

Watch out CCTV footage of man entering hospital with sword, and threatening doctors and patients.
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White House backs Senate Democrats’ plan on border

White House backs Senate Democrats’ plan on border | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Obama administration Monday formally endorsed the Senate Democratic version of an emergency spending measure that would provide an additional $2.7 billion in funding for the crisis on the Texas border.
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With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy

With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential information secure in light of revelations of unprecedented US government surveillance of electronic communications and transactions.
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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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Questions over police tactic in Standage murder case

Questions over police tactic in Standage murder case | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A legal expert says a Canadian ruling highlights the dangers of using undercover stings to catch killers.
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Passport staff miss one in seven fake ID checks

Passport staff miss one in seven fake ID checks | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Staff responsible for issuing passports are no better than the average person at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo, my colleagues and I report in a study published in PLOS ONE today…
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Communication and complex emergencies project

Three reports on the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance.
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Counter-terrorism and national security legislation reviews: a comparative overview

This paper outlines the key reviews of Australia's counter-terrorism and national security legislation, followed by a more detailed comparison of the recommendations of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and Council of Australian Governments reports with each other and, where relevant, those of earlier reviews.
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Is your USB stick the enemy?

Is your USB stick the enemy? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Computer users everywhere are looking at the USB stick sat next to their computer this week with trepidation. Many are now wondering if this trusted friend has turned against them now that cybersecurity…
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Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: how the WWI information battle was won

Cable snips and fake Mexican burglaries: how the WWI information battle was won | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Military intelligence has relied on observing and reading enemy messages since the earliest times of conflict. But it was during World War I that great leaps were made in the technology needed to intercept…
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'Fair trade' cocaine and 'conflict-free' opium: the future of online drug marketing

'Fair trade' cocaine and 'conflict-free' opium: the future of online drug marketing | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
In October 2013, US authorities shut down Silk Road, the world’s largest cryptomarket. At the time, prosecutors claimed that the closure of the so-called “eBay of illicit drugs” represented the beginning…
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Payong Gang: Caught on CCTV Pick Pockets Using Umbrellas

http://WhenInManila.com Please be careful. Share with others.
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Myth-Busting Machine Learning In Security - Dark Reading

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Myth-Busting Machine Learning In Security
Dark Reading
As increasingly more security tools are touted today as being backed by big data, anomaly detection, behavioral analysis, and algorithmic technology, security practitioners should be wary.
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WATCH: Bill Maher Bashes Republicans Over Border Crisis With Epic Dr. Seuss Parody

WATCH: Bill Maher Bashes Republicans Over Border Crisis With Epic Dr. Seuss Parody | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Oh, the places Bill Maher just went.

The host of HBO’s “Real Time” took on the border crisis and Tea Party Republicans with an epic Dr. Seuss parody on Friday night.

During his “New Rules” segment, Maher gave the...
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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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