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Parliament ready to ditch £31million police protection and hire cheaper security guards

Parliament ready to ditch £31million police protection and hire cheaper security guards | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The radical move would see traditional uniformed ‘bobbies’ inside the Palace of Westminster replaced by private staff from a company such as G4S.
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'Liking' political rumours is a crime - The Nation

'Liking' political rumours is a crime - The Nation | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
'Liking' political rumours is a crime. Police Maj Gen Pisit Pao-in, commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division, defends his agency against criticism over its threat to take...
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Manning's Upside-Down Punishment

OpEdNews Article: Article: Manning's Upside-Down Punishment | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The cruel irony of how the United States has addressed post-9/11 war crimes, including President Bush's invasion of Iraq and his use of torture, is that no major government official has been held accountable, yet whistleblowers have faced harsh...

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ACLU Comment on President Obama's Proposed Surveillance Reforms

ACLU Comment on President Obama's Proposed Surveillance Reforms | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org
WASHINGTON – American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D.
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Obama Assures Public That Privacy Protected in Data Scans - Bloomberg

Obama Assures Public That Privacy Protected in Data Scans - Bloomberg | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Wired Obama Assures Public That Privacy Protected in Data Scans Bloomberg President Barack Obama said his administration is taking steps to assure privacy rights are protected while government surveillance programs scour telephone records and...
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How should you protect yourself from cyber surveillance? - The Guardian

How should you protect yourself from cyber surveillance? - The Guardian | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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How should you protect yourself from cyber surveillance?
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What are your risks in this era of surveillance, hacking and sloppy software coding? It depends. So what precautions should you be taking?
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US says no charges for border agent who shot Mexican teen - NBCNews.com (blog)

US says no charges for border agent who shot Mexican teen - NBCNews.com (blog) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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A Colorado Town Is Holding a Special Vote on Whether to Shoot Down Drones

A Colorado Town Is Holding a Special Vote on Whether to Shoot Down Drones | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
That is, if the town can afford the special vote in November.
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Open season on drones? Town split over licenses to hunt unmanned aircraft - NBCNews.com (blog)

Open season on drones? Town split over licenses to hunt unmanned aircraft - NBCNews.com (blog) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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Open season on drones? Town split over licenses to hunt unmanned aircraft NBCNews.com (blog) A vote held on Tuesday night found the town board split 50-50 over passing a local law that would let people apply for $25 drone hunting licenses,...
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DEA conducted raids using NSA surveillance - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City

DEA conducted raids using NSA surveillance - KCTV5 - KCTV Kansas City | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Updated News DEA conducted raids using NSA surveillance - KCTV5 KCTV Kansas City (RNN) - The National Security Agency is obtaining information via wiretaps and electronic surveillance about common crimes involving Americans, which it then feeds to...
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Pentagon considers employees unhappy with US policies a security threat

Pentagon considers employees unhappy with US policies a security threat | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Pentagon is warning its employees to be on the look-out for colleagues who demonstrate an “unhappiness with US foreign policy,” visit family abroad and have financial problems – traits that classify someone as an “insider threat”.
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N.S.A. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.S.

N.S.A. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.S. | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency is hunting for Americans’ messages that mention foreigners under surveillance, not just communications with the targeted individuals themselves, officials said.
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The NSA Searches US Citizens’ Cross-Border Email That Mentions Foreign Targets | TechCrunch

The NSA Searches US Citizens’ Cross-Border Email That Mentions Foreign Targets | TechCrunch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
It's difficult to keep track of what the NSA does and doesn't do, and today, the New York Times piled on.
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Statement from Julian Assange in response to President Obama’s plans to reform America’s global surveillance program | The WikiLeaks Party

Statement from Julian Assange in response to President Obama’s plans to reform America’s global surveillance program | The WikiLeaks Party | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Julian Assange, August 10, 2013, on Obama, NSA, Edward Snowden... | The WikiLeaks Party http://t.co/LU5mX69wq6
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Julian Assange says US plan to limit surveillance programs vindicates Edward Snowden - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Julian Assange says US plan to limit surveillance programs vindicates Edward Snowden - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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Crime victims urged to SKYPE their local police as force plans to shut stations in cost-cutting measure

Crime victims urged to SKYPE their local police as force plans to shut stations in cost-cutting measure | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Bedfordshire Police are under pressure to make £7.5m in financial savings following cutbacks in government funding and have proposed that people could get in touch with the police via the free internet video service.
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No charges for US border agent who shot Mexican teenager - Telegraph.co.uk

No charges for US border agent who shot Mexican teenager - Telegraph.co.uk | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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The incident began after agents responded to reports of a group of people trying to smuggle suspected drug packages across the border, the department said.
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Apple patents tech to let cops switch off iPhone video, camera and wi-fi

Apple patents tech to let cops switch off iPhone video, camera and wi-fi | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Police forces around the world have had the problem that when their officers get a bit carried away and start pepper spraying tied captives there is someone on hand filming the event on their mobile phones.
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Packing a new kind of heat: 5 ways drones are being used in our everyday lives - CTV News

Packing a new kind of heat: 5 ways drones are being used in our everyday lives - CTV News | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
CTV News Packing a new kind of heat: 5 ways drones are being used in our everyday lives CTV News The novel idea is another example of drones - unmanned aerial vehicles that can be operated independently or using a remote control - being hijacked by...
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New revelations: Germany sends 'massive amounts' of phone, email data to NSA

New revelations: Germany sends 'massive amounts' of phone, email data to NSA | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Germany’s BND intelligence service sends “massive amounts” of intercepts to the NSA daily, according to a report based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.
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Drone attacks: 'Trying to hit a ghost'

Drone attacks: 'Trying to hit a ghost' | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
US drone strikes have killed senior al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen but innocent civilians have also died, raising tensions in the fragile state (In Yemen, opposition to both Al Qaeda and drones. "The drones don't differentiate between people.
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Fears over NSA surveillance revelations endanger US cloud computing industry - The Guardian

Fears over NSA surveillance revelations endanger US cloud computing industry - The Guardian | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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POLL: Got 'em: $185000 of CCTV cameras - The Maitland Mercury

POLL: Got 'em: $185000 of CCTV cameras - The Maitland Mercury | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
POLL: Got 'em: $185000 of CCTV cameras
The Maitland Mercury
“CCTV is at the heart of community safety. The wireless technology gives council a whole lot of monitoring options; someone could be sitting at a laptop and see what is happening,” he said.
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MAD Magazine Uses Iconic Characters to Hit Obama Over Gov’t Surveillance | TheBlaze.com

MAD Magazine Uses Iconic Characters to Hit Obama Over Gov’t Surveillance | TheBlaze.com | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Now they’ve gone and done it. MAD Magazine has finally decided to weigh in the Obama administration’s multiple government surveillance programs with a cover featuring the president and – you guessed it – the spies from the classic Spy Vs.
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WA Police use business intelligence to fight crime

WA Police use business intelligence to fight crime | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Western Australia Police have reduced crime through the use of predictive analytics and GPS maps which show crime hotspots in the state.
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