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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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Detroit Police Chief promises massive reorganization, revives "gang intelligence"

Detroit Police Chief promises massive reorganization, revives "gang intelligence" | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says he’s in the midst of a sweeping departmental reorganization.
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Friends, family key motivators for extremist behaviour, study finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Friends, family key motivators for extremist behaviour, study finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A study of what motivates people in Australia to become terrorists has found friends and family are bigger factors than extremist material posted online.
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Ones suspects that paramilitary police storming up the stairwell waving guns might reinforce this.

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Big data: police given access to British army's crime-fighting software - The Guardian

Big data: police given access to British army's crime-fighting software - The Guardian | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Guardian Big data: police given access to British army's crime-fighting software The Guardian Forensic investigation of big data documenting child abuse, hate crimes and computer hacking cases is being powered by military software first...
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The economic impact of cybercrime and cyber espionage

The economic impact of cybercrime and cyber espionage | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,” or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy?
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Schneier on Security: NSA Surveillance and Mission Creep

Schneier on Security: NSA Surveillance and Mission Creep | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
NSA Surveillance and Mission Creep: Last month, I wrote about the potential for mass surveillance mission cree... http://t.co/8jmM2YdQz6
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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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Crime Tipsters Can Earn Big in Monmouth County - Patch.com

Crime Tipsters Can Earn Big in Monmouth County Patch.com “Unfortunately people with information about crimes are often reluctant to cooperate with law enforcement because they are afraid of retaliation, they do not care enough to get involved, or...
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Former LA County Republican Party chief arrested for sexting with a minor

Former LA County Republican Party chief arrested for sexting with a minor | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County was arrested last Friday for allegedly sexting with a 16-year-old girl.
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E-crime

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This report examined the extent of e-crime in the United Kingdom.
Conclusions
The Committee concluded that:

A dedicated state of the art espionage response team should be established so that British companies, media, and institutions can immediately contact it to report an attack so that effective action can be taken.

There appears to be a ‘black hole’ where e-crime is committed with impunity. Online criminal activity which defrauds victims of money is often not reported to or investigated by law enforcement.

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Secret US drug agency unit passing surveillance information to authorities - The Guardian

Secret US drug agency unit passing surveillance information to authorities - The Guardian | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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