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Attentiveness and indifference | Inside Story

Attentiveness and indifference | Inside Story | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Two cases from Europe show that there are other ways of understanding irregular migrants, writes Klaus Neumann
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High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Fargo - Valley News Live

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Fargo - Valley News Live | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Fargo
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The attention of the community notification process and the frequent visits by the police department seem to act as a deterrent to criminal behavior.
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US: Urgent Need for Surveillance Reforms | Human Rights Watch

US: Urgent Need for Surveillance Reforms | Human Rights Watch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
(New York) – Recent revelations about the scope of US national security surveillance highlight how dramatic increases in private digital communications and government computing power are fueling surveillance practices that impinge on privacy in...
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Hungry Kids Used As Guinea Pigs By Government Scientists, Historian Says

Hungry Kids Used As Guinea Pigs By Government Scientists, Historian Says | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Canadian government scientists used malnourished native populations as unwitting subjects in experiments conducted in the 1940s and 1950s to test nutritional interventions.
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Swedish lawmaker ‘accidentally’ posts penis picture on Instagram

Swedish lawmaker ‘accidentally’ posts penis picture on Instagram | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A Swedish lawmaker was caught with his pants down Wednesday after flashing his private parts in a picture meant to show off his newly-inked Liverpool football club tattoo.
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Residence Restrictions and the Association With Registered Sex Offender Clustering - Kelly M. Socia

Residence Restrictions and the Association With Registered Sex Offender Clustering - Kelly M. Socia | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

This study examined whether sex offender residence restriction policies were associated with the clustering of registered sex offender (RSO) residences in 3,056 upstate New York block groups. RSO clustering was measured as the average distance between an RSO and the five closest RSO neighbors, and was aggregated to the block group level.

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NSA surveillance: White House makes plea to scrap Amash amendment

NSA surveillance: White House makes plea to scrap Amash amendment | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Obama administration alarmed by moves in Congress to quash powers that allow blanket surveillance of phone records (NSA surveillance: White House makes plea to scrap Amash amendment: http://t.co/zONHW7yJaj)...
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Government urged to adopt mandatory pornography filter

Government urged to adopt mandatory pornography filter | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The federal government is being urged to push internet service providers (ISPs) to automatically block pornography sites unless customers opt in, following a similar move in Britain.
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After 40-Year Fight, Illicit Drug Use at All-Time High

After 40-Year Fight, Illicit Drug Use at All-Time High | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Despite aggressive policies and enforcement actions against every link in the chain of producers, distributors and users, the illicit trade has become more prolific than ever, exacting a painful toll on every area of society it touches.
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Hair Testing More Reliable for Detecting Illegal Drug Use, HHS Panel Told - News - TruckingInfo.com

Hair Testing More Reliable for Detecting Illegal Drug Use, HHS Panel Told - News - TruckingInfo.com | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

Hair testing for illegal drug use has gotten a boost following a recent gathering, but it still faces a long way to go before it every possibly replaces urine testing in trucking.

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The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism by Rob Kitchin :: SSRN

The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism by Rob Kitchin :: SSRN | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

‘Smart cities’ is a term that has gained traction in academia, business and government to describe cities that, on the one hand, are increasingly composed of and monitored by pervasive and ubiquitous computing and, on the other, whose economy and governance is being driven by innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, enacted by smart people. This paper focuses on the former and how cities are being instrumented with digital devices and infrastructure that produce ‘big data’ which enable real-time analysis of city life, new modes of technocratic urban governance, and a re-imagining of cities. The paper details a number of projects that seek to produce a real-time analysis of the city and provides a critical reflection on the implications of big data and smart urbanism.

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To protect and serve with Big Data

To protect and serve with Big Data | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
This paper reviews the evolution of law enforcement use of Big Data in the United States and captures some key lessons learned.
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Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions: Mandatory Requirement Explained : ASD Australian Signals Directorate (formerly DSD)

Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions: Mandatory Requirement Explained : ASD Australian Signals Directorate (formerly DSD) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Top 35 Mitigation Strategies rankings are based on DSD's analysis of reported security incidents and vulnerabilities detected by DSD in testing the security of Australian Government networks.
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Inglis abuser has track record of spreading race hate via social media - The Border Mail

Inglis abuser has track record of spreading race hate via social media The Border Mail The person who racially abused Greg Inglis and his wife Sally on social media has a history of doing so and may face criminal charges carrying up to three years'...
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Seven arrested as part of crackdown on 'foreign criminals' - Crime ...

Seven arrested as part of crackdown on 'foreign criminals' - Crime ... | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Seven people were arrested and 40 foreign vehicles were seized as part of a police clampdown on foreign criminals using Northamptonshire's roads.
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ASIO called in to investigate inert bomb placed at Sydney's Campsie Police Station - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

National counter-terrorism agencies including ASIO are investigating the discovery of a bomb at a police station in Sydney's inner-west.
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University of Washington Press - Books - The Everyday Life of the State

University of Washington Press - Books - The Everyday Life of the State | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

Today there are more states controlling more people than at any other point in history. We live in a world shaped by the authority of the state. Yet the complexion of state authority is patchy and uneven. The Everyday Life of the State explores this "everyday" transformation of state authority into multiple scripts, narratives, and political activities. Drawing upon case studies from across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, the chapters in this book investigate the many ways in which those subjects traditionally regarded as being weak, passive, and obedient manage not only to resist the authority of state actors but to actively subvert and appropriate it, in the process making, unmaking, and remaking the boundaries between state and society over and over again.

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Barrister priest told clergy to avoid notes of sexual abuse claims

Barrister priest told clergy to avoid notes of sexual abuse claims | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Father Brian Lucas agreed that studying law taught the discipline of good note-taking.
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Police officer who leaked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos put on restricted duty

Police officer who leaked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos put on restricted duty | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts state police officer who leaked photos of the accused Boston marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty pending the results of an internal investigation.
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James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance

James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
By Paul Courson and Ted Barrett A day before the House is expected to vote on restrictions to the National Security Agency's controversial phone surveillance program, the director of national intelligence told CNN Tuesday he would be "very...
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Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future” - CBS2 Chicago

Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future” - CBS2 Chicago | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future”
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CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County Sheriff's police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.
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Build A Wall To Keep Detroiters Out?

Build A Wall To Keep Detroiters Out? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
While Hamtramck was a historically Polish enclave, the small city within Detroit's borders is now Michigan's most diverse community. But one Hamtramck man wants to enact his own version of the Berlin Wall along the border these two communities share.
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Drone technology and the future of ‘modern’ warfare

Drone technology and the future of ‘modern’ warfare | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

For the victims of most drone strikes, there is no warning at all. Undetected surveillance drones may have spied on the targeted individuals for days or weeks before an armed drone is directed to release its Hellfire missile. Victims may hear a brief hissing sound as the missile approaches, then a powerful blast kills or severely injures everyone in the targeted building or area. The result, of course, is devastating—certainly for those targeted, but perhaps also for us all. The use of military drones has played havoc with international law and the rules of war. They make war easier to conduct, easier to conceal, and easier to run out of control …

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Refugee resettlement: 2012 and beyond

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Identifying the major resettlement challenges confronting UNHCR, governments and non-governmental organisations, this report attempts to inform debate and ehance the effeciveness of ressetlement as a protective tool.
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Malicious hoax calls and suspicious fires: An examination of their spatial and temporal dynamics - TANDI

Malicious hoax calls for service and suspicious fires are a significant burden to the community financially and in the potential danger they present, yet little is known about the dynamics associated with their prevalence. The present research is the first of its kind in Australia to comprehensively examine these offences using unit-level location data supplied by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. The aim of this research is to identify the temporal and spatial patterning of malicious hoax calls and suspicious fires. Analyses employed advanced methods of geographic visualisation and statistics to track the changing spatial patterns of these events over 13 years. Understanding the patterning of fire events provides an evidence base for initiatives designed to reduce the incidence of hoax calls for service and suspicious fires.

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