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Watertown police chief on the FBI and the Waltham murder investigation that wasn't

Sean Collier's cruiser after his murder. Image introduced as evidence by the DOJ in US v. Tsarnaev.

St. Louis appears to have dropped prosecutions to protect stingray surveillance from legal challenge

Protesters in Ferguson marching behind a St. Louis County police SUV. Photo credit.

Five disturbing things about the FBI and local police stingray surveillance programs

Thanks to the ACLU, independent privacy researchers, and journalists, the iron wall of state secrecy surrounding local police deployments of stingray cell phone surveillance is slowly melting away. Here are five things you need to know about stingray spying.

Lawyer representing police whistleblowers says department tried to install malware on his computer during discovery process

An Arkansas lawyer representing police whistleblowers has filed a motion for sanctions after discovering spyware on a hard drive government officials mailed to him. The hard drive supposedly contained discovery information related to police whisltblower litigation.

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Hamas says Israel sent a butterfly drone to Gaza to look for captured Israeli soldiers

Image: Al-Majd

Journalist Mohammed Omar reports that Hamas says Israel is using butterfly-shaped drones equipped with what sounds like facial recognition technology to locate kidnapped Israeli soldiers in Gaza:

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