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The FBI is trying to keep secret 4,750 pages of documents on its drone program

... about FBI drone operations, including where the drones come from, sources of funding, training documentation, and policies and ... information about the FBI’s source and funding of [drones], [drone] training, and policies concerning [drone] use domestically ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/08/2015 - 16:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Cops in the Commonwealth: The pitfalls of militarized, federalized policing

... FBI and some police departments have also acquired spy drones , and more than 80 other police departments, federal agencies and ... for command centers and unmanned aircraft (drones). In 2012, the Springfield Police Department applied for JAG funding ...

Page - sosadmin - 01/27/2015 - 15:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

See through the wall sensors came to US police from military

... federal agents have been using for years in secret? Like drones and other surveillance technologies, they migrated back to the United ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/22/2015 - 17:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Surveillance and policing expected to cost over $1b for 2024 Olympics

... Boston long after the last Olympic medals are handed out. Drones, stingrays, license plate readers, facial recognition systems, enhanced ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 01/13/2015 - 17:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Report: NYPD considering armed drones

... is "seriously considering" procuring weaponized drones. Officials are making the usual argument (Terror!) to justify this ... bigger would be noticed from miles away. "Big drones show up on radar, so you would need small drones to pull this off," ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/12/2014 - 14:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Olympics may come to Boston "because of how the city was able to shut itself down"

... brands itself as a cradle of liberty would be defined by drones, thousands of new cameras and a level of military hardware ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 11/24/2014 - 17:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Privacy hawk in Cambridge attacks drone

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. A hobbyist was flying his drone at Magazine Beach park in Cambridge, MA when a hawk attacked it. Privacy hawk, indeed. ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/14/2014 - 10:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Judge rules NYPD can employ CIA tactic to shirk transparency, accountability

When the ACLU asked the CIA for records about its drone program, the secretive espionage and paramilitary organization issued what's called a Glomar response: The CIA would neither confirm nor deny even the existence of the records. A jud ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/19/2014 - 13:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The FBI's plan to destroy privacy

You’ve probably heard privacy advocates talk about how it isn’t just one set of data, or one surveillance technology, that we need to worry about, but rather the combination of them. When corporations and the government figure out ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/10/2014 - 09:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Catch up on the most important surveillance and privacy news from the week

... years. The Department of Homeland Security flies drones above the heads, homes, and businesses of those of us who live within ... annual reports in part to make sure DHS isn’t flying drones above US airspace, but rather just at the border. Turns out: DHS breaks ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 10/03/2014 - 13:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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