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2014/09/20 11:38
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This ShadowHawk unmanned aerial vehicle, purchased by police in Montgomery County, Texas, can be equipped with a "patented targeting- and firing-system" that delivers high-voltage electric shocks from...
2014/09/20 11:38
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2014/09/20 11:38
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Homeland Security required that this Predator drone, built by General Atomics, be capable of detecting whether a standing human at night is "armed or not." U.S. Department of Homeland Security The...
2014/09/19 08:18
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Google and Apple on Thursday said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys. The move should mean that even the government...
2014/09/17 16:59
2014/09/17 16:59
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces. Coming soon: eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride.It's called the FBI's Next Generation...
2014/09/17 01:32
2014/09/17 01:32
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A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. A new Missouri law banning...
2014/09/16 23:47
2014/09/16 23:47
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THE FBI has launched its “next generation” facial recognition system — and the implications are terrifying. It not only draws on a database of criminal mugshots, it searches through ordinary people...
2014/09/15 21:12
2014/09/15 21:12
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Latest Snowden documents: NSA Treasure Map program includes U.S. Net traffic A National Security Agency program to monitor global Internet traffic is broader in scope than previously reported,...
2014/09/14 00:20
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. The...
2014/09/12 09:34
2014/09/12 09:34
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San Francisco - The US government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 (R2.7 million) a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on...
2014/09/08 15:34
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WASHINGTON — The Army says it won’t install high-powered video cameras on two blimp-like surveillance aircraft that will start hovering above suburban Baltimore in December. Maj. Beth Smith of the...
2014/09/06 15:19
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The Justice Department released two decade-old memos Friday night, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration’s legal justification for the warrantless wiretapping of...
2014/09/04 21:18
2014/09/04 21:18
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The video Tuesday showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff was first uploaded onto a different website and quickly deleted when copied onto YouTube, slowing the spread of posts...
2014/09/04 06:26
2014/09/04 06:26
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Candles line a wall around a reflection pond at the University of Central Florida, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., to honor Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist to be beheaded by...
2014/09/04 00:19
2014/09/04 00:19
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A Raytheon Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) aerostat is pictured on the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in this February 22, 2012 photo obtained on...
2014/08/26 12:25
2014/08/26 12:25
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Photo by LA Johnson/ NPR Kaitlin Morgan says, this year, her school district is going "full Google." Morgan teaches U.S. and world history and advises the yearbook at Woodlake Union High School in...
2014/08/25 00:03
2014/08/25 00:03
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Google has announced that it will now anonymize the server log data that it collects after 18 to 24 months, as a way to better protect the privacy of its users. Until now, Google has retained server...
2014/08/22 01:42
2014/08/22 01:42
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Woodrow Hartzog is an Assistant Professor at the Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. His...
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