Tag Archives: privacy


Sensors Report Gunfire Directly to Police in 70 U.S. Cities, No 911 Call Needed

As Americans use digital methods for more of their interpersonal communications, law enforcement agencies have seized the opportunity to scoop up more information for... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/9/13

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Lessons From Crowdsourcing The Boston Bombing Investigation

All it took was a couple of hours for high-school sophomore Salah Barhoum to have his entire world turned upside down. Up until that point, he was best known for being a... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/23/13


Setback For Student In Fight Against RFID Chips

Andrea Hernandez is a student at John Jay School, a magnet school in Texas whose students were recently required to begin wearing Smart ID badges with radio-frequency... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/24/13


RFID Tracking Of Students? Electronic Roll Call in Texas Stirs Debate

The eyes of Texas are upon you—if you happen to be a student from San Antonio that is. John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in the Northside Independent... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/12/12

For a free BlackBerry, would you give up your privacy?

Younger Generation Embracing A New View Of Privacy

For four years, nearly 200 high school students in Dallas voluntarily allowed every text, email, and IM to be monitored. That these youth would sign off on such an... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/12/12

Minicams mounted onto Taser battery packs will leave little to the imagination as to what actually went down, which should benefit officers and offenders alike.

Police Recording More and More: Cars, Uniforms, and Equipment With Cameras

“Don’t Tase Me Bro,” the YouTube video of University of Florida student Andrew Meyer getting tased by campus police spread across the Internet as fast as an... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/16/12

Just like scanner in "Total Recall," the terahertz scanner can spot metallic weapons through clothing.

Police Are Making A Scanner To Detect Concealed Weapons 80 Feet Away (video)

The New York Police Department is working with the Department of Defense to develop a scanning device that would allow them to detect concealed firearms on a person 80... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/25/12

Thousands of online chats and phone conversations between Libyans are recorded and filed away at an Internet Monitoring Center in Tripoli.

Internet Spy Room Found In Tripoli – Packed With Western Technology

From protests precipitated by Facebook posts to internet censoring by authoritarian regimes technology has played a prominent role in the world’s recent moments of... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/12/11

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