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  • Brown vetoes bill limiting drone surveillance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo would have required...

  • Surveillance vs. privacy stokes transatlantic tensions in fight against terror groups

    "The question is, was everything necessary that the American side allegedly did," asked Tim Ostermann of Gemany's Christian Democratic Union. "We have not received an answer to this question."

  • German opposition goes to court on Snowden hearing

    BERLIN (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have asked Germany's highest court to rule on whether former NSA contractor Edward Snowden can come to Berlin to testify about the agency's activities. Members of the Greens and the Left Party said Friday that they want a parliamentary panel investigating the...

  • DC police to start wearing body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 160 District of Columbia police officers will wear cameras that record them performing their duties as part of a six-month pilot program. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday that the cameras would enhance safety for officers and the public and make internal...

  • Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents' use of force. R. Gil...

  • New intelligence strategy acknowledges damage from Snowden's leaks

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday introduced a new national intelligence strategy that acknowledges the damage done to the nation's spy activities by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and pledges greater ethics and transparency in its work.

  • Snowden leaks again: NSA, UK taps Germans' computers, phones

    Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Britain can secretly get information from individual computers and smartphones in Germany, a leading German publication says, citing information from American leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Poll: Floridians support police body cameras

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two-thirds of Florida voters support the idea of placing body cameras on police officers to record their interaction with the public, according to a poll released Wednesday. Minorities favor the idea by a much greater percentage than white respondents,...

  • Bass Pro agrees to $6 million settlement in call recording class action

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Bass Pro Outdoor World that alleged it recorded certain telephone calls received from or placed to California, which violated state law. “The proposed settlement agreement applies to class...

  • China tells Susan Rice to curb U.S. surveillance flights

    "We hope the U.S. can promote the healthy development of new China-U.S. military ties with concrete actions," the official Xinhua news agency quoted Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, as saying.

  • New York City police to test body cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are launching a pilot program to test officer-worn cameras. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that the New York Police Department will distribute 60 of the devices to patrol officers in the coming weeks. Bratton called the cameras "the next...

  • WEX BackStory: The fine line of police transparency

    As protests continue after the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., the Washington Examiner's Susan Crabtree explores how lawmakers could respond to bolster transparency from law enforcement.

  • Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

    A key Democrat who is trying to restrict the flow of military equipment to local police forces is open to the idea of outfitting police with body cameras, though he wants to ensure that related privacy issues are fully debated.

  • Cameras and more cameras

    Conservatives incline to support law enforcement. But we are also, or should be, aware of the temptations of power, and wary of its abuse.



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