Category: Police Surveillance

Isolated Incident? Over 1,000 Cops Caught Illegally Accessing Police Database to Stalk Citizens

Isolated Incident? Over 1,000 Cops Caught Illegally Accessing Police Database to Stalk Citizens

iSpeech.org Jack Burns | The Free Thought Project | Source URL California — In what police accountability activists are claiming is not an isolated incident, more than 1,000 law enforcement officers accessed the California background check database for personal reasons. The Sacramento Bee (Sacbee) reported the criminal background searches have […]

Mayor Wants Ban On Public Surveillance Lifted, Claims It Limits Ability To Fight Crime

Mayor Wants Ban On Public Surveillance Lifted, Claims It Limits Ability To Fight Crime

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Mass Private I | Source URL What should be headline news across the country is relegated to a single local newspaper fighting back against illegal government surveillance. Over the past two years, Memphis, Tennessee Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Police Department have claimed that a 1978 consent decree […]

Cops Now Using Warrants To Gain Access To DNA Services’ Entire Databases

Cops Now Using Warrants To Gain Access To DNA Services’ Entire Databases

iSpeech.org Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL Cops have discovered a new source of useful third-party records: DNA databases. Millions of people have voluntarily handed over personal information to a number of services in exchange for info on medical markers or distant family members. Investigators are submitting DNA samples […]

Working With The Private Sector And Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Agencies, ICE Has Assembled A Massive Surveillance Network

Working With The Private Sector And Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Agencies, ICE Has Assembled A Massive Surveillance Network

Convert Text to Speech Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL The New York Times has published a lengthy report on ICE’s surveillance network it uses to hunt down undocumented immigrants all over the country. The report is based on the results of public records requests, which show ICE’s ability […]

“Tactical Doctors, Paramedics And Firefighters” Are Excited To Arrest People

“Tactical Doctors, Paramedics And Firefighters” Are Excited To Arrest People

https://www.ispeech.org Mass Private I | Source URL Over the past few years, I have received a lot of flak from anonymous commenters about a few stories I wrote that discussed paramedics and firefighters training for urban warfare. But recent stories, like this one, reveal something that even the most die-hard defenders […]

Massive 30 State, Real-Time ALPR Database Revealed

Massive 30 State, Real-Time ALPR Database Revealed

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Mass Private | Source URL Our worst fears about automatic license plate readers (ALPR) are much worse than we could have imagined. Two months ago, I warned everyone that police in Arizona were using ALPR’s to “grid” entire neighborhoods. But this story brings public surveillance to a whole new level. […]

Greyhound riders are being asked for immigration papers at South Florida bus terminals

Greyhound riders are being asked for immigration papers at South Florida bus terminals

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Miami Herald | Source URL MIAMI – Federal immigration agents are beefing up their efforts to apprehend undocumented immigrants in South Florida as part of a nationwide effort to “keep communities safe.” The target: transportation hubs. In the past few weeks, Customs and Border Patrol officials have been spotted […]

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Text to Speech Mass Private I | Source URL Amazon and Google are using secret police agreements and free giveaways to spy on everyone. Last week Vice News revealed how police departments across the country are secretly working with Amazon to create mini-neighborhood surveillance zones using Ring doorbells. Amazon and law enforcement […]

Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

iSpeechTruPublica | Source URL A year on from BigBrotherWatch’s investigation into Durham Police’s use of Experian’s ‘Mosaic’ big data profiling tool for AI custody decisions, BigBrotherWatch discovered through a long Freedom of Information battle that Durham Police heeded calls to drop the discriminatory tool less than three weeks after their […]

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

iSpeech.org Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Several California police departments have stopped using “predictive policing” software but not because they want to protect your basic human rights and dignity.  The reason the software won’t be used is that it isn’t effective enough…yet. Several police departments were disappointed that […]

A Major Police Body Camera Maker Hits Pause on Face Surveillance

A Major Police Body Camera Maker Hits Pause on Face Surveillance

iSpeech Hayley Tsukayama | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Communities and lawmakers across the country are waking up to the fact that using face recognition for government surveillance is a troubling trend, particularly when used with cameras that police officers wear. On Thursday, Axon—a major police body-worn camera maker—added […]