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ACLU Of Northern California

Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Some Bay Area Police Departments Can Wiretap Cellphones, ACLU Says

Several Bay Area police departments have the ability to eavesdrop on cellphone conversations through a special wiretapping device, according to documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on Thursday.

03/14/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In Sacramento

California’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.

08/06/2013

Protesters are tear-gassed by police during a rally for International Worker's Day on May 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Ban Hammers, Shields At Protests

After a marathon meeting that ended early Wednesday morning, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the first step to banning protestors from bringing “tools of violence” to demonstrations.

07/31/2013

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking Measure

A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.

11/08/2012

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ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.

11/07/2012

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Smartphones Leave Trails From Location-Based Services

Nicole Ozer with the ACLU of Northern California explains some guidelines to follow regarding location-based mobile services.

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