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New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With Consequences

The Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.

05/04/2015

An app from the ACLU of California allows users to send videos of encounters with police to their local chapter. (CBS)

Smartphone App Allows Californians To Send Encounters With Police To ACLU

The Mobile Justice app allows users to record encounters with police that will be automatically submitted to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

04/30/2015

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Travelers Can Find Out If, Why They Are On No-Fly List

The Obama administration said it will start telling some travelers if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.

04/14/2015

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Richmond Police Began Using Body Cameras This Week

The City of Richmond’s police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.

01/09/2015

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Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media Threats

The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

12/01/2014

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ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance Technology

This comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.

09/17/2014

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Mountain View-Based Web Filter Company Lifts Block On Gay Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

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Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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