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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

(CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland City Council Approves Surveillance Center

The decision to accept $2.2 million in federal dollars for the Domain Awareness Center was met with plenty of resistance, as protesters shouted “shame, shame” following the approval.

07/31/2013

Toll lane cameras are seen at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Golden Gate Bridge officials announced on Tuesday that it well replace human toll-takers with an all-electronic toll system in February of 2013. When the new system is in place, drivers will be able to use FasTrak toll tags and will also be able to pay through a pay-by-plate account where toll-lane cameras would record license plate numbers and bill the motorist. Special pay stations will also be located along the Highway 101 corridor. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ACLU Says Camera Surveillance Networks Growing With Few Privacy Restrictions

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.

07/17/2013

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ACLU Sues San Francisco Police Over Cell Phone Search Without Warrant

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a search by San Francisco police of an activist’s cellphone without a warrant.

03/20/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Alameda County Supes Committee Take No Action On Drone Proposal

The committee made no decision on whether the program, proposed by Sheriff Greg Ahern, would move forward.

02/14/2013

Leon Panetta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawyer For Military Women ‘Thrilled’ About Ending Combat Ban

A lawyer for four servicewomen who sued the U.S. Department of Defense for the right to have combat duty said in San Francisco Thursday that she and her clients are “thrilled” that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of the combat ban.

01/24/2013

(CBS)

U.S. Military To Announce Reversal On Policy That Bans Women From Combat

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce the U.S. military’s reversal of a policy that bans women from serving in combat, this week.

01/23/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

SF Judge To Hear Motion To Block Sex Offender Internet Disclosure Requirement

A federal judge will hear arguments in San Francisco Monday morning on a motion to block a voter initiative’s requirement that California’s 73,000 registered sex offenders must give police a list of their online screen names and Internet service providers.

12/17/2012

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

Vocal Opposition Delays Funding Of Alameda County Sheriff’s Drone

The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.

12/04/2012

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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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