Senate Bill 1293 would authorize spending $2 million on three one-year pilot projects of predictive policing software in urban and rural areas to generate predictions for various types of crime.
Police agencies in the southeastern Virginia have created an unusual and secretive database containing details about telephone customers and the communications they exchange – without warrants.
The use of license-plate readers has emerged as a big concern among privacy advocates, as one leading maker of the devices wants to fuse the technology with other sources of identifying information.
If you’ve been concerning yourself with the Heartbleed bug and the National Security Agency, you might as well have these seven items on your radar, too.
We’re always looking for new ways to engage with our audience and make journalism sustainable. With our inaugural campaign with Beacon Reader, we hope to fund the coverage of an issue of huge public importance: local surveillance.
Unlike individual searches and seizures, there isn’t much regulation on how police should inform the public of their use of mass surveillance tactics.
CIR and KQED take an inside look at the emerging technologies that could revolutionize policing – and how intrusively the public is monitored by the government.
We’re focusing on governments and law enforcement agencies’ efforts to monitor private citizens in the name of fighting crime. Watch our latest video with KQED, read our ongoing coverage and join the conversation on our new space on Reddit.com.
We round up a few questions Redditors asked reporters G.W. Schulz and Ali Winston about facial recognition software, license-plate scanners and other tools that local law enforcement agencies are using for intelligence gathering.