NEWS & ANALYSIS

The Importance of Being Modest Regarding Public CCTV Systems

Advocates of public CCTV systems should steer away from misleading arguments that such technology reduces crime and rather tout its ability to solve crime.

Police Surveillance Widens in D.C.

The District of Columbia is set to give police access to a fully integrated network of 5,000 CCTV cameras.

Audits Show FBI Abused Intelligence-Gathering Privileges

Two audits show that the FBI abused special orders to obtain personal records of U.S. citizens, but the FBI responds that the violations are old news and that corrective measures are already in place.

Paper: Barred Domestic Spying Activity Resurrected at Different Agency

The National Security Agency has duplicated the domestic data mining work of a Pentagon program defunded by Congress three years ago amid concerns over legality and privacy.

U.K.: Foreigners and Certain Workers Will Get ID Cards Starting Next Year

The Home Office has backed away from compulsory ID cards for all Britons, yet critics argue the plan is a "stealthy" attempt to accomplish the same result.

Senate Authorizes Surveillance Expansion

The Senate has approved a measure that would expand the government's clandestine surveillance powers.

Laws Needed To Govern CCTV, says Surveillance System Developer

The president of a surveillance system developer urges Congress to establish laws regarding the use of surveillance technologies.

German Cops Want to Wiretap Skype

The German government contracted with a German company to create malware to wiretap the Skype VoIP communications and SSL transmissions of suspected terrorists and criminals.

Surveillance Grows Worldwide in 2007

A new survey from two privacy organizations says state surveillance is increasing, even in the world's strongest democracies.

Infrared Night-Vision Innovator Extreme CCTV to Become Part of Bosch

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., is set to acquire Extreme CCTV for about $93 million come February 2008.
 




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