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New Details on Surveillance by Government Revealed

-  "National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell pulled the curtain back on previously classified details of government surveillance," wrote the AP. "McConnell confirmed for the first time that the private sector assisted with President Bush's warrantless surveillance program," it said. "Offering never-disclosed figures, McConnell also revealed that fewer than 100 people inside the United States are monitored under FISA warrants. However, he said, thousands of people overseas are monitored," the story further noted.

Never Bet Against Security

- An old Florida parimutuel adapts to the demands of new surveillance regulations.

In Aftermath of Deadly Shootings, Newark Invests in Surveillance

- According to Mark Dilonno of Newark's The Star-Ledger, Mayor Corey Booker will announce today that this New Jersey city will invest in an advanced surveillance system to monitor its most troubled neighborhoods after last week's execution style shootings of four young adults, three of which died.

CCTV Ordinances On the Rise

- CCTV ordinances cause concern.

DHS Funds Local Surveillance Systems

- Yesterday's Boston Globe reported the Department of Homeland Security has been funding video surveillance systems across the country at the price of $23 billion in grants since 2003. These hi-tech video camera networks are not just being installed in big cities that carry significant terrorism risks but in mid-size cities and across small-town America as well.

Privacy

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that its Automated Targeting System, which was originally designed to track cargo, is being used to profile travelers, operators, and crew members on all vessels, vehicles, aircraft, and trains that enter or exit the United States.

RFID

- The DoD has issued a final rule requiring that its contractors use RFID technology to track specific materials, including packaged petroleum products, chemicals, additives, and construction equipment.

Watching the Web

- How one company tracks employees' Internet use, including wireless access, to monitor both activity and bandwidth requirements.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Vying for Liftoff

- Though exciting developments are on the horizon, technological and regulatory hurdles remain.

Surveillance

- A new Wyoming law makes it a felony to intentionally and surreptitiously record images of people in an enclosed area where they have an expectation of privacy such as a bathroom, shower, or dressing room.

Mindful Monitoring

- Employers must be mindful of employee privacy rights as they implement monitoring programs if they are to steer clear of liability.

Britain's CCTV Surveilled

- A study finds that in the U.K.'s ubiquitous CCTV network, quality trumps quantity.

New Tools to Tackle Crime

- The Dallas Police Department improves the effectiveness of its remote CCTV surveillance network by switching from microwave transmission to cellular.
 




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