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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"US pushing local police departments to keep quiet on cell-phone surveillance technology" links to and excerpts an article from AP:

The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned. Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment.

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