Surveillance

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Policing Privacy: New Package Of Md. Bills Sets Limits On Crime-Fighting Devices

Technology has changed quickly in the last few decades. And law enforcement has adapted with it, using that technology to combat crime. But now some Maryland lawmakers say it is time to set some limits in order to protect citizens’ privacy.

01/14/2014

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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Offers Christmas Message To The Public

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden offers a Christmas message to the British public. From Russia, where he’s been granted temporary asylum, he pressed for an end to mass government surveillance.

12/25/2013

(Courtesy: The Guardian)

The Snowden Effect: Judge Rules NSA Phone Records Likely Unconstitutional

A federal judge makes a decision on the National Security Agency’s controversial phone surveillance program. This is just the latest development since former Maryland resident and NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified material.

12/16/2013

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ACLU: Police Record License Plates By The Millions

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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Marylanders Urged To Take Precautions As West Nile Virus Tracking Begins

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds Marylanders to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites as it begins tracking West Nile virus cases for the 2013 season.

07/01/2013

Edward Snowden

Criminal Charges Filed Against NSA Leaker

Criminal charges are brought against the former NSA contractor who explosed two of the government’s top secret surveillance programs.

06/21/2013

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Baltimore County Police Need Public’s Help Finding Home Invaders

Police in Baltimore County are asking for your help to find the men behind a home invasion.

06/14/2013

(Courtesy: The Guardian)

NSA Contractor Risks Steep Jail Time For Data Leak

The Maryland man who admits he exposed two classified NSA surveillance programs says he did it to inform the public.

06/10/2013

(Courtesy: The Guardian)

Ex-CIA Worker From Md. Revealed As Source Of Spy Agency Leaks

A 29-year-old contractor, who lived in Maryland and claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA, was revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

06/09/2013

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Md. Senator, Ben Cardin, Believes Surveillance Programs Should Be Reviewed

Lawmakers are split over whether Internet and cellphone surveillance is the right thing to do. The Obama Administration says the programs have made Americans safer.

06/07/2013

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Technology Used To Locate Boston Marathon Bombers Used Each Day In Baltimore

Surveillance video and pictures from the public have made it possible to put a face to the suspected marathon bombers.

04/19/2013

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New Anne Arundel Co. Executive Probes Suspicious Cameras In County Council Offices

A stunning find in Anne Arundel County: hundreds of security cameras unknown to the police department. Now the new county executive is ordering a full investigation.

03/05/2013

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