Daily Archives: November 22, 2017

Vox: The police can search your email without telling you. That’s nuts.

Vox: The police can search your email without telling you. That’s nuts. by Hannah Bloch-Wehba: So much of our lives today are conducted online that it’s essential that we know who has access to our information. And that’s especially true … Continue reading

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BuzzFeed: DHS Has Used A Controversial Cell Phone–Tracking Device More Than 1,800 Times

BuzzFeed: DHS Has Used A Controversial Cell Phone–Tracking Device More Than 1,800 Times by Adolfo Flores: The information, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that Homeland Security Investigations, a major investigative arm of DHS, used what’s known … Continue reading

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NPR: Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs

NPR: Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs by Martin Kaste: Police dogs searching for drugs sometimes find them when they’re not there. Some people want to eliminate the influence of their handlers’ beliefs to make it more fair.

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ABAJ: Will big-data tools make policing less biased–or violate people’s rights? (podcast)

ABAJ: Will big-data tools make policing less biased–or violate people’s rights? (podcast) by Lee Rawles:

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Cato: Protecting the Home from Warrantless Searches: Collins v. Virginia

Cato: Protecting the Home from Warrantless Searches by Jay Schweikert:

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