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Senators push to reform police's cellphone tracking tools

Sep. 27, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant. ...

Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’

Sep. 02, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal...

Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’

Sep. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal...

Eavesdropping probe finds Israeli police exceeded authority

Aug. 01, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government investigation into the use of powerful eavesdropping technology by the police found that they only used it after securing a judicial warrant but that the flood of information exceeded the limits of their authority. The probe was launched after...

New Orleans mayor signs it: cops can use facial recognition

Jul. 28, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed an ordinance Thursday to partly reverse the city’s ban on police use of facial recognition software. She had pushed for the changes in a ban approved nearly two years ago, when crime was low. Under the...

New Orleans OKs some police use of facial recognition

Jul. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans City Council has reversed itself and approved police use of facial recognition software and cellphone surveillance towers to investigate violent crimes. The ordinance, approved by the council on a 4-to-2 vote Thursday, comes as killings in the...

Man gets over 3-year sentence for having explosive device

Jul. 19, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to over three years in federal prison for possession of an improvised explosive device. Ryan Cortina, 34, of Somersworth, pleaded guilty in April in a plea agreement with prosecutors. He was sentenced in federal court on...

Hate crimes officers investigate explosion outside NY mosque

Jul. 06, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Hate crimes officers are investigating after an incendiary device exploded outside a mosque on Long Island, damaging a metallic crescent moon that is a symbol of Islam. A device similar to a Molotov cocktail exploded around midnight Sunday at the Masjid...