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Terror Tuesday: Give the President a piece of your mind!

60 Minutes on face recognition: the good, the bad and the ugly

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Are those FBI planes over Quincy? Bureau won't say

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Mapping the human brain: we need to make sure ethical and legal questions don't get left behind

In early April 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious plan to "map the human brain." Most media reports focused on the incredibly exciting, possible medical advancements that could result from the funding. But buried or ignored in many of the stories was a hugely important detail: exactly half of the funding will come from the Department of Defense’s far out research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Bakersfield police allegations of deadly civil rights violations

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Disturbing video of police action goes viral

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According to the person who uploaded this video to YouTube, the clip shows Cotati, California police officers busting down the door at a home and then tasing the person filming.

Private company hoards license plate data, plans to create database with "billions" of records

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Did you know that a private company which hoards detailed information about your driving habits also has plans to create the largest private sector law enforcement database in the world, by combining plate reads with commercial databases, face recognition technology and more?

Terror Tuesday: What hope is there of reining in the Forever War?

Mystery flights above Quincy raise questions about domestic aerial surveillance

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