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Florida School District Puts Fingerprint Scanners on School Buses

http://www.infowars.com

A county in Florida has installed fingerprint scanners in school buses. Described as “one of the most monumental things that Washington County has ever done” by an education bureaucrat, the machines have been used since the beginning of the school year.

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Ogden (UT) Police First-In-Nation To Use Surveillance Blimp

http://www.activistpost.com

A patrol car fitted with all of the police extras cost $40,000; a surveillance blimp will cost well below that -- possibly as low as $15,000; after that, it is $100 a week to keep it filled with helium and charge its electric batteries; the police in Ogden, Utah, decides this is a good deal.

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Police confuse bitcoin power usage for pot farm

http://blogs.computerworld.com

One of the issues, other than if governments will try to outlaw bitcoin, is the high amount of electricity needed to create a single bitcoin. It might cost more to generate a bitcoin than the actual value a bitcoin is currently traded at. High electricity bills can lead to marijuana busts. And it is this unusual power consumption needed that caught my attention since it appears as a bitcoin miner has been mistaken as a person running a marijuana growing operation.

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Social Network Surveillance and Anarchist Activism

http://networkedblogs.com

FOX News reports: “A privacy watchdog’s freedom of information request has revealed a government memo encouraging agents to befriend people on a variety of social networks, to take advantage of their readiness to share — and spy on them.

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Chicago Mayor Daley defends surveillance cameras, wants more

http://www.suntimes.com

Chicago’s network of more than 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras has solved crimes, prevented police misconduct and made residents feel safe, Mayor Daley said Tuesday, rejecting the American Civil Liberties Union’s call for a moratorium on new cameras and strict controls on existing ones.

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Computers That See You and Keep Watch Over You

http://www.nytimes.com

The enthusiasm for such systems extends well beyond the nation's prisons. High-resolution, low-cost cameras are proliferating, found in products like smartphones and laptop computers. The cost of storing images is dropping, and new software algorithms for mining, matching and scrutinizing the flood of visual data are progressing swiftly.

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Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

http://www.reason.com

Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

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Created by Kevin Dean 5 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
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