Police can access everything from “pokes” to private Messenger data — and increasingly do


Cash-strapped governments are turning to tech that converts cameras into automated license plate readers to penalize uninsured drivers

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Residents fear the gadgets will enable snooping — and much worse

Pamela Thessen, a homeowner in Cotswold HOA in Birmingham, Alabama, says her concerns about the neighborhood’s new license-plate reader were met with dismissiveness . Photography: Peyton Fulford


https://towndock.net/on-the-cover/everybody-sucks-2020


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Viruses ‘cooperate.’ To keep up, scientists are, too.

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In the first half of 2018, advocates filed 112 FOIA requests for body cam footage. None were granted.


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