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    Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.
    Citing security reasons, the U.S. has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials regarding use of the technology. This has resulted in police departments withholding materials or heavily censoring documents in rare instances when they disclose any about the purchase and use of such powerful surveillance equipment.

    Federal involvement in local open records proceedings is unusual. It comes at a time when President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a debate on government surveillance and called for more transparency about spying in the wake of disclosures about classified federal surveillance programs.


    But without more details about how the technology works and under what circumstances it's used, it's unclear whether the technology might violate a person's constitutional rights or whether it's a good investment of taxpayer dollars.
    Interviews, court records and public-records requests show the Obama administration is asking agencies to withhold common information about the equipment, such as how the technology is used and how to turn it on. That pushback has come in the form of FBI affidavits and consultation in local criminal cases.


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    Yup. If you are not pissed yet, here is another one to try to get you more pissed, but if you are already pissed here is some more fuel to fill your anger.


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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Here is an interesting article relating to the topic of the thread.
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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yup. If you are not pissed yet, here is another one to try to get you more pissed, but if you are already pissed here is some more fuel to fill your anger. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Why are you pissed?

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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Why are you pissed?
    Big brother. Why arent you pissed? You like giving up simple liberties? We are all suspects now.


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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Why are you pissed?
    Can you please face the camera when you speak. Thanks.

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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Big brother. Why arent you pissed? You like giving up simple liberties? We are all suspects now.
    I've always been suspect.

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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I've always been suspect.
    Well thats a damn shame in a "free nation"


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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well thats a damn shame in a "free nation"
    We live in tyranny.

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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We live in tyranny.
    Tyranny? No. Not tyranny. Just a giant 2 party system that is surveyed. We like decent up until a certain point. But other than that, tyranny? No.


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    Re: Us pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Tyranny? No. Not tyranny. Just a giant 2 party system that is surveyed. We like decent up until a certain point. But other than that, tyranny? No.
    Meta data is not exactly surveyed. The only mass survey we're subject to are the partisan polls many members flaunt about. I'd protest that.

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