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    US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

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    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.

    One well-known type of this surveillance equipment is known as a Stingray, an innovative way for law enforcement to track cellphones used by suspects and gather evidence. The equipment tricks cellphones into identifying some of their owners' account information, like a unique subscriber number, and transmitting data to police as if it were a phone company's tower. That allows police to obtain cellphone information without having to ask for help from service providers, such as Verizon or AT&T, and can locate a phone without the user even making a call or sending a text message.
    So they're still up to this ****. I thought Obama was getting to the bottom of this business.
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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So they're still up to this ****. I thought Obama was getting to the bottom of this business.
    That would be one way to say he seems to be setting the foundation for its continuation.

    This is the most constipated government administration I've seen in my lifetime; the country needs a good laxative.



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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    So they're still up to this ****. I thought Obama was getting to the bottom of this business.
    The most transparent Administration ever, as was promised.

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    Transparently, unabashedly, and uncompromisingly liberal. BTW, I have come to refer to the Barack Obama administration as the BO administration... which seems to fit quite nicely, and transparently.
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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    So they're still up to this ****. I thought Obama was getting to the bottom of this business.
    He is getting to the bottom.. His unabashedly liberal administration is getting to the bottom meaning they're attempting to complete all the civilian cellphone sweeps. You have to interpret BO's 'liberalspeak'.

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    OH there is most definitely transparency in BO's administration. The problem being is that it is only transparent to government officials. Us lowly serfs do not have the clearance required to be let in on the transparency.
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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Obama and transparency, standing up for the little guy and all that. Hah.
    Its possible that this was something well intended, but as with much else these days, it will backfire.

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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    OH there is most definitely transparency in BO's administration. The problem being is that it is only transparent to government officials. Us lowly serfs do not have the clearance required to be let in on the transparency.
    I just knew there had to be a reason.

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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    yes, criticize Obama for using technology to assist law enforcement

    hell, y'all would even criticize him for coming up with a way to provide health care to those who are without it. waiting on that to happen
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    Re: US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/us-pushing-loc...lTwmEAb7zQtDMD


    So they're still up to this ****. I thought Obama was getting to the bottom of this business.
    In this Age of Snowden, this information is consistent with what we know. Big Brother thrives.

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