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Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

June 20, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

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Measure would bar NSA from collecting Americans’ communications without a warrant.

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Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

June 18, 2014 | 10:00 am

Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

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Livermore firm discusses combining license-plate data with facial recognition and other technology.

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Berkeley City Council Considers Surveillance Camera Police Registry

June 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

Berkeley City Council Considers Surveillance Camera Police Registry

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A plan to register commercial surveillance cameras is already seeing pushback from Berkeley residents.

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Hollywood-Style Surveillance Technology Inches Closer to Reality

April 11, 2014 | 6:00 am

Hollywood-Style Surveillance Technology Inches Closer to Reality

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Imagine Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back movements of people and cars.

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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Bay Area Police Departments Using ‘StingRay’ Surveillance Technology

March 14, 2014 | 6:00 am

Bay Area Police Departments Using ‘StingRay’ Surveillance Technology

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Local police can track people and collect data in real time with this controversial technology.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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Anti-Surveillance Activists to AT&T: ‘Rip Out Secret Room 641-A!’

February 12, 2014 | 2:07 pm

Anti-Surveillance Activists to AT&T: ‘Rip Out Secret Room 641-A!’

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Protest part of a worldwide day of events organized by the S.F.-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Oakland Surveillance Center: Fact or (Science) Fiction?

February 5, 2014 | 6:30 am

Oakland Surveillance Center: Fact or (Science) Fiction?

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Backers say plan, five years in making, will fight crime but opponents fear it could be used for spying.

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