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San Francisco police seek help of private surveillance cameras

San Francisco police seek help of private surveillance cameras

| September 12, 2014

Giving police a new tool for investigating crime, San Jose, the Bay Area’s largest city, has approved a registry of private surveillance cameras. Currently, cops in California are looking to give police departments access to private surveillance cameras. In this public participation approach, residents and businesses can get their cameras registered with local police departments […]

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Clear drone zones are key to drone safety

Clear drone zones are key to drone safety

| July 30, 2014

The word “drone” may call to mind the monotonous ramblings of, say, a substitute teacher or a boring relative (If only he’d stop droning on and on.). It also refers to the buzzing noise a bee makes, as well as certain bees themselves (the ones that fertilize the queen’s eggs—not the workers, in case you […]

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NYPD is putting a stop to subway “Showtime!”

NYPD is putting a stop to subway “Showtime!”

| July 11, 2014

For some, free entertainment is part of the joy of riding the subway in New York City. You might board the train and be treated to a performance by a talented guitarist or singer, for example. You may not always love being part of a captive audience expected to pay up at the end of […]

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Google Glass privacy concerns abound in U.S. and U.K.

Google Glass privacy concerns abound in U.S. and U.K.

| July 9, 2014

You may have read about the U.K. movie theater chain that banned Google Glass. But did you know that an Ohio man was interrogated for hours for wearing his Google Glass to the movies here in the U.S.? As the Columbus Dispatch reported, the 35-year-old individual was questioned in January because of concerns that he intentionally […]

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Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

| June 16, 2014

The murder of six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto in a New York neighborhood has shocked the city.  Security cameras that could have helped identify the culprit were not installed due to a delay in bureaucracy. “I think it was a bad strategic decision by NYCHA to not simply put those cameras in place immediately,” Mayor de […]

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No ban, just a request: Chipotle’s response to open rifle display

No ban, just a request: Chipotle’s response to open rifle display

| June 6, 2014

Chipotle fans, better keep your guards down before you step in for a burrito. After Starbucks and Jack in the Box, Chipotle Mexican Grill has become the third food and beverage chain to ask customers to not bring in loaded guns. The Denver-based company’s decision came after an open demonstration by gun advocates in one […]

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See these drones dance along with professionals

See these drones dance along with professionals

| June 3, 2014

There’s something about human nature. We just want to make things make sense. We want events to come together as not a chaotic jumble, but as a story. That way, we have some semblance of control over our lives. It’s kind of a habit we can get into, even when— quite possibly—there isn’t actually a […]

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