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How To Protect Yourself from Doxing

In Officer Safety, Technology by rapsheet

By Leischen Stelter, managing editor of In Public Safety CBS News reported that after the fatal shooting of a man by a LAPD police officer, someone posted the officer’s private information online including his home address, phone number, and other personal details including his child’s school location. This practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual is …

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What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology

In Technology by rapsheet

A camera may have perfect visual acuity, but it has no perception whatsoever — only the human brain can perceive and process the significance of the incoming data Feb 17, 2015 Police body camera technology has become a hot topic — both in law enforcement and the media — with many believing cameras will solve the statistically unsupported problem of …

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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

In FYI, Technology by rapsheet

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

In National, Technology by rapsheet

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it’s difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick ALLENTOWN, Pa. — From Allentown police Capt. William Reinik’s perspective, Pennsylvania’s law against texting and driving is a challenge to enforce. “Out on the street, is it very difficult to tell if a person is texting? Yes …

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The Misinformation Age

In Lifestyle, Technology by rapsheet

The fact that you are reading this article on an Internet website means you probably get a lot of information and insight on the web. One of the first things you have to ask yourself about anything you read on the Internet is what is the agenda of the… What a remarkable information age we live in; with Smartphones and …