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Fighting Drugs from Outer Space

On May 21, 2009 By JETLaw

The United States intelligence community has taken the fight against Mexican drug cartels to outer space. R. Scott Zikmanis, deputy director of operations for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), revealed that satellites are being used to photograph “Mexican narcotics operations and [to] anticipate smuggling attempts into the United States.”  His agency typically works with [...]

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Congress Doing A Safety Dance Around Privacy

On February 26, 2009 By Abbey Morrow

Two congressmen have proposed a bill that would require ISPs, businesses, and individuals to maintain all users’ Internet-usage records for two years. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), presented identical bills– S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House– in order to aid the fight [...]

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Google Street View: Too Close For Comfort?

On September 28, 2008 By Steven Reilly

Google Maps is a great tool, recently made even better with the addition of Street View, which offers photo illustrations of the directions supplied. The photo is displayed above the map and may be rotated 360 degrees. In order to get a complete set of photos, Google hires local residents to drive around [...]

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