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Stories with subject: Government surveillance
  • US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized.

  • Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:25 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

  • Lawyer: NYC hopes surveillance deal alters image of police 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:56 pm

    NEW YORK - A New York City lawyer said Wednesday that the city hoped to improve the image of its police department when it reached a deal with civil rights advocates to allow a civilian to serve on a committee of high-ranking police officials as they discuss investigations relating to surveillance of political activities.

  • German court rules anti-terror powers too broadly defined 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:15 am

    BERLIN - Germany's highest court ruled Wednesday that some of the powers granted to the country's federal police to fight terrorism are too broadly defined, but said they can largely still be used while the government makes revisions.

  • Lawsuit alleges Meriden cavity search was sexual assault 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:34 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A surveillance video showing a group of Meriden police officers holding down and strip-searching a 19-year-old man in a police department cell is expected to be the key piece of evidence in a federal civil rights trial that begins on Wednesday.

  • Judge eyes child pornography conviction stemming from spy case 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:37 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge said Monday she's considering throwing out at least one conviction against a former Boeing manager found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography that was uncovered during an unrelated espionage investigation.

  • Jordan halts plan to install cameras at Jerusalem holy site story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 6:27 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile hilltop compound.

  • AP Explains: Privacy wars pit tech firms vs. the feds 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 1:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Companies like Apple and Microsoft are pushing back against government surveillance in the courts, arguing that federal authorities have gone too far in obtaining chats, emails and other private information from phones and online services.

  • Defense chief lays out new military aid to Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. will send about $40 million in military assistance to the Philippines to beef up intelligence sharing, surveillance and naval patrols, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday, amid increasing tensions with China over undeveloped islands and shoals in the region.

  • Italy's Hacking Team has license to sell abroad curbed 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 2:01 pm

    MILAN - Italian surveillance company Hacking Team says the government has revoked a global license to sell its spy software outside Europe.