Stories tagged: surveillance
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes
The fire department’s fleet of unmanned fliers may now take aerial images of wrecks, which will eliminate the need to send investigators up in engine ladders to survey a scene.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Trump wants Congress to reauthorize surveillance tool
The Trump administration is urging Congress to reauthorize an intelligence surveillance law set to expire at the end of the year.
Fri., June 9, 2017
Goodman: Four questions for James Comey
It would be a shame to have Comey testify under oath and leave unasked important questions about FBI misconduct – both historical and up to this very day.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe
Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials – possibly including the incoming president himself – may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Proposal would prohibit Spokane landlords from discriminating against renters for using subsidies
Tenants could not be discriminated against for accepting housing vouchers under a new human rights legislative package the City Council will consider later this month, which also addresses government surveillance, …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying
The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Judge orders FBI, CIA to disclose Occupy surveillance
A federal judge has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police
When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Hacker group claims to have stolen NSA ‘cyberweapons’
A mysterious group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked into the National Security Agency, stolen powerful cyberweapons and surveillance tools, and put them up for auction.
Sat., June 18, 2016
Froma Harrop: Surveillance a necessary tool
Protests against government surveillance programs tend to grow in the quiet stretches between terrorist outrages. Absence of immediate fear is when the critics can best downplay the stakes.
Tue., June 2, 2015, 8:39 a.m.
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
WASHINGTON — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Privacy argument proves tough sell in Coeur d’Alene woman’s NSA case
Federal appeals court judges were skeptical Monday of a Coeur d’Alene woman’s arguments that cellphone surveillance by the National Security Agency violates her constitutional right to privacy. Coeur d’Alene nurse …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Digital vigilance: Liberty Lake company helps stores fight theft, fraud
Grocery chains and retail stores are increasingly combating in-store theft and cashiers’ money mistakes by adopting advanced video surveillance systems that link every sales transaction to high-definition video. It’s not …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Camera helps Spokane police monitor downtown skate park
Spokane police are keeping an eye on a longtime problem park downtown. Downtown officers are able to watch a live feed of a surveillance camera overlooking the Under the Freeway …
Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Spokane Police looking for bank robbery suspect
Surveillance photos show a man police say walked up to a teller at a bank in north Spokane earlier this month and demanded money. No weapon was shown.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013
ACLU questions license-plate reading technology
The four black boxes on two Spokane police patrol cars don’t look like much. They resemble lights, blending in with the rest of the car if you don’t know they’re …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Alleged bank robber mentored by felon, filings say
A man arrested after a three-hour SWAT standoff Monday looked up to a seasoned bank robber for guidance and a getaway, court documents say. Scott E. Ruziecki, 41, was arrested …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013, 7:53 p.m.
Investigators: Suspect mentored in bank robbery
A man arrested after a three-hour SWAT standoff Monday evening may have looked up to a seasoned bank robber for guidance and a getaway, court documents say.
Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Spokane city law proposal would cap surveillance
A proposed law limiting the use of surveillance technology in the city of Spokane has been diminished to the point of being ineffective, according to local and state civil rights …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013, 9:56 a.m.
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules many times
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.
Tue., July 2, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
In ’golden age’ of surveillance, US has big edge
LONDON — The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States’ central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has …
Mon., July 1, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
Hollande: Any US spying threatens free-trade talks
PARIS — French President Francois Hollande demanded on Monday that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping on European Union diplomats and suggested that the widening surveillance scandal could …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Council members refer to trial parking meters as ‘Big Brother’
It was raining, but the woman leaving the spot still popped out of her car to tell Sarah Beemer there was time left on the meter. More than enough time …
Thu., June 13, 2013, 1:53 p.m.
CdA woman sues over federal phone surveillance
A Coeur d’Alene woman has filed a federal lawsuit against President Obama and top national security officials, contending that collection of information about her Verizon cell phone use violates the …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Surveillance cameras help deter crime, manage traffic
Maybe Rockwell’s 1984 song “Somebody’s Watching Me,” about the fear of being watched, foretold the future of surveillance. The chorus, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me. I have no …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
Woman knocked to ground when man jumps out of her closet
An 80-year-old woman living on the 10th floor of a senior living complex in downtown Spokane was knocked to the floor of her apartment Thursday by a man who was …