The LAPD, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies in Southern California routinely scan millions of license plates via patrol-car-based devices that can track your whereabouts.
What do they do with the info? It's not entirely clear, but the record shows that cops ha ... More >>
Did you know that cops can snoop into your email without a warrant, without your permission, without you even knowing?
In cases where the message has been opened or stored on a server for at least 180 days, it's true. It's a contentious issue, and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Po ... More >>
Looks like the ACLU was successful in its move to block parts of the California sex trafficking law that passed Tuesday with 81 percent support.
The organization was unhappy with provisions that required even minor sex deviants (folks convicted of having sex in view of the public, say) to give up t ... More >>
Proposition 35 was a big hit with California voters Tuesday, passing with 81 percent approval.
But some of its provisions, including requiring the email addresses and user names of sex offenders convicted of such things as misdemeanor indecent exposure (which can involve, for example, having consen ... More >>
The Lancaster station of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department got a little help from Big Brother in cracking its latest robbery spree:
Of three armed robberies in Lancaster over eight days, one of the incidents was caught on surveillance tape. So Sheriff's investigators entered "a clear image of th ... More >>
Taco BellTaco Bell gives thanks for being sued over the contents of its meatA look at this year through the lens of the food-related lawsuits is like watching the first season of The Killing: an exercise in frustration, bewilderment, and, occasionally, excitement. From the mother who sued N ... More >>
The cover of The Urban Homestead, written by Erik Knudsen and Kelly Coyne, which might be renamed in the next printing.Updated, 2/22, 12:30 p.m.: The Dervaes family recently filed a Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA) take down notice to Google regarding content in The Urban Homestead by K ... More >>
The Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed this week that the FBI and other federal agencies work undercover on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to shadow suspects and gather evidence in crime investigations.
According to the Associated Press, Freedom of Information Act r ... More >>