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The city of Miami wanted to have the capability to track the real-time locations of every scooter rider across the city until Uber and Lyft pushed back against the section of an agreement, a letter obtained by WLRN shows.

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The Miami Police Department will soon have its own surveillance technology to track and monitor phone calls and social media messages.

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Updated on  10/9/19 at 7:55pm: Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes told WLRN that he has asked to pull this item from being voted on until November, at least in part due to data security and privacy issues

The city of Miami is considering granting a private company free access to public property to set up light poles equipped with surveillance equipment, in a potential deal activists call troubling for the right to privacy.

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At least two students at Howard D. McMillan Middle School in West Kendall have been arrested, accused of threatening the school on social media.

“We are working multiple social media threats against this school,” a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “Two students have already been arrested.”

One of the students — a 13-year-old boy — was not arrested on school grounds. The second student arrested was a 14-year-old boy, school officials said.

Streets of Wynwood
WLRN file

Community leaders in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood are quickly moving forward with a plan to expand a newly unveiled neighborhood-wide surveillance system over the next few years, turning it into an example for the rest of the city.

“Our goal is to implement the first smart neighborhood within the city of Miami,” said Manny Gonzalez, the executive director of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, or BID, a board of the city of Miami that is funded by local property owners.

Daniel Rivero / WLRN

Surveillance technology is getting cheaper and easier to access. That goes for the police, but it also goes for private citizens. A neighborhood in the City of Miami has been divided over how they should be using technologies like virtual fence. 

CIA Director Gina Haspel spent much of her career overseas and undercover — and she wants more CIA officers doing the same.

In her one public speech since becoming head of the spy agency, Haspel said her goal is to "steadily increase the number of officers stationed overseas. That's where our mission as a foreign intelligence agency lies, and having a larger foreign footprint allows for a more robust posture."

Updated at 3:34 p.m. ET

President Trump could notify Congress as soon as Friday that he endorses releasing the controversial memo that alleges the FBI and Justice Department abused their surveillance powers.

That would set the stage for it to become public, perhaps that afternoon, although the procedure is unclear.

Democrats went on the attack Thursday trying to stop the process and even to get rid of the man who has driven it, Trump ally Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee.

Updated at 9:31 a.m. ET

The latest political sandstorm in the Russia saga is over four pages of paper that have never seen the light of day. Here's what you need to know to make sense of what's going on with this story.

1. What exactly is this memo that everyone is talking about?

Updated at 3:39 p.m. EST on Jan. 24

The hottest thing on Capitol Hill this week is a document that no one in the outside world is allowed to see.

A secret four-page memorandum prepared by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a rallying cry for Republicans waging a sustained campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department.

The document, pulled together by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., alleges that the Obama administration abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in targeting the Trump campaign.

The outlook for a key congressional investigation into potential ties between President Trump and Russia's election meddling remained in doubt Thursday, after an unusual, high-profile flap involving its top two members.

Proposed Law Would Further Limit Drone Surveillance

Dec 18, 2014
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The Florida Legislature passed a bill in 2013 that limits the government’s ability to use drones for unwarranted surveillance. Now, a new proposal would give people greater privacy rights on their own property.

The proposed legislation would take surveillance restrictions on drones a step further than last year’s law.

In a World... Of Relentless Surveillance: DRAGNET NATION

Jun 3, 2014
DRAGNET NATION
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 06/03/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin. With years of surveillance experiences, she found attempts to erase her digital footprint were impossible. She’s written, DRAGNET NATION:  A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of SurveillanceWho’s watching us?  And why do they need to know?

DRAGNET NATION
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03/25/14 - Tomorrow’s Topical Currents is with Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Judith Angwin.  With years of surveillance experiences, she found attempts to erase her digital footprint were impossible.  She’s written, DRAGNET NATION:  A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Surveillance.