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Social media monitoring moves to the border

Social media monitoring moves to the border

Though local police departments have policies governing their own social media use and have slowed their purchases of online monitoring software, changes in immigration policy offer growing markets for the technology.

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Social media surveillance: Back-to-School Edition

Social media surveillance: Back-to-School Edition

Law enforcement have received heat for targeting protesters’ online posts, but schools also employ similar software to ensure students’ speech is also within their limits.

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Over 250 agencies have been added to our social media surveillance survey

Over 250 agencies have been added to our social media surveillance survey

Think your department doesn’t matter that much? With big data companies looking to sell their wares to any agency that has a budget - and even those that don’t - each one is a potential customer, each one is a potential place in need of oversight.

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What's the matter with Olathe, Kansas?

What’s the matter with Olathe, Kansas?

Other Kansas agencies have provided responses, so what is it about Olathe, Kansas that makes their materials secret? We’ve asked the state AG to help us find out.

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Help keep an eye on police social media monitoring

Help keep an eye on police social media monitoring

MuckRock, with your help, has been filing requests around the country, and as we enter the new year, we’re recommitting to our mission to bring transparency and conversation to the policies and tools that are used to keep us safe.

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