Explore the following sources for more information on the clickable items in “Are They Watching You?”


Library Books (Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act)

Subpoena for Library Records – The Volokh Conspiracy

Patriot Act Extended for Four Years With No Change to ‘Library Records Provision’ - Library Journal Archive

Library Patron Internet Records and Freedom of Information Laws – LibraryLaw.com


Video Game Consoles

US Military Funds Effort to Hack Video Game Consoles – MSNBC

DHS Looks to Spy on Video Game Consoles in Search of Pedophiles, Terrorists – DailyTech.com


Credit Card (HotWatch Orders)

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time – Wired.com

New Document Shows How The Feds Track Your Credit Cards In Real Time Without So Much As A Warrant – Business Insider

Wiretap Reports - USCourts.gov



Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants -  CNET

Court OK’s immunity for telecoms in wiretaps case – FOX News

 S. 2105: Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – GovTrack.us


Traffic Cameras

Red-light monitoring continued despite camera ban – UT San Diego

License-plate database grows as cameras catch a few bad guys – The Daily Sentinel

Red Light Cameras - National Motorists Association

Communities put a halt to red-light cameras - USA Today

Petition on Iowa City traffic cameras, drones invalid, city clerk says - The Gazette


Parking Meters

New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates - Wall Street Journal



DHS Budget in Brief – Department of Homeland Security

TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore – LA Times

TSA rail, subway spot-checks raise privacy issues - CNN


Surveillance Drones

Breaking News on Drones – Huffington Post

Alameda County Sheriff plans to buy a surveillance drone - Mercury News

California sheriff asks DHS for surveillance drones - RT

ACLU requests documents on domestic drones - The Hill

Drones may soon buzz through local skies - The Boston Globe

Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists – Washington Post



GOP Rep. Peter King on Boston Bombing: “We Need More Cameras” – Real Clear Politics

City debates putting cameras in cabs - WKBW

City puts brakes on vehicle cameras - GPB News

Post 9/11, surveillance cameras everywhere – MSNBC

CBS Investigates: Who’s Watching You? - CBS

Technology built into mannequins helping stores track customers – PC World


Stadium Security

Handheld metal detectors now standard part of stadium screening –  NBC News

Industry of fear - ESPN

NPPD Bag Check Video - DHS

NFL wants pat-downs from ankles up at all stadiums - USA Today

Stadium Security Policies - NY Yankees


Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Supreme Court to review use of drug-sniffing dog at the front door of a house - Washington Post

Will Supreme Court turn up its nose at drug-sniffing dogs? - Yahoo News


Cell Phones

Homeland Security Manual Lists Government Key Words For Monitoring Social Media, News - Huffington Post

Sixth Circuit Rules That Pinging a Cell Phone to Determine Its Location is Not a Fourth Amendment “Search” – The Volokh Conspiracy

Judge Questions Tools That Grab Cellphone Data on Innocent People – Wall Street Journal


Others That Didn’t Make It Into the Activity

Controversial full-body scanners to be removed from airports – LA Times

Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear Tracking Device Badge - Digital Journal