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Los Angeles Counterterrorism

How Many of Your New Facebook Friends Are Undercover Cops?

Yaman Salahi | Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Yaman Salahi

Do you know who your Facebook friends are? Now that the Los Angeles Police Commission has approved new guidelines that allow LAPD to vastly expand its online spying operations, you should think twice.

Beware of Photographers, Note-Takers and Protesters

Yaman Salahi | Posted 11.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Yaman Salahi

LAPD identifies not only criminal acts like possessing fake IDs, but also "suspicious activities" including taking photographs or video, making notes, drawing diagrams -- even making friends (or building "contacts," in the language of the order).