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December 10, 2018

OP-ED | Transparency Wins In Battle Over Sandy Hook Evidence

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 10, 2018 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Courts | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Newtown | Privacy

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From Charles Manson to Richard Speck to Stephen Paddock, America’s fascination with its mass killers is almost boundless. It is clearly a human instinct to learn as much about the most violent among us as we can.

Is it morbid curiosity or a yearning to know as much as possible about the perpetrators so that we can see warning signs and prevent mass killings in the future? Are the media guilty of sensationalizing tragedy when we publish detailed information about gunmen like Adam Lanza?

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July 23, 2018

If Tolls Become Reality, The ACLU Wants Privacy

by Christine Stuart | Jul 23, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut wants to make sure that data gathered by any future electronic tolling system on state highways isn’t sold or used by the government to track down undocumented immigrants.

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June 15, 2018

Larson Concerned Facebook Seeks Social Security Data

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Legal | Privacy | Social Security

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New rules that Facebook has adopted regarding political ad buys have raised concerns within the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee where John Larson is the ranking Democrat.

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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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March 20, 2018

Jepsen Requests Information From Facebook Over Data Breach

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wrote Facebook on Monday asking the social network to provide his office with information about how it could have allowed a company to harvest personal information from 50 million users.

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August 4, 2017

Women’s Groups, Lawmakers Challenge DCCC Statements

by Christine Stuart | Aug 4, 2017 12:17pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Health Care | State Capitol | Hartford | Privacy

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gathered Friday on the north steps of the state Capitol in Hartford, a small group of pro-choice organizations and state lawmakers condemned the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s recent statement on abortion.

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July 28, 2017

Attorneys General Warn About Malware Sites

by Cara Rosner | Jul 28, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Legal | Privacy | Public Safety

Courtesy of the PSA Fifteen state attorneys general from across the country, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, are participating in a first-ever national campaign to warn consumers of the dangers of “pirate” websites.

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March 31, 2016

OP-ED | In State v. Dennis Kono, Drug-sniffing Police Dog Violates Home Privacy Protection

by Tejas Bhatt | Mar 31, 2016 5:59pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy | Opinion

Should police be permitted to use a drug-sniffing dog to roam the hallways of an apartment or condominium complex to search for contraband without getting a warrant from a judge? That is the question confronted by the state supreme court this week in a case called State v. Dennis Kono.

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