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Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy or defend civil rights. "Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard", a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights this week, found numerous key weaknesses in body cam policies across the US.

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Panasonic's lightweight mirrorless Lumix G9 is aimed at the photography enthusiast with a focus on fast action wildlife and sports - but it also has an 80 megapixel mode, so if landscapes with detail are also your thing, this might be what you're looking for.

Here's all the details on when you can pick one up - and how much it will set you back.

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People who take selfies are vain, narcissistic and self-absorbed. Why post self portraits taken in a dirty bathroom mirror on social media every. Single. Day? Is it for attention? Validation? Are you hooked on how many "likes" you get? Get over yourself.

Before I decided to take a selfie every day for a year, I didn't take selfies at all. Because I didn't want people to judge me like I was judging others.

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A landmark new study following officers in the US capital has found no evidence that body cameras reduce allegations of police misconduct or officer use of force. More than 2000 officers participated in the study, making it the largest of its kind in the United States. Tracked over several months, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers with body cameras received roughly the same number of civilian complaints as those without them and reported using force just about as often.

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The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor -- and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black rhino.

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The Los Angeles Police Department approved a test program to deploy drones alongside its officers on Tuesday, with the Police Commission voting 3-1 to roll out a year-long "small Unmanned Aerial System" program.

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It's understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires -- providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fuelled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of thousands of acres of land.