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This might come as a shock: The FBI has a secret air force of sorts that's recently been buzzing over Baltimore. Or maybe it's not a shock at all. The FBI's been using aircraft for decades. These new planes, however, use surveillance equipment designed for warfare and capable of tracking innocent citizens. That's bad.

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Pull up a chair, good citizen, because I've got a story about law enforcement and surveillance that you're actually going to like. The Los Angeles Police Department is now using a new telematics system in 50 of its Ford Police Interceptors. In other words, the watchmen are being watched -- in real-time.

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If you're in the Cross of a Friday night, you'll soon be under even more surveillance. Patrolling NSW police officers will soon be equipped with automatically-recording, body-mounted video cameras with up to two and a half hours of recording time and front-facing screens that show you when you're being monitored.

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There are few things that make your stomach drop faster than seeing a police car siren in your rearview mirror. Those flashing lights almost always mean you're in for a reaming, a possible court date or a hefty fine... unless the cop pulling you over is actually pranking you by giving you $100 for obeying the law.