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Internal Security

July 2, 2003 by

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  • Security Laws Target of Huge Hong Kong Protest (NYT): “Pouring through this city’s tropical parks and its canyons of glittering skyscrapers, an immense crowd marched here today to protest government plans to impose stringent internal-security laws…. The demonstrators, many carrying umbrellas for shade on a sunny and unusually hot day, wore mostly black as a sign of mourning for what they portrayed as Hong Kong’s coming loss of civil liberties…. The White House, Britain and the European Union have all criticized the proposed security legislation in the last two weeks…”
  • Pentagon Plan Seeks to Track, Record Every Vehicle Within a City (AP): “The Pentagon is developing an urban surveillance system that would use computers and thousands of cameras to track, record and analyze the movement of every vehicle in a city. Named ‘Combat Zones That See,’ the project is designed to help the U.S. military protect its troops abroad and fight in cities overseas. Police, scientists and privacy experts say the unclassified technology could be adapted easily to spy on Americans.”

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