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Maine State Police “can neither confirm nor deny” use of cellphone surveillance

“Glomar” rejections, as they are known, are mostly issued by federal agencies like the CIA on requests about black ops programs or operations gone wrong, and they have a tight legal scope. Those infamous words, “we can neither confirm nor deny,” are only supposed to come out when national security is at risk, or if someone’s name appearing or not appearing in a law enforcement document would have a ruinous effect on that person’s life or character.

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NYPD Doesn’t Have to Disclose Whether They Spied on Imam, Student: Judges

A New York State appeals court unanimously ruled Thursday that the New York Police Department (NYPD) does not need to disclose records relating to investigations or surveillance of a Harlem imam and a Rutgers University student.

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