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Fresno Chief of Police Jerry Dyer inside the Fresno Police Department's crime center. (Nick Otto/For The Washington Post)
Fresno Chief of Police Jerry Dyer inside the Fresno Police Department's crime center. (Nick Otto/For The Washington Post)

Controversial police surveillance program “Beware” being tested in Fresno

Databased information collected by the NSA is being used to determine your “threat level” to police if you live in Fresno, California.  Your arrest history, purchase history, deep web searches, and social media posts may be synthesized by a new piece of software called Beware. While police argue the information is useful in identifying potential terrorists, notifying officers that a suspect might be armed, or to solve cold cases, the level of personal information that would be available to police officers is unprecedented.

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